The HBA Charity for 2019-20

Proposals for next season's charity are still required!! 

The HBA normally supports 1 or 2 charities each year, preferably small local charities that will feel the benefit of our relatively small donation. Our nominated charity for 2017-18 was the Rennie Grove Hospice and through the Marjorie Lukyn, we raised £1,299 for them.  

Nominations should be sent to the HBA secretary by email, no later than May 10th, 2019. Please supply your contact details and any additional information about the charity that you can.

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions, with particular mention to Tugrul Kaban who is now a Grand Master. Click here.. to see the March list.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of April 1st are available here..

Do you want to learn/improve your bridge - click here.

Club Directors - click here for useful information on training courses and updated flowcharts.

Youth - new handbook and safeguarding policies also applicable for vulnerable adults,

EBED are here to help you. 

This website provides details of all bridge clubs that are affiliated to the County Assoc and the EBU
Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Sunday 19th May at Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn with a 12.00 start

The (short) AGM is open to all HBA members and will be followed by a free duplicate pairs session  (no table money).

Please submit any nominations for officers or motions for discussion to the secretary by April 20th to enable them to be published in advance. Nominations should be completed on the attached form - click here...

Motions for discussion should be documented and have a Proposer and Seconder.

Please submit preferably by email to or by post to  3, Turners Meadow, Aston Clinton, AYLESBURY, HP22 5WS

For more details, the Agenda and supporting documents, please click here...

Forthcoming HBA Events

Please note that unless otherwise advised, all events take place at Gosling Sports Park AL8 6XE in the new bridge rooms.  These are in the main sports park building which is on the other side of the car park from the Sports Hall and the old Bridge Centre.  
NB Parking Charges are in force at the Sports Park - click here for exemption instructions.

Seniors Pairs 
Tuesday April 23rd at 10:30am
click here.. for more infomation and entry forms

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs and Teams
Weekend of July 20th - 21st at Wodson Park, Ware
This is a joint event between the HBA & the Essex Contract Bridge Association.
click here.. for more infomation and entry forms

Other Forthcoming Herts Events

A summer programme of tutorials for beginners, improvers and advanced players
Beginning 25th April
at Watford & Bushey Bridge Club   
click here.. for details

Bridge Safari - "Charity Duplicate Bridge on the Go"    Just a few places left!
Tuesday April 30th 2019 starting at 11:00am around WGC at six different local pubs and eateries all within 3 miles of the Bridge Centre
click here.. for more infomation

Spring Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs 
Saturday 1st June 2019 starting at 1:00pm at Hitchin Bridge Club
click here.. for more infomation

Further Afield

Green Pointed Swiss Teams 
May 19th  2019 at 11am at Tunbridge Wells, Kent

click here.. for more infomation

Oxfordshire Congress
June 8th - 9th  2019 at Woodstock
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs (Saturday)
Green Pointed Swiss Teams and Friendly Pairs (Sunday) 

click here.. for more infomation

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams
June 22nd - 23rd  2019 at Windsor
click here.. for more infomation

For links to other counties' websites - click here


Championship Pairs Final

The Championship Pairs Final was once again won by Celia & Derek Oram who have now chalked up an amazing tally of 13 victories in this competition. Hearty congratulations are most definitely in order.

Cadet Pairs Final

A very well done to the winners of this year's Cadet Pairs Final, held at Gosling Sports Park on April 12th. Congratulations to Suman Rai & Kay Vowles.

Humble Cup Final

Congratulations to the Button team of Roy Button, Karima Basse, Francis Eddleston, & Rick Irwin for winning the Humble final on Saturday, overcoming Bill Gordon, Maggie Dawson, Jeff Green, & Deborah Berwitz in a very friendly and pleasant match.

County Match vs Northants

Sunday 17th March 2019 County Match v Cambs & Hunts

A Team Lost 0-20

B Team Won 16-4

C Team Won 13-7

The B & C squads have won their leagues and have qualified for the National Finals and the A squad finished second.


Another great season for the county - well played everybody

BUTLERS nowavailable under Eastern Counties Tab

Marjorie Lukyn Final

Congratulations to Richard Banbury & Nick Prentice, winners of the 2019 Marjorie Lukyn final held at Gosling Sports Park on March 8th.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners of the Cadet Teams
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners of the Cadet Teams

The winning Hitchin Red team:
Stephen & Jocelyn Binks
Christine Gibson & Sandra Biggerstaff

Humble Cup Plate Final

Congratulations to Saroj & Alan Ellis and Bernard & Margaret Eddleston for winning the 2019 Humble Plate at the Bridge Centre on January 13th.