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Some local clubs are playing online and some face-to-face bridge. Please see the club websites for more information. The Thursday evening BBO pairs for all local players will continue to be online.

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Welcome to Herefordshire Bridge Association




Sarah Mathews receiving the Dimmie Fleming Award from Keith Stait (County Chairman) on behalf of the EBU.


This award is given by the EBU to recognise a long and valuable contribution to county bridge.




Sarah Mathews has been closely involved with bridge in Herefordshire for the last 25yrs, a teacher of hundreds of new bridge players, founder of The Birches Bridge Club, and as the organiser and administrator of many significant county events from the early 1990s into the 2010s. And she is the first person in Herefordshire to win this award since it began in 1985.

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.


12th February 2022
Western League v East Wales (home)
RealBridge 2:00pm
12th March 2022
Western League v Somerset (away)
RealBridge 2:00pm
2nd April 2022
Western League v Avon (home)
RealBridge 2:00pm
Western League v Cornwall (home)
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Western League v Dorset (home)
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Western League v Wiltshire (away)