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22nd July 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Colleen Haffey
Scorer: Stan Babb
Host: Georgina Bovill
23rd July 2019
Duplicate Pairs
1.00 pm
Director: Chris Kinloch
Host: Helen Kinloch
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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.

Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual
Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual

Congratulations to Ann Goss on winning this year's Tessa Henshaw Ladies Individual.

Georgina Bovill was second and Jean Babb a close third.


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
The wall
The wall

“The Club wall has been rebuilt for the 5th time.

It now has lights to show up the target easier.

How long will it last?

Nobody knows.

The bets are on”

Last updated : 18th Jul 2019 14:19 BST
Congratulations to Helen & Chris
Congratulations to Helen & Chris

Congratulations to Helen & Chris on celebrating their 50th Wedding Annivesary.

Pictured with 2 of the grandchildren, Chris recounts their wedding day.

Well Done and who says married couples can't play Bridge together!!

Last updated : 17th Jul 2019 13:38 BST
Next Supervised play


The next supervised play session will be on July 26th.  Put the date in your diary. 

Please note there will not be a session in August .

The session will continue with the reasoning behind chosen bids and card play with a number of experienced 'supervisors' on hand to review hands played. 

The charge for the session will be £2 per person, all of which will go to the club. 

If you would like to attend, please drop a note to John Glasscock ( so that an approximate idea of numbers attending is known.'

Last updated : 21st Jun 2019 16:57 BST
A close final

Congratulations to Chris Kinloch and Bob McRobert playing with 2 others on winning the County KO competition, the Cahalen Cup.

It was a close run thing - They were 25 IMPs up after 16 boards, then tied after 32,  played extra 4 and still tied, then won over two more boards, finishing play at 1.15 am!

Well Done

Last updated : 18th Jun 2019 14:46 BST