Release 2.19q
Mike Hancock

We are sad to hear that Mike Hancock passed away on February 19th from pneumonia following a recent fall. Mike was one of our most successful Herts players ever, having won many events, including the Humble Cup ten times between 1980 and 2011. Mike played bridge in Herts for many years and was a former HBA Chairman. He represented Herts in numerous events and was a member of our current Eastern Counties A squad.

Our condolences to his family.

Funeral details: Friday 10th March at 2.30pm at the St Peter and St Paul Church, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NZ. And afterwards at Pilgrim Cottage, Church Lane, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NZ

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of December 17th are available here..

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

AGM 2022
AGM 2022

The AGM took place on Sunday 11th September.  Click here.. to access the Minutes

Marjorie Lukyn Charity for 2022-23 Season
Marjorie Lukyn Charity for 2022-23 Season

The HBA charity for the 2022-23 season is Herts Welcomes RefugeesThe charity's aim is to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Hertfordshire and to offer ongoing practical support to help their integration into their local communities.

The charity for 2021-22 were Stand By Me to whom we contributed £1,000. Click here.. for their thank-you letter.

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

All HBA online events 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 except the Green Pointed Swiss Pairs which will be face-to-face.

Ten-High Pairs - Sunday 26th March at 2:00pm

Click here.. for details

Championship Pairs Final - Sunday 23rd April at 2:00pm

Click here.. for details

Seniors Teams - Tuesday 9th May at 10:30pm

Click here.. for details

Seven-High Pairs - Sunday 21st May 2023 at 3:00pm

Click here.. for details

Green-Pointed Swiss Pairs -  Sunday 30th July 2023 at 11:00am
at the Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Albans

Click here.. for details

Humble Cup semi-finals draw (to be completed by Monday 10th April):

Woof vs Edmonds
Oram vs Leung

Further Afield

National Pairs

Any pair that gets over 55% in a club game between 5th Feb and 18th Feb will be entitled to play in the Eastern Division Regional Final on 26th March

The results within the regions will be used to award the five regional trophies. All five regions will also be combined and scored nationally to determine the top 50 pairs, who will be entitled to play the National Pairs Final on RealBridge on 15th - 16th April.

Full details are on the EBU website.

County Events

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

April 1st - 2nd: Norfolk are holding a F2F Congress at the Wensum Valley Hotel in Norwich, with Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Swiss Teams on the Sunday.  For details and entry forms, see the Norfolk website.

For links to other counties' websites - click here

Latest from the EBU

The rules for alerting and announcing have changed slightly. Click here.. for a summary of what's been revised.

For all the latest news articles from the English Bridge Union, click here.. 

Education & Development

Club Director Training

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

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

Learning to play Bridge

Several clubs are starting lessons again this autumn.  For details, please see the Learning Bridge in Herts page. 

Marjorie Lukyn Final
Marjorie Lukyn Final

Congratulations to Martin Smith & Julia Lewis, winners of this year's Marjorie Lukyn Charity Cup.

Click here.. for the results.

Eccles Cup

This year's Eccles Cup was a very close-fought affair. Congratulations to the St Albans team who came out on top after beating Harpenden Blue in a tie-break.  For full details, see the Results page..

10 High Club Teams

Congratulations to the Watford & Bushey team -  John Lambe & Donald Reid and Ros Campbell & Chris Pratt - winners of the 10 High Club Teams on January 29. Click here.. for the results.

Championship Pairs Semi-final

For the results, click here.. The top 20 pairs qualify for the final on April 23rd.

Herts v Bedfordsire

Hertfordshire played their last match of season against Bedfordshire on Sunday 19th March.

A Won 15-5
B Won 15-5
C Lost 7-13

Well done to all our players! another very good season.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy

This is the county event for club teams of eight event. Congratulations to Hemel Hempstead Bridge Club whose team comprised Roger Edmonds & David Stimson, Derek Peers & Jeff Green, Naomi Gibbs & Mike Rawlins and Fiona & Paul Littlewood. They go on to represent Herts in the semi-final of the national Garden Cities competition. 

Club Winners Cup
Club Winners Cup

Congratulations to Bernard & Margaret Eddleston, the winners of this year's Club Winners Cup.
Results: click here..