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F2F Guidance
F2F Guidance

In light of the recent update from the UK Government (8th Dec), the EBU are recommending that clubs playing face-to-face should wear face coverings in line with the following Government guidelines: "From Friday 10 December the public, and staff in public facing areas, are required to wear face coverings in settings that include community centres (including village halls), youth centres, members clubs and social clubs".

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

HBA Committee Meeting

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

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.

10 High Club Teams: Sunday 30th January at 2:00pm 
Click here.. for details

Eccles Cup: Friday 25th February at 7:00pm 
Click here..
for details

10 High Pairs: Friday 25th March at 7:00pm 
Click here..
for details

Championship Pairs Final: Sunday 24th April at 2:00pm 
Click here..
for details

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

Humble Plate

Entries are invited for the Humble Plate; this is a teams competition played on BBO. The closing date for registering is Sunday Feb 13th and the first round matches must be complete by March 13th.  Click here.. for full details.

Humble Cup

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Humble Cup is:

  1.  Oram vs Rawlins
  2. Golding vs Edmonds
  3. Francis Eddleston vs Button
  4. Bernard Eddleston vs Eyre

 A further draw will be done to determine the semi-final line-up.

The latter stages will all be knockout and matches will be played on BBO unless both teams agree to use a different platform.  All knockout matches should comprise 24 boards.

The subsequent rounds are to be completed by the following dates: Feb 13th, Mar 13th, Apr 10th & May 1st for the final.

Further Afield
Date Event Details
Sunday 6th March at 11am Kent One Day Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

On RealBridge.   7 x 7 board matches with a break of 45 minutes after match 3.  Click here to enter.

For links to other counties' websites - click here

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.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy

This year's competition was won by Helen Robinson, Martin Lerner, Jill Mumford, John Eyre, Roy Button, Graham Lay, Tim Nash and Arni Anidjar-Romain. Congratulations for a fine result. They will now represent Hertfordshire in the Garden Cities Trophy.

7-High Pairs

A very big 'well done' to Jennifer Newsom & Lisa McSweeney who won the 7 High Pairs event on November 21st by a very clear margin indeed.  For the Results, click here..

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

An outstanding performance by the Herts team saw them win 10 and draw one of their 15 matches against other counties. This competition is the inter-county championship for teams of eight team and Herts have now qualified for the final in February.

Club Winners Cup

Congratulations to Mark Burton & Dave Tookey, winners of the Club Winners Cup on November 12th.
Click here.. for Results.

Mixed Pairs

The Mixed Pairs on Oct 29th was won by Celia & Derek Oram who add yet another victory their already impressive list and with a huge winning score, far ahead of the rest of the field.  Click here.. for Results.

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.