Release 2.19n

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

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of January 27th are available here..

Do you want to learn/improve your bridge - click 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
Online Bridge
Online Bridge

Many Hertfordshire clubs have become Virtual Clubs and are offering on line bridge to their members. HBA has also become a Virtual Club and has launched some new bridge opportunities for which members have been notified by email.  These are listed below and are available to all Herts members.

Forthcoming HBA Events

Due to Coronavirus, HBA Face-to-Face events are being suspended until further notice and all sessions noted below will be online on BBO.

Open Pairs 
These are 18 board Pairs competitions held every Saturday morning at 10:00a.m and on the second Sunday of every month at 15.00.  Entry will be on the day via BBO in the usual way with a cost of 3BB$. A partner will be needed.

7 High Pairs 
On the fourth Sunday of every month, starting at 15.00 HBA will host a 15 board Pairs competition for players whose NGS is no higher than 7. Playing 15 boards will allow for a slightly slower pace of play.  NB  It is necessary to pre-register for these competitions by sending an e mail to You only need to do this once and then you are eligible for all the HBA NGS7 events.

Gentle Duplicate 

In conjunction with the HBA, Watford and Bushey Bridge Club are running a Gentle Duplicate session every Saturday morning from 10.00. These sessions are aimed at students and improvers and open to all HBA members. For details, click here.. 

Senior Pairs -Tuesday 8th September at 10:30

A 36 board competition with a 30 minute lunch break in the middle. 

AGM - Sunday 20th September at 12:00

Note the change of date...

Open Pairs following the AGM - Sunday 20th September 

All table monies will be donated to charity.

Mixed Pairs - Friday October 30th at 7:00pm

A 24 board session with a 15 minute break at the half way stage.

Club Champions Cup - Friday November 13th at 7:00pm

A 24 board session with a 15 minute break at the half way stage.

Other Forthcoming Herts Events

Herts club sessions open to all HBA members

If you have not previously played in a club's event contact them beforehand to be put on the "allowed to play list".  All events cost 3 $BBO / player unless otherwise stated.
Visit club websites for details.

Day Time Club Event Notes
Tuesday 2:00 PM WGC Supervised Play 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday 7:30 PM Watford Pairs 18 boards  
Wednesday 2:00 PM WGC Gentle Duplicate   
Thursday 1:30 PM Hemel Pairs 18 boards £2.50 members £3 visitors
Thursday 7:00 PM Hitchin Charity Pairs 18 boards 4 $BBO  / player
Friday 10:00 AM WGC Pairs 18 boards No Master Points or NGS
Saturday 10:30 AM WGC Supervised Play 10:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday 5:30 PM WGC Pairs 16 boards No Master Points or NGS.
Not held on 2nd Sunday.

If your club has a session(s) you would like added to this list contact Dave Tookey (see Committee page for contact info).

Further Afield

Bedfordshire is organising an online Swiss Pairs event on BBO to bring in some income for the EBU and support their 2020/21 charity. This is a Green Pointed Swiss Pairs at 11am on Saturday 5 September 2020.  For details  click here

For links to other counties' websites - 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...

Open Pairs on BBO

Contratulations to Simon Mostyn & Peter Clark (NS) and Russell Spiro & Denice Golend (EW), winners of the first HBA Open Pairs session to be held on BBO in a strong field of 9 tables.  For results, click here...

Eastern Counties League

Another great year for the county teams!  For the nth year in a row our C squad won their division and for 3rd year in row, likewise our B squad. Our A squad finished 4th.  Excellent results from all concerned.

Marjorie Lukyn

This is HBA's annual charity competition. The final took place last Friday and many congratulations to the winners Bob Turnham and Gerald Freedman. The amount of the donation made to HBA's nominated charity for this year, Herts Young Homeless, will be announced once finalised.

Humble Cup Final

After an amazingly close match, this year's Humble Cup Final was tied after 42 boards! In a 4 board play-off, the Davies team just pipped Rawlins to take the trophy. Hearty congratulations to Jackie Davies, Mike Fawcett,  Ian Kemp,  Denis King, Jim Niblett and Roger Forster, the 2020 Humble Cup Winners.

Ranked Masters
Ranked Masters

Many congratulations to the Leverstock Green team who won the Ranked Masters Teams on Feb 2nd, from L to R: Bob Howard, Jane Seaton,Simon Cook, John Hattersley