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

Congratulations  to  the Leverstock Green Bridge Club (Alan Woof, Oliver Tiemann, Tim Cooper, John Wareham, Naomi Gibbs, John Pelley, Anojan Pothalingham, Rob Corrie) on winning the Desmond Flockhart Trophy. They will be invited to represent Hertfordshire in the Garden Cities Trophy Regional Final on 6 May 2017.


 

Forthcoming HBA Events

All events held at The Bridge Centre unless otherwise notified.


Humble Cup 1st Qualifinal, 12noon, Sunday 8 January 2017. Click here for further information.


Humble Plate, 4pm, Sunday 8 January 2017. Click here for further information.


Qualifying heat for HBA Cadet Pairs. Please note that an additional qualifying heat will be held at Watford & Bushey Bridge Club at 9.45am on Thursday 12 January 2017. Visitors welcome.

Congratulations to: Jules Davidoff & Robyn Farquhar, Carole Parker & Peter Jackson, John Crosher & Colin Barnes, Denis O'Brien & Dave Simmons of Royston Bridge Club on winning the Eccles Cup Fri 25th Nov 2016

Congratulations to:Malcolm Harris & Maria Budd on winning the HBA Mixed Pairs on Fri 18th Nov 2016.

Other Forthcoming Events - tba

Click for the latest results
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.

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 tba


Teaching Course
EBED Club Teacher training courses tba. 

Results
4th Dec 2016
Desmond Flockhart Trophy
Director: Peter Grice
Scorer: Peter Grice
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Green Section
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Blue Section
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Team result
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
County Match v Bedfordshire Home
2pm
8th Jan 2017
Humble Cup 1st Qualifinal
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
8th Jan 2017
Humble Plate
Bridge Centre 3.30pm
15th Jan 2017
County Match v Essex Away
Click for the latest results
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.

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 tba


Teaching Course
EBED Club Teacher training courses tba. 

Results
4th Dec 2016
Desmond Flockhart Trophy
Director: Peter Grice
Scorer: Peter Grice
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Green Section
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Blue Section
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
25th Nov 2016
Eccles Cup Team result
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
County Match v Bedfordshire Home
2pm
8th Jan 2017
Humble Cup 1st Qualifinal
Bridge Centre 12noon
 Click for more information
8th Jan 2017
Humble Plate
Bridge Centre 3.30pm
15th Jan 2017
County Match v Essex Away