Release 2.19o
Minutes of the EGM

The Extraordinary General Meeting was held by Zoom conference on Sunday 25th October 2020.  The main decisions taken were to confirm Paul Littlewood as the new HBA Chairman and approve changes to our constitution.

Click here.. to read the Minutes.

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

Ranked Masters Teams
Sunday January 31st  at 2:00pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy
Sunday February 7th  at 2:00pm

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Eccles Cup
Friday February 26th  at 7:00pm

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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

Starting on Friday 22nd January, the Young Chelsea Bridge Club will be launching a new weekly duplicate exclusively for junior players. Under 26s from across the country and beyond will be able to play via RealBridge on Friday evenings at 7:30pm free of charge.

The green-pointed Middlesex Congress will be taking place on Saturday (Swiss Pairs) & Sunday (Swiss Teams) 6-7th February, online on the RealBridge platform.  Click here.. for the full details.

The green-pointed Kent Swiss Pairs will be taking place on Sunday 7th March, online on the RealBridge platform.  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 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... 

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.

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...

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.