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Local clubs are restarting face-to-face bridge, but we will be continuing the Thursday evening BBO pairs for all local players who wish to continue playing online.

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Welcome to Herefordshire Bridge Association
Children in Need Sim Pairs on 11th November

The Herefordshire Clubs online pairs on Thursday 11th November will be a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs run by ECats. Collecting contributions is obviously going to be different this year. As it is not possible to do this through the BBO platform, we are inviting participants to make a contribution directly to our bank account or by cheque. Donations will be consolidated and passed to ECats. Or you can make donations direct to Ecats (see their website for details). The BBO session payment will be as usual.
Please make donations by bank transfer to Herefordshire Bridge Association 30-94-14 00325024, or send cheques made payable to ECats to Dave Weller, 15 The Pippins, Wilton, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BQ.  

Thank you in advance for your contributions to this worthwhile cause.


There will be weekly online pairs sessions on BBO every Thursday at 7pm. Entry is 3 BBO$.

These are open to all members of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire clubs, and other HBA members. They are EBU registered sessions 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 3 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 haven’t 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.

There are also YouTube videos that show the various processes being used. These can be found on the Ross-on-Wye Bridge Club home page.

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.


11th December 2021
Western League v Dorset (home)
RealBridge 2:00pm
15th January 2022
Western League v Cornwall (home)
RealBridge 2:00pm
12th February 2022
Western League v East Wales (home)
RealBridge 2:00pm
Western League v Wiltshire (away)
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Western League v Devon (away)