The HBA Charity for 2019-20

Proposals for next season's charity are still required!! 

The HBA normally supports 1 or 2 charities each year, preferably small local charities that will feel the benefit of our relatively small donation. Our nominated charity for 2017-18 was the Rennie Grove Hospice and through the Marjorie Lukyn, we raised £1,299 for them.  

Nominations should be sent to the HBA secretary by email, no later than May 10th, 2019. Please supply your contact details and any additional information about the charity that you can.

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions, with particular mention to Tugrul Kaban who is now a Grand Master. Click here.. to see the March list.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of April 1st 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. 

Seniors Pairs

Holders: Roy Young & Hazel Miles

A two-session pairs event (total of approximately 32-36 boards), open to players aged 61 or over, or who will turn 61 during the calendar year. Note that in line with the EBU's rules, the age requirement is gradually being increased to 65 over the coming years.


Seniors Pairs 2019

Please note that there will be no buffet provided this year. Accordingly, the entry fee has been significantly reduced. If players wish to bring their own food for the break, this can be consumed in the bridge rooms. These changes are due to the different arrangements in place at the new bridge rooms.

When: 10:30am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Where: Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City.  Note that this event will be held in the new bridge rooms which are in the main sports park building, the other side of the car park from the old Bridge Centre. Parking is free if your car is registered with your entry or by email to
Cost: £14 per pair
Format: Approximately 32-36 boards will be played, with a break half-way through.
Eligibility: Players must be born in 1958 or earlier.
How to enter: Entries can be made online by clicking the button below.


Click here to enter


For more information contact the Tournament Secretary at