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Welcome to Berkhamsted Bowls Bridge Club

BBBC is a members club but visiting pairs are welcome if vacant tables exist; only rarely have visitors been unable to be accommodated but the possibility does exist.


Bridge at BBBC is of a good standard and it is played in a friendly atmosphere; it is not for beginners.


BBBC is not affiliated to the EBU.


Refreshments are provided on a "help yourself" basis from the kitchen to enhance the morning's enjoyment.


Further information can be obtained from the BBBC Director, Derek Connelly, on 01442 890322 or email at

Learn to Play Bridge this Autumn

Lessons in Bridge, following the English Bridge Union (EBU) “Bridge for All” national learning programme, will commence on 8 October 2018. The programme will be in two parts; the first half between October and December 2018 and the second half between January and March 2019. At the end of the course participants should have the confidence and ability to enter a friendly duplicate bridge competition at a bridge club.

Lessons will be enjoyable and inter-active concentrating upon getting attendees playing cards right from the start. In addition to attendance at weekly lessons participants will be encouraged to "self-teach" by utilising materials and books recommended by the EBU.

The lessons will be given by Derek Connelly (EBU accredited teacher) and Pete Rowling and have the support of local bridge clubs and their members. Local experienced players will be encouraged to attend, to assist/help the participants in the learning programme.

The lessons will be held at Berkhamsted Bowls Club, Broadwater HP4 2AL in central Berkhamsted. The Bowls Club has a thriving bridge section and excellent comfortable warm facilities in well-lit, ideal card playing conditions. There is ample free parking in Canal Fields. The lessons will take place on Monday mornings between 09.30 - 12.15 (commencing 8 October 2018). Additionally there will be an initial informal “get-together” at the end of September. At each session there will be a short break for tea/coffee and biscuits.

To register, or obtain more information, contact Derek Connelly on 01442 890322 or email or Pete Rowling 07970 301233.

Improver Tuition

An open invitation has been made by senior members of Hemel Hempstead Bridge Club to local club players who wish to improve their game by adding new bidding techniques and by helping them to improve their card play. It is aimed at competent players who already know the basics but are seeking to improve their game. Help and advice is provided during the play of pre-selected hands. The winter 2018 sessions start on 6 September; full details of the schedule and topics to be covered are shown via the Tuition tab on the menu listing to the left.

Partner Required?

If you require a partner please contact Angela Cross. Angela can be contacted via email at: or tel: 01442 392501.

Guest players in need of a partner should also contact Angela to see if there is a partner available as we do not operate a "host system".

Friday Improvers

Tring Bowls Bridge Club host a "Friday Improvers" section. These duplicate bridge sessions run each Friday morning from 09:30 to 12:15 at Tring Bowls Club.

The sessions are aimed at Bridge players who have Bridge knowledge but are seeking to improve their skills through assisted play with some instruction in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A short tuition session on key topics is provided.

Partners are not necessary as a host system exists.

For more information please contact Pete Rowling on 07970 301233 or via email at or Derek Connelly by email at or phone (01442 890322).

Alerts & Announcements

A query was raised over what should be Announced and what should be Alerted.

The EBU have published a 2 page document on this subject. This can be accessed at:

25th September 2018
Duplicate Pairs
9.20 for 9.30
Director: Brian Davis
Scorer: Tony Adamson
Steward: Pauline & Carol
2nd October 2018
Duplicate Pairs
9.20 for 9.30
Director: Derek Connelly
Scorer: Geoff Plowman
Steward: Pauline & Carol
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jan Perry
Scorer: Elizabeth Baker
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mike Low
Scorer: Jan Perry