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Release 2.19n
20th September 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Stan Babb
Scorer: Keith Williams
Host: David Lewis
23rd September 2019
Intermediate Pairs Round 2
Director: Colleen Haffey
Scorer: Mary Ferguson
Host: Volunteer??
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Club in top 50 clubs in England

We're pleased to announce that the Club is in the top 50 (48th) of all the clubs in England by number of player sessions in the year 2018/19.

A credit to our members and organisers of all our events to achieve this.

Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club

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. We have our own premises and licenced bar.

We play duplicate pairs on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm. Please be seated at 7.20pm to ensure a prompt start. Alternately the first Monday or Friday of each month is scheduled for teams of four. There is also duplicate bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.00 pm.

If you think you may be late, phone the club on 01256 541988.

Mondays and Fridays are our main evenings with Thursdays being more relaxed with less experienced players and playing fewer boards.

Table money is £2.00 for members. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome, (table money £3.00). On most Monday and Friday evenings and Tuesday afternoons there is a host, so any player arriving without a partner can always get a game. However please check the calendar to make sure there is a host on the relevant day. There is always a host on Thursday. There is no host on Wednesday, but please telephone Viv Morris (01256 889946)  and she will try to arrange partners.

All sessions are scored electronically by Bridgemate and printed hand records are available.

A beginners' course (running from September to July) takes place on Tuesday evenings, 7.00 - 10.00. Please contact Chris Kinloch (01264 333175. email ) for more information.

Improvers' sessions with a teaching topic and hands to play simultaneously (1.00pm - 4.30pm) are planned for occasional Friday afternoons and are posted on the web site. Members intending to attend these sessions should contact Chris Kinloch (as above).

Supervised play sessions are planned for occasional Friday mornings. Please check the web site for these.

The chess club meets on Wednesday evenings. 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 01264 333175, or e-mail

Helen Kinloch    Chairman

Last updated : 3rd Jun 2019 12:39 BST
Improvers sessions restart.

Chris Kinloch will be running IMPROVERS' SESSIONS ( - 4 pm) starting on Friday 4th and Friday 11th October.

From January sessions will be planned for the second and fourth Friday of each  month. Check the website for confirmation of dates and topics.

The following programme  has been arranged:

Friday 4th Oct -       What have you forgotten?

Friday 11th Oct -    Michael's Cue Bids

Fridays 8th Nov -     Roman Key Card Blackwood

Friday 22nd Nov -   Request topic

Friday  13th Dec   -  Request topic

There will be approximately 30 minutes teaching, followed by plenty of hands to play simultaneously and discuss. The cost is £5.00 per session.

Please let Chris know if you will be attending. (Email or Tel 01264 333175)

Last updated : 19th Sep 2019 12:50 BST
Calendar Changes

There have been some changes to the Calendar as they clashed with the weekend away on 25th - 27th Oct.

The club pairs is now a week earlier than advertised.  So round 1 will now be 11th and Round 2 18th Oct.

Also Children in Need is Friday 8th November (not 15th as on the calendar.)



Last updated : 15th Sep 2019 17:30 BST
Newsflash regarding the wall
Newsflash regarding the wall


It’s happened …….. Somebody has run over the coping stone on top of the wall. There is no damage done, just tyre marks.

How long before they knock it down?

Now the target has been found, it cannot be long!!

Last updated : 6th Sep 2019 16:03 BST
New Bridge Classes started September.

New Beginner's Bridge Classes started on TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER. 

If you know of any of your friends who wish to learn Bridge, then tell them about these classes and ask them to contact Chris Kinloch to see if too late to still attend.

TUESDAYS 7.00 - 10.00 pm

Tel 01264 333175 or email

Last updated : 6th Sep 2019 16:01 BST
Supervised Play

Due to the popularity of the supervised play sessions it has been decided to continue with sessions once a month on the 3rd Friday of each month starting at 10:30. 

These sessions last for about 2 hours costing £2 per person with all funds going to the club. 

Up to 12 prepared hands will be played with experienced players available to supervise and discuss the bidding and play of the cards.  You do not need to come with a partner but it would be helpful if you could advise John Glasscock (  if you wish to attend so that the right number of supervisors and board sets are available. 

The dates for 2019 are as follows: 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December

Last updated : 27th Aug 2019 12:01 BST