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 October 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. 

Humble Cup

2018 winners: Bill Gordon, Maggie Dawson, Bill Thurl, Jeff Green, Jean Anderson & Jacqui Collier

The Humble Cup is Hertfordshire's main teams-of-four championship. The winners are invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup.

Heats for the Humble Cup are held in clubs. The top 50% of teams in each heat qualify for the first knock-out day in January. Note that players can only play in one heat.

Everyone playing the knock-out rounds 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 knock-out rounds.

Teams can have up to six members over the course of the competition.

Rule change for 2018-2019: If a team wishes to bring in a new player during the knockout stages, it is now acceptable for that player to have previously played in a club heat for a different team. Only one such player is allowed per team. We hope that this rule change will make it easier to find substitutes and reduce the number of teams having to drop out due to unavailability.

 

Humble Cup 2018-2019

We have a different venue for the first knock-out day this season: it will be played at Bushey Sports Club (the Watford & Bushey Bridge Club venue). Teams who have qualified from their club heats can now enter using the link further down this page.

Heats

Heats are being held at the following clubs:

Club Date/time of heat Can visitors play?
St Albans Mon 10th Sept, 7:30pm Space permitting (please contact club in advance)
New Hertford Tue 18th Sept, 7:15pm Space permitting (please contact club in advance)
Lowewood Tue 2nd Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Stevenage Tue 9th Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Welwyn Garden City Wed 24th Oct, 7:30pm Yes
Leverstock Green Wed 24th Oct, 7:30pm Space permitting (please contact club in advance)
Harpenden Duplicate Tue 6th Nov, 7:30pm Yes with advance notice
Watford and Bushey Tue 20th Nov, 7:30pm Yes
Hatfield Heath Wed 28th Nov, 7:30pm Yes

 

First knock-out day

When: 12 noon on Sunday 13th January 2019
Where: Bushey Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR
Cost: £32 per team
Format: A random draw will take place before the start of play. Two rounds of 24 boards are played. Each round will either be a head-to-head match or a triple with two out of three teams going forward. Teams who are knocked out in the first round can play in the plate competition which takes place at the same time as the second round.
Eligibility: All players in the knock-out stages must have Herts as their primary county.
How to enter: Teams who have qualified from their heats should register to play in the knock-out stages by using our online entry form:

 

Click here to enter for 13th January

 

Second knock-out day (quarter- and semi-finals)

When: 12 noon on Sunday 3rd February 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: £24 per team
Format: At this stage of the competition each match consists of 28 boards.

 

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