Release 2.19o
Returning to Face-to-Face Bridge

With Covid restrictions lessening, the return of face-to-face bridge now seems a little nearer than it did a couple of months ago and the EBU have provided some timely guidance to help clubs plan for restarting when the situation allows.

For the full details, see the EBU website - click here..

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of July 24th are available here..

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

Marjorie Lukyn Charity for 2020-21 Season

The HBA charity for the 2020-21 season is DENS ( Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter ).Their aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. They ensure individuals have access to temporary and short-term accommodation, and individuals and families have access to emergency food and provisions. They provide accommodation options to support people to move on and sustain their own tenancy and they provide advice and training; empowering people to develop their skills and build confidence.

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

The 2021 AGM will be held on Sunday 26th September at 2:00pm. A formal notice will be posted shortly.

Please note that nominations for Officers and Committee members & Motions for Debate must be submitted by email to the HBA Secretary by 29th August 2021.  Click here.. for full details.

HBA has decided that 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.

Senior Pairs: Tuesday 7th September at 10:30am  Click here.. for details

Swiss Pairs: Saturday 18th September 2021 at 12:00

Swiss Teams: Sunday 19th September 2021  at 12:00

Click here.. for details

Other Forthcoming Herts Events

Many Herts clubs are now running open sessions, available to all HBA members. These include Teaching, Gentle Duplicates aimed at newcomers & improvers and normal duplicate events.  Click here.. for the details.

Further Afield

All county events below are green-pointed and on RealBridge unless stated otherwise. 

Date Event Details
September 4 Bedfordshire Swiss Pairs Click here..

For links to other counties' websites - click here

Marjorie Lukyn Charity

Part of the table money that every player pays for a session goes to EBU with a smaller portion going to HBA. HBA decided previously to rebate their portion to clubs since the start of the current financial year to help them through the current difficulties.

This rebate up to 31st March amounted to almost £2,000 and several clubs decided to donate some or all of their rebate to HBA’s nominated Marjorie Lukyn charity for 2020/1, which bolstered the monies raised from various club heats.

That charity was DENS, proposed by HBA member Pat Henry, and a donation of £1,482.17 has now been sent to them. And DENS 'thank you' email can be read here..

Herts-Essex Congress
Herts-Essex 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.   

Victor Ludorum

The Victor-Ludorum Award is for the best overall performance in the main county events for the season with separate categories depending upon experience. 

Congratulations to this year's winners:
Open: Celia and Derek Oram
Intermediate: Mark Wadsworth
Cadet: Richard Pettengell

Seniors Teams

A vey big Well Done to Saroj & Alan Ellis and Bernard & Margaret Eddleston, winners of the Seniors Teams on May 11th, beating a strong field by a clear margin.  Results..  

Herts vs Bedfordshire

Hertfordshire played it first county match of 2021/22 season against Bedfordshire on Sunday 9th May. It was staged on Realbridge.

The result was clean sweep:
A Team 16-04
B Team 20-00
C Team 20-00

Congratulations to everybody. Well Done!

Humble Cup Final

Congratulations to Francis Eddleston, Steve Allen, Tom Dessain & Tugrul Kaban, worthy winners of this season's Humble Cup.