The Hertfordshire Bridge Association

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Sim Pairs prize winners 2017

Each year at the EBU AGM prizes are awarded for participation in Sim events. Congratulations to the winners below from Hertfordshire.

  • The overall winner of each event in Sim Pairs recieve £50 per pair  - Amanda Barnes & John Hirons from New Hertford Bridge Club won the British Winter Sim Pairs.
  • The winners of every heat – ie the pair within each club which achieves the best national score in their club in any event are entered into a draw - 1st prize of £1000 per pair was won by Cliff & Anne Short from Hemel Hempstead.
  • Every club which hosted a heat of any EBU organised event are entered into a prize draw - Runners Up prize of £100 was won by WGCB club.


EBED have completely updated all their safeguarding policies and recommend that counties, clubs, teachers and other bridge organisations adopt similar policies. These policies cover not only juniors under the age of 18 but also vulnerable adults. Everyone needs to be aware of their responsibilities in this area and how to act whenever they may face a potential issue. Richard Banbury is our Child Protection Officer, and is able to provide further advice on this as well as organising DBS checks for volunteers who may need such a check. 

They have produced a new Youth Handbook as a guide for county organisations who may feel daunted or uncertain as to how to get a junior bridge club up and running at a local school. EBED can not only provide general advice and put you in touch with a network of other junior bridge enthusiasts, but also to fund the supply of the basic equipment needed. Please take the chance to find out more about this and also our Junior Award Scheme on

Twice a year they arrange for junior bridge players to visit the House of Lords for a tour of the buildings and some Minibridge/bridge. At the end of November, 19 children from Bourne Academy & Uppingham School had the chance to pit their skills against some of the peers.