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. Click here.. to see the full March 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.

Championship Pairs
Sunday 18th April 2021 at 2pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms. 

Seniors Teams
Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 10:30am

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

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

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Click here.. for paying entry fees

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.

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. 

The East Anglian Green Point Bridge Weekend, presented jointly by Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs&Hunts is taking place on 22-23 May, with Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday, both starting at 11:00.  Click here.. for the full details.

Kent have a green-pointed Swiss Teams competition on Sunday 23rd May starting at 11am.   Click here.. for the full details.

Oxfordshire's Green Pointed Congress will be held on 12-13 June, with Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday, both starting at 12:00 noon.  Click here.. for the full details.

Berks & Bucks are running green-pointed events over the weekend of 26-27th June, with Swiss Teams on the Saturday and Swiss Pairs on the Sunday, both starting at 11:00.  Click 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 are running a charity pairs session on Thursday evenings, with all profits going to the Letchworth Garden City Hospice. 

By Christmas the club had raised £3275. Member Saroj Ellis was also busy making greetings cards from her photographs and the sales of these to members and friends contributed a further £525.  Consequently, the club were able to present a cheque to the hospice for £3800 at Christmas. The weekly fundraising session has proved extremely popular and now attracts approximately 100 bridge players each week. The club will be making a further donation once face to face bridge resumes.

The Thursday sessions are 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.

Ranked Masters Pairs

Our congratulations to Martin Lowes & Richard Pettengell for winning the 2021 Ranked Masters Pairs and also to second-placed Paul Saffer and John Melchior who win the prize for the highest-placed pair who have not yet reached the rank of Master.

Marjorie Lukyn

The 2021 Marjorie Lukyn Final was won by John Morgan & Mark Wadsworth, narrowly beating Stephen Lipman & Kiku Lester in second place.  Our congratulations on a fine result in a large field. Click here for the Results.

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.