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Hitchin Charity Donation

Since lockdown started and the Hitchin Bridge Club were forced to hold all their bridge sessions online, they dedicated one session each week as a fundraiser for the Garden House Hospice.

They invited members of all nearby clubs - many of whom could not hold online sessions - to take part and usually had 20 tables.

Last Christmas, they presented them with a cheque for £3,800. In October, they surpassed this and were able to follow up with a further £4,600.

A great effort by all concerned.

John Mathews

We are sorry to hear that John Mathews passed away suddenly on Tuesday 12th October. John was an absolute stalwart of St Albans Bridge Club, as well as being a member of many other clubs, and until recently was their Chairman. John also served quite recently on the HBA Committee. He was a familiar face at the bridge table across Hertfordshire and beyond, and had many successes including winning the Desmond Flockhart Trophy in recent years.  He will be sorely missed.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of October 2nd are available here..

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions. Click here.. to see the full September list.

Club Directors - click here for useful information on training courses and updated flowcharts.

Youth - new handbook and safeguarding policies also applicable for vulnerable adults,

EBED are here to help you. 

This website provides details of all bridge clubs that are affiliated to the County Assoc and the EBU
Forthcoming HBA Events

All HBA events (excluding the joint Green Pointed events with Essex) in 2021/2 will be FREE for all players whose primary county affiliation is to Hertfordshire.

Players still need to pre-enter as usual. There is no limit on entries.

All the HBA events listed below will be staged on RealBridge.

Mixed Pairs: Friday 29th October at 7:00pm  Click here.. for details

Club Winners Cup: Friday 12th November at 7:00pm  Click here.. for details

7-High Pairs: Sunday 21st November at 2:00pm  Click here.. for details

Desmond Flockhart Trophy: Sunday 5th December at 2:00pm  Click here.. for details

To view the full calendar of the 2021-22 events, click here..

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

The Tollemache Cup is the inter-county championships for teams of eight.  This year the qualifying round of the competition will be held on Realbridge on November 13th and 14th.

The following team has been selected to represent Hertfordshire:

David Eddleston (Captain) & Steve Allen
Celia & Derek Oram
Alan Kay & Dave Walker
Peter Clark & Simon Mostyn
Tom Dessain & Tugrul Kaban
Antony Golding & Francis Morton

I am sure we all will wish them every success in this prestigious competition.

Roger Edmonds
Chair of Selectors

Bridge Lessons This Autumn

With lockdown restrictions lifting, several Herts clubs are planning to hold courses for Beginners and Improvers starting late September / early October. They also will be putting on supervised-play sessions where you can discuss the hands after playing them and see how things might have gone.  Click here.. for more details.

Marjorie Lukyn Charity 2021-22
Marjorie Lukyn Charity 2021-22

At the AGM, members voted for Stand By Me to be our Marjorie Lukyn charity for 2021/2.  Stand By Me are a local charity providing and protecting the health of bereaved children and young people in North Herts and Stevenage.

Rose Bowl 2021

A very big "Well Done" to Denis King & Jim Niblett and Mike Fawcett & Roger Forster, winners of this year's Rose Bowl held on October 10th.

Click here.. for Results.

Herts-Essex September Congress
Herts-Essex September Congress

Congratulations to the September Congress winners:

Swiss Pairs: Fiona & Paul Littlewood
Click here.. for Results.

Swiss Teams: Robert Plumley & Jackie Davies, Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke
Click here.. for Results.

Senior Pairs

Congratulations to Dinesh Nathwani & Kiku Lester, winners of the 2021 Senior Pairs on September 7th.
Click here.. for Results. 

Herts-Essex July Congress

Hearty congratulations to the Congress winners:

Swiss Pairs: Hazel Miles & Ian Kemp.  
Click here.. for Results.

Swiss Teams: Warner Solomon, IanWalsh, Joe and Gillian Fawcett.  
Click here.. for Results.


National Inter-County League Finals

The above was held on Sunday 11th July and Hertfordshire’s B Squad had a storming victory.   Our C Squad also qualified for the finals and came 3rd in their division.

Very well done to all concerned.

The full result is available here.. 

Sunday 4th July Herts v Essex

A Team 12-8
B Team Won 15-5
C Team Drew 10-10

Another strong result for Hertfordshire leaving all teams well placed in the league tables.