Although it was back in April that the No Fear competition was played, Malcolm has just received his trophy so we thought we would show the picture.
Something different for next year
It has been great to see players from all sessions and all abilities joining in the Teams League.
To build on this a new competition is being introduced for the second Monday of each month – the Basingstoke Ladder.
The competition is for pairs, who will play with those of a similar standard by running the evenings as two sections.
For more information and to see how it will run, click on this box.
The September newsletter is now out.
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Congratulations to Richard and Christine Ray on winning this year's Mixed Pairs.
Keith Bennett and Sandra Ruffel were second.
Also well done to Jean Babb on directing the event as it was a difficult movement with lots of sharing boards and moving around.
The EBU have now updated the videos on the new laws. They are very easy viewing and even if you are not a director, they're worth having a look.
Either click on this link or the "Useful links" box on LHS.
Chris Kinloch, a grand master and former chairman of the club, runs beginners’ classes on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to about 10.15pm from September to July. These are open to members and non-members alike. There is usually about half an hour of teaching,with the rest of the evening devoted to playing and discussing hands based on the topics covered.
Students always receive a hand-out of notes on the session and solutions to problems from the previous week, plus some new problems to tackle for the next session.They also receive copies of the hands they have played, together with commentaries.
For more information phone Chris on 01264 333175
People can then move onto Thursday evening which is a gentle introduction to Duplicate.Help and advice is always on hand from one or two other experienced players. People can always come without a partner as the organisers will play if necessary. There are often nine or ten tables. Thursday members are encouraged to try Monday and Friday evenings.
One day Seminars:-
Christine Ray is a professional EBUTA teacher who coaches and teaches students at Southampton University. She is also available for one day seminars on any topic.
For more information phone Chris on 023 80253239 or email email@example.com