Important Notice ; Bridge on Thursday 5th October 2023!!!!

As many of you will already know there are 2 Thursday’s every year where we cannot use the main room in Hammond Hall as the WI hold long established large events involving food and drink. This Thursday is one of those dates. I know that several league and cup matches have already been arranged for Thursday evening which is very useful as club bridge will be in the Tower Room at the usual time. Please note the change of room and please do not try and enter the WI event ( unless you have already bought a ticket) . The tower room is a much smaller venue ( adjacent to the main building) and will only hold 9-10 tables safely, there will be little choice for the Director but to deal with everyone on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Please given the space involved take your seats asap.. Hopefully given the prearranged fixtures everyone will be able to enjoy a fine evening of Bridge.

Finally we have received a hand crafted thank you card from all the members of Bassingham Scouts thanking us for our generous donation ( from the Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Day)towards establishing their local camp site. Again a hugely successful event and our huge thanks go to all who attended, donated prizes, cakes or other edibles or helped on the day. Well done all!!!

Kind Regards


Reminder about the return of Wednesday Night Improver Sessions

Just a little reminder that our Wednesday evening (7.00 – 9.00 pm in the Tower Room) improver sessions recommence on Wednesday 3 May. Our intention this term is to run gentle, assisted, duplicate bridge sessions of 12 boards. Advice about bidding, playing and defending will still be freely available from the tutors.
These sessions will be scored and the results and hand analysis will be available on the club website after each session. A hand commentary will also be available.
We would like to invite ANY interested members to come along to these sessions, whether it is to pick up a few tips yourselves or to partner and encourage our class members in the ways of duplicate bridge.


Important AGM Agenda

This notice is to confirm that the Bassingham Bridge Club AGM will be held on Thursday 27th April 2024 at 6.30pm (prompt) at Hammond Hall, Bassingham. The Agenda for the meeting is laid out below


Annual General Meeting held at Hammond Hall , Bassingham on Thursday 27th April 2023



  • Apologies
  • Acceptance of previous minutes – circulated via web site
  • Matters Arising
  • Treasurer’s  Report – Acceptance of Accounts 2022/23
  • Chair’s report for 2022/23
  • Election of officers for 2023/24;    Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Election of two (2) Committee Members for 2023/24
  • Election Of Auditor and vote of thanks for current incumbent.
  • Alteration of Clause 8 of the constitution ; Clarification on procedure for Notices.  From “ All Notices of General Meetings may be handed to members, but for Special Genera Meetings any notices remaining after the first class or club night will be posted”   to       “ All notices for General meetings will be communicated to members by e-mail/blog,”

Proposed by Jim Wallace; seconded by Pat Haslam

  • The Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day;  Proposed date Friday 1st September 2023; members views
  • Introduction of Bridgemates; members views.
  • Proposed Date of Next AGM ( 25th April 2024) and Annual Dinner (26th April 2024)

Club AGM – Important Notice – 2nd reminder

I wrote to you all on 3rd March ( see earlier blog) to remind you that the club AGM was on Thursday 27th April 2023 with a prompt 6.30pm start to enable us to play bridge from about 7.00 pm.

The main purpose of that notice and of this reminder was a) to ask the membership for nominations ( together with a proposer and seconder) for officers of the club for the next year. The current committee will stand down at the AGM as per the constitution but have all indicated their willingness to stand for a further year and b) to ask the membership for resolutions (must be proposed and seconded) to better the running of the club.

We are now rapidly approaching the deadlines for these to be given to me as club secretary….so please note that the deadlines are as follows
1) Nominations for officers of the club(together with proposer and seconder) must be with me by 31st March 2023
2) Resolutions which require a change to the constitution must be with me by the Thursday 30th March 2023
3) Any other resolutions must be with me by Thursday 6th April.2023

Please note under the constitution these dates are absolute deadlines and in the case of election of officers nominations can only be made from the floor on the day where no nomination has been received by the deadline.

I look forward to receiving all such communications either by e mail to me at or in writing at the bridge club.

Thank You and please keep on enjoying your bridge.

Jim Wallace
Club Secretary

Club AGM – Important Notice

This notice is to confirm that the club AGM will be held in Hammond Hall, Bassingham on Thursday 27th April 2023 with a prompt 6.30pm start as we hope to be able to play bridge from 7.00pm.

The purpose of this notice is to give you the opportunity to take part in the running of your club and to give you some time to consider either a role you would be interested in taking on or by providing us with a proposal (motion) which either alters the constitution under which the club is run or one which would alter another area of running of the the club.

The meeting has to be run under the conditions laid down by the constitution ( which is available to all on the club web site) . In this are set down time lines for the receipt of nominations for officers of the club and for proposals to affect the running of the club.

So if you would like to be an officer of the club ( Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or Treasurer) then you MUST hand or e mail your nomination to me by the 31st March 2023. These should include the signature of not only the nominee but also a proposer and seconder. Please note as per the constitution all members of the current committee MUST retire at the AGM but are eligible to be re-elected. Accordingly they have all indicated a willingness to re -stand. It is very important to understand that only in the case of no nomination being received are we allowed to accept nominations from the floor on the day.

In a similar way we invite nominations for the other 2 committee posts. For these roles nomination ( with proposers and seconders) can be accepted up to and including the date of the meeting. However I would ask for them to be sent /handed to me at the earliest opportunity please. Again the existing members must retire but have indicated their willingness to re -stand.

Should you wish to propose a motion to be discussed at the AGM then I must receive written notice of the motion together with the names of the proposer and seconder

a) for all matters that would require a change to the constitution 28 days prior to the meeting ( ie Thursday 30th March 2023)

b) for all other matter 21 days prior to the meeting ( ie Thursday 6th April 2023).

I will of course issue an agenda 14 days prior to the meeting which will include details of all nominations and motions received.

Thank you all and I do hope you are all able to carry on enjoying your bridge

Jim Wallace

Club Secretary.