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♠   ♣  Information on Session Results ♠   ♣ 

John G has created an Information document to help you get more detail from your results.  Please click here to view.

25th October 2021
Club Teams Championship Round 2
RealBridge 7.30pm
Director: Phil
Scorer: Phil
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26th October 2021
9 High Event
RealBridge 7.30pm
Director: Richard
Scorer: Richard
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Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Sessions - Where? Questionnaire

♠   ♣ CLUB QUESTIONNAIRE - Where do we run our Sessions   - we need your views ♠   ♣ 

As we move into Winter it is important for the club to find the best balance of online and face to face sessions.  It is the desire of the club to play as much face to face as possible but we understand that this is not the wish of everyone.  One possibility is to play Face to Face bridge during the day and online during the evenings.  We would therefore welcome your views on:

  • Playing F2F during the day and online in the Evenings as a concept
  • All day sessions to start at 1pm and evening sessions to start at 7pm (a change in current timings)
  • Whether you might be interested in more sessions.  We have the following slots free -  Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday Afternoon and Friday afternoon.
  • Would you be interested in a hybrid session - ie playing online or F2F at the same session.  This would be subject to numbers.

We really welcome your input.



Last updated : 24th Oct 2021 06:39 BST
Helen Kinloch's funeral

Helen Kinloch's funeral

Helen's funeral will be at 12.30pm on Monday 8th November at Andover Crematorium.

Helen's son has asked us to find out how many people would be interested in attending.

Could you therefore please register your interest below:

Many thanks

Last updated : 13th Oct 2021 22:35 BST
Sad News
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the loss of one our most loved and treasured members. Helen had shown great spirit of late fighting some health issues but unfortunately succumbed and passed away at the weekend. Our thoughts are with her family and I know it will come as a great shock to the many friends she had at the club.
John Fairhurst
Last updated : 21st Oct 2021 09:52 BST
Club Weekend Away Oct 2021


♠   ♣  Club Weekend Away - October 2021 ♠   ♣ 

I am glad to say that the club weekend away in Bournemouth appeared to be a great success. A measure of this was the noise in the bridge room and the many smiling faces. How good it felt to be back in the real world. Wall to wall duplicate, relaxed, teams and a session of military bridge run by Jean, was interspersed with a quiz by ringmaster Robbie.

We were very well looked after by the Connaught Hotel with marvellous food. Many thanks go to Ann Welch and Anne Todd for putting the weekend together but mainly to all those who supported the club by attending. Well done everyone!
  John F

Thank you to Barbara Seymour, John Glasscock and John Fairhurst for the pictures.





Not all of the weekend was spent playing bridge!




Last updated : 6th Oct 2021 10:57 BST
New Social Lounge Sessions

♠   ♣  NEW - Social Lounge Sessions Every Day with Extended Hours ♠   ♣ 

Following feedback, from Saturday 17th July 2021 the club will be offering Social Lounge Sessions on RealBridge every day from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm.  Up to 20 boards.  £2 for members and £3 for non members per table.  The person who pays for the table needs to forward the RealBridge link to the other players.

The sessions will not be on the calendar but you can book a session as usual through the shop by clicking here.  You can purchase a session up to 7pm on the same day as the session. 


Last updated : 14th Jul 2021 20:41 BST

Bridge for all players

Basingstoke Bridge Club is the largest club in Hampshire and 48th in England (by player sessions) and welcomes all bridge players, from complete beginner to expert. It runs an active teaching and development programme as well as sessions aimed at different levels of bridge.  More information is available through the 'Teaching at Basingstoke Bridge Club' section on the left hand menu.

The Club is currently operating a mixture of Face to Face and online sessions - check the calendar for details.

If you would like to know more about our club, please ring me on 01962 882715 or email me -

John Fairhurst - Chairman

The Basingstoke Chess Club use the premises when open. For information please phone John Shaddick on 01256 469749. There is also a link to their web site -

Last updated : 28th Sep 2021 17:21 BST
Online Sessions

♠   ♣  Online sessions ♠   ♣ 

These sessions will be run mainly on RealBridge with a few on BBO.  There are 6 types of sessions:

  • Club pairs - running on Monday and Friday evenings on RealBridge or BBO
  • Club teams - running on the last Monday of the month on RealBridge
  • Relaxed pairs - running Friday mornings on RealBridge - normally fewer hands played with a more relaxed time allowed per hand
  • 9-High pairs - most Tuesday evenings on RealBridge
  • 9-High teams - once a month on a Tuesday evening on RealBridge
  • Club Social Lounge - every day from 9.30am to 9.30pm.

More details about each of these sessions can be found using the menu on the left of this page.

Check the calendar for details of dates and times

Last updated : 23rd Oct 2021 13:33 BST
Miriam Cup Results Oct 2021

♠   ♣  Miriam Cup Results Oct 2021 ♠   ♣ 

The Miriam Cup was played on 21st October in memory of Miriam Walpole who donated the cup to encourage regular Thursday beginners and improvers.  It is played on the Thursday closest to her birthday.

The winners were Stuart Baker and Alan Jones.  Congratulations!


Last updated : 23rd Oct 2021 13:35 BST

♠   ♣ Social Teams of Four Season 6 now starting ♠   ♣ 

The entry fee per team will be £20 payable through the shop.  (Click here to enter shop).   On entering the shop, click on "shop" and then social events on the drop down.  Please ensure that all entries are in by end of October.

Captains will be required to enter the names and EBU numbers of their team mates at the checkout.

If you are just a pair or an individual looking to take part, complete your details.

Master Points will be awarded in this competition.

Please can the captain enter his team of up to 6 players in the form below. This will allow those members who would like to form a team some visibility of who might be available.



Last updated : 24th Oct 2021 06:39 BST
Club AGM 2021

♠   ♣  Club AGM 2021 ♠   ♣ 

The 2021 AGM will be held on 29th November at 6.30pm.  There is a choice of attending at Maydene (the club house) or online via Zoom. 

Please click here to register your attendance and advise your preferred method for attending.

Please click here to see the Agenda.

Last updated : 17th Oct 2021 21:25 BST
Results of the Intermediate Pairs Competition 2021

♠   ♣  Results of the Intermediate Pairs Competition 2021 ♠   ♣ 

There were 13 eligible pairs who played in both rounds of the competition.  There was a clear winner - doing exceptionally well on both evenings.  Congratulations to Richard and Judy Bungey!

    Wk 1 Wk 2 Total
1 Richard & Judy Bungey 68.06 71.56 139.62
2 Sue Peel & Phillippa Jones 55.56 58.44 114.00
3 Tom & Carolyn Anderson 61.88 51.56 113.44


Last updated : 17th Oct 2021 12:50 BST
Supervised Play

Supervised play sessions are aimed at helping players to develop their confidence with bidding and playing.  These sessions are not a replacement for lessons and it is not intended that new conventions are taught.  The supervisors will help participants get the best out of the systems that each participant plays.  Each session offers the opportunity to play up to 12 pre-dealt hands with a supervisor giving advice on each of the hands.  


Last updated : 12th Sep 2021 21:35 BST
Face to Face Sessions

♠   ♣  Face to Face Sessions    ♣ 

From 4th August the club will run sessions on Wednesday afternoons at the club house - Maydene, Sherborne Rd, Basingstoke, RG21 5TG.

From 16th September, Thursday evening sessions will be operating at the club premises.  Whilst everybody is welcome to attend, the intention is that this is aimed at less experienced players (as it was pre-COVID).

We have decided that we will set the following guidance for playing at the club:

  • Those attending are requested to take a Lateral Flow Covid test on the morning before attending - giving those attending a further degree of confidence about the environment.
  • All those coming to the club will need to have had the double dose of the vaccination.
  • If you have any cold/flu symptoms you should not attend, and we will be doing temperature checks with a contactless thermometer before entry.  Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and at each table.
  • We will operate a booking system with no host available.  The booking system can be used to find a partner. 
  • We have set up a cashless system for collecting table money (using either contactless or chip and pin with credit cards (there is no additional cost to members).

As we start going back to playing Face to Face, Helen has created some reminders for us all of what we need to do.

Click here to access the document.

Go to appropriate date in calendar to book a session. 

Last updated : 17th Oct 2021 21:17 BST
New Tuesday Eve '9 High' Weekly Session

♠   ♣ New '9 High' Session ♠   ♣ 

Following the success of the first 9 HIGH TEAM EVENT this will continue every month.  See Calendar for further details.

The 9-high session is aimed at less experienced players and shortly we will be using this session to introduce those currently in the beginner classes to duplicate bridge.  Consequently, the session will be run with Simple Systems only - that is basic ACOL bidding. This permits all the standard ACOL strong and weak 2 openings.  You can make any conventional bids after the first round of bidding has completed.  It specifically excludes the use of Multi-2D openings and the Multi-Landy defence to 1NT as these are first round bids that can have multiple meanings and do not define at least 1 specific suit.  

We are going to retain the 'mature' 9-high criteria for taking part as this is being set as a standard across many counties for this type of session.  Whilst not making it a formal constraint on attendance we suggest that this session is best suited for those who are up to and including 'Master' in the Master Point rankings, to emphasise the focus on the expected level of experience.

Last updated : 17th Oct 2021 21:17 BST
Basingstoke Bridge Club Shop

 ♠   ♣  CLUB SHOP  ♠   ♣ 

You can use the shop to do any of the following:

  • Pay table money for sessions on RealBridge or special charity events on RealBridge or BBO. 
  • Apply for new Membership of the club or renew your membership.
  • Book training sessions.

More information on how the shop operates can be seen from the 'Shop' tab on the left of this page.  When using the shop, the first point of entry should be the Home Page - where you register or log in to your account.  Click here to access the shop.

We would like to encourage members using the site to purchase an Account Top-Up providing funds that can be used to buy sessions or other products from the shop.

Last updated : 17th Sep 2021 12:48 BST