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Welcome to Broxbourne Bridge Club
Club Chairman

The committee has appointed John Leake as temporary chairman until the next AGM.

We plan to hold an AGM by September 2021 at the latest. The AGM will either be held in person or online depending on Covid restrictions.



Last updated : 23rd Mar 2021 16:05 GMT
Stan Frost
Stan Frost

It is with a very sad heart that I have to inform you that our Beloved Chairman Stan died on Saturday 13th February 2021. Stan was the most wonderful of men, everybody who knew him loved him, he had a heart of gold and he was Mr Broxbourne Bridge Club. Many hundreds of people first learned to play bridge under Stan & a lot of those pupils still play at the Cheshunt Club he started for beginners and at Broxbourne Club where he has played for nearly 50 years. The very heart of Broxbourne Bridge Club died this week. Our love & condolences go out to Sue, Stan's Wife who so many of us knew from all the holiday's that he organised & to Simon his son. Stan's funeral was held on March 17th. 

The club has donated £200 to Stan's chosen charity the RNLI.


Last updated : 23rd Mar 2021 16:01 GMT



We will be holding a REAL BRIDGE session  on Thursday afternoon's at 2.00pm, for all our members & all the members of any  local clubs that want to join us as guests, or any friend of a Member that plays bridge is welcome as a guest.  Broxbourne is hosting these new sessions but ALL clubs are welcome to join us in our separate REAL BRIDGE club . EBU master points  & NGS rankings will be given & the cost per game will be £3.00  each time you play 

You don't have to register or 'invite' your partner or have a Username as you do on BBO. Real bridge is run through the Broxbourne bridge website 

Before you play you have to pay your £3.00 you can do this at any time before you play even a few days beforehand if you want to.You do this by going to the tab on the left hand side of the homepage that says

'Pay for Real Bridge Duplicate' (it is directly under the Calendar tab) click on that (you can go in there anytime & have a look if you want) it will remember your credit cards details for ease of paying next time if you tick the box that says you want them to remember your details,box will click up that says  PAY NOW £3.00 Click on that ,

Enter your name , email address, country & MOBILE telephone number (remember to leave the first 0 off your telephone number as you normally do when it has +44  ( the international code for the UK in front of the number) ie. my phone number is +44  7785247234

Then it asks you for your card number /end date/ CVV no ( last 3 digits on the back of your card/ and Postcode(no spaces)/ Click the save my details for future

If you want to pay for yourself & your partner just click the RED button on the 'Pay for Realbridge' Tab 

Then click  pay. You will get an email as a receipt of the payment every time you have paid 

The NEXT TIME YOU PLAY PLEASE HAVE YOUR MOBILE PHONE SWITCHED ON & BY YOUR SIDE as for convenience once you put your email address in you get the option to have a number sent by text to your phone (OTP) type that number into the box on the payment screen and then it takes the money automatically. It is all VERY safe so no worries. If you have ANY problems with this phone me & I will talk you through the process , if you have no mobile phone it just means you have to put your credit card details in each time to pay.

If you have not received an email from Gary this means you haven't paid ,(as you get one every time you pay) get in touch with me if having problems paying , once it is all set up, it will be very easy every week  

If you have paid and then find you cannot play, your £3 can be carried forward to next weeks event you do not lose it . 

Then to enter the session from about 1pm on Thursday you just click on' Calendar' on the left of the homepage , click on "More Info", then you will see the session key link, just click on the link,  Fill in your real name & your EBU number (ID no) will take you in to the room,  where you wait for your partner or sit down at a table until they come in.

Gary our TD knows we are all new to this and is on hand to help throughout  Gary will be online from 1.30pm to help if you have a problem

This is new for all of us , myself included , but so many people are changing over to this Real Bridge & liking it, I hope we give it a good chance 

One BIG difference is that the bidding is like we play at the club. You no longer alert your own bids, your partner does it , ie if your partner opens 1NT you just say weak ( or strong)

If they open 2 Hearts you say weak( or strong) as you would at the club 

Here is a link so that you can test your camera/Mic out before  Thursday ( it is possible to play without a mic& camera , but you have to use the chat , & you will not hear what everyone is saying . A webcam is very reasonable price , & an excellent christmas present for you )

RealBridge - Camera Test


Last updated : 15th Mar 2021 16:38 GMT

Our events will run on BBO on Tuesday  afternoons at 1.15 pm and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

  • Starting from Tuesday April 28th  1.15pm   & Wednesday April 29th 7pm ( Please note the earlier evening start time)We will initially play 18 boards in two or three board rounds; everyone will start each round at the same time, just as we do in face to face. The scoring is also the same as our usual club pairs i.e.match points. Every one plays the same board at the same time in each round, so the result you see is the result you made on the board when everyone has played it .

  • Table money will be $3.00  BB$ per person per event 

  •  The results will be posted on the Broxbourne  website ( results)20 mins after the event , may be next morning in an evening event, but results are on the BBO site immediately after we have finished playing they will  be sent to the EBU for  P2P , MP's & NGS rating

  • Mp's are awarded to the top pairs 

  • FIRST thing to do is get a partner for the event ( contact & a partner will be found of similar skill level 

  • BUY SOME BB$ dollars..this can be bought using the BBO$ tab at the top of the screen , purchase an amount ( I suggest £10 worth to get started) ask for it to 'roll over' if you  like then it is like an Oyster card , a pre-paid card that 'tops up' once it runs out .

  • Then you are set for the first game

  • The process to enter on the day  is as follows:

  • The event will appear 2 hours before the start time, so 11.15 for Tuesdays and 17.00 for Wednesday evenings

  •  Register for the tournament,, Go to VIRTUAL Clubs,  Then acroll down  to 'EBU Clubs'  

  • Scroll down to' Broxbourne Pairs ' ( or type Brox in the search box at the top) Click on Brobourne  then you get the box come up asking you to invite your partner , fill your partners Username in there , & invite them to play with you . a small yellow box in the bottom right hand corner of the screen will show you if your partner has accepted , or you may get the message, 'Your invitation has timed out'  if so check your partner is online , then if they are ,just repeat the invite again , keep watching until you get that yellow message bottom right of your  screen to make sure they have accepted & you are registered 

  • BOTH players need to be online  at the same time  to  register, once you have registered  if you are not going to sit in front of the computer then  log off from BBO, ( as BBO logs you off if you are inactive for about 20-30 mins)  after that  both players need to  log in again  10-15 mins  before the start of the tournament, and BBO will then seat them automatically

  • As a precaution about 10 mins before the game starts , click on the Broxbourne Club link & it should tell you that you are registered for the event, now you know that your registration went through OK 

  • You will need to know the Username of your partner to register them as your partner . I have posted a list of everyone's names & Usernames on this  Broxbourne website ( please check if your details are correct)

  • A good idea is to make your partners a 'friend'  so you know when they come online . How you do this is 
  • Click on the 'People' tab on the right of your screen, click on 'search at the top of the screen,  put your partners Username in the search tab at the bottom of the screen, a list will come up , click on your partners name & when their profile comes up , use the tab that says 'relationship' to change it to 'follow' this means that you will see everytime they are online 

  To follow the scoring , click on the 'HISTORY' tab on the right  hand side of your screen, to see what happened when others in the club played it, click on 'Other Tables' at the top of the score card , when all the tables have played the board you will have a final score & % for the board 

If we have a half Table, Gary our TD will use a pair of ROBOTS , these play a 2/1 system & every bid they make will be explained to you as they bid . They play very fast as their bidding is automatic , do not be put off by this take your time . You do not have to self alert any of your bids when playing against 2 robots . They may win but they do not count for mp's etc 

 Contact me with any problems or if you a need partner , the MOST important thing is to have fun, we will be playing only against our local clubs players EVERYONE is new to this, so don't worry ask for help Gary our TD will help you , & I hope you all enjoy playing in our 'Virtual Club'



BBO Quick Start – a video that gives a tour of the BBO screen and how a lot of the features work.WELL worth looking at : The second video is a short one explaining SELF ALERTING


Last updated : 6th Jun 2020 12:19 BST
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Sheila Evans:              GoonerGirl                 107717

John Leake:                strand333                   409186

Sheila Macdonald        Tillybean                   83746

George Lock -             Hogbasher                  416318

Shangara Singh -        Shangara                    463949

Amanda Barnes -         AtwoB                       043281

John Hirons -               Snorih                        111069

Phil Taylor -                philip0504                   445415

Mike Whittles -            grumps57                   114028

Ed Devine -                 EXD                             438148

Sue Devine -               SueBrox                      438147

Ray Cole                     rayjc1                          444961

Alan James                 dormagen                   461246

Dick Roscoe:               DickCM23                  76670

Dominic Stone             dastone                      452522

Beryl Eales                kenland                       412150 

Mike Klein                   Mikeklein                    489304

Beryl Brown                BeloBrown                465333

Colin  Brown              colboy                         485876

Andy Holland               ahamberley               484850

Pat Cooper                 PatsyCoop                  409387

Angie Heini                 Angiebrox                   106563

Denver Gorman             Denver 53                        492323

Luigi Wiechula               teofilw                            477447

Stan Frost                     Froststa1                         90094

Mike Carn                     Mike134                       483019

David Turner                DTRichmond                 305143

Mike Hunt                   vitchomick                 114405

Jan Godbold               MontyLab                    417283

Janice Ford                 janiceford                   491356

Marion Haldane          bullyblake                   445406

Kate Howland             KateH49                      35749

Patrick Holden           MelnolaB                     84858

Anne Dunn                  aedunn                        438150

Jim Maxey                  Vitalades                     30634

David Valentine          DValentine                  505414

David Kenton             DaviKOB                     505413

Peter Byford               Peterofwar                 413469

Chris Horder               Chrisart39                  401109

Ruth Shinebaum        Ruthess1                    487890

Pat Flavell                  Billypat                       438351

Sara Barnett               sara114                      305919

Howard Connor          howardcon         445403

Dorothy Connor         dorothycon        115585

Marcia Scane              musiciana             492516

Joan Mills                    JoanBDX                     85288

Ronald Morley            rocketworm

Pat Quayle                  cromergirl                  116434

Paul Quayle                cromer                 116435

Nick Cotton           RWensum          489852

Carol Fisk             cpf48                     518587

Ian Kemp           samulti                  117577

John Davies           jdwgc               473963

Pam McAllister        pamherts           305927

Pat Sands               Patsands         478296

Hazel Miles            hazel888            56773

Bernadette Matthias     Bosscat       469107

Barry Foord               barryfoord          477583

Robert Scane           garnet7           492515

John Metcalfe        johnbrox1          474138

Gill Sugrue             GillLydia2          308244  

Shirley Bull             shirlBXB            401774

IIan Bainbridge       ianbainbri          490517

Keith Harrington    Keith1745           425371

Hazel Fricker          Hazeee               416310

Kay Vowles            kaycalling           473942

Alan Deeley          N17UDE               35138

Eddie Cirket          CAAJ                  85421

Gill Cunningham     Gillchodd     401562

Sally Burnay          SallyBu            82435

laylalauri                  Jan Cook             438146

Suman Rai              Cinnamong            425165

Geoff Vowles            Geoffav                473943

David Lock               Icantou                 111436

David leake                LeakeyD            496581

 David Woodhead           DWoodhea             00519792


Last updated : 6th Nov 2020 19:09 GMT
BBO membership

From November 1st 2020 all  registered players  who play on BBO in the Broxbourne clubs sessions on Tuesdays & or Wednesdays, will need to pay the yearly fee of £5  to   Broxbourne Bridge Club acc   ( business account if your bank asks)  HSBC   acc no 31378287   sort code  40-23-10  Please make sure your full name is the Reference so we know who has paid 

New members wishing to join Broxbourne BBO must first register with myself Sheila Evans  at giving their Username & EBU number  & then pay the £5 membership fee 


Last updated : 23rd Mar 2021 15:58 GMT
Tony Clayton RIP

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you that Tony Clayon has passed away , after  never really recovering from a large Heart operation  he had last April.

Tony was a much loved member of the club and played there for over 30 years. He was the kindest and most gentlemanly man, who was loved by all who knew him & he will be greatly missed.

Broxbourne BC has sent a cheque for £50 from us all to The Isobel  Hospice in memory of Tony 

Last updated : 29th Oct 2020 11:26 GMT
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.

Sheila Evans has started a Whatsapp group called Broxbourne for members who want to arrange online bridge games.

If you want to be added to the group then contact her at 

Last updated : 2nd Apr 2020 10:56 BST

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
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

Well done to our very own  Marion Haldane & John Metcalfe  & Marcia & Robert Scane

Who came 15 th & 16 th respectively out of 106 pairs  in the KCBA EBU EASTER FESTIVAL pairs comp last weekend

Earning approx 600 mp's overall 


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