Individual Trophy Final

Following last night’s Individual Competition the following people have qualified for this year’s final:
Charles Day
Lynda Foster
Barry Leverett
Lesley Leverett
Andy Milner
Fred Myers
Tony Tyler
Dave Williams
The following will be reserves:
Roger Baker
Pat Lucas
Congratulations to all the above.
Barry and Lesley Leverett have kindly agreed to host the final at their home. It will take place on Saturday 1st April starting at 2 pm. Barry and Lesley will provide soup and sandwiches following the match.
If any of the finalists are unavailable please let me know as soon as possible so that replacements can be substituted.

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

The Play’s the thing………….

Yes, they’re back! .

Act 2 are performing two one act plays on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June, featuring some of the usual suspects from Bassingham Bridge Club. Seating will be arranged in tables of ten and I shall be aiming to fill at least one of them on Friday June 2nd.

The plays are called “Erica and Me” and “What’s for Pudding?” and I’m assured they should be good for more than a few laughs! Tickets are priced at £18 which includes a theatre supper. If you would like to make up a BBC table please see me at one of our bridge evenings – or contact me by responding to this email – and I’ll book you a place. I ‘ll be asking for payment before the tickets go on sale towards the end of May.


Curry Bridge

Thank you to all of you who supported the curry bridge last night. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. It certainly went to making a fun evening.

Also to Dave Williams for directing, teaching and generally keeping us in order. (Well other than me!)

I thought the food was especially good with plenty of seconds. (Doctor David!)

Thank you all,


Congratulations Knock Out Winners

Congratulations to Team B: Andy Milner, Derrick Hickson, Andrew Keeling and Geraldine Johnson who won The Bassingham Bridge KO Final. That leaves Team C: Roger and Margaret Shelley, Kate and Dick Earley coming a close second. A good time was had by all.

Membership Reminder

Final reminder: if you have not returned your updated membership form (GDPR) please complete and pass to me or any committee member before the end of March, when your current membership will end.

You will of course be welcomed back into the club at any time after, on the payment of £1 joining fee and a completed membership form.

Thank you

Liz Salmon

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.

Annual Dinner, 28th April

Just in case you didn’t see my previous blog which wasn’t immediately obvious I am composing a second!

The Bassingham Bridge Club Annual Dinner is to be held at The Oaks, Whisby using the golf club’s function room on the 28th April at 7pm.

The price is £25 per head and partners or spouses are very welcome.

You will have to give me your menu choices beforehand if you don’t want to go hungry!

Hopefully I will be playing on Thursday where some of you can pay me (or preferably Jayne if you want it recorded!) and maybe give me (Jayne again!) your menu choices.

A quick review of the menu:-

Pate or soup, vegetable I think.
Chicken, salmon or a Mediterranean vegan tartlet.
Chocolate brownie or raspberry cheesecake.

For the rest of you lucky enough to avoid me you can let me know, preferably by emailing me at or phoning 07968727815. (Text might be better!)

February Random Seeded Teams Competition

Nine teams entered for yesterday’s Random Seeded event. It was a very close run competition which was eventually won by Andy Milner, Derrick Hickson, Kate and Dick Earley. The runners up were Pat and Nigel Haslam, David Baker and Jim Wallace.
The Club would like to thank all those who entered and contributed to a very enjoyable afternoon. Grateful thanks go to Dave Williams who acted as our Director for the afternoon, and Sue Milner who organised our afternoon tea.

Gainsborough Choral Society Concert, 25th March

Here are details of the spring concert that two of our members, Jean Bentley and Rosie Goldingham are singing in on 25th March. It’s a fabulous programme of music with these two well known choral pieces, performed by the GCS and professional soloists:

Vivaldi: Gloria!
Haydn: Nelson Mass

The concert is at 7.30 pm (doors open 6.45 pm) taking place in All Saints’ Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JR and they would love anyone interested to join them.

Tickets – £13 reserved; £10 unreserved, £2 (u14) – are available on the door, or through Rosie (07989 450309) or Jean (07818 414055), if you can let them know by 15th March.

The Georgian church itself is well worth a visit, with a magnificent and unusual interior and along with Lincoln Cathedral, featured in last Sunday’s Songs of Praise (12th March) – as does Deirdre Speed, stalwart secretary of the choral society, speaking with Rev’d Kate Bottley about the Ukrainian couple and their dog who are currently staying with her.