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Ross-on-Wye BC is now a virtual bridge club, with games on Monday evening at 7pm, also open to members of local clubs. For more infomation, see their website.

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Welcome to Herefordshire Bridge Association

  The online pairs on Thursday 12th November will be a heat of the Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs run by ECats. Unlike previous years, the table money will not include a donation.  

  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.  

  Donations will be consolidated and passed to ECats. Or you can make donations direct to Ecats (see their website for details).  


There will be weekly online pairs sessions on BBO every Thursday at 7pm, starting on 24th September. 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.


Dear fellow bridge players

The pandemic has brought widespread disruption over the last six months and while our county has fared better than other parts of the country, many families have suffered the loss of loved ones during this period.  On behalf of the committee I offer our sincere condolences.

Among many other restrictions, lockdown halted bridge at our clubs and there presently seems little reason to believe that this can resume until next year at the earliest.  Many of us have turned to playing online and as the days become shorter and the weather poorer, I hope more of you will wish to join us.  Ross BC run a pairs competition on Monday evenings and the HBA intends to begin events commencing in September to provide further opportunities to play.

In light of the possibility that many members would be unable to participate, your committee determined that this year’s AGM should be postponed until we are again able to meet in person.  Last year’s accounts (year to 31st July 2020) have been finalized and await audit. See the left hand menu for the unaudited accounts and a list of last season's trophy and prize winners.

Until we are able to meet again, keep safe, keep well and please, keep in touch.

Keith Stait

Chairman, HBA


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.


Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire A Team stanza 1
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire A Team stanza 2
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire B Team stanza 1
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire B Team stanza 2
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire C Team stanza 1
Gloucestershire V Herefordshire C Team stanza 2
Thursday Pairs
Thursday Pairs