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BBA Swiss Pairs Saturday 6th March


The BBA is holding a green pointed Swiss Pairs online on RealBridge on Saturday 6 March starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of 45 minutes after 4 matches. Click here for entry and payment details.


HBA Marjorie Lukyn Charity Hitchin heat Sunday March 7th

A 24 board session on BBO starting at 2 p.m. with a short break after 12 boards.

Entry fee £5 per player of which £2 goes to the HBA charity DENS - Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter.

Members will be invoiced later and do not need to prebook. Non members very welcome but must prepay.

Click here for entry form and payment details.

Rising Stars Competition Sunday 18th April

Limited to players with an NGS under 10 as at January 1st 2021. Played on BBO as ordinary club pairs in 2 sessions of 18 boards with a short halfway break.

Prizes in JL vouchers for winners and runners up. Entry fee £16 per pair.

Members will be invoiced later and do not need to prebook. Non members very welcome but must prepay.

Click here for entry form and payment details.

Welcome to Hitchin Bridge Club
HBA Club Representative competitions

Friday 26th February - Eccles Cup result

Martin's team of Martin, Clive, Andy, Roger, Simon, John,Gill and Jean came a very creditable 4th out of 15 (more tham usual teams took part this year)

A special mention to Nigel and Valerie part of our other team who finished 2nd in their group with a score of over 60%



Isolation Corner

Answers to last week's quiz - 

1 The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.
2 North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls ... The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3 Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.
4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.
5 How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6 Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...
7 Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8 The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.
9 Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

and your new quiz for the weekend - Katkas names quiz without answers.pdf



Need a Partner?

If you need a partner for any of our sessions please email and I will circulate your request.

Next Real Bridge Member's Sessions.

Members will be charged £2.50 per session through cashless billing invoiced monthly.

When you log in please use your first name, surname and EBU number and check the spelling.

You can login after 6.45pm for evening sessions or after 9.45am for morning sessions


Teams Monday 1st March 7.00pm. Click here for link


Pairs Tuesday 2nd March 10.00am. Click here for link


Come and Play in your Club Online.

Online Sessions Schedule.

BBO - Club sessions cost $3BBO.

Member only sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Relaxed Pairs sessions - Thursdays 10 a.m. for members with an NGS of 7 or less and Tuesdays 7 p.m. for partnerships of 18 or less.

(Relaxed sessions permit only simple systems. - details see dropdown box). NGS Ranks as at January 1st. - NGS Grades 010121

On Thursdays at 7 p.m. we host a Hospice Pairs in conjunction with the Royston Bridge Club open to all bridge players.

All profit goes to the Letchworth Garden House Hospice. Entry fee is $4BBO. This is planned to continue until f2f bridge can resume.

If playing on BBO for the first time we will need your BBO username -

Real Bridge 

Member only sessions Tuesdays 10 a.m. (18 boards) and Saturdays 7 p.m. (20 boards). 

Teams 1st and 3rd Mondays 7 p.m. - contact if you need help to make up a team.

All Real Bridge sessions are £2.50 invoiced monthly. 

The Club Championship will be held on BBO on the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. and will comprise 24 boards with a short half time break. Cost is £3 invoiced monthly. 

Non members are very welcome to join the club - subs are £5.



for general information about BBO you can do no better than the videos on the berwick bridge club site -

for the advantages of online bridge try this - advantages of online bridge.pdf