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.

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

Cadet Pairs Final

Bridge Centre,

7.30pm Friday 19 February 2016

A single session event open to all eligible pairs who qualified in one of the club heats. Pre-entry required. An entry form is in the 2015/2016 Competitions Programme or via the "Entry Forms" tab on the left hand column of this page.

HBA Simultaneous Pairs

Tuesday 23 February 2016.

Heats will be held at the Berkhamsted, Harpenden Tuesday, New Hertford and Watford & Bushey clubs. Visitors wishing to play in any of these heats must contact the relevant club in advance to enquire if they can be accommodated.

Contact details can be found via the "Clubs" tab on the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

Results
7th Feb 2016
Humble Cup 2nd Qualifinal
24th Jan 2016
Championship Pairs Semi Final
Director: Gary Conrad Peter Grice
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Jan 2016
Humble Plate
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Jan 2016
Humble Cup 1st Qualifinal
Calendar
19th Feb 2016
Cadet Pairs Final
Bridge Centre 7.30pm
 Click for more information
23rd Feb 2016
HBA Simultaneous Pairs
At the following clubs:- Berkhamsted, Harpenden Tuesday, New Hertford, Watford & Bushey
28th Feb 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hemel Hempstead B.C. 1.30pm
4th Mar 2016
Really Easy Pairs
Hatfield Heath Village Hall 2pm
 Click for more information
HBA Forthcoming Events

Cadet Pairs Final

Bridge Centre,

7.30pm Friday 19 February 2016

A single session event open to all eligible pairs who qualified in one of the club heats. Pre-entry required. An entry form is in the 2015/2016 Competitions Programme or via the "Entry Forms" tab on the left hand column of this page.

HBA Simultaneous Pairs

Tuesday 23 February 2016.

Heats will be held at the Berkhamsted, Harpenden Tuesday, New Hertford and Watford & Bushey clubs. Visitors wishing to play in any of these heats must contact the relevant club in advance to enquire if they can be accommodated.

Contact details can be found via the "Clubs" tab on the left hand column of this page.

 

 

 

 

Results
7th Feb 2016
Humble Cup 2nd Qualifinal
24th Jan 2016
Championship Pairs Semi Final
Director: Gary Conrad Peter Grice
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Jan 2016
Humble Plate
Director: Richard Banbury
Scorer: Gary Conrad
10th Jan 2016
Humble Cup 1st Qualifinal
Calendar
19th Feb 2016
Cadet Pairs Final
Bridge Centre 7.30pm
 Click for more information
23rd Feb 2016
HBA Simultaneous Pairs
At the following clubs:- Berkhamsted, Harpenden Tuesday, New Hertford, Watford & Bushey
28th Feb 2016
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (club open event)
Hemel Hempstead B.C. 1.30pm
4th Mar 2016
Really Easy Pairs
Hatfield Heath Village Hall 2pm
 Click for more information