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. 

Venues for county events
Venues for HBA Competitions

Bridge Centre, Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XE 

is in Stanborough Road. Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4 and follow the signs for town centre. At the second roundabout the Sports Park is signposted on the right. Until February 2019 the Bridge Centre is on the first floor of the Sports Hall which is at the northern end of the complex. There is a passenger Lift. From March 2019 the venue will be moving to new bridge rooms which are in the main sports centre building on the other side of the car park.

Car parking at the Sports Park is free to bridge players provided that your car details are registered with the bridge club: this can be done when entering the event or by contacting the tournament secretary. If you haven't registered your car in advance then you will need to notify reception on arrival as well as adding your name to the list in the bridge club.

South Sports Hall, Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ

On the A10 from the north or the south, take the junction marked "Ware A1170" towards Ware. Hint: Ignore other signposts on the A10 to Ware. After the A10 slip road roundabout/s, follow the signs to Wodson Park which is on the left after a few hundred yards. There is ample free parking in the grounds of the Park. The ground floor South Sports Hall is approached via the main entrance to the sports centre.

Bennetts End Community Centre,  Gate Croft, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9LZ

From junction 8 on the M1, take the dual carriageway towards Hemel Hempstead town centre and at the 3rd roundabout, turn left into Bennetts End Road. At the end, turn right, and then right again. The Community Centre and Gate Croft are almost immediately on the left. Our event will take place in the large ground floor hall. Car parks behind the Centre and the surgery beyond and also in the shopping centre opposite.

Bushey Sports Club (also known as the Metropolitan Police Sports Club), Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR

From junction 5 on the M1 take A41 South, then at Toby Carvery roundabout turn right into Aldenham Road. Go straight on at the lights passing John Lloyd Sports Centre on your right and very shortly Bushey Sports Club is on your left. Opposite Queens School.

Hatfield Heath Village Hall, Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath,CM22 7EA

From junction 7 on the M10, take the A414 north towards Bishops Stortford and Sawbridgeworth and turn right at the 4th roundabout on to the B183. Continue until the end of the B183, the junction with Stortford Road (A1060) and turn left. The Village Hall is on the right after 100 yards or so. Alternatively, at the main crossroads on the A414 in Sawbridgeworth, turn into Station Road, continue past Sawbridgeworth station for about 2 miles and bear right at the junction with Stortford Road. The Village Hall is on the left after 100 yards or so. Ground floor hall. Adjacent car park on site.