Championship Pairs

2019 winners: Derek & Celia Oram

The Championship Pairs is Hertfordshire's main pairs competition. Heats are held in clubs, with the top 50% of pairs from each heat qualifying for the semi-final held in January. Note that players can only play in one heat. After the semi-final the top 24 pairs go through to the all-play-all final.

Everyone playing the semi-final and final must have Hertfordshire as their county of primary allegiance. Non-Hertfordshire players may still qualify at a heat, but would then have to switch allegiance if they wanted to play in the semi-final.

 

Championship Pairs 2019-2020

Pairs who have qualified for the semi-final can now enter using the link further down this page.

 

Club heats

Below is a list of heats to be held in clubs. This list will be updated as more clubs send us their information.

Date Club Can visitors play?
Monday 23 September Welwyn Garden City Yes
Wednesday 25 September Leverstock Green Up to two pairs. Please book in advance
Tuesday 1 October Harpenden Duplicate Please contact club
Monday 21 October Harpenden Duplicate Please contact club
Tuesday 22 October Watford & Bushey Yes
Wednesday 23 October Hitchin Yes
Tuesday 5 November Stevenage Yes
Tuesday 12 November Berkhamsted Yes
Wednesday 20 November Hatfield Heath Please contact club
Thursday 28 November Broxbourne If playing with a club member
Tuesday 3 Decenber New Hertford Yes

 

Semi-final

When: 12 noon on Sunday 19th January 2020
Where: Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Albans AL4 9RG
Cost: £16 per pair
Format: Two sessions with a break of 30-40 minutes. A total of approximately 48 boards will be played.
How to enter: Pairs who have qualified from their club heats can enter by clicking the button below.

 

Click here to enter the semi-final

 

Final

When: 12 noon on Sunday 5th April 2020
Where: Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Albans AL4 9RG
Cost: £16 per pair
Format: An all-play-all with two-board rounds. Two sessions are played with a break of 30-40 minutes.

 

For more information contact the Tournament Secretary at hbatournamentsec@gmail.com