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Bassingham Bridge Club
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

Background

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').

Fees

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

 

Programme

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.

Navigating this website

Use the Menu (left column this page) to navigate this site.  Column on the right of this page is for News items.

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).  

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1. NEWS ITEMS
Ascendancy Trophy

Congratulations to Paul Rea for winning the Ascendancy Trophy

Leading positions:- 1. Paul Rea - 3.35, 2. Chris Pickering - 2.44, 3. Tony Peacock - 2.36

Club Events 2017

 

 

June 29th - Strawberry Bridge

August `25th - Charity Bridge Day

October 11th - Curry Bridge at

                         NGC 7pm

Nov. 19th - Random Seeded

                  Teams of Four Event

Dec. 21st - Christmas Bridge

 

 

Ask Committee members for details!

County Allcomers Pairs

On Sunday 9th April the Lincolnshire County Bridge Asdsociation held an allcomers duplicate pairs event at the City of Lincoln Bridge Club. Our club was well represented by 7 pairs of the 20 entering. Bassingham pairs took the first two places.

1. Tony & Jean Tyler. 2. Lynda & Linda Foster. 

Well done!

 

League Trophy Playoff

In a close fought final Hughes bt Williams by 4imps

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Mary Spittles Cup

Congratulations to Roy Hughes, Andy Milner, Iain & Sheila Dalziel who beat Dave & Sally Williams, Fred Myers, Jill Holland by 7 imps

Slam Trophy

The leading final scores for the Slam Trophy are 1. John Luckraft 15pts, 2. Andy Milner 14pts,  3. Roy Hughes 11 pts.

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Tue 30th May 2017
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Click for the latest results
1. NEWS ITEMS
Ascendancy Trophy

Congratulations to Paul Rea for winning the Ascendancy Trophy

Leading positions:- 1. Paul Rea - 3.35, 2. Chris Pickering - 2.44, 3. Tony Peacock - 2.36

Club Events 2017

 

 

June 29th - Strawberry Bridge

August `25th - Charity Bridge Day

October 11th - Curry Bridge at

                         NGC 7pm

Nov. 19th - Random Seeded

                  Teams of Four Event

Dec. 21st - Christmas Bridge

 

 

Ask Committee members for details!

County Allcomers Pairs

On Sunday 9th April the Lincolnshire County Bridge Asdsociation held an allcomers duplicate pairs event at the City of Lincoln Bridge Club. Our club was well represented by 7 pairs of the 20 entering. Bassingham pairs took the first two places.

1. Tony & Jean Tyler. 2. Lynda & Linda Foster. 

Well done!

 

League Trophy Playoff

In a close fought final Hughes bt Williams by 4imps

Learn Bridge

Bridge tuition.  Click!

Local Bridge Events

To advertise & view local events.  Click!

Mary Spittles Cup

Congratulations to Roy Hughes, Andy Milner, Iain & Sheila Dalziel who beat Dave & Sally Williams, Fred Myers, Jill Holland by 7 imps

Slam Trophy

The leading final scores for the Slam Trophy are 1. John Luckraft 15pts, 2. Andy Milner 14pts,  3. Roy Hughes 11 pts.

Starting on time

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Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Chicago