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

22nd May 2024
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 1pm
Director: David Lewis
Scorer: David L
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22nd May 2024
Bridge & Chips
Jekyll & Hyde Pub 10.10am
Director: John Glasscock
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22nd May 2024
Beginners Course
Maydene 9.30am
Director: John Fairhurst
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Teaching - Supervised Play
Teaching - Supervised Play


The purpose of these sessions is to allow players to get the best from the conventions and techniques that they use rather than teaching.  Generally, they are run with pre-dealt hands and sometimes they are ‘random’ in nature and at other times topic based.  The concept is to help develop bridge logic – what am I telling my partner? – What has my partner told me?  What does the opposition bidding mean?  How do I decide my opening lead?  Is there any way that I can place key cards in certain hands?  Can I give my partner a suit preference signal?  The sessions are run by a number of experienced players who will review and discuss the bidding and card play to address some of the questions raised above.  Commentaries on the hands are provided.

These sessions are charged at £4 per player per session.

Continues fortnighty on Wednesday evenings.

  • These events are available to all club members, whether well established, just graduated from Fast Track, or other classes. All are welcome.
  • No teaching, but there will usually be a theme.
  • The formula is 10-12 boards, RealBridge, with a supervisor at each table. Starting at 7 o’clock, it should finish around 9 o’clock.
  • Each table is independent, going at its own speed, and this allows a spectrum of tables from beginners to advanced.
  • The pace will be slower than club pairs events, and for some this may help span the gap after lessons.
  • Supervisors are there to give advice on bidding and play. Players all help each other.
  • The cost is £4 per session, taken from club accounts based on an entry form.
  • We will need to know who is attending in advance, so we have the right number of supervisors on the day.

A partner is not essential. We will pair people up if needed, but it helps enormously if players can find their own partners and make up groups of four.

Please book via the Calendar event.