Strawberry Tea

Thursday 4th July 7 – 10 pm
This will be a normal duplicate night but with the addition of strawberries, cream and shortbread. The shortbread has been kindly donated by Anthony and Jean Lyndon-Smith who wish to share their Diamond Wedding Anniversary with their friends at Bassingham Bridge. (They will actually be with their family). You may like to bring an alcoholic drink with you (prosecco goes well with strawberries).

Improvers Bridge

Wednesday nights 7 – 9 pm
Just 4 more weeks left of our current course. Next week 26th we are revising weak 2 openings. The following week is a lesson on Losing Trick Count. Dave Williams is leading a master class on sacrifice bidding on 10th July. We finish on 17th July with a game of gentle duplicate.
All are welcome so if you wish to join us you are most welcome.

Message from Jim

Jim wishes to thank the whole of the bridge club for your kindness and well wishes. He says that it remains as it has always set out to be a happy and friendly place where people are placed first. He feels that all the wishes have helped both Julia and himself get through a rotten time. He is hoping to return to Bridge soon.

Improvers Bridge

Wednesday 22nd May
This week we are looking at how to bid slams. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Presentation Evening

Saturday 4th May at The Bentley Hotel
It was an excellent Annual Dinner at the Bentley. Members arrived and received a free drink from the Club. They then moved through to the dining area and enjoyed a 3-course meal. This was followed by the most important part of the evening in the presentation of trophies earned throughout the year. Dave and Sally then provided a cunning quiz to be tackled while coffee and chocolates were served. The winner of the quiz was Fred and Jayne. A fitting end given the hard work they put into organising the evening.
Make sure you don’t miss the event next year. Put Friday 25th April for the Annual Dinner in your diaries!

Bridge Pair Needed for the League

Hi All

We are one pair short to make our final team in the Bassingham Bridge Teams League. If you could persuade another couple to join us it would be perfect. If I don’t have another pair by next Thursday, 2nd May I’m afraid I will have to ask the last couple who entered to be transferred to Reserves. Please let me have the pairs names before next Thursday.
I will do the draw for teams (Knock Out and Leagues) in The Bugle Horn after Bridge next Thursday 2nd May.
Many thanks

League and Knock Out Competitions 2024-25

Hi All

Below is a list of all those who have currently entered the League and/or Knock Out for this new season.
If there are any other pairs who wish to enter for either of these competitions then please let me have your pair names by Thursday 25th April.

Knock OutLeague
Dave and Sally Williams✔️✔️
Andy Milner and Derek HIckson✔️✔️
Pat and Nigel Haslam✔️✔️
Barry and Lesley Leverett✔️✔️
Tony and Jean Tyler✔️✔️
Alan Timmis and Peter Phillips✔️✔️
Margaret Pendlebury and Suzanne Spencer✔️✔️
Julia Wallace and Helen Flarry✔️✔️
Tony Peacock and Roger Baker✔️✔️
David Baker and Jim Wallace✔️✔️
Andrew Keeling and Geraldine Johnson✔️✔️
Chris Douglas and Louise Gravil✔️✔️
Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett✔️✔️
Sandra and Tina Braithwaite✔️✔️
Rosie Goldidngham and Sheila Dalziel✔️
Debbie Locker and Veronika Robinson✔️
Dorothy Hancock and Corinne Cole✔️
Sheila Henry and Liz Salmon✔️
Liz Ball and Sue Brauer✔️
Roger and Margaret Shelley✔️
Peter and Corinne Cole✔️
Jean and Anthony Lyndon-Smith✔️
Ian Paterson and Chris Pickering✔️
Fiona Wright✔️✔️
Salma Pierson✔️✔️
Jean Bentley✔️✔️

Bassingham Bridge AGM

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place prior to the evening’s bridge on Thursday 25th April starting at 6.30 pm. The agenda has been circulated and several important motions have been proposed. If you have a view or an opinion on these issues please make every effort to attend the AGM so that you can express these views and use your vote.
The discussion at this year’s AGM may go on longer than usual therefore the committee has decided to postpone the Individual Competition on that evening and replace it with an ordinary duplicate session. The Individual Competition will now take place on the following Thursday, 2nd May.
If you are unable to attend the AGM but would like your views on any of the proposals to be taken into account please let me have them in writing and I will endeavour to include them in the discussion.

Competition Winners 2023-24

Congratulations to all our winners and runners up of all our competitions which have taken place throughout the year. The final list is below:

Pairs Trophy Winners:  Dave and Sally Williams

Runners Up:  Charles Day and Lynda Foster

Individual Trophy Winner: Pat Haslam

Runners up:  Dave Williams and Pat Lucas

League Trophy Winners: Tony and Jean Tyler, Chris Douglas and Louise Gravil

Runners up:  Sheila Henry, Liz Salmon, Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett.

Mary Spittles KO Trophy Winners: Jayne Barrett), Fred Myers, Andy Milner and Derrick Hickson

Runners up: Pat and Nigel Haslam, Peter and Corinne Cole

Tom Semens Trophy Winner (most slams):  Mari Bebbington

Runner up:  Alan Clarke

Christine Jones Memorial Ascendancy Trophy Winner: Fiona Wright

Runner up:  Geraldine Johnson

Roy Hughes Founders Pairs Handicapped Trophy Winners:  Corinne Cole and Dorothy Hancock

Runners up:  Geraldine Johnson and Andrew Keeling

These trophies will be presented at our Annual Dinner at the Bentley Hotel, on Saturday 4th May. It would be nice if as many trophy winners as possible could be there to receive their awards.

We would also like as many members as possible to support this event. Tickets are available from Fred Myers.

Just a final reminder that if you haven’t yet signed up for the new season of competitions (league and knock out) then let Pat Haslam have the name of your pair so you may be added to the list. All entries please by Thursday 25th April.

Many thanks