Basingstoke Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
14th November 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: George Collins
Host: partners available
15th November 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jean Babb
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: Sandra Ruffell
Recent Updates
Winners and explanation
13th Nov 2019 16:06 GMT
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13th Nov 2019 16:04 GMT
St Leonard's on Sea Photos
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Miriam Cup Winners
Miriam Cup Winners

Congratulations to Jonathan & Tricia Scott on winning this years Miriam Cup.

Well Done.


Congratulations to Helen, Lindsay,Graham and Ann (not in picture) on winning this year's Pivot teams.

Well Done.

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
Car Park to be extended

Next time you are at the club see where the Laurel was. We have now removed it all (including the ivy on the wall) and it has released a swath of ground to extend the parking.

It has also revealed that we need to repair great sections of the wall.

Thanks to John for organising it all.

Last updated : 13th Nov 2019 15:15 GMT
Improvers sessions restart.

Chris Kinloch has started running IMPROVERS' SESSIONS ( - 4 pm). The next one is Friday 22nd November.

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 22nd Nov -   Check-back

Friday  13th Dec   -  Jacoby

There will be approximately 30 minutes teaching, followed by plenty of hands to play simultaneously and discuss.

Participants will receive comprehensive notes on the topic, together with copies of the hands played and comentary on them.

The cost is £5.00 per session.

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

Last updated : 8th Nov 2019 16:24 GMT
Wall finally hit!
Wall finally hit!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

They’ve done it.

They really have!

The wall is down!

The stone cap has been knocked off!

Perhaps the lights helped illuminate the target.

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2019 12:23 GMT
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:15th November & 20th December

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2019 12:13 GMT
Club Weekend a success
Club Weekend a success

47 members of the Club & 7 bridge playing visitors  plus 3 non players spent a lovely weekend @ St Leonard’s on Sea.

Douglas Wright ran the bridge .

A weekend by the sea playing bridge , meeting up with old & new friends —being well looked after in a beautiful setting  made for a fun filled weekend.

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2019 12:12 GMT

Congratulations to Viv Morris and Keith Williams on winning the Club Pairs held over two sessions.

Last updated : 21st Oct 2019 13:16 BST