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Hitchin Charity Donation

Since lockdown started and the Hitchin Bridge Club were forced to hold all their bridge sessions online, they dedicated one session each week as a fundraiser for the Garden House Hospice.

They invited members of all nearby clubs - many of whom could not hold online sessions - to take part and usually had 20 tables.

Last Christmas, they presented them with a cheque for £3,800. In October, they surpassed this and were able to follow up with a further £4,600.

A great effort by all concerned.

HBA Committee Meeting

Key points from the Committee Meeting of October 2nd are available here..

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

Humble Cup First Round: Sunday 9th January at 2:00pm 
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for details

Teams who do not wish to take part in the qualifying round may alternatively opt for direct entry into the Plate competition. Click here.. for details.

Championship Pairs Semi-Final: Sunday 16th January at 2:00pm 
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for details

10 High Club Teams: Sunday 30th January at 2:00pm 
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for details

Eccles Cup: Friday 25th February at 7:00pm 
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for details

To view the full calendar of the 2021-22 events, click here..

Bridge Lessons This Autumn

With lockdown restrictions lifting, several Herts clubs are planning to hold courses for Beginners and Improvers starting late September / early October. They also will be putting on supervised-play sessions where you can discuss the hands after playing them and see how things might have gone.  Click here.. for more details.

Marjorie Lukyn Charity 2021-22
Marjorie Lukyn Charity 2021-22

At the AGM, members voted for Stand By Me to be our Marjorie Lukyn charity for 2021/2.  Stand By Me are a local charity providing and protecting the health of bereaved children and young people in North Herts and Stevenage.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy

This year's competition was won by Helen Robinson, Martin Lerner, Jill Mumford, John Eyre, Roy Button, Graham Lay, Tim Nash and Arni Anidjar-Romain. Congratulations for a fine result. They will now represent Hertfordshire in the Garden Cities Trophy.

7-High Pairs

A very big 'well done' to Jennifer Newsom & Lisa McSweeney who won the 7 High Pairs event on November 21st by a very clear margin indeed.  For the Results, click here..

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

An outstanding performance by the Herts team saw them win 10 and draw one of their 15 matches against other counties. This competition is the inter-county championship for teams of eight team and Herts have now qualified for the final in February.

Club Winners Cup

Congratulations to Mark Burton & Dave Tookey, winners of the Club Winners Cup on November 12th.
Click here.. for Results.

Mixed Pairs

The Mixed Pairs on Oct 29th was won by Celia & Derek Oram who add yet another victory their already impressive list and with a huge winning score, far ahead of the rest of the field.  Click here.. for Results.

Rose Bowl 2021

A very big "Well Done" to Denis King & Jim Niblett and Mike Fawcett & Roger Forster, winners of this year's Rose Bowl held on October 10th.

Click here.. for Results.