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.

AGM
AGM

Runners up in the AGM Swiss pairs were June Ball and Helen Robinson. A very busy day for June, presenting the trophies, quite a few to herself! Here is June with team mates, Helen Robinson, Mark Westley and Robert Teesdale presenting and receiving the Humble cup, the most coveted of team events in the HBA calendar. Team mates Arni and Tim Nash not pictured.

County Match V Cambs & Hunts

On Sunday 22nd May 2016 we played Cambs & Hunts at home our

A Team Lost 7-13 B Team Won 18-2 and C Team Won 14-6

Butlers are available under County Match Tab
 

 

Oxfordshire Congress 11-12 June 2016

Click header for entry form and further details

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

AGM Swiss pairs and Club winners cup champions
AGM Swiss pairs and Club winners cup champions

Congratulations to Kevin Clark and Paul Kemp for a decisive win and congratulations again for winning the Club winners cup. Presented here by June Ball.

HBA Charitable Giving 2015-16

Following this year’s  Marjorie Lukyn Charity Cup a donation of £781 will be given to The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind.
For the 2016-17 season our chosen charities are The Garden House Hospice in Letchworth and the Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood.

Herts Bridge Association AGM 15th May 2016

The AGM will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 15th May 2016 at the Bridge Centre.

It will be followed at its conclusion by Prizegiving and a post AGM Swiss Pairs & Buffet for which pre-entry is required.

See notice on the right for further information.

Please click on this announcement to see copies of the Agenda and Accounts

Victor Ludorum awards

The Victor Ludorum awards for the 2015/2016 season have been won by:-
Open category: Celia & Derek Oram (joint winners)
Intermediate category: Kate Howland
Cadets category: Hazel Fricker & Geoffrey Nokes (joint winners)
A complete schedule of the points awarded can be found by clicking on the Victor Ludorum tab in the left hand column.

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

 

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

A weekend of Green pointed Swiss events

at Wodson Park, Ware, SG12 0UQ

Swiss Pairs - 12noon, Saturday 23 July 2016

Swiss Teams - 12noon, Sunday 24 July 2016

For further details, click on the "July Swiss Entry Form" tab in the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results
15th May 2016
AGM Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
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
Calendar
4th Jun 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hitchin B.C. 1pm
26th Jun 2016
County Match v Northants Away
2pm
23rd Jul 2016
Green pointed Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park 12noon
 Click for more information
24th Jul 2016
Green pointed Swiss Teams
Wodson Park 12noon
 Click for more information
HBA Forthcoming Events

A weekend of Green pointed Swiss events

at Wodson Park, Ware, SG12 0UQ

Swiss Pairs - 12noon, Saturday 23 July 2016

Swiss Teams - 12noon, Sunday 24 July 2016

For further details, click on the "July Swiss Entry Form" tab in the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results
15th May 2016
AGM Swiss Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
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
Calendar
4th Jun 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hitchin B.C. 1pm
26th Jun 2016
County Match v Northants Away
2pm
23rd Jul 2016
Green pointed Swiss Pairs
Wodson Park 12noon
 Click for more information
24th Jul 2016
Green pointed Swiss Teams
Wodson Park 12noon
 Click for more information