Basingstoke Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
3rd June 2020
Virtual Club pairs
BBO online 1.30 pm
Director: Jonathon Lillycrop
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4th June 2020
Virtual Club Pairs
BBO online 7.30pm
Director: Jonathon Lillycrop
Host: partners available
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Supervised Play in progress

A supervised play session was recenltly held online for the first time.

There were nine teaching tables, each with a supervisor, working through up to 12 pre set hands in Bridgebase Online. At the start of the session 45 members 'met' in a zoom video conference before being allocated to nine separate break out rooms - one break out room per table. This enabled the four players and the supervisor to see and hear each other as they worked through their hands.

The start of the session was pandemonium with everyone discovering the chaos that a zoom session can be. As players and supervisors were allocated to their rooms the main room became much calmer with everyone eventually sitting in a break out room.

It was great to see so many members participating and great to be able to see each other again. A few members had difficulties with their internet connection, we all had to find our way around both zoom and BBO, but for almost everyone it was an effective, and very enjoyable session. Next time we may plan a staggered start!

The picture shows people waiting to start.

Supervised Play in progress
New online booking for helping out club roles.

 New Online process for booking roles for club sessions

The club appreciates individuals volunteering to fill the roles of Director, Host and Scorer at each session. We are asking you to support a new system which should give clarity to filling these roles on an ongoing basis.

 Initially for Mondays and Fridays by clicking on "monthly calendar" on the main website and going to a particular month, an individual will be able to select a particular session when they would like to volunteer.

We hope individuals will quickly populate the roles and sessions that meet their particular circumstances.

At the moment Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings self manage these sessions.

Specifically at the moment (Mondays and Fridays)

Spare Players are needed for: April 10th, 17th, 24th and May 4th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th and 29th.

Scorers are needed for: April 10th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th and May 1st, 15th, 18th, 25th and 29th

Director, Spare Player and Scorer roles required from the start of June.

If you can help out, please follow the instructions outlined by clicking on "Calendar" link on LHS. A drop down box headed "Online Scoring roles" will appear. Click on this and follow the instructions.

Thank you.

Web site read over 131,000 times

We often hear that members don't view the web site and although that may be true of a few of our members last year, the web site was read over 131,000 times and more than any other club in HIOW.

If you are one who does not read it, then give it a go as we do try to keep it up to date with lots of information. (Although of course, if you don't visit the site, you won't read this!!!). 

  • Chris explains what to bid
  • Chris gives a helping hand

Beginners Classes

Chris Kinloch, a grand master and former chairman of the club, runs beginners’ classes on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm from September to July. These are open to members and non-members alike. There is usually about half an hour of teaching,with the rest of the evening devoted to playing and discussing hands based on the topics covered.

Students always receive a hand-out of notes on the session and solutions to problems from the previous week, plus some new problems to tackle for the next session.They also receive copies of the hands they have played, together with commentaries.

New classes start on Tuesday 3rd Septenber.

For more information phone Chris on 01264 333175


People can then move onto Thursday evening which is a gentle introduction to Duplicate. Anyone can come along without a partner as the organisers will play if necessary. There are often nine or ten tables. Thursday members are encouraged to try Monday and Friday evenings.

Improvers' sessions

Chris also runs a series of sessions for improvers throughout the year. There is about 20-30 minutes teaching followed by lots of hands to play simultaneously and discuss.



One day Seminars:-

Christine Ray was one of the first professional EBUTA teachers who coaches and teaches students at Southampton University. She is also available for one day seminars on any topic.

For more information phone Chris on 023 80253239 or email