The Thursday evening BBO pairs for all local players will continue for the foreseeable future.

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Welcome to Herefordshire Bridge Association
Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Event

This year's event will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2023. There will be Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday.

For an entry form in word (for attaching to an email) or a pdf (for sending by post) please click on "Competition Entry Forms".


There will be weekly online pairs sessions on BBO every Thursday at 7pm. Entry is 4 BBO$.

These are open to all members of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire clubs, and other HBA members. They are EBU registered sessions, played with EBU regulations, with master points and NGS.

To participate there are three basic requirements:

  • You must be registered on BBO;
  • You have a deposit of†at least 4 BB$†in your BBO account;
  • You need to be pre-registered for these sessions. This only needs to be done once. If you have already registered for the Ross-on-Wye Virtual Bridge Club, you will automatically be registered, so just turn-up and play.
    Otherwise, you must inform Chris Chowney at that your partnership intend to play AND supply your BBO log-on names and EBU numbers.

To find detailed instructions on using BBO, and how to join these sessions, choose the menu item "Online Bridge".

If you havenít played online bridge before this could be an opportunity to start. We are also offering help on playing on BBO. If you are interested, contact us through the website (under menu item "Information") or email Chris Chowney.

The difference from face-to-face bridge that most people struggle with is "self-alerting" so please check this out.

Thanks to Ross and Newent Bridge Clubs for providing most of the documentation.


Herefordshire Bridge Association is affiliated to the EBU, and is the umbrella organisation for the clubs in Herefordshire.

For a list of local clubs, use the "Local Clubs" menu option.

The HBA organises a programme of competitions that run from September to June each year.

It also enters teams into inter-county events, including the Western League.


All county competitions are open to full and dual members of the County Association. The restricted competitions (based on master point ranking) may also be open to non-EBU members.



If you are interested in learning bridge, please look at the list of local clubs (see Menu option above left) to find one near you that does teaching.

The English Bridge Education and Development website ( has a lot of information about learning bridge.


25th June 2023
Midland Counties Challenge Bowl
22nd July 2023
Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Swiss Pairs
23rd July 2023
Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Swiss Teams
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Avocet Cup Overall
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