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Bassingham Bridge Club

Bassingham Bridge Club aims to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which members and guests may enjoy their bridge play.  We are a cheerful group keen to attract players of all levels and have a no pressure philosophy to encourage beginners.

All we ask is that members and guests accept and promote the Club ethos, i.e.  treat each other with tolerance, respect and above all remember the game of bridge is only a game of cards and whilst we all do our best to win we should:-

Never take the game, or ourselves, too seriously!

About our Club


In August 1999 Roy Hughes began bridge tuition sessions in the Heritage Room at Bassingham Village, Lincolnshire.  Basing his instruction on the the “Bridge for All” manuals (a system which teaches the Standard English System of bridge) he encouraged players to adopt a relaxed attitude to the game thus encouraging a friendly atmosphere for a group of mixed abilities.


In April 2000 the small group of students led by Roy formed the present Club which today has approximately 120 members and a home now at The Hammond Hall, Bassingham.  The Club's success is in no small measure due to a comfortable atmosphere unlike that found in some Clubs where strict adherence to codes is expected and there may be pressure to play faster than the less accomplished might wish.  Again, in accordance with club ethos players are encouraged to make every effort between themselves to amicably resolve misunderstandings in bidding or play.  A Director is always available to provide helpful advice in accordance with our 'Ethics and Laws' (see sub-heading under menu item 'Club Information').


Joining fee of £1 (but no annual fee thereafter) and a table fee of £2 which includes a cup of tea or coffee.



Each week on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening there are sessions for informal tuition and practice  which beginners and improvers may find particularly helpful.  On Thursday evenings we have a more formal session (though still friendly and relaxed) when Club members taking part may have their scores recorded towards winning trophies in the various Club competitions (Individual, Pairs, etc.).


Improvers thinking to join Thursday evening sessions should note that whenever there is a 5th Thursday in a month the session will be played in a particulary relaxed manner so that Thursday regular players can offer encouragement and help improvers adjust to the higher standard of play.


Many of the Club competition matches are played socially at members'  homes.


A Dinner is held each year when Club trophies are presented.

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The Club Committee welcomes comments aimed to improve this site and such comments may be put to a committee member or direct to the Website Administrator (Alan Timmis, tel: 01522 501529).  

Ascendancy Trophy

Congratulations to Sheila Dalziel who hhas won the Christine Jones Trophy with an average of 3.31%

Club Events 2019

Thurs. June 20th Strawberry Bridge

Fri. August 30th - Charity Bridge Day

Wed. 16th October - Curry Bridge

Thurs. 31st October - Halloween Bridge

Sun Nov. 24th - Teams of 4

Thurs. Dec 19th Xmas Bridge 

Ask Committee members for details!

Founders Trophy

Congratulations to Bob & Kathy Davies on winning the pairs; Handicap Trophy

Individual Trophy 2019-20

Please note! Changes to the format of the competition are being considered.If the competition still involves the fourth Thursday of the month, the first heat will be on the first Thursday in May

Individual Trophy

Congratulations to Stefan Scigala who came first in the Final with 26 mps with Roy Hughes second with 24 mps

League Trophy 2018/9

Congratlations to Roy Hughes, Andy Milner ,Jayne Barrett, Debbie locker who beat Pat Lucas, Carolyn Morant ,Alan Timmis , Peter Phjllips by 13 imps in the play-off for the League

Mary Spittles Cup

Congratulations to Roger & Margaret Shelley, Coral Earney, Jean Widdocks who beat Roy Hughes. Andy Milner, Mike Hassnip , Paul Rea by 1 imp in the final

Pairs Trophy 2018/19

Congratulations to Roy Hughes & Derrick Hickson on winning the Pairs Trophy.

It was a 2 horse race all seasonn with Roy & Derrick finishing with 10 points and Dave and Sally with 16 points.

Terry & Lynda were 3rd with 36.5 points


1st Thurs. each month the car park gets crowded.  Please park tidily.

Slam Trophy 2019

Congratulations to Carolyn Morant who won the trophy with 14 slams bid and made. 4 players were close behind with 13 slams bid and made.

Thu 30th May 2019
Director: Andy