Basingstoke Bridge Club
friendly club offering opportunities to learn as well as play
How to contact us

If you are interested in joining us, would like to discuss teaching or have any other questions please contact our Club Chairman, at

28th May 2023
EBU 2* Pairs Final & 1 day Swiss Pairs
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading tbc
29th May 2023
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 7.15pm
Director: Malcolm
Scorer: Malcolm
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29th May 2023
EBU Swiss Teams
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading tbc
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Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club

Basingstoke Bridge club was founded in 1966 by Harold Foster and is the largest bridge club in Hampshire with a thriving membership of over 200.  We are located in our own premises at Maydene, Sherborne Rd, Basingstoke. 

We have members of all ages and abilities.  We play duplicate bridge to cover all abilities Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings with a mixture of face to face at the club and online using RealBridge. In addition we have an ongoing teaching programme to suit all abilities.    We also run regular 'social events' including Bridge and Chips held in local pubs or at golf courses and a weekend away in Bournemouth.

The club has all the facilities you would expect from a thriving club including parking, easy access to the building, facilities for the disabled and kitchen and refreshments.  

Visitors are always welcome but please let us know if you wish to attend. (See how to contact us.)

Last updated : 24th Apr 2023 09:00 BST
Interhemispheric Challenge on Realbridge

You and your partner have been invited to take part in a contest spanning vast expanses of land and sea.  It takes place on Tuesday 4th July starting at 9am. 

There will be three pools of players. The top 20 tables will comprise the expert pool. Club players will be in the middle pool. Newcomers to the game and learners (having played more than six months but up tp 2 years) will be in their own pool. In the newcomers pool, we will play two fewer boards, so that we will all end at the same time. 

To register your interest in this event please click here.  You will be contacted again nearer the date.   Entries close Friday 23rd June. 

Last updated : 28th May 2023 04:32 BST
Teams of 8 Basingstoke Cup 2023

♠  Final of 'Teams of 8' Basingstoke Cup  ♣ 

Congratulations to Basingstoke 'Nixon' team - Charles Nixon, Helen Gault, Julia Rowlands, George Kitchen, John Glasscock, Sam Holding, Vera Watts and Mike Battisson who beat Newbury in the final of the Basingstoke Cup - retaining the cup for Basingstoke.

Well done everyone!

Last updated : 27th May 2023 00:02 BST
Changes to Round Robin Team Dates

Owing to the May and August Round Robin Team events falling on a bank holiday the dates of these have been changed.

29th May Round Robin has moved to Monday 5th June.

28th August Round Robin has moved to Monday 21st August.

Last updated : 16th May 2023 20:25 BST
Supervised Play
Supervised Play

Supervised play sessions are aimed at helping players to develop their confidence with bidding and playing.  Each session offers the opportunity to play up to 12 pre-dealt hands with a supervisor giving advice on each of the hands.  

These sessions will start again on 19th April run on alternative weeks with the Improvers Course at a cost of £4 per session.  Book via the Calendar Date.


Subjects covered: Bidding Slams, building on recent lessons, with some deals from the EBU book Really Easy Slams.

Click here for more details or contact David Lewis, Barbara Seymour or Charmaine Hoey.

Last updated : 19th May 2023 13:51 BST
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs - 7th June
Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs - 7th June

The Mollie Simmons Charity Swiss Pairs event will be held at the clubhouse on Weds 7th June starting at 11am.

The cost is £5 for members and £5.50 for non members.  Lunch arrangements will be decided soon.

Please click here or on the calendar event for more details and to book.

Last updated : 16th May 2023 20:30 BST
Social League Event

  Entries are now open for the Social League 9 event.  Please contact John F if you haven't taken part before and would like more details of what is involved.

Please click here to enter your team for the next Event.

Last updated : 17th May 2023 04:22 BST
Competitions 2023

The next competition will be the Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs event which will be held on Wednesday 7th June starting at 11am

Winners will receive the Mollie Simmons Bowl. 

Want to know all of the Competitions the club is running this year?    

Please click here for information.

Last updated : 16th May 2023 20:43 BST
How well are we doing with bidding and making Slams?

In April we only bid 56 Slams and made 59%.  A very large drop (more than 50%) in number of slams bid in any month this year.

This month's top scorers are:

Georgina Bovill, Brian Knight & Chris Diston - 4 points
Andy Fry - 3 points
John Fairhurst - 2 points


Last updated : 29th Apr 2023 09:00 BST
Who has increased their NGS score the most this month?

Who has increased their NGS score the most in April?  The top 4 people this month are:

Nick Mock, Filomena Navarro, Sandra Ruffell, Nick Browne

Well done everyone!

Last updated : 1st May 2023 00:12 BST