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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

The next round of the Club Championship is on BBO on Sunday 24th January starting at 2 p.m. 24 boards with a short half time break.

Players will be billed £3 per player at the end of the month.

Our Real Bridge Tuesday morning sessions are free until the end of February - why not try them!


Isolation Corner
Isolation Corner

Your weekend quiz from Bev.

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats? 

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 

6) What colour is a purple finch?

5) What was King George VI's first name?

7) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? 

8) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?



Forthcoming HBA competitions

HBA Club representative events:-

2 p.m. Sunday 31st January - Ranked Masters Teams

A club representative competition for teams of four with a Master Point rank of 5* Master or below. It is a single-session multiple teams event.

Players who are below the masterpoint limit at the start of the season (1st September) are eligible to play in the Ranked Masters events for the entire season.

We can enter as many teams as we wish. The club will pay entry fees.

7 p.m. Friday 26th February - Eccles Cup

An inter-club competition for teams of eight, restricted to players whose NGS grade is Jack or below. The total NGS grade of a team must be at most 80 (counting Jack as 11). All players must be members of the club they are representing. The club will pay entry fees.

If you and a regular partner would like to take part and represent Hitchin please let me know.


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 p.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.



Next Real Bridge Member's Sessions.

Members will be charged £2.50 per session through cashless billing at end of January.

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

Saturday Pairs Jan 23rd  7.00pm The link for the session -click here

Tuesday Pairs Jan 26th  10.00am. The link for the session-click here

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