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Welcome to Hatfield Heath Bridge Club
About the Club
About the Club

Hatfield Heath Bridge Club has been in existence for over 40 years. It originated in the homes of a group of friends in the neighbouring village of Little Hallingbury and expanded to the well appointed village hall at Hatfield Heath.

The objective of the club is to play competitive bridge in a friendly atmosphere.  We cater for different levels of skill, with the more experienced members playing in the main hall and newer players in a smaller room of 4 or 5 tables for a few months. When they feel ready to join with the main club they are assured of a warm welcome.

We have been operating our own version of the EBU’s Better Behaviour at Bridge since opening and the emphasis being upon friendliness, our Directors are instructed to interpret the rules (where possible) in the most lenient of ways.

Michael Shine (Chairman)

CONGRATULATIONS Michael and Adrienne

Michael and Adrienne were members of the team that won the Eastern Counties League. Well done both of you.

EBU PROMOTIONS

CONGRATULATIONS to the following members on their EBU ranking promotions;

Alan Deeley - Life Master

Gill Little - 2 Star Master

Dave Langridge - County Master

HHBC Quiz night is back!

ADVANCED NOTICE: HHBC QUIZ NIGHT - 3 FEBRUARY 2024 - Prompt start at 7.30.

After the success of 'bring your own food' in 2023, our quiz night in 2024 will have the same format. Eddie and Michael are brimming with questions to test our knowledge so book your table now. Tables of up to 8 players, 5 a head.

There will be a break half way through for you to enjoy the refreshments you bring with you. Snacks or a 3-course meal with tablecloth and candelabra. Your choice!!

There have been some recent changes to the BLUE BOOK which is the handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings.  These changes are outlined in the Ask Robin section on pages 34/35 of the September edition of the EBU magazine that all members received recently.

The changes involve what bids are announced or alerted and what defines a strong opening bid.  The article explains these changes in detail.

There is a summary chart on the EBU website that details what bids need alerting or announcing.  

 

The following links might help:

EBU magazine - September 22

Announcements Summary table

Or if you would like to peruse the whole Blue Book it is here.

END OF SUMMER SEASON 2022

The two summer individual competitions (main and handicap) are now completed and placings can be seen in the Competitions tab on the left hand menu bar.  Well done to all who took part.

As these two competitions require players to play, and score, with at least two other players the eligible players that came in the first four in both competitions are shown in the Final Summer Results tab.

Congratulations to the prize winner of the main event - Michael Shine and to the winner of the Handicap - Tim Potter.

 

 

NEW ITEM - LESSONS START IN SEPTEMBER

Bridge lessons are available from our qualified bridge teacher.  See Education for details.

 

 

Getting the most from the Results

The results section of our new web site has lots of additional information on your personal performance on the night. It is obvious speaking to some of the members that they do not realise that this exists. So to help you get the most from the new results service, please click below to open the instructions on how to access this extra information.  You can also find what we used to call the 'Butler Rankings' for the teams' sessions.  These are now calculated using Cross-IMPs which Eddie assures us is a better way of doing it!

Pairs ranking in teams.pdf

Results
Winter 18
Scorer: Adrienne Tinn
winter 17
Scorer: Adrienne Tinn
winter 16
Scorer: Adrienne Tinn