Having trouble getting to today's/tomorrow's HIWCBA event (eg traffic or illness)? Then please phone us on 07305 077991. Thank you.
16th/17th March 2019 Hampshire Congress - Otterbourne near Winchester - Green Points - Enter Now To Avoid Disappointment
You may also wish to enter :
(See link & calendar for dates) : Pottage Cup Heats
27th October Petersfield Bridge Club Blue Point Swiss Teams
28th October Blue Point Dorset Swiss Teams at Allendale Bridge Club : The FLEMMICH Cup
29th October - 2nd Nov Simple Systems : HIWCBA Sim Pairs Competition Entry
4th November second of this seasons Dave Huggett Seminars
11th November HIWCBA Jubilee Team of Eight Competition Entry
2nd December HIWCBA Wessex/Bloxsom Swiss Teams Competition Entry
16th December HIWCBA YuleTide Mini Swiss Teams Competition Entry
Alternatively are you interested in teaching and/or learning bridge - then try Seminars / Learn / Teach Bridge
If you are new and nervous about entering tournaments then try one of the HIWCBA events in Romsey - we are always friendly.
Last weekend saw two HIWCBA members - Peter Crouch & Jeremy Dhondy - who had both competed in the first HIWCBA event of the season (the candover teams), shun the second (the HIWCBA Mixed and married pairs at Crosfield hall - see below) in order to compete in the BGB Gold Cup finals - with the equivalent result to our own candover teams result. i.e. Peter's team triumphed over Jeremy's team who were runners up. Congratulations and well done to both. Hopefully this will inspire more HIWCBA teams to enter the competition - although in practice some dont get very far!
Congratulations to Madeline Lawson & Mahmood Nurmohamed (above left) winners of the mixed and married pairs in a busy Romsey on 14th October (Lots of cars in the car park and lots of enjoyable bridge in the crosfield hall). Richard & Christine Ray (above right), retained the married pairs trophy for the third year in a row although only 4th on the day with Angela Clark & Rob Paton and Jenny Ashby & Rick Assad also ahead of them.
It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of John Moore on Monday 1st October. He will be sadly missed. The funeral is for close family only. Follow link for full obituary.
The 2018-2109 HIWCBA season is now upon us and has has started with an exciting, well directed Candover Teams (full results here), in 'Danish' teams format which worked flawlessly and resulted in the top four teams being within 5 Vps of each other with one match to go. Team Cowling (Miles Cowling & Bob McRobert, Peter Crouch & Geoff Oldfield) triumphed, beating Team Lamont by more than Team Dhondy beat Team Baker. Congratulations to all and especially the director Mike Kinsey who somehow also managed to play in the event.
The winning team were not photographed at the event but some 2017-18 trophies were presented at tea - see above.
All county league and knockout competitions have been drawn and all HIWCBA events up until the end of 2018 can be entered now (as highlighted above) The first Dave Huggett seminar takes place on the 30th September - these seminars are always enjoyed by all who attend - so dont miss out. The next HIWCBA pairs event in Romsey - the mixed and married pairs - is coming up on the 14th October. The HIWCBA simple systems competitions in clubs also occurs at the end of october - clubs please confirm when you wish to hold a heat,
Congratulations to all HIWCBA members who achieved success in 2017-2018. This includes all HIWCBA trophy winners, plus remember:
The Petersfield team of 8 (Steve Preston,James Clark, Mike Fithyan,Tony Truluck,Gabriel Hearst,Mike Kinsey, Lilias Lamont,Andrew Doye) reached the final of the Garden Cities trophy.
The HIWCBA Tollemache team (Jeremy Dhondy,Andy Hughes,Sonia Zakrzewski,Gareth Birdsall, Jeremy Baker,Guy Lawrenson,Steve Preston,Dave Huggett, Adam Dunn and Graham Allan) reached the Tollemarche Final.
and in other ebu reported events since June:
Andy Hughes's Crockfords Team reached the Crockords final, although the team seemed to miss Andy's leadership in the final.
Andy Hughes & Jeremy Dhondy finished 7th in the EBU summer meeting main pairs event.
Bill Taylor was part of the winning team in the riviera congress.
and any others the webmaster has unintentionally missed/forgotten.
We have provided a simple systems convention card, which you may wish to use.
From June 2016 webmaster policy is to highlight names of primary HIWCBA members with public NGS grades & report on their notable achievements in HIWCBA events, national events & neighbouring county events, in addition to reporting HIWCBA events & major HIWCBA club events & news.