Basingstoke Bridge Club
a friendly club offering opportunities to play as well as learn
How to contact us

If you are interested in joining us, would like to discuss teaching or have any other questions please contact our Club Chairman, at

2nd October 2023
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 7.15pm
Director: Charles Nixon
Scorer: Robbie
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3rd October 2023
9 High Event
RealBridge 7.15pm
Director: David Youll
Scorer: David Y
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3rd October 2023
Relaxed Bridge
Director: Malcolm Green
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Recent Updates
28th Sep 2023 10:39 BST
AGM 2023
28th Sep 2023 10:32 BST
2023 Round Robin Teams Competitions.pdf
25th Sep 2023 21:51 BST
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club

Basingstoke Bridge club was founded in 1966 by Harold Foster and is the largest bridge club in Hampshire with a thriving membership of over 200.  We are located in our own premises at Maydene, Sherborne Rd, Basingstoke. 

We have members of all ages and abilities.  We play duplicate bridge to cover all abilities Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings with a mixture of face to face at the club and online using RealBridge. In addition we have an ongoing teaching programme to suit all abilities.    We also run regular 'social events' including Bridge and Chips held in local pubs or at golf courses and a weekend away in Bournemouth.

The club has all the facilities you would expect from a thriving club including parking, easy access to the building, facilities for the disabled and kitchen and refreshments.  

Visitors are always welcome but please let us know if you wish to attend. (See how to contact us.)

Last updated : 18th Sep 2023 20:15 BST
Your club needs you!
Your club needs you!


Can you help the club by offering to be the Secretary? 


If you would like to volunteer or would like to discuss the post please talk to John Fairhurst.  


New committee members will be voted in during the AGM on  27th November so act quickly!

Last updated : 23rd Sep 2023 08:17 BST
Bridge & Chips Survey
Bridge & Chips Survey

We have been running Bridge and Chips for almost 2 years.  Originally it was run to get people back to playing F2F after the Covid shut down at the club.  It has since migrated to being a social session available to all club members and played at a variety of local venues.  The aim of the session is for it to be relaxed and to give those attending the chance to socialise over a short lunch period.  It runs from around 10am to 3pm.  We woudl now like to get feedback on the format so that we can listen and act on the comments if appropriate.  Please take a few moments to give us your thoughts.

Please click here to complete survey.  Your comments will be private.   This is aimed at people who have attended an event in the past but we also welcome views from others.


Last updated : 21st Sep 2023 23:01 BST
Club Pairs Competition - Results
Club Pairs Competition - Results

A very close competition took place on Monday to decide the winners of the Club Pairs Competition with the top 3 pairs fighting it out to the end. 

Congratulations to John Fairhurst and Keith Bennett who came top by 0.225%! 

Top 4 pairs below.

Pair Week 1 % Week 2 % Average %
John Fairhurst & Keith Bennett 53.91 57.55 55.73
Judi Coady & Marie Thomson 50.78 60.23 55.505
Phil Brown & Andy Fry 54.17 56.82 55.495
Alistair Bodin & Manny Navarro 55.21 52.84 54.02


Click here for full results.

Last updated : 23rd Sep 2023 08:16 BST
Competitions 2023

The next competition will be the Miriam Cup event which will be held on Thursday 26th October at 7.15pm.

Want to know all of the Competitions the club is running this year?    

Please click here for information.

Last updated : 18th Sep 2023 22:55 BST
How are we doing with SLAM bidding?

How are we doing with SLAM bidding?   In August we bid 105 slams and made 59%.

Top Point scorers were:

David Lewis - 6 pts

Phil Brown, Manny Navarro, John Glasscock, Andy Fry & Lorraine Dehn - 4 pts

Well done everyone!

Last updated : 15th Sep 2023 17:21 BST
Swiss Pairs 1st November


Following the success of the Mollie Simmons Swiss Pairs event the club will be running another Swiss Pairs event at Sherfield Oaks Golf CourseWildmoor Lane, Sherfield On Loddon, RG27 0HB on Wednesday 1st November.

The event will start at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm.  There will be a splendid Finger Buffet lunch with lots of choice.  Cost is £20 with an option of a dessert for an extra £5 payable to the venue.

Click here for the Finger Buffet menu.

Please register yourself and your partner for the event on the form on the calendar event or   

Click here for registration form.

If you don't have a partner please advise us in the comments box.

Last updated : 18th Sep 2023 20:11 BST
Survey re Monday evening sessions
Survey re Monday evening sessions

In response to comments made over the past year, the willingness of members to play F2F and the general trend back to F2F play in most clubs, we would like to trial Monday evenings going F2F.   We realise this may take time to bed itself in and also require the commitment of our F2F directors.

This is planned to start from MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER.  However, we would like to know who would be happy to support this so we have created a survey.

Please click here for survey

Many thanks

Last updated : 24th Sep 2023 11:09 BST
Who has increased their NGS score the most this month?

Who has increased their NGS score the most in August?  The top 5 people this month are:

Tony Turner, Lorraine Motamed, Filomena Navarro, Jean Thomas, Keith Williams

Well done everyone!

Last updated : 18th Sep 2023 17:41 BST
Guildford Cafe Bridge
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5th October - 10.45am to 4pm

in aid of

The Fountain Centre at St Luke's Cancer Centre in the Royal Surrey County Hospital

We are delighted to announce the eleventh Café Bridge in the historic city of Guildford, Surrey, this year in support of The Fountain Centre at St. Luke's. ..........

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Last updated : 24th Sep 2023 11:09 BST
Supervised Play
Supervised Play

Supervised play sessions are aimed at helping players to develop their confidence with bidding and playing.  Each session offers the opportunity to play up to 12 pre-dealt hands with a supervisor giving advice on each of the hands.  The events take place fortnightly on a Wednesday evening starting at 7pm.

Click on the calendar event to book.

For more details please contact David Lewis, Charmaine Hoey or Barbara Seymour.

Last updated : 21st Sep 2023 09:45 BST
Change to Round Robin Team Date

Owing to the November Round Robin clashing with the AGM the date for this has changed as below.

27th November Round Robin has moved to Monday 20th November.

Last updated : 21st Sep 2023 09:45 BST