2021/2022 Bassingham Bridge League Teams

Thank you to all who submitted their names to me to be included in this year’s Bassingham Bridge League. I have put the pairs together into 2 divisions of roughly the same ability the teams and fixtures will be as follows: Would each team please let me have the name of their captain?

Division A:

Team A: Andy Milner, Bill Burrows, Louise Gravil and Chris Douglas

Team B: Nigel and Pat Haslam, Alan Timmis and Peter Phillips

Team C: Sheila Dalziel, Rosie Goldingham, Dave Lucas and Ann Ford

Team D: Pat Lucas, Carolyn Morant, Liz Salmon and Sheila Henry

Division B:

Team A: Dave and Sally Williams, Salma Pierson and Jean Bentley

Team B: Roger and Margaret Shelley, Jim Wallace and David Baker

Team C: Tony and Jean Tyler, Chris Pickering and Ian Pateron

Team D: Peter and Corinne Cole, Fiona Wright and Kathy Davies

Team E: Fred Myers, Milly Hobson, Jayne Barrett and Debbie Locker

FIXTURES

Division A:

Match 1: Team A v C Team B v D

Match 2: Team D v A Team C v B

Match 3: Team B v A Team D v C

Division B:

Match 1: Team A v D Team B v C

Match 2: Team C v A Team E v B

Match 3: Team D v E Team B v A

Match 4: Team A v E Team C v D

Match 5: Team D v B Team E v C

Please note that the rules for the league are on the website. The home team (first listed in fixtures) usually provides refreshments. Please let me have the results of your matches.

Arrange to play a match roughly once per month but to finish by the first week of March so that the winner of each division can play one another in the Final in March.

Please note that on Thursdays 7th October and 2nd December Bassingham have to use the Tower so you may wish to arrange a league fixture for those dates.

Bob’s funeral

My apologies to all for omitting the date of Bob’s funeral. It is to be held on Friday 17th September at 11.30 at Ollerton Crematorium meeting afterwards at Deyncourt Hotel in Newark. All donations are for cancer research.

Bob’s funeral

Bassingham Bridge Club were deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of our members, Bob Davies.I Bob’s funeral will take place at 11.30 am at Ollerton crematorium. Afterwards they are going to the Deyncourt Hotel in Newark. Any donations are for cancer research.

Bassingham Bridge League Competition

Several members have expressed an interest in taking part in a short league competition for the remainder of our year ie the end of March 2022. These are very friendly matches of 20 boards played in members’ homes. Further rules are on the website. I am asking members to enter as pairs and submit these to me by Thursday 16th September. After this date I will form these pairings into teams of similar ability.

You can e-mail your pairs to me at pat.haslam@icloud.com or text to 07941159982. Alternatively, catch me at Bassingham or Heighington club nights.

Please note that Thursdays 7th October and 2nd December are scheduled to be in the Tower Room and therefore those nights may be good to organise a league match.

Extraordinary General Meeting 30th Sept

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Bassingham Bridge Club
on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 6-30pm. In the Hammond Hall.
Please be sure to arrive in good time.

Agenda

1. Apologies: –

2. Minutes of AGM held via Zoom on 29th April 2021.

3. Matters arising

4. Proposals
Proposal from Alan Timmis: –
That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).
A constant reminder to members of a much loved man without whom there would be no club at all.

Alternative proposal by the committee: –
A Roy Hughes memorial trophy for the Random seeded teams events or naming the Charity bridge day each year after Roy Hughes.

A vote will be taken.

5.Date of next years AGM and Annual Dinner
Proposed to have the AGM on Thursday 28th April and the Annual dinner on Friday 29th April 2022.


After the EGM trophies and prizes will be awarded to those winners from last year.

Possible League Competition

It has been suggested that we could have a limited teams competition in the 7 months until the end of March 2022.

If you are interested in doing this as a pair, then please send your names to Pat Haslam.

If there is enough interest then teams will be formed and a competition can take place.

Extraordinary General Meeting

Hello Everyone,

We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of the club on Thursday 30th September at 6-30pm. Please be sure to arrive in good time.

The agenda will include the proposal put forward by Alan Timmis: –

That in memory of our founder and all the good work he did over many years the name of the club be changed to Bassingham Hughes Bridge Club (or some such).

The committee will propose alternatives: – A Roy Hughes memorial trophy for the Random seeded teams events or naming the Charity bridge day each year after Roy Hughes.

The final agenda will be sent out next week.

After the EGM trophies and prizes will be awarded to those winners from last year.

If anyone has a trophy would they please return it to a member of the committee.

Bob Davies

I am sorry to have to report the death of Bob Davies. He died on 12th August and had been ill with cancer for some time. He had been playing bridge with Newark bridge club up until a couple of weeks before.

Our condolences to Kathy.

On behalf of Bassingham bridge club.

Wednesday social Bridge in August

As only four people indicated that would like to play bridge on Wednesday evenings in August, this will not now be going ahead. Thanks to those people who had agreed to run the evenings.

Improver sessions will recommence on Wednesday 1st September.

Barry

Wednesday Social Bridge in August

The Wednesday Evening Bridge Sessions are primarily intended for people learning to play bridge and practise their skills. These sessions end in July and recommence in September, which means that the month of August could be available for anyone wanting to play social bridge. This would be in addition to the usual Tuesday afternoon bridge session.

If there is sufficient interest, Jim Wallace has kindly agreed to be in charge of the first session on Wednesday 4th August, between 7 and 10pm – but other volunteers would be needed for future sessions. In order to gauge interest would you please email me if you would intend coming to all or any of these Wednesday Evening Sessions.

Thanks,

Barry