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EBU forum for Tournament Directors

Following the recent change in the Laws, the EBU have set up an online forum for TDs -  this is open to everyone whether a qualified director or not. It may be found at https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum

To log in for the first time

If you click on a restricted page you will be taken to a login window with a [Forgotten Password] button. You should enter your email address and click [Forgotten Password]. If this is a valid address (i.e. registered with the Club), you will be sent a pre-assigned password. Please then re-enter your email address in the login window, and the password, and click the [Logon] button. You can use the [Account] Tab to change the password to one of your own choice.

Welcome to Harlow Knights B C
Our Club
Our Club

Harlow Knights Bridge Club meets every Friday evening at the Cooks Spinney School in Harlow where we play duplicate pairs most weeks and teams of four every second Friday of the month. Founded in the 1970s, the club was originally known as ‘Harlow Non-Smokers’ but we changed our name to Harlow Knights when smoking became less of an issue and to honour Ray Knight, one of the founders of the club.

We welcome all players hoping to improve their game and wishing to join a club where they will be encouraged in a friendly atmosphere. We would like to inspire all our members to improve their standard, and we support them to go on and play in County and National events.  

We are affiliated to both the EBU and the Hertfordshire Bridge Association.

Geoff Vowles, Chairman

Club temporarily closing because of Coronavirus

Following further advice from the Government, the EBU and Hertsbridge, Harlow Knights Bridge Club is cancelling all sessions with immediate effect until further notice.  The Committee will be regularly reviewing the situation and will notify members when the club can re-open, by email and via this website. 

For those who cannot go without a fix of bridge please see the EBU website for online games you can play whilst these difficult times last. 

Play club bridge online!

Bridge Club Live (BCL), which is a website where you can play bridge online, has set up a new facility for clubs that have had to close down because of corona virus. You can play as much or as little (minimum 4 boards) as you like in the DIDO (drop in, drop out) tournament, day or night. You can also play in other tournaments and play teams. As well as being able to play in any of the various bridge games they run 24/7, there will be a page specifically for our club where you can check out other Harlow Knights' members' aliases so you can choose to partner them, and there will be a ladder of HK players as a subset of the overall tournament results. You can read BCL's press release here https://www.bridgeclublive.com/BCL_PressRelease_01.asp , and from there view their home page and other information. Please note that to use the club-specific features you must be a full member, which is £5.99 per month. 

We hope that members will see this as a good way of keeping their hand in (excuse the pun!) until such time as we are able to start up again. 

Programme for 2020-21

Please note the programme is currently suspended and will be re-formatted in due course

The programme for 2020-21 starting in April 2020 can be found here Programme 2020-21.pdf . We have broadly followed the format of previous years. However please note there are 2 teams nights (April and May) which fall on bank holidays, and so for these two months the teams will be played on the third, rather than second, Friday of the month. 

Following the popularity of the Handicap Teams introduced in 2019/20, we are introducing another prize for less experienced pairs. The Club's Championship Pairs (a 2 session event in September) will comprise not just the usual 'all-comers' competition, but also have a prize for the highest placed pair who have a combined NGS rating of 18 or less, neither player to be higher than 10. The winners of the 'all-comers' will not be eligible for this prize, irrespective of their NGS ratings.    

We hope you will enjoy the programme. If you have any suggestions for more or different competitions, please discuss them with anyone on the Committee.

Subscriptions and table money for 2020/21 will remain unchanged at £10 p.a. and £3 table money (£4 for visitors). 

Finding a partner

We do not offer a hosting service but if you need a partner for a particular evening we will try to find one for you. Please contact us on harlowknightsbridgeclub@gmail.com - preferably by Weds - and we will email around to other members to ask if anyone is available. You must be willing to give your contact details (either a phone number or an email) so that people may contact you direct.

Scores and results

We aim to publish results on our website and submit to the EBU website on the same day as we play, or by the following Monday at the latest. If you have a query about a score, please let the scorer know as soon as possible.

The results section of our web site has lots of additional information on your own individual performance. To help you get the most from this results service please click Accessing personal performance information.pdf to open the instructions on how to access this extra information.

Calendar
3rd April 2020
Cancelled
10th April 2020
Closed
17th April 2020
Cancelled
24th April 2020
Cancelled
Results
Teams 12
Director: Ian Kemp
Scorer: Kay Vowles
Trophy/Handicap Pairs 13
Trophy/Handicap Pairs 12