Date What’s on DIRECTOR Spare Player
Tuesdays Chicago Aggregate Roy Ashmore Always available
Thursdays Learners and Improvers George Collins et al Partners provided
2 Fri Bank Holiday Duplicate As available Arthur Whittaker
5 Mon Bank Holiday Duplicate As available Helen Kinloch
9 Fri Duplicate Richard Ray Mike Thresher
11 Sun Tessa Henshaw Ladies’ Indiv. Chris Kinloch None
12 Mon Teams of Four Arthur Whittaker None
16 Fri Duplicate “Six Partners” Maurice Dyer Guy Turner
19 Mon Duplicate George Collins David Lewis
23 Fri Duplicate Stan Babb Ken Smallbone
26 Mon Individual Round 6 Helen Kinloch Manny Navarro
30 Fri Duplicate Richard Ray George Collins
3 Mon Duplicate David Lewis Ann Varrow
7 Fri Teams of Four Dennis Chambers None
10 Mon Duplicate Barry Williams Frank Sanjana
11 Tues Jan Forbister Aggregate Pairs Roy Ashmore
14 Fri Duplicate Maurice Dyer Eric Clucas
17 Mon Duplicate “Six Partners” Arthur Whittaker Chris Comer
21 Fri Duplicate Chris Kinloch David Rawden
24 Mon Duplicate George Collins Arthur Whittaker
28 Fri Duplicate Stan Babb Mary Lucas
29 Sat Play against Alençon visitors Chris Kinloch None
31 Mon Bank Holiday Duplicate As available
If you can’t attend on a day for which you are nominated, please swap with someone as soon as
possible. New directors and spare players are always welcome.
CLUB AND COMMITTEE TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Club: Maydene, Sherborne Road, (01256) 322690 email@example.com
Basingstoke RG21 5TG
Chairman: Helen Kinloch (01189) 813210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman: Dennis Chambers (01256) 326886 email@example.com
Treasurer: Arthur Whittaker (01256) 334496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Stan Babb (01256) 781789 email@example.com
Committee: Mary Lucas (01256) 882670 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Anderson (01256) 842984 anderson.J7@sky.com
Viv Morris (01256) 889946 email@example.com
Richard Ray (02380) 253239 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.basingstokebridgeclub.org.uk
County Events – entries to Lillian Craigen 02380 254276 or on www.bridge.hampshire.org.uk/
18th April Pottage Semi-Final + Romsey 2.00pm
Bayer No Fear Pairs
25th April Phillip Graham Swiss Teams Romsey 2.00pm
9th May Pottage Final Romsey 1.30pm
Farley Pairs 2.00pm
rd HIWCBA green pointed Swiss teams Andover 12.30pm
BASINGSTOKE BRIDGE CLUB NEWSLETTER
Issue 186 April 2010
Congratulations to our junior chess players who have won the title of Under 11 Junior Chess
League Champions 2010. They won all their matches and scored 37/40 board points.
Charity event in aid of Romsey Hospital
The Basingstoke team of Mary, Gill, Clare and Martin came second out of 20 in this Swiss Teams
charity competition on 14th March. Well done!
Teams this month will be on Monday 12th April. The Tessa Henshaw Ladies’ Individual will take
place on Sunday 11th April. The next duplicate “Six Partners” will be Friday 16th April. Round 6 of
the Individual (the last round) will be on Monday 26th April. Remember if you have missed one
round you are still the competition, and if you have played in every round your worst score will be
There will be bridge at the club on both Friday and Monday Easter bank holidays.
The semi-final of the Pottage is on Sunday 18th April. On the same day there is the Bayer No Fear
Pairs. This is a good event to enter if you would like to make a start at playing in county
competitions as everyone plays the specified simple system. The Pottage final is on Sunday 9th
May. The Farley trophy, which is open to any county members who did not qualify for the Pottage,
is also played on that day. On Sunday 25th April the Phillip Graham Swiss Teams takes place. This
consists of 7 eight board matches and is one of the main county events of the year.
Universal EBU membership (Pay to Play)
As from 2nd April table money on Mondays and Fridays will be £2.00 for members and £4.00 for
visitors. From that date all club members will automatically be members of the EBU with no
subscription to pay. Instead, 29p of each player’s table money will be paid to the EBU, and 4p to
the county, every Monday and Friday. All members will automatically be members of Hampshire
and therefore eligible to play in any county events. Clubs will no longer pay the EBU for master
points. In the next few months the new grading system will be introduced, so that as well as
earning master points as usual, each player will have his/her own personal rating based on current
At the AGM of HIWCBA last year it was decided that it was uneconomical to continue publishing
their magazine, “The Kibitzer” in hard copy, as any articles could be posted on the county web site
at no cost. For all county news, results of county competitions and any Kibitzer articles go to
A few hard copies of Kibitzer articles will be printed and put in the newsletter box for members
who do not have access to the internet. If anyone wishes to contribute to the Kibitzer they should
contact Chris who is editing all articles.
Repairs to the fence
You will have noticed that the fence dividing our car park from the nursery has had to be repaired
because a car had damaged it earlier in the year. The repair had only just been started on Tuesday
9th March when it was damaged again (!) by someone’s car that very same evening. As a result we
have had to have a protective metal barrier fixed. (Total cost for fence and barrier: £650.) If anyone
drives into it now there will probably be some damage to their car, but not to our fence! The club
will not be liable for any damage to the cars of members who drive carelessly into this barrier!
Please let me have any articles you would like to have published in the newsletter.
This month I have received a very useful item from David on claims and concessions and an
amusing contribution to Bridge in Wonderland from Miriam.
Bridge in Wonderland
“You are old, Mrs. Walpole,” the young man said,
“And your hair is exceedingly white.
Yet you keep quoting bridge books that you have read.
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”
“In my youth,” Mrs. Walpole replied to this one,
“I feared books would injure my brain.
But now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
I read them again and again!”
“You are old,” said the guy, “as I mentioned before,
And your books are quite out of date!
You must know straight Acol is out of the door,
And learn the new bidding – before it’s too late.”
“In my youth,” she replied, as she took a good swig,
“I’d call six no trumps and I’d make it!
But now that I’m old, I don’t give a fig
If I make it, or break it, or fake it!”
“You are old, my dear lady,” his eyes were sad,
“And your bidding’s the worst I have seen.
Other players’ results can often be bad,
But ours go right off the screen!”
“It is true, my dear partner, we do not do well.
And I’m sorry if that gives you trouble.
But just grit your teeth and give them all Hell,
For if doubled I’ll surely redouble!”
M.W. (With apologies to Lewis Carroll and my long suffering partner)