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 October list.

Charity for 2020-21 Season

Our 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 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
Hartsbourne Country Club
Hartsbourne Country Club

The HBA extends a warm welcome to our new members from Hartsbourne Country Club, the second Herts club to affiliate to the EBU in recent weeks. 

Sheering Bridge Club
Sheering Bridge Club

The HBA extends a warm welcome to our new members from Sheering Bridge Club who have recently affiliated to the EBU. 

Forthcoming HBA Events

All the HBA events listed below will be staged on RealBridge.

Humble Cup 1st Round
Sunday January 10th  at 2:00pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms.

Championship Pairs Qualifier
Sunday January 17th  at 2:00pm

Click here.. for details and entry forms.

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

Click here.. for details and entry forms.

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.

Online classes for Beginners and Improvers this autumn! The Welwyn and Watford clubs are offering courses and they would be delighted to welcome new students from across the county - click here for more details.

Further Afield

For links to other counties' websites - click here

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.

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.