Release 2.19n

Congratulations to all those achieving new master point promotions. Click here.. to see the February 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
Chairman's Statement on Coronavirus

To  HBA members throughout the county

As you will appreciate, the bridge world is currently in as much Covid-19 turmoil as the rest of the country. The issues are unprecedented and the situation is changing rapidly. We recognise that many of our planned events will have to be postponed. We have therefore taken the decision to postpone all events scheduled before the end of April for the time being but this action may have to be revised to later dates. Revised dates cannot be given until events unfold, these are clearly outside the control of the bridge world.

Regarding the HBA League matches, where the matches are played in participants’ homes, we will extend the deadlines, at the request of team captains to the end of September so we can try to complete the league even if that means that next season’s league may have to be shortened. The question of whether or not matches are played is a decision for individual teams.  

We are aware that various clubs have either taken the decision, or had the decision imposed on them, to temporarily cease play.

At this stage, the only recommendation we can give you is that you check relevant websites before attending a club or a match, to ensure there will be play. Of greatest concern is that the bridge playing population has a strong overlap with the groups seen as being at particularly high risk from the virus. Perhaps you are feeling a bit off colour but not clearly unwell. That could be the time to pass on a bridge session. Maybe try internet bridge to keep the game fresh? The EBU website has details of online bridge available on both BBO and Bridgeplayerlive If in doubt, don’t go out!

We hope we will be able to provide you with more concrete information shortly, even better to give you some good news.

Until then, please be careful and take good care of yourselves.
 

Welcome to Bridge on the Heath

Bridge on the Heath (Bushey) Bridge Club have decided to affiliate to EBU and to HBA and they become the 21st affiliated bridge club in Hertfordshire. Welcome to them and their members. The club contact details have been added to this website.

Forthcoming HBA Events

Due to Coronavirus, HBA events are being suspended until further notice

Ranked Masters Pairs Final - Postponed to a future date


Championship Pairs Final Postponed to a future date 


Seniors Pairs - Cancelled


Green Pointed Swiss Weekend
18-19 July
at Wodson Park, Ware, held jointly with the Essex Contract Bridge Association.
Swiss Pairs: 12 noon on Saturday 18th July 
Swiss Teams: 12 noon on Sunday 19th July 

click here.. for more information and entry forms


Other Forthcoming Herts Events

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Further Afield

Given the current situation, the events below should be considered provisional at this time...

Berks & Bucks Green Pointed weekend on June 20th-21st at Windsor
Swiss Pairs
 - Saturday 20th June
Swiss Teams - Sunday 21st June
click here.. for more information and entry forms


Surrey Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs, Sunday 28th June at Oxshott
click here.. for more information 


Surrey Blue Pointed Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs, Monday 31st August at Oxshott
click here.. for more information 


For links to other counties' websites - 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

Humble Cup Plate

A very well done to Pat Jacobs & Gill Fisher and Barbara McKinnon & Angie Spittal, clear winners of this season's Humble Cup Plate, played on January 5th at St Albans.

Desmond Flockhart Trophy

St Albans were the worthy winners of this years competition in a field of 8 teams, comfortably ahead of Hemel Hempstead who finished in second place.  Congratulations to Jane Scaysbrook & John Mathews, Bob Turnham & Sara Barnett, Denis King & James Rogers and 
Michael Aslett & Sorin Butiu.