The Hertfordshire Bridge Association
 
Did you know you club can win 1000 just running a Simultaneous Pairs?

Every year the EBU award prizes for:

  • each Sim event winner nationally
  • each club winner is entered into a draw winning from £100 to £1000
  • each club is entered into a draw and can win from £100 to £1000

Click here to see how clubs and players in Hertfordshire faired this year or here for the EBU link.

Click here for HBA Feb 2016 Newsletter
Partnership Desk

The HBA offer a Partnership Desk for all HBA events except those that are preceded by club qualifying heats and club representative competitions.

If you are looking for a partner or team mates, contact Jeff Green, tel: 01923 290067, email: jgqmf@live.co.uk who will be pleased to help.

 
This website provides details of all bridge clubs that are affiliated to the County Assoc and the EBU
Notification of AGM

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place on Sunday May 14th at 12 noon in the Bridge Centre of Welwyn Garden City Gosling Stadium. The meeting will be followed by a Swiss Pairs competition.

Forthcoming HBA Events

All events take place in the Bridge Centre, Gosling Sports Park AL8 6XE unless otherwise advised.

Championship Pairs Final. 12 noon, Sun 23rd April.


AGM Swiss Pairs. Sunday 14 May, commencing after a short refreshments break at the end of the AGM which starts at 12noon. Players are advised to bring any food they wish to consume during the break.Click here for further details.


Green pointed weekend. Saturday/Sunday 22/23 July 2017.

Wodson Park, Wadesmill Rd, Ware, SG12 0UQ

Click here entry form and brochure.

Congratulations to:
Congratulations to:

Oliver Tiemann, Raymond Gilbert, Simon Cook & Bob Howard on winning the HBA Cadet Teams 21st April 2017.

Congratulations to:

Bill Thurl and Malcolm Harris on winning the Senior Pairs Championship 11th April.

County Match v Essex

Match v Essex on 15th January
A Squad 17-3
B Squad 6-14
C Squad 17-3
Well done to everybody another great season and a special congratulations to the C Squad who have won the Eastern County League and will now go to National Finals

Depending on other results both A and B are still in with a chance.

Click for the latest results
OXFORDSHIRE GREEN POINTED CONGRESS - 10/11th JUNE 2017

Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, Swiss Teams on the Sunday at the Marlborough School Enterprise Centre, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP. Click here for entry form and brochure.

Bedfordshire Green Pointed 18th June

Bedfordshire Bridge Association GREEN POINTED SWISS PAIRS 12 noon Sunday 18th June 2017 at The Wixams Lakeview Village Hall Blakelands Avenue Wixams Village MK42 6AB. Click here for entry form and brochure.

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend on 17/18 June 2017

Click on Title for more details

Learning and Development

Want to Learn/Improve your Bridge?   
A number of our affiliated clubs run local courses and events for beginners and improvers. Click here  for contact details for courses and Clubs near you.


Club Tournament Directors Training

Course being planned for Welwyn - see here for info

http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-course-calendar


EBED Club Teacher Training Courses
http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/club-teacher-training

THE THIRD WAY FIVE CARD MAJORS WITH A WEAK NO TRUMP by Ian Kemp and Colin Haywood

Click on each heading to read the article - Introduction

Five Card Majors

Weak No Trump

Combining Five Card Majors and Weak No Trump

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Two Over One Responses

Wide Range 1NT Response after 1H-1S

Other Aspects and Conclusions

NB This article contains additional information than the previously published version.
To Print the entire article click here.

When opponents X our Stayman or 4th Suit asking bids

Here we reproduce an extract on this everyday situation from Tuğrul Kaban’s recent book A Complete System for the Tournament Bridge Player.Click here for the extract.

Misinformation and Misbids

What you can do when you think you are damaged by an opponent’s bid or a wrong explanation of a bid. Gary Conrad sheds some light on this tricky subject. Click here for the information.

Results
21st Apr 2017
Cadet Teams Final
Scorer: Gary Conrad
11th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs Championship
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
23rd Mar 2017
Really Easy Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Mar 2017
Marjorie Lukyn Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Calendar
23rd Apr 2017
Championship Pairs Final
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
14th May 2017
AGM followed by Swiss Pairs
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
21st May 2017
County Match v Cambs & Hunts
Away 2pm
16th Jul 2017
County Match Suffolk Away
2-15 pm
Click for the latest results
OXFORDSHIRE GREEN POINTED CONGRESS - 10/11th JUNE 2017

Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, Swiss Teams on the Sunday at the Marlborough School Enterprise Centre, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP. Click here for entry form and brochure.

Bedfordshire Green Pointed 18th June

Bedfordshire Bridge Association GREEN POINTED SWISS PAIRS 12 noon Sunday 18th June 2017 at The Wixams Lakeview Village Hall Blakelands Avenue Wixams Village MK42 6AB. Click here for entry form and brochure.

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend on 17/18 June 2017

Click on Title for more details

Learning and Development

Want to Learn/Improve your Bridge?   
A number of our affiliated clubs run local courses and events for beginners and improvers. Click here  for contact details for courses and Clubs near you.


Club Tournament Directors Training

Course being planned for Welwyn - see here for info

http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-course-calendar


EBED Club Teacher Training Courses
http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/club-teacher-training

THE THIRD WAY FIVE CARD MAJORS WITH A WEAK NO TRUMP by Ian Kemp and Colin Haywood

Click on each heading to read the article - Introduction

Five Card Majors

Weak No Trump

Combining Five Card Majors and Weak No Trump

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Two Over One Responses

Wide Range 1NT Response after 1H-1S

Other Aspects and Conclusions

NB This article contains additional information than the previously published version.
To Print the entire article click here.

When opponents X our Stayman or 4th Suit asking bids

Here we reproduce an extract on this everyday situation from Tuğrul Kaban’s recent book A Complete System for the Tournament Bridge Player.Click here for the extract.

Misinformation and Misbids

What you can do when you think you are damaged by an opponent’s bid or a wrong explanation of a bid. Gary Conrad sheds some light on this tricky subject. Click here for the information.

Results
21st Apr 2017
Cadet Teams Final
Scorer: Gary Conrad
11th Apr 2017
Senior Pairs Championship
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
23rd Mar 2017
Really Easy Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Mar 2017
Marjorie Lukyn Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Calendar
23rd Apr 2017
Championship Pairs Final
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
14th May 2017
AGM followed by Swiss Pairs
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
21st May 2017
County Match v Cambs & Hunts
Away 2pm
16th Jul 2017
County Match Suffolk Away
2-15 pm