Humble Cup

2019 winners:  Roy Button, Karima Basse, Francis Eddleston & Rick Irwin 

The Humble Cup is Hertfordshire's main teams-of-four championship. The winners are invited to represent the county in the Pachabo Cup.

Heats for the Humble Cup are held in clubs. The top 50% of teams in each heat qualify for the first knock-out day in January. Note that players can only play in one heat.

Everyone playing the knock-out rounds 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 knock-out rounds. Teams can have up to six members over the course of the competition. A player can join a team during the knock-out stages even if they played on a different team in a heat, but only one such player is allowed per team.


Humble Cup 2019-2020

Teams who have qualified for the knock-out stages can now enter using the link further down this page


Club heats

Below is a list of heats to be held in clubs.

Clubs should send their heat results using the heat admin page at (click here for more information).

Date Club Can visitors play?
Tuesday 17 September New Hertford No
Monday 23 September Harpenden Duplicate Please contact club
Tuesday 1 October Lowewood Yes
Thursday 3 October Royston Please contact club
Tuesday 8 October Stevenage Yes
Thursday 17 October Welwyn Garden City Yes
Wednesday 23 October Leverstock Green Up to 2 teams. Please book in advance
Tuesday 5 November Harpenden Duplicate Please contact club
Tuesday 19 November Watford & Bushey Yes
Wednesday 27 November Hatfield Heath Please contact club


First knock-out day

When: 12 noon on Sunday 5th January 2020
Where: Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Albans AL4 9RG
Cost: £32 per team
Format: A random draw will take place before the first round. Two rounds will be played, each of 24 boards. Depending on numbers, some of the matches in each round may be played as triples (two teams going forward from a group of three). Teams knocked out of the main competition in the first round can play in the Plate competition which is held during the second round.
How to enter: Teams who have qualified from their club heats can enter by clicking the button below.


Click here to enter for the first knock-out day



Second knock-out day (quarter- and semi-finals)

When: 12 noon on Sunday 2nd February 2020
Where: Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Albans AL4 9RG
Cost: £24 per team
Format: At this stage of the competition each match consists of 28 boards.


For more information contact the Tournament Secretary at