Heighington Bridge Club
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Welcome to Heighington Bridge Club

The committee have taken the difficult decision to suspend our weekly meeting from Monday 23rd March until further notice. Please keep an eye on the website for further updates. Our Best Wishes go out to all our members and we hope to see you all as soon as possible

Your committee had a socially distanced meeting on 11th August and decided to pursue an on-line Bridge option provided by BridgeClubLive.  See link below:

and this is the link to the face to face area

Using this facility, members will be able to play their usual Heighington, Monday evening Pairs session "virtually" from the comfort of their armchair.  Our first, experimental, Pairs session takes place on Monday 17th August from 7.00 - 10.00 pm.   Following this, we hope to offer regular Monday evening Bridge on-line, until we can return to face-to-face Bridge.  To participate, you must be a member of BridgeClubLive.  You can join in two ways.  Firstly, as an EBU member, to enjoy a free, generous, 50 day trial membership simply go the the EBU website and follow the link to BridgeClubLive.  You will need your EBU membership number.  Alternatively, simply follow the link above and click on the "Subscriptions" option.  Membership costs £21 for three months or £72 for a year (+VAT I think).  Since about 90% of members are also members of Bassingham Bridge Club, you will learn much more in a series of recent Blogs on their website.  For further information please contact Andy Milner.

Club Members Playing at Hammond Hall
Club Playing Bridge at Hammond Hall
Hammond Hall Bassingham
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Heighington Bridge Club is a EBU afiliated club which meets each Monday evening at 7 pm to play duplicate bridge at the Hammond Hall in Bassingham. New members and visitors are always welcome.

If you wish to visit or join please contact David Williams on 07734441779 and if you are an single player we will try to find you a partner.

Partner Club

We work in close cooperation with Bassingham Bridge club. The two clubs have many members in common and share facilities and equipment. Bassingham bridge club provides social bridge on Tuesday afternoons, beginner and improvers courses on Wednesday evenings and duplicate evenings on Thursdays.

Pairs Championship 2020

Please note the Pairs Championship will be played over the two Mondays of the 6th and 20th. of April 2020. The first week will be a Mitchell movement and the second week the N/S will play in one howell movement and the E/W in a second howell movement sharing boards.

Pairs entering must be aviailable both weeks, but as this is at short notice any pair turning up on the first week will be allowed to play without standiing. Any pair turning up the second week without notice will be allowed to play if the movement permits.

Heighington Bridge Club committee

Following the EGM held on 13th January we are delighted to announce that Fred Myers will take over as Club Chairman

The full committee is as follows

Chairman         Fred Myers

Secretary         Dave Williams

Treasurer         Pat Lucas

Members          Andy Milner

                       Derrick Hickson

                       Corinne Cole



Roy Hughes


Roy Hughes was a long term member of our club being Chairman many years until his death in 2019. He was instrumental in moving the club from Heighington to Bassingham when it became difficult to find a suitable venue in Heighington. He was an excellent player representing the county on many occasions and worked tirelessly to promote Bridge in the local area, chairing both Heighington and Bassingham bridge clubs.


Roy (on left) receiving the Dimmie Fleming award for services to bridge.


2019 Competition Winners

The following awards were presented at the club annual dinner on 5th November;

Highest Pairs Average       Dave and Sally Williams     

SMM Competition             Derrick Hickson and Mike Hirst

Pairs Championship          Terry Atkinson and Lynda Foster

Teams of Four                  Roger and Margaret Shelley and Rosie Fowler and Sheila Dalziel

Highest Score of Year        Bill and Shirley Holmes  with 71.09%


In order to facilitate the smooth running of the weekly pairs events, would players please follow the following guidelines.

1. The hall is usually available from 18.30  so early arrivals are asked to retrieve equipment from the store and prepare up to ten tables with cloths, bidding boxes, boards and travellers.

2. Players are asked be seated by 18.55. On arrival players sit at any table.

3. At 18.55 the director will issue a playing card to each pair. A black card indicates for that pair to sit N/S at the number drawn and a red card to sit E/W. When the director has started play each North should add names and pair numbers on the back the first traveller. At this stage players should look at the movement card, and note who is seated where they will move next as they will be following them all evening.

4. Players should have played both boards within 15 minutes. After 15 minutes the director will move the players if there is less than three tables still in play. If any table has not started their second board they will be asked to not play that board for which they will be given an average score

5. At sitting tables, for some movements, there will arrow switches for some rounds. North must be aware and do so when indicated on the movement card. If by any chance a table forgets to arrow switch north should score the board as played, but indicate on the traveller that it was not switched.

6. After play the scorer will usually score and upload the results to Bridgewebs by 23.00 hrs. The scoring will then be checked next day and results submitted to the EBU in the afternoon. This also gives the chance for players to see their scores, and if they find any anomalies, email the scorer so that he can amend the results.

NOTE: If players get delayed in arriving any evening it is still worth continuing if they can arrive by 19.13 as they still be able to be accommodated in a movement.


Scorer: Bridge Club Live
Scorer: Bridge Club Live
Scorer: Bridge Club Live