Release 2.19o
Stan Frost R.I.P.

WIth sadness we report the unexpected death of Stan Frost, following an emergency operation for a heart condition. Stan had been a member of Broxbourne for over 50 years and was the club's Chairman for most of that time. He also used to teach bridge & has introduced many hundreds of people to the game, many of whom are still playing today. Funeral arrangements will be posted on the Broxbourne website when they become available.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of January 30th are available here..

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions with a particular mention for Fiona Littlewood who is now a 1 Star Grand Master. Click here.. to see the full January 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 the HBA events listed below will be staged on RealBridge.

Marjorie Lukyn Final
Friday March 12th  at 7:00pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms. 

Ranked Masters Pairs
Friday March 26th  at 7:00pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms. 

Swiss Pairs: Saturday 31st July 2021 at 12:00

Swiss Teams: Sunday 1st August 2021  at 12:00

Click here.. for details and entry forms

Click here.. for paying entry fees

Other Forthcoming Herts Events

Marjorie Lukyn - last opportunities to qualify

The qualifying sessions below are open to all HBA members:

Hitchin: Sunday 7th March at 2 p.m. on BBO. For details, click here.. 

Welwyn Garden City: Monday 8th March at 7:30 p.m.on RealBridge. For full details, click here..  Note that visitors need pay via WGC's cashless system. If you do not have access, email

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.

Players with an NGS grade under 10 may be interested in Hitchin's Rising Stars Competition on BBO at 2pm on Sunday April 18thClick here.. for more details.

Further Afield

All events below are on RealBridge unless stated otherwise. 

Bedfordshire is holding a one day green-pointed Swiss Pairs at 11am on Saturday 6 March. All profits to Macmillan Cancer Support.  Click here.. for the full details.

The green-pointed Kent Swiss Pairs will be taking place on Sunday 7th MarchClick here.. for the full details.

For links to other counties' websites - click here

Hitchin raise 3,800 for Charity

In conjunction with the Royston, Hitchin have been running a charity pairs  session on Thursday evenings, with all profits going to the Letchworth Garden City Hospice. 

To date, the club has raised £3275. At the same time, member Saroj Ellis was busy making greetings cards from her photographs and the sales of these to members and friends contributed a further £525.  Consequently, the club were recently able to present a cheque to the hospice for £3800.

The weekly fundraising session has proved extremely popular and now attracts approximately 100 bridge players each week. It is open to all HBA members. For more details, refer to the Hitchin club website, click here... 

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.

Eccles Cup

A very big "well done" to the Hemel Hempstead team of Lesley Peers, Anne Short, Margaret Ainsworth, Pat Henry, Susan Woodhams, Meena Jefferys, Stuart Tarrant & Debbie West, winners of this years Eccles Cup. Click here.. for the Results page.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy

Congratulations to the St Albans team of John Mathews, Jane Scaysbrook, Tony As'ad, Paul Nesbitt, Denis King, James Rogers, Bob Turnham and Sara Barnett who won the Desmond Flockhart Trophy on Sunday 7th February and are now eligible to represent Herts in the regional finals of the Garden Cities Trophy

Ranked Masters Teams

 A very big well done to the Hitchin team of Patricia Cahalane, Susan Arnold, Debbie West & Stuart Tarrant, winners of the Ranked Masters Teams event held on Sunday 31st January.

Club Champions Cup

Congratulations to Suren Velayutham & Ranjan Panchamia representing Hadley Wood Association, winnners of the Club Champions Cup on November 13th.

Mixed Pairs

Congratulations to Nigel Lewis & Glenys Parry, clear winners of our 2020 Mixed Pairs, finishing a long way ahead of the rest of the strong 12 table field.

Senior Pairs

A very big "Well Done" to Paul & Fiona Littlewood, winners of this year's Senior Pairs, which for the first time was held online. 
For Results, click here..

NGS7 Duplicate Pairs

Contratulations to John Gwilt & Fiona Nathwani (NS) and Keith Redhead & Rayna Vincent (EW), winners of the first HBA NGS7 Duplicate Pairs session to be held on BBO. For results, click here...