Bassingham Bridge League

Division A of the Bassingham Bridge League was concluded last night with a win for Team C: Nigel and Pat Haslam, Salma Pierson and Jean Bentley. Team C have therefore qualified for this year’s final and will play the winners of Division B.

Bassingham Knock Out Final

Congratulations to Team C: Roger and Margaret Shelley, Kate and Dick Earley for succeeding in getting through to the Final of our Knock Out Competition.
The Final is now between Team C v Team B: Andy Milner, Derrick Hickson, Andrew Keeling and Geraldine Johnson. Good luck to both teams.

Random Seeded Teams Competition

Sunday 26th February starting at 2 pm
Welcome to 2023 at Bassingham Bridge. Our first event will be our Sunday afternoon random seeded teams.
This is a sociable afternoon of bridge for our members, with a break for afternoon tea at approx 4 pm. Competitors enter in pairs and the first half are seeded and then a draw is made to make up the teams. Everyone is welcome to participate. This is a free event for our members.
Please let Pat Haslam have the names of your pair as soon as possible.

Knock Out Final

Many congratulations to Team B (Andy Milner, Bill Burrows, Geraldine Johnson and Andrew Keeling) for being the first to get through to our Knock Out Final.

The Wrong Jacket!

Somebody at Bridge Club last night mistakenly took the wrong jacket, leaving their Jack Pack waterproof behind. Would the person concerned please contact Milly to arrange to return her jacket. Her email address is: millyhobson@hotmail.com

Thanks

Barry

WARNING! These Improver Sessions could seriously improve your Bridge!

As you probably know, a small team of tutors have been delivering teaching sessions for Beginners throughout 2022. Our Beginners have done very well and are ready to move on.
We are now progressing to Improver sessions and widening our potential audience. So, if you are keen to improve your Bridge skills and scores and to improve your partnership understanding, these sessions could be for you. Similarly, if you think your Bridge expertise has plateaued and needs a boost, come along to any session that you like the look of.

A full description and timetable for each lesson can be found on the club website. Click on “Learning Bridge” in the left hand column to access the details. Topics for this coming term include Responding to 1 No Trump, Overcalls and Doubling. Each stand-alone session consists of a presentation followed by supervised play of prepared hands to illustrate the points covered.

The sessions will run on each Wednesday evening, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, starting on Wednesday 11th January. We will use the Tower Room at the Hammond Hall and there will be a charge of £2 to cover the cost of the room.

Pop the dates in your Diary. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evenings.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S

Bassingham Bridge Committee wishes all our members a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Don’t forget our fun Christmas Evening on 22nd December with mulled wine, sausage rolls and mince pies. The fun bridge is led by our Director Dave.
Bridge re-commences after the Christmas break on Tuesday 3rd January 2023

General Data Protection Regulations: May 2018

Disclosure Permission and Membership Confirmation FormThe wonderful thing about Bassingham Bridge Club is our growing membership and the friendly nature of the club. We have for a long number of years been able to run the club on “table money” meaning we have not asked the membership for an annual renewal fee and hence are often not informed when peoples’ details change. They may have in that time decided for their own personal reasons to leave the club, they may have left the area or simply no longer wish to play bridge. It is therefore important both legally and administratively to update our membership records and ensure the information we hold on you is accurate and that we only use it in accordance with your wishes. We also clearly need to understand that you still wish to remain a member Bassingham Bridge Club ( and we hope you do) and hence the number of current members we have.
Under the GDPR the Club is obliged to seek permission from you about what personal information is disclosed to other members in organising its events, leagues, knock out competitions and social events.
Please note that the Club is entitled to publish your name on our website in the results section. No other personal information is on the website without your personal permission
It is most important that you understand you have to ”opt in” to your information being provided for each specific purpose shown below; if not we cannot share your details with other team members or Captains as an example. No information will be shared without your consent. Sadly, we do need one form for each member.
So, I ask you all to please to complete the following form and return it to me:
by printing it, completing it and handing it to me or to any member of the Committee.

Tower Bridge, Christmas Closure and Panto!

First two reminders:

1. Bridge this Thursday – Dec. 1st – will be in the Tower. (The WI are using the Main Hall)

2. There will be no Bridge Club sessions on Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th December. Normal Bassingham Bridge Club sessions will resume on Tuesday 3rd January.

PANTO:

Oh yes it is…… ! ………nearly……… time for the Village Panto. It has become a tradition over the years that a group from Bassingham Bridge Club goes to watch the Annual Performance. This year it is The Little Mermaid, on Friday January 27th. If you would like to go along, tickets are £9 which I will be able to buy on Friday 4th January. Since there will be no Bridge Club on Thursday 29th December I will need orders and payment by Thursday 22nd December – our Christmas Bridge Evening. You can book your tickets by replying to this email or when you next see me.

Barry