Basingstoke Bridge Club
Release 2.19o

  Miriam Cup

The Miriam Cup - kindly donated by Miriam Walpole who was our oldest club member at over 100 - was won this year by Neil Featonbury and David Crosby who had a very impressive score of 64.66. The next elegible couple in the ranking was Barbara Glasscock and Mike Battisson. Congratulations to them and thanks to all who took part.

Recent Updates
BBO Duplicate
24th Oct 2020 15:10 BST
Winners and explanation
24th Oct 2020 14:31 BST
Annual Club Pairs Results 2020
24th Oct 2020 14:18 BST
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Sad news

We have today heard the sad news that Anne Welch’s husband has passed away.  Many of you will remember Mike who accompanied Anne on many of the club weekends away.  Anne you are in our thoughts and prayers. 

Club Pairs Results 2020

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In all 16 pairs played in the competition across the last two Mondays in September. Of the 10 pairs that played in both sessions, the highest aggregate score was 124.91 by Judi Coady and Nick Browne followed closely by Madeline Lawson and Jill Vaughn with 122.22. Congratulations to Nick and Judi and thanks to all those who took part.

Full results under Results in main menu.

26th October 2020
Virtual Club Pairs
BBO online 7.30pm
Director: Richard B
Scorer: Richard B
Host: Phil B, Andy F
28th October 2020
Virtual Club Pairs
BBO online 1.30pm
Director: Sean
Scorer: Sean
Host: John B, Bill M
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 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.  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.  Ideally people should register by Wednesday but the latest time for registering is 5pm on Thursday, the day before the session.  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 : 28th Sep 2020 07:45 BST
2020 AGM

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The Committee has decided to hold the Annual General Meeting online this year.  It will be on the Tuesday 24th November at 7:30 pm.  We will be running the meeting using Zoom.  Please complete the online booking form on the calendar so that you can sign up to attend. An invite will be sent to those that register to attend.

 The agenda will be published on the website and any papers and proposed resolutions will be circulated by email as well as being placed in the members area of our website. 

If you are unable to attend, you will have the option of voting via email or giving your proxy vote to anybody registered to attend by emailing in advance.

Last updated : 23rd Oct 2020 10:04 BST
Teaching Courses
Teaching Courses
Last updated : 25th Sep 2020 19:33 BST
Virtual Pairs

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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 : 14th Aug 2020 18:46 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
Bridge Club Live Special Offer
Bridge Club Live Special Offer

Click on link here for special offer:



Last updated : 29th Aug 2020 10:26 BST
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Last updated : 10th Jul 2020 19:32 BST