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Sad News

We have today heard from Heather Rawden, the daughter of Dave (David) Rawden that her father passed away in the early hours of today (13th April) at Basingstoke Hospital.  He had heart failure.  Dave was a long serving, well liked and well respected member of the club.

If anyone would like further information please contact his daughter Heather on 01327 262536.

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22nd April 2021
Virtual Club Pairs
BBO 7.30pm
Director: Martin C
Scorer: Martin C
Spare Pair: Helen & Geoff
23rd April 2021
Relaxed Session
Realbridge 10am
Director: John G
Scorer: John G
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Welcome to Basingstoke Bridge Club
Improver Teaching Classes

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Please ensure that you have pre-registered as below before buying a ticket as numbers are limited.

Following on from the success of David Lewis' previous teaching classes the club is now able to offer 8 more classes starting on Monday 26th April at 2pm.

These classes will be held weekly.  The format will be a presentation via Zoom followed by practice sessions on RealBridge.  The numbers will be restricted to a maximum of 16 per class to ensure that supervision is available for everyone.

Full details and a form for you to register which classes you would like to attend can be accessed by clicking here.

Last updated : 16th Apr 2021 10:25 BST
Club Weekend Away

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We are sorry but we cannot take any more bookings. 

Last updated : 12th Apr 2021 13:50 BST

Due to Covid concerns our club has closed for all face to face sessions until further notice

 The club is keen to support members with online bridge.

Please see the calendar for a list of the events running.  Bridge will be run on either BBO or RealBridge.

 Any queries please contact John Glasscock or myself, John Fairhurst.

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. Whilst our current focus is supporting online play - and we have established our own Virtual Club - we have our own premises and licensed bar which will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so..

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 -

If you would like to know more about our club, please ring me on 01962 882715 or email me - 

 John Fairhurst  Chairman 

Last updated : 15th Nov 2020 09:54 GMT
Basingstoke Bridge Club Shop

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Our  Store is up and running from 14th November and since that time we have made some improvements based on feedback and learning more about the way the shop works.  The guide has now been updated – Click Here to read it. 

We also have a document giving answers to the following frequently asked questions:  1)  I can't work out how to log into the shop, 2) I get the message that my password is incorrect 3) I want to pay for my ticket using my account funds. I can't see how to do it. 4) I haven't received my link for the session  Click here to view the document.

When using the shop, the first point of entry should be the Home Page – where you log in to your account.  Click Here

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.  Using the shop in this way reduces the credit card charges that the club will see.

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 teaching courses and teaching materials

There is a updated video on how to access and purchase from the shop.  Please click here to view

Last updated : 12th Apr 2021 13:50 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 of 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.  

Supervised Play sessions take place every fortnight and will be run on RealBridge but with an option for occasional sessions to be run on BBO for those who are unable to use RealBridge..   If you wish to join a session click on the link next to the appropriate calendar event which will take you to the payment website where you can purchase a ticket for the event.  An email with a link to the RealBridge session will be sent to you.

After the session a set of notes will be available from the website.

Last updated : 14th Nov 2020 22:43 GMT
RealBridge - A near f2f experience

New Social Lounge in RealBridge 

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Great new facility within Real Bridge.  Free sessions will continue through February and March.  Click here for more information. 


Click here for RealBridge Lessons learned from week 1

Please click here to see RealBridge Guidance Notes.

Last updated : 13th Feb 2021 17:30 GMT
Want to learn more from your results?

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John G has created an Information document to help you get more detail from your results.  Please click here to view.

Last updated : 3rd Jan 2021 19:21 GMT
Virtual Pairs

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These sessions will be run on either BBO, or RealBridge.  To play in BBO sessions, you need to enter your BBO username through the BBO Names link on the website; you only need to do this once. Then for BBO sessions on the day of choice, up to 2 hours before the scheduled start, register on BBO with your partner online at the same time.  (Log on - go to competitive and search for Basingstoke).  You can only register as a partnership.  There is a partnership matching service for Wednesday (Bunny Leonard) and Thursday (Sam Golding).  Sessions cost BB$3 and will be directed by a Basingstoke Director.  More information is provided under the BBO Duplicate link.


For RealBridge sessions click on ‘more info’ on the appropriate event in the calender which will take you to the events section of the shop where you can purchase a place on the event.  The cost is £2 for members and £2.50 for non members.  An email with a link to the RealBridge session will be sent to you.  Please see further information on this website about RealBridge.

Please remember to be polite and tolerant and introduce yourself before you start to play the hands

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Last updated : 18th Dec 2020 15:18 GMT