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)


HI All
We are now into a new bridge year at Bassingham. We run the above 2 competitions outside Hammond Hall. These are friendly events of 20 boards with a supper provided by the home team. The rules have been streamlined and appear on our website on the left hand side. Those who wish to take part enter as a pair and then all the pairs are put together to form teams. (See competition rules for details).

If you would like to take part please let Pat Haslam (competition secretary) know whether this is for the league, knock out or both. If you cannot commit to taking part fully in the competitions you may like to put forward your name as a reserve. Reserves are put into teams when regular partners are unavailable.

Please let me have all entries, including reserves, by Thursday 27th April so that I can set up both competitions for the coming year.

Bassingham Bridge League Final

Congratulations to Tony and Jean Tyler, Fred Myers and Jayne Barrett on winning the final. They were miles ahead after the first 10 boards but Pat and Nigel Haslam, Salma Pierson and Jean Bentley rallied in the second half but not enough to win victory. A very pleasant afternoon of bridge was had by all.


We have come to the end of the Bassingham Bridge Club year. The AGM is at 6.30 pm on Thursday 27th April. Our annual dinner is Friday 28th April at Thorpe-on-the-Hill Golf Conference Centre.

Would anyone with a trophy from this year please return it to Barry (or a committee member) asap. Also let Fred know if you are planning to attend our dinner. It is usually an excellent evening with presentation of prizes, quiz and very tasty food!

It would be nice to see as many of our members as possible both at the AGM and the Annual Dinner. The AGM gives you an opportunity to have your say and vote on the running of our Club and the annual dinner is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of our members.

Individual final

Congratulations to Andy Milner who obliterated the remaining finalists with a fine performance of over 70%. Very well done.

Thanks also to Barry and Leslie who as you can imagine hosted us wonderfully with a delicious tea.

Also to Dave who tried to keep us in order!


Who’s nicked the sweater!!!

Has anyone picked up a bluey green round necked M&S sweater last Thursday.

Chris Pickering is feeling very cold! Well, actually, he’s not too bad because he’s got another v-necked sweater that someone else had left behind.

Would the culprit please either contact him direct or failing that you can call me on (07968) 727815.

Thanks, Fred

Bill Holmes Funeral

For those who wish to attend, the funeral of Bill Holmes, long term member of Heighington and Bassingham bridge clubs, great bridge player and lovely person, will be held at the Lincoln Crematorium on the Washingborough Road at 12.30pm on Wednesday 19th April.

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.