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20th September 2021
Virtual Club Pairs
BBO 7.30pm
Director: John F
Scorer: John F
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21st September 2021
9 High Event
RealBridge 7.30pm
Director: Robbie
Scorer: Robbie
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Annual Club Pairs Results 2021

♠   ♣ Annual Club Pairs Results 2021 ♠   ♣

Results of the Annual Club Pairs held over 2 sessions are below.

Congratulations to Judi Coady and Nicholas Browne!


Position Pair Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Judi Coady & Nicholas Browne 63.89 56.11 120.00
2 Margaret Blewett & Madeline Lawson 56.67 51.11 107.78
3 Julia Rowlands & Dorothy Rivers 47.22 57.78 105.00


Last updated : 14th Sep 2021 11:49 BST
Charity Walk in aid of Wessex Heartbeat

♠   ♣  Charity Walk in aid of Wessex Heartbeat (Robbie Burns) ♠   ♣ 

On Sunday 12 September Robbie and others including several club members completed a half marathon walk in aid of Wessex Heartbeat who support the work of the cardiac unit at Southampton General Hospital. It was from his house in Twyford to Southampton General Hospital.  Robbie's fundraising account is still open if anyone else wants to contribute:    Click here to donate

Well done everyone!!

Thanks to Charmaine for the photos below.

Read Charmaine's account of the event and see more photos by clicking here



Bridge club photo - back row, Charmaine Hoey, Sue Peel, Peter Kelly,  Ivor Cobbold
Middle - Sally Cobbold
Front - Caroline Sutton, Robbie, Annette Kelly



Last updated : 14th Sep 2021 11:47 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 out 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 : 19th Aug 2021 13:17 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 Thursday 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 : 19th Aug 2021 17:24 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 : 18th Sep 2021 21:39 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
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 : 4th Aug 2021 11:11 BST
Club Weekend Away

♠   ♣  Club Weekend Away FULL ♠   ♣  


We are sorry but we cannot take any more bookings. 

Last updated : 21st Jun 2021 12:43 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