The Hertfordshire Bridge Association
Welcome !

This website provides details of all bridge clubs that are affiliated to the County Association and the EBU.
The county organises a number of competitions and leagues at County level.
Do you want to learn to play bridge? A number of our affiliated clubs run local Courses/events for beginners and improvers.
To find contact details for Courses and Clubs near you click on the menu page on the left titled Education and Teaching
and then on the page titled Teaching in Clubs.

Championship Pairs final
Championship Pairs final

Congratulations to Celia and Derek Oram for winning the Championship Pairs final. Roy Young and Alan Deeley were second.

Humble Cup Final

The Robinson team (Arni Anidjar-Romain. June Ball, Tim Nash, Helen Robinson, Robert Teesdale, Mark Westley) have won the Humble Cup beating the Davies team (Jackie Davies, Naomi Gibbs, Simon Mostyn, Jonathan Osgood) by 30 imps in the final.

We wish the winning team good luck in representing the county in the Pachabo Cup, the national inter county teams-of -four championship in June. 

Cadet teams winners
Cadet teams winners

Leverstock Green clean up at the Cadet teams competition! Congratulations to their A squad Alan Woof, Oliver Tiemann, Simon Cook & Bob Howard for a clear win. Their B squad were second; Mo Purdie, Stuart Tarrant, Alla Connor & Peter Connor .

Tugrul Kaban and Geoff Lacey's new books

 A Complete System for the Tournament Bridge Player by Tugrul Kaban
This book is designed as a ready-made complate system for the tournament player. The system framework is 2/1, which is laid bare in the first part of the book. Then comes the author's choice of conventions and methods to cover all practical aspects of bidding, taking each part of the convention card in turn. There are also many user-friendly smaller gadgets for competitive bidding situations.The link to the introduction by Master Point Press, the publisher, is 
http://masterpointpress.com/pages/bookinfo.php?prod=670&cat=142 where there is also a free download available of the first 15 pages.
 
In the UK it is currently available from Amazon -
 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-System-Tournament-Bridge-Player/dp/1771401567/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460106986&sr=1-1 and Chess & Bridge - http://shop.chess.co.uk/default.asp 

Knave of Spades: More entertaining hands from the world of duplicate bridge by Geoff Lacey.
Peek over the author's shoulder as he negotiates forty hands from duplicate pairs or team-of-four events. Savour the successes, reflect on the reversals, appreciate the analyses. Good writing and good fun for intermediate club and congress players, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bridge+card+games+lacey&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abridge+card+games+lacey

Senior pairs winners
Senior pairs winners

Mike Robson & Jill Mumford win the Senior pairs for the second year.
Hazel Miles and Roy Young were very close behind as runners up.
A great day was had by all with a delicious buffet lunch.
Thanks to Mike Minting and Gary for making it run so smoothly.

Harlow bridge club joins the H.B.A.

We are pleased to say that Harlow Knights Bridge Club is now affiliated to Hertfordshire. They meet every Friday at 7.30
at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery, Cooks Spinney, Mardyke Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 3BW. See website for map.
Teams of four meet on the second Friday of each month. Contact: david.carter987@btinternet.com 01279 420340  www.harlowbridgeclub.org.uk

 

Berks & Bucks GP Swiss Pairs and Teams 18/19 June

Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association,
Green Pointed
, Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams
will be held on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016

Richard Banbury appointed as EBED Business Manager
Richard Banbury appointed as EBED Business Manager

 

We are pleased to announce that our chairman Richard Banbury has been apointed  EBED Business Manager. We wish him luck with his new job.

Another fantastic year for our county teams, winning all three divisions of the Eastern Counties League

They all qualify to play in the National Finals where the B squad will be defending the title it won last year. Congratulations to everybody who played for the county and a special thank you to our three squad captains:-
Peter Clark A Team. Helen Robinson B Team. June Ball C Team.
Well done everybody and good luck in the National Finals.

National Sim Pairs - for any player attending bridge lessons or supervised play

Entries can be made through your bridge teacher - for info click below

http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/node/72

Gerald Everitt

Gerald Everitt passed away peacefully 18th December at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.  Gerald was a diligent member of the Hertfordshire Bridge Executive and also County Tournament Director for many years. He was much loved for his humour and will be greatly missed by the bridge community. Our thoughts are with Marjorie and all his family at this time. The funeral wias held at Harwood Park Crematorium, Watton Road, Stevenage, SG2 8XT on Thursday 14th January at 11.45 am.

Bernard Eddleston wins a Dimmie Fleming Award 2015
Bernard Eddleston wins a Dimmie Fleming Award 2015

Hearty congratulations to Bernard for winning this prestigious award.

Bernard joined the Executive Committee of Hertfordshire in 2002 as Treasurer. He was an EBU shareholder from 2002 until 2015 and attended most shareholder meetings. In 2008 he was elected President (Chair) of the County Association and was responsible for ensuring a smooth transition to Universal Membership. As Chair he placed particular emphasis on the executive committee being more accountable to members through the publication of all committee decisions, clear selection criteria for County representation and the introduction of a regular newsletter to members. He established meetings with the Chairs of all affiliated clubs and made a point of visiting all affiliated clubs in the County.
Bernard became a trustee of English Bridge Education and Development (EBED) in 2014 and continues in that role with a particular emphasis on developing teaching bridge in schools.
Bernard decided to retire as President in May 2015 but has been the driving force making the County association more efficient and relevant to its members and affiliated clubs.

EBU Club Tournament Director Training Course

A new course has been scheduled to be held at Harpenden Duplicate Bridge Club on the following dates

January 6 and 27, February 24, March 16 (all Wednesdays)

 

Details of the course contents, fees and other information can be found on the EBU Website (link below)

(open to members of both affiliated and non-affiliated clubs)

http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/td-training/training-courses-programme

The venue will be the Harpenden Common Golf Club, Cravells Road, East Common, Harpenden AL5 1BL (ample free parking)

HBA Forthcoming Events

(AGM) Swiss Pairs Championship 

The event directly follows the AGM which starts at 12noon on Sunday 15 May 2016.

Bridge Centre

All players must be members of the HBA with Herts as county of allegiance.

A relaxed Swiss Pairs competition of 6 x 5 board rounds with non-expert category and ascendancy prizes as well as for the winners and runners-up. A light buffet lunch, wine and soft drinks are included in the entry fee and will be served before the start of play.

Pre-entry required by 7 May.

Entry forms can be found in the 2015/2016 Competitions Programme or via the "Entry Forms" tab in the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results
24th Apr 2016
HBA Championship Pairs
Director: Peter Grice
Scorer: Peter Grice
22nd Apr 2016
Cadet Teams
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
19th Apr 2016
Seniors Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
18th Mar 2016
HERTS U3A NETWORK BRIDGE
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Calendar
1st May 2016
County Match v Suffolk Home
2pm
15th May 2016
AGM & Swiss Pairs
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
22nd May 2016
County Match v Cambs & Hunts Home
2pm
4th Jun 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hitchin B.C. 1pm
HBA Forthcoming Events

(AGM) Swiss Pairs Championship 

The event directly follows the AGM which starts at 12noon on Sunday 15 May 2016.

Bridge Centre

All players must be members of the HBA with Herts as county of allegiance.

A relaxed Swiss Pairs competition of 6 x 5 board rounds with non-expert category and ascendancy prizes as well as for the winners and runners-up. A light buffet lunch, wine and soft drinks are included in the entry fee and will be served before the start of play.

Pre-entry required by 7 May.

Entry forms can be found in the 2015/2016 Competitions Programme or via the "Entry Forms" tab in the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results
24th Apr 2016
HBA Championship Pairs
Director: Peter Grice
Scorer: Peter Grice
22nd Apr 2016
Cadet Teams
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
19th Apr 2016
Seniors Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
18th Mar 2016
HERTS U3A NETWORK BRIDGE
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
Calendar
1st May 2016
County Match v Suffolk Home
2pm
15th May 2016
AGM & Swiss Pairs
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
22nd May 2016
County Match v Cambs & Hunts Home
2pm
4th Jun 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hitchin B.C. 1pm