Charity Donation

Our nominated charity for 2017-18 was the Rennie Grove Hospice and through the Marjorie Lukyn, we raised £1,299 for them.  Click here for their letter of thanks.

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions. Click here.. to see the November list.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of November 8th 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. 

Championship Pairs

2018 winners: Alan Woof & Oliver Tiemann

The Championship Pairs is Hertfordshire's main pairs competition. Heats are held in clubs, with the top 50% of pairs from each heat qualifying for the semi-final held in January. Note that players can only play in one heat. After the semi-final the top 24 pairs go through to the all-play-all final.

Everyone playing the semi-final and final must have Hertfordshire as their county of primary allegiance. Non-Hertfordshire players may still qualify at a heat, but would then have to switch allegiance if they wanted to play in the semi-final.

 

Championship Pairs 2018-2019

We have a different venue for the semi-final this season: it will be played at Bushey Sports Club (the Watford & Bushey Bridge Club venue). Pairs who have qualified for the semi-final can now enter using the link near the bottom of this page.

Heats

Heats are being held at the following clubs:

Club Date/time of heat Can visitors play?
Hemel Hempstead Mon 10th Sept, 7:30pm Yes
Broxbourne Thu 13th Sept, 7:30pm If playing with a club member
Leverstock Green Wed 19th Sept, 7:30pm Space permitting (please contact club in advance)
Welwyn Garden City Mon 24th Sept, 7:30pm Yes
St Albans Mon 15th Oct, 7:30pm Space permitting (please contact club in advance)
Harpenden Duplicate Mon 22nd Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Harpenden Duplicate Tue 23rd Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Watford and Bushey Tue 23rd Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Hitchin Wed 24th Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Stevenage Tue 30th Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Berkhamsted Tue 13th Nov, 7:30pm Yes
Hatfield Heath Wed 21st Nov, 7:15pm Yes
Harlow Knights Fri 30th Nov, 7:30pm Yes
New Hertford Tue 4th Dec, 7:15pm Space permitting (members have priority)

 

Semi-final

When: 12 noon on Sunday 27th January 2019
Where: Bushey Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR
Cost: £16 per pair
Format: Two sessions with a total of approximately 48 boards. There will be a break of 30-40 minutes between sessions.
How to enter: Pairs who have qualified for the semi-final should register to play using our online entry form:

 

Click here to enter the semi-final

 

Final

When: 12 noon on Sunday 14th April 2019
Where: Bridge Centre, Welwyn Garden City. Free parking if your car is registered with your entry or by email to welwynbridgeparking@gmail.com
Cost: £16 per pair
Format: A two-session all-play-all (total 46 boards). There will be a break of 30-40 minutes between sessions.

 

For more information contact the Tournament Secretary at hbatournamentsec@gmail.com