Important News For Duplicate Bridge Players on Thursday 7th December 2023.

The club duplicate session on Thursday (tomorrow) will be going ahead as normal but instead of being in the main Hall it will be in the Tower Room. ( Upstairs in the building next to the main hall). The main hall will be being used for Xmas festivities by the WI , so unless you want to join them please be careful which door you are attempting to get in.

The Tower room is much smaller than the main hall and whilst I know that many members have arranged league or knock out matches for tomorrow night space will still be at a premium. Please understand we are obliged to comply with fire regulations and cannot just cram people in. If you want to play , please turn up between 6.30 and 6.45pm if at all possible and take a seat …the director will take it from there.

Finally given the fact that there are 2 events in Hammond Hall; car parking may become an issue …. again a good reason for being prompt and grabbing your seats. Please park considerately and be kind to everybody.

Hope you have a great night’s bridge wherever you are playing.



Christmas Bridge at Bassingham

Thursday 21st December at 7 pm
All members of all abilities are invited to our fun evening of bridge. It will be directed by Dave Williams. There will be a variety of prizes for different reasons and a ‘spoof’ raffle. There will, of course, be mulled wine and the usual tasty sausage rolls from Hickson’s.

Do come and enjoy the bridge. This is the last evening before we restart on Thursday 4th January 2024.


Now that Christmas is nearly over (so the Pennells’ reindeer tell me) it’s time to think about more important things:

Act Two’s Village Panto this year has the grandiose title – The Magical Tale of Snow White. I shall be booking tickets for the Friday Evening performance on the 26th January 2024, taking place in the village primary school. Tickets are £9.50 each and if you would like to go please let me have cash with order by December 21st, as I have to get the tickets on January 3rd.


Random Seeded Teams

Sunday 3rd December at 2 pm at Hammond Hall
Hi All
The draw for the random seeded teams competition took place after Bridge on Thursday night in The Bugle Horn. The teams are listed on the website in the left hand column.
Please arrive at 1.45 pm ready for a 2 pm start as this will allow the bridgemates to be set up.
Dave Williams has kindly agreed to direct and Pat Lucas has investigated and recommended the movement for the Bridgemates. Various members have generously agreed to provide various sandwiches and cakes. Many thanks to all and we look forward to a very pleasant afternoon.

Random Seeded Teams

Sunday 3rd December at Hammond Hall at 2 pm
Please arrive by 1.45 pm

This is a pleasant afternoon of bridge for all abilities. The top half are seeded and then a draw takes place (Thursday 23rd November in The Bugle Hall after bridge) for who goes with whom. There is a break half way through for an afternoon tea (sandwiches and cake). It is a free event for our members. It ends at 5.30 to 6 pm.

If you would like to enter as a pair please let me have your names by Thursday 24th November. Entrants can be seen on the front bottom left hand side of our website.

Curry night feedback

Dear All,

I hope you all enjoyed the evening last night though I’m sorry to say the food was below par. (Note the pun bearing in mind we were playing in the golf club!)

The rice was certainly a let down which they did apologise for.
There may have been one or two other issues but the bonuses are that we have our own bridge room, nice poppadoms and chutney plus value for money at £14 per head.

I would certainly appreciate your views as there is no point in organising another event if people are not going to attend.

Replies please to ‘Points of View’ .


Curry Bridge, Wednesday 8th November

Due to some confusion, mostly brought about by me, I thought it a good idea to confirm the time for the curry bridge.

I see I said 6.30 which is fine. If guests would like to arrive a little before that time we will endeavour to start proceedings soon after.
Don’t worry if you are late, not a hanging offence!

And if you do happen to arrive earlier I’m sure the bar staff will happily find you some lubrication!


Random Seeded Teams Event

Hi All
We have our next random seeded event on Sunday 3rd December starting at 2 pm at Hammond Hall. This is a change from the original published date. It is a free event for our members and consists of a pleasant afternoon of bridge with an afternoon tea served half way through of cakes and sandwiches. Pairs are seeded and then a draw is made of who plays with whom in the team.
Please let me know the names of your pair if you wish to take part.

Charity Bridge Day

Hi All
I’ve just received the following information and thought you might be interested in the day:

Sleaford Golf Club Ladies Section
Charity Bridge Day
Wednesday 29th November 2023
10.00 for 10.30
Profits and raffle in aid of
Peterborough Hedgehog Hotel
Price £22.50
Price will include coffee or tea and biscuits on arrival, a two course buffet lunch and a glass of wine or juice to accompany the meal
For all ticket enquiries please contact the Ladies’ captain, Carol, either by e-mail or by phone.
E-mail contact:
Phone contact: 07730 626248