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Bassingham Bridge Club

Bassingham Bridge Club aims to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which members and guests may enjoy their bridge play.  We are a cheerful group keen to attract players of all levels and have a no pressure philosophy to encourage beginners.

All we ask is that members and guests accept and promote the Club ethos, i.e.  treat each other with tolerance, respect and above all remember the game of bridge is only a game of cards and whilst we all do our best to win we should:-

Never take the game, or ourselves, too seriously!

Bassingham Bridge Club
Bassingham Bridge A G M

Thursday 25th April at 6.30 pm

Nominations in writing for Officers of the Club to be handed in to Jim Wallace, Secretary by 31st March.  

Any member may propose a motion to be discussed at the General meeting provided that written notice of the proposed motion together with a seconder is delivered to the Secretary no later than the following:

a)  for all proposals that require a change to the constitution - 28 days

b)  all other proposals 21 days

Random Seeded Teams Competition
  • Dave directing
  • Enjoying afternoon tea
  • Joint Winners
  • Preparing afternoon tea

Sunday 25th February

Congratulations to our joint winners of the above event:  Team 7: Peter, Corinne, Dave and Ann together with Team 11: Jim, David, Julia and Helen.  An excellent afternoon of bridge was enjoyed by all.  Thanks go to Dave Williams who directed the afternoon and Pat Lucas who was in charge of scoring.  Sue Milner kindly prepared our afternoon tea.  Various members provided a very tasty afternoon tea.

Many thanks to everyone for coming together to provide a very enjoyable afternoon of bridge.

Presentation Night
Presentation Night

28th April at The Conference Centre, Thorpe-on-the-Hill Golf Centre

The Oaks catering provided an excellent annual dinner.  It was an ideal setting with pleasant background music and lots of reminiscing on the year of bridge.  Prizes were presented by our Chairman, Pat Haslam

Presentation of prizes
  • Dining
  • League Trophy
  • Pairs Trophy
  • Individual and Slam Trophy
  • Knock Out Trophy
BEGINNERS BRIDGE

Wednesday Nights 7 pm to 9 pm

A new term for improvers and those who have not played for a long time and need a refresher course will start on Wednesday 3rd January.  A schedule of lessons is available  from the left column of this page under 'Learning Bridge'

All are welcome to join this course. 

Contact: Pat Lucas  07739535109 or email pmlucaslincs@btinternet.com

About our Club

Background

In August 1999 Roy Hughes began bridge tuition sessions in the Heritage Room at Bassingham Village, Lincolnshire.  Basing his instruction on the the “Bridge for All” manuals (a system which teaches the Standard English System of bridge) he encouraged players to adopt a relaxed attitude to the game thus encouraging a friendly atmosphere for a group of mixed abilities.

 

In April 2000 the small group of students led by Roy formed the present Club which today has approximately 120 members and a home now at The Hammond Hall, Bassingham.  The Club's success is in no small measure due to a comfortable atmosphere unlike that found in some Clubs where strict adherence to codes is expected and there may be pressure to play faster than the less accomplished might wish.  Again, in accordance with club ethos players are encouraged to make every effort between themselves to amicably resolve misunderstandings in bidding or play.  A Director is always available to provide helpful advice in accordance with our 'Ethics and Laws' (see sub-heading under menu item 'Club Information').

Fees

Joining fee of £1 (but no annual fee thereafter) and a table fee of £2 (£3 for visitors) which includes a cup of tea or coffee.  

 

Programme

Each week on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening there are sessions for informal tuition and practice  which beginners and improvers may find particularly helpful.  On Thursday evenings we have a more formal session (though still friendly and relaxed) when Club members taking part may have their scores recorded towards winning trophies in the various Club competitions (Individual, Pairs, etc.).

 

Improvers thinking to join Thursday evening sessions should note that whenever there is a 5th Thursday in a month the session will be played in a particulary relaxed manner so that Thursday regular players can offer encouragement and help improvers adjust to the higher standard of play.

 

Many of the Club competition matches are played socially at members'  homes.

 

A Dinner is held each year when Club trophies are presented.

Navigating this website

Use the Menu (left column this page) to navigate this site.  Column on the right of this page is for News items.

The Club Committee welcomes comments aimed to improve this site and such comments may be put to a committee member or direct to the Website Administrator (Pat Haslam).  

Use this Form to :-

(1) Find a Partner or

(2) Advertise local bridge events.

PARKING

1st Thurs. each month the car park gets crowded.  Please park tidily.

Social Events

Curry Night:  27th March 2024 at Oscar's, Newark 6.30 for 7.00

Fred's Raven Hall Break:  8th - 11th April 2024

Bassingham Bridge Annual Dinner: Saturday 4th May 2024 at 7 for 7.30 pm at The Bentley Hotel

 

 

 

Calendar
Tue 27th February 2024
Social bridge
2pm
Wed 28th February 2024
Beginners/Improvers
7pm
Thu 29th February 2024
5th Thursday - Gentle Duplicate
Director: Andy
Scorer: Pat H
Dealer: Pat H
Tue 5th March 2024
Social bridge
2pm
Wed 6th March 2024
Beginners/Improvers
7pm