Chairman’s report – April 2023

A big thank you to all members for their support of Bassingham Bridge. Welcome to our 2 new members of the committee ie Fred Myers and Liz Salmon. The committee has worked tirelessly as a team which has enabled us to complete a full year of normal bridge activities.
Sadly this year saw the passing of Anne Lanes who worked for many years as a member of our committee. She was very supportive of Tuesday afternoon bridge and partnered many relative beginners on their first foray into duplicate bridge on Thursday evenings. She was, of course, famous as the provider of desserts on our Charity bridge days.
This year we have been able to play and award trophies to all our usual competitions ie, league, knock out, individual, pairs, ascendancy and handicap. Christmas bridge was also back on the menu. We have also been able to have 2 Sunday afternoons of random seeded teams event. This year our new social secretary, Fred Myers. organised 2 curry nights at Newark Golf Club.
Tuesday afternoons continue to be used for social bridge. Wednesday evenings are reserved for teaching bridge or, latterly for improvers. This continues to be led by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers.
Many thanks to everyone who cheerfully follow our Founder, Roy Hughes’ advice on the Club ethos, ie 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!”