Basingstoke Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
13th August 2020
Virtual Club pairs
BBO online 7.30pm
Director: David L
Scorer: John G
Host: George and Cathi
14th August 2020
Online Supervised Play
BBO online 9.30am
Dealer: Sean
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Recent Updates
News & Items of Interest
11th Aug 2020 09:14 BST
Treasuers Accounts 2019 Sheet1.pdf
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Treasurers Report 2019.pdf
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Chris Kinloch

Chris's funeral took place on 28th July at 2pm.  A replay of the recording is available from the website below:


Username: Muso9290

Password:  344117

If you would like to make a donation to the Countess of Brecknock Hospice then please do so via:

Dunning Funeral Services

2, Church Street 

Andover SP10 1DP

If you haven't already done so, please take time to leave a memory that you have in the 'Book of Remembrance' accessed from the Club website Home Page menu.

Bridge Club Live Special Offer
Bridge Club Live Special Offer
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club

Due to Covid concerns our club has closed for all face to face sessions until further notice

 The club is keen to support members with online bridge.

Click for  guidance on the links below to various OnLine bridge portals, namely BridgeClubLive (BCL), BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) and Funbridge. We hope they will prove useful in registering and navigating the sites to continue enjoying bridge under the present unfortunate circumstances. Any queries please contact John Glasscock or myself, John F.

To view Help Documents about accessing BridgeBaseOnline and BridgeClub Live, click on the boxes on the RHS.

Basingstoke has registered as a club within BridgeClub Live (BCL)   Click the link below to go to their website.

Bridge Club Live


EBU update - click below for link to EBU website for more online bridge information


Click below to go to the BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) site. 


Click below to access youtube videos provided by Paul Gibson from Berwick Bridge Club on BBO

YouTube BBO video guides

Click below to access an excellent video on features of BBO you might find useful from Wimbledon Bridge Club

Video on BBO site Navigation


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. Whilst our current focus is supporting online play - and we have established our own Virtual Club - we have our own premises and licensed bar which will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so..

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 -

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

 John Fairhurst  Chairman 

Last updated : 2nd Jul 2020 17:23 BST
Supervised Play in progress
Supervised Play in progress

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 of ouf 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.  The sessions are run in the teaching area of BBO and a Zoom session is established with each table placed in its own separate 'breakout room'.

Supervised Play sessions take place every fortnight and if you wish to join the session you should register on the booking form found on the calendar entry.  Registration will close at 17:00 on the Wednesday before the Friday that session is due to be held.  Joining instructions, including a list of tables and supervisors, will be sent out on the day before the session takes place.

After the session a set of notes will be distributed to all participants.

The picture shows people waiting to start.

Last updated : 15th Jul 2020 16:39 BST
Relaxed Duplicate

We ran the first of these sessions on 12th June and the feedback has been positive.  These sessions will run every other Friday at 10am alternating with Supervised Play. 

Zoom is being used to enable discussion of the hands - a separate breakout room for each table with EW pairs changing rooms after each round.  There will be a booking form on the calendar for you to register your interest for each session.

There will be a charge of $3 per person and the results will be uploaded to the club website and the EBU. 

Last updated : 12th Jun 2020 19:41 BST
Virtual Pairs Begins

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 Virtual club sessions will now be every Monday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 1.30pm and Thursday at 7.30pm. 

To play in these sessions, you need to enter your BBO username under "BBO Username" in your personal account on the club website or through the BBO Names link on the website; you only need to do this once. Then on the day of choice, up to 2 hours before the scheduled start, register on BBO with your partner online at the same time.  (Log on - go to competitive and search for Basingstoke).  You can only register as a partnership.  There is a partnership matching service for Wednesday (Bunny Leonard) and Thursday (Sam Golding).

Sessions cost BB$3 and will be directed by a Basingstoke Director.  More information is provided under the BBO Duplicate link.

Please remember to be polite and tolerant and introduce yourself before you start to play the hands

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Last updated : 31st Jul 2020 12:42 BST
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Last updated : 10th Jul 2020 19:32 BST