Palm Court ‘24

If anyone would like to join us for our bridge break at the Palm Court Hotel in Scarborough you would be very welcome.

Please note for those already coming it is now for three nights from Sunday 3rd November to Wednesday 6th.

Email is preferable, contact Fred on .

Bassingham Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day

Bassingham Bridge Club is holding a Charity Bridge Day in aid of St Barnabas Hospice on Friday September 1st, arriving at 10am with bridge starting at 1030am. The cost is £22.50 per person.

Coffee/tea and homemade biscuits will be available on arrival. A two course lunch with a glass of wine will be served at 1230 and tea and biscuits will be served at the end of play. There will also be a raffle with good prizes.

If you would like to come, please send a cheque payable to Bassingham Bridge Club, together with you and your partner’s names, to me at: 6, Lincoln Road, Bassingham Lincoln LN5 9HE My email address is:

Please also include your email address in order that I can confirm your places and send you your place numbers.

I attach a flyer about the Bridge Day – if you are able to open it!

Barry Leverett

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).

Charity Bridge Day – Alert

My Vispa email account isn’t receiving emails at the moment and it’s very likely that if you have requested places for the Charity Bridge Day by replying to my last email concerning the Charity Bridge Day I may not have received your email. If you think you may have sent to my Vispa account ( please resend using my icloud account which is : You can also check on Thursday that your name is on the list if you have already applied.



League Competition 24/25

Congratulations to Team D (Division A) Rosie, Sheila, Fred and Jayne for registering the first league win of the new season.

A quick reminder to all captains that results should be sent to the competition secretary Pat Lucas rather than to Pat Haslam.

Looking forward to seeing your results

Pat L

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.

Learning Bridge Wednesday 5th June

Tonight we will be looking at Pre-emptive Bids, the requirements for making such a bid and what we need to respond to our partner’s pre-empt.

We will also be looking at how vulnerability and position at the table should affect our judgement as to whether to pre-empt or not.

All are welcome.

The Bassingham Teaching Team

BBC Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day 6-9-24

If you wish to book places for this year’s charity Bridge Day – 1000 for 1030 start and cost £22.50 per head – please reply to this email or see me at a Club meeting. Payment will then confirm your booking. Priority will be given to Bassingham and Heighington Club members till the end of June, when places will then be offered to people from other clubs.

As agreed last year, profits from this year’s Charity Bridge Day will support the work of the local St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.

As mentioned at the AGM, help from Club members would be very much appreciated. If you would be willing to help and you haven’t yet put your name forward, please mention this to a Committee Member and you will then be contacted nearer the time.