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.

Officer Nominations and Special Resolutions should be submitted to the Secretary (Robert Teesdale) by email teesdale@nildram.co.uk on or before April 16th 2017 A nomination Form can be obtained by clicking this notice.

Situation Vacant - HBA President

Richard Banbury has announced that he is standing down as President at the AGM in May. The HBA Executive Committee is seeking a volunteer to take on this position.
The role:

  • Involves leading the HBA Executive Committee.
  • Liaising with the Clubs in Hertfordshire.
  • Liaising with the EBU.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Leadership and organisational skills.
  • Be able to lead the Executive Committeee.

Applications by 16th April latest.
The committee would be keen to meet and discuss the position with anyone who is interested in taking the role or would like more information - please contact the Secretary (Robert Teesdale) on 01923 241 031 or email teesdale@nildram.co.uk.

Forthcoming HBA Events

All events held at The Bridge Centre, Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City AL86XE unless otherwise notified.

Really Easy Pairs. 2pm, Thurs 23rd Mar 2017.
  Click here for full details,
                                                  and here for entry form.


Seniors Pairs Championship. 11am, Tue 11th Apr 2017.

 Click here for full details and
                                                      here for entry form.


Club Cadet Teams Championship. 7:30pm, Fri 21st Apr 2017.


Championship Pairs Final. 12 noon, Sun 23rd April 2017.


 

Congratulations
Congratulations

To John Birch & Marion Cook on wining the Marjorie Lukyn Final ahead of Rob Corrie & Ponnampalam Yogeswaran in 2nd place.


To the Oram team (Sally Bennett, Roger Gibbons, Celia & Derek Oram) who beat the Turnham team (David & Jacqui Collier, Harry Silverman, Bob Turnham) by 26 IMP's in the Humble Cup Final.


 

To Debbie West & Stuart Tarrant on winning the Cadet Pairs on 17th February ahead of Jim Blair and Ray Gilbert in 2nd place.
 


 

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.

Other Forthcoming Events

Rising Stars Pairs at Hitchin Bridge Club, 
1:00pm, Sat 1st Apr 2017. Click here for further information.

Click for the latest results
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
23rd Mar 2017
Really Easy Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Mar 2017
Marjorie Lukyn Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
17th Feb 2017
Cadet Pairs Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
5th Feb 2017
Humble Cup 2nd Qualifinal
Calendar
11th Apr 2017
Seniors Pairs Championship
Bridge Centre 11am
 Click for more information
21st Apr 2017
Club Cadet Teams Championship
Bridge Centre 7.30pm
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
Click for the latest results
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
23rd Mar 2017
Really Easy Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Mar 2017
Marjorie Lukyn Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
17th Feb 2017
Cadet Pairs Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
5th Feb 2017
Humble Cup 2nd Qualifinal
Calendar
11th Apr 2017
Seniors Pairs Championship
Bridge Centre 11am
 Click for more information
21st Apr 2017
Club Cadet Teams Championship
Bridge Centre 7.30pm
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