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Bedfordshire Congress

CONGRATULATIONS   to JOHN LEAKE, who was in the team that came third at last weekends Bedfordshire Swiss Teams 




SARA BARNETT, who was in the team of eight in this HBA Competition that came first at St Albans last weekend 

This means that Sara will be in the team that goes to Represent Hertfordshire in the National Garden Cities competiton next year.


Welcome to Broxbourne Bridge Club
Contacting Club Members

Some members are not receiving emails from the club, this may be because you have ticked the box saying you do not want to receive emails. If you do  now want to receive emails you will have to go the the members only section of this website & alter it back to opt in . This is a function that only you can do.

What's App group: if you are one of the people that have joined BCL as a full member for a £1  & have joined our club page on there. I have started a group chat called Broxbourne. If you are not already in this chat group, please email me your monile number & name & I will add you, so that we can arrange games & info about the BCL  & BBO sites as they are being overwhelmed  at the moment but they are working hard to fix the problems 

My email address is 

Last updated : 28th Mar 2020 19:55 GMT

Online bridge

Bridge Club Live, is having BIG problems due to the overwhelming number of new members trying to join the site. It is hoping to rectify these problems soon, & so we will not be holding any club sessions until the site is running more smoothly.

If you have all become full members for a £1 you can now go in any time night & day & play with or without a partner, but it will be easier for you if you do arrange to play with a partner you know at first.

When you first log in, go to the MEMBERS tab at the top, click on it then choose ‘Clubs’ from the drop-down box, then scroll down until you see Broxbourne club & then register with us by clicking the link on the left of that page

To get you ready for our first ‘Club game’ (hopefully next Thursday. ) One day you & your partner go into the Office room , sit opposite each other and then one of you fill in an SSD ( convention card)  it can be fairly simple , like Standard Acol   or Benji Acol , Stayman, Transfers  Gerber   etc etc . then your partner agrees it, & that will be able to be seen by the ops when they come to play with you

It will be a good idea to go into the Social Room & play a few hands with your partner to get used to the way things work, it seems fiddly at first but you will pick it up.

Unfortunately the system is very  SLOW at the moment, & you may have trouble entering the rooms etc , they are working on it so please be patient. I will put notices on the website & send out further emails. PLEASE let everyone you think is not getting my emails contact me on so they can be put on the list


Last updated : 26th Mar 2020 20:31 GMT

Bridge Club Live

Last updated : 24th Mar 2020 11:25 GMT

In light of the recent developments The Committee has decided to CANCEL ALL BRIDGE SESSIONS  as from Today 16th March 2020, until further notice  ( please keep checking this website for updates )

We will try to reach every member by email, but it would help greatly if you could double check with your partner & anyone else you know that may not be on our email list to let them know of this news 

The Committee are really sad to have to have to make this decision , but the safety of all our members is our top priority 

Please all stay safe 

Last updated : 16th Mar 2020 10:36 GMT

The HBA  & the EBU have cancelled all upcoming competitions , Members who have pre-entered for any of these competitions will be contacted individually

Your committee is now in discussions about what action we should take to help keep our members safe , & further updates will be put up on this website if there are any further developments , but I personally would advise that any player over 70 years old who has a chronic  underlying respiratory or Heart condition considers whether it is wise for them to come to the club at this time 

Stay safe everyone


Last updated : 15th Mar 2020 20:05 GMT

CONGRATULATIONS again to  go to our very own 


Who came a very creditable THIRD place in a tough field  of 32 pairs  in the HBA Marjorie Lukyn Final that was held 6th March 2020 

Well done to both of you 

Last updated : 13th Mar 2020 13:31 GMT



After 16 years I have decided to call it a day.

My last one will be in Majorca saying at


Pierre + Vacances Hotel Vistamar Porto Colom

Half Board


2nd to 9th JUNE 2020


Air Fare and Transfers Included



Cost per person sharing a Twin Bedded Room £768

Cost per person in a single bedded room £943



Depart Jet 2 Stanstead 09.55 arrive Majorca 13.30

Depart Jet 2 Majorca 14.30 arrive Stanstead 16.05



A deposit of £275 per person is required to secure a place.


Booking forms available.

Last updated : 29th Aug 2019 15:4
Last updated : 2nd Mar 2020 16:42 GMT
EBU Harrogate Spring Congress

Huge Congratulations to our very own IAN KEMP for coming 4th  and winning a prize in a very competitive Swiss teams Comp at Harrogate last weekend 

This is one of the major EBU competitons of the year & there were 49 teams entered 

Also Congratulations goes to DENVER GORMAN who in his first Harrogate Congree came a very creditable 16th playing in the Pairs Comp  with a partner he had never played with before . There were 96 pairs in this very competitive field , so well done DENVER


Last updated : 25th Feb 2020 10:28 GMT

After an amazingly close match, this year's Humble Cup Final was tied after 42 boards! In a 4 board play-off, the Davies team just pipped the  Rawlins  team to take the trophy.

Hearty congratulations to our own IAN KEMP who was playing with Jackie Davis in the winning team  . The Humble cup is the Premier HBA  Teams competiton of the Year , and Ian has done very well to win it.

WELL DONE & Big Congratulations  to Ian  

Last updated : 25th Feb 2020 08:49 GMT

It has been decided by The Committee, to add one extra qualifying date to this competition making it FIVE dates to play but still with only THREE dates needed to qualify.

So to win this Cup you have to play at least 3 of the 5 dates with the same partner to qualify. This will enable pairs to miss 2  dates & still be able to count which we feel is fairer as it should allow more people to qualify .  The extra date  added is February 20th . If you play more than the 3 dates with one partner then the 3 best results will count.

The Calendar has now been updated  and  there are 2 other changes .The Teams Trophy is now on May 7th and  The Founder members Cup has been moved to August 20th 

The date of the CIN Sims has not yet been arranged 

Last updated : 13th Jan 2020 19:07 GMT

The Marjory Lukyn Charity Cup Qualifier was held last night & the top 50% of the field all quailify to go on to the Final , which will be held this year On FRIDAY 6th MARCH at  Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead.

Entry forms for this event are on the HBA website.  All players down to & including 8th place can apply.  This is one HBA competition that you can enter as many times as you like with different partners if you want to, so if you did not qualify last night you can look on the HBA website to see where more heats are being held

Last updated : 20th Sep 2019 10:00 BST
HBA Relaxed bridge Comp

Hertfordshire Bridge Assoc.

Invite You

To a Relaxed Duplicate Pairs Event

for newcomers and less experienced players
to duplicate bridge

 When      : Sun 1st September 2019, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
 Cost       : £6 per pair
 Where     :
Hatfield Heath Village Hall,

     Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath CM22 7EA

 Parking    : Free parking

 Enter      : via

menu, Competitions and Entry Forms or

turn up on the day.

  • All players are welcome but the event is specifically intended for those new to duplicate bridge, and the pace of play will be relaxed accordingly.
  • A stress free pairs competition of 18/20 boards for newcomers and less experienced club players.

Last updated : 23rd Aug 2019 19:14 BST
BROXBOURNE celebrate 50th Anniversary



Broxbourne Bridge Club, celebrated their 50th Anniversary with an all-day event in the wonderful setting of Brickendon Grange  Golf Club We started at 9.30am with welcome drinks + tea & coffee. There were 17 tables for the Bridge which started at 10am with a session of Duplicate Pairs. Then a wonderful Buffet 2 course meal which was enjoyed by all.  In the afternoon we had a Match Pointed Teams  session, which finished around 5pm just in time for our Tea and cakes.  Next we had the prizegiving, when our Sponsor Mr Simon Frost of GPFM Hertford came along to present the prizes.

The prize winners were

Pairs:  1st         Ian Kemp & Sara Barnett            2nd Mick Gray & Val Ballinger

Teams: 1st    Phil Taylor, Dominic Stone, Jenny & Steve King

Team: 2nd     Marie Webb, Chris Standon, Sheila McDonald , Angie Heini

Broxbourne Bridge Club has played for the last 50 years at the Broxbourne Sports Centre. We have at least 3 members who have played there for over 46 years. There are two sessions of Bridge, one on a Tuesday afternoon at 1.15pm and one on Thursday evening at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.  Our Anniversary day was expertly planned by the special ‘Party Committee’ of Stan our Chairman, Dick Roscoe, Ann Dunne, Sue Devine & Marion Haldane, we would like to thank them all for the wonderful day they gave us.

We would also like to thank Simon Frost from GPFM Financial Planners  Hertford who has been our sponsor now for several years buying our cards & other stationary and the most generous gift this year of our new dealing machine which we are just starting to use. Several of our Bridge players use Simon for their Financial advice, and they are all extremely pleased with his services and the results that they get when they use him.

I give below links to GPFM and Broxbourne Bridge Club

Last updated : 29th Jul 2019 10:28 BST

CONGRATULATIONS:  to the  winning team:

Joan Mills,   Peter Byford,  Sally Burnay,    Bernadette Mathias

Very wll done to you all

Last updated : 30th May 2019 08:53 BST
General Data Protection Regulations

Under the General Data Protection Regulations which come into force towards the end of May the club is obliged to have a published Privacy Notice. This can be accessed by clicking on Privacy Notice under the Information tab on the left of this page.

Members will also be asked to sign new membership application forms to ensure compliance with GDPR.

Last updated : 23rd Apr 2018 12:33 BST
Member Area of the Website
The Member Area of the website has now been set up. It includes telephone numbers and email addresses of members and also has a facility to download results on to your home computer if you wish to do so.

To access the Member Area, members will first need to register. To get a registration code, please email John Leake

Once you have received a registration code then go to the member area and enter your email address, a password of your choice and the registration code which has been sent to you.

You will then be able to access the Member Area at any time by signing on with your email address and password.
Last updated : 20th Feb 2013 17:35 GMT
Our Sponsor

Broxbourne  Bridge Club is sponsored by gpfm Financial Planners

gpfm have made generous donations to the purchase of club equipment

A number of club members use the services of gpfm

For more information about gpfm click here

Last updated : 24th Mar 2020 17:40 GMT


Peter Byford & Shangara Singh

On their good win in  an exciting battle with Ed & Sue to  win the AGM Cup 

Last updated : 28th Jun 2019 10:48 BST
Founder Members Cup


Sara Barnett & Ian Kemp,

who won the Founders Members Cup on the first night we used our new Tablets & dealing machine 


Last updated : 16th Aug 2019 22:26 BST

Congratulations to Ed & Sue on winning the handicap pairs.

The full result can be found on the News and Interest page


Last updated : 15th May 2019 10:06 BST
Club Championships


George Lock & Luigi Wiechula

 winners of the 2019 Club Championship


Last updated : 15th May 2019 09:28 BST


Phil Taylor & Mike Whittles who won the Founder Members Cup ,  making a final round late challenge to Stan Frost & Andy Holland who came a creditable Second



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