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Monday afternoon - elaine.duff@eduff.co.uk

Monday and Wednesday evenings -mee.hitchin@ntlworld.com

Wednesday afternoons - richard.a.jones1@btinternet.com

Thursday - r.girvan@ntlworld.com

Friday teams - roger.perrott.01@gmail.com

Latest News
Library Fun Day


Members played bridge in the Hitchin library to advertise the game and our yearly beginners course,

they seem to have had great fun.

Refresher Course
  • Refresher course
  • Refresher course
  • Refresher course

Our refresher course in full flow.

Farewell To Roger
Farewell To Roger

Sadly Roger has moved away from Hitchin to be closer to grandchildren. He taught our beginners for the last 2 years and we are indebted to him for his contribution to the club.

We wish him and Naomi all the best.

Anniversary Pairs 2019
  • AP A winners 2019
  • AP C winners 2019
  • AP KatkaAndrew
  • AP Pat
  • AP Patricia
  • AP Richard
  • AP Richard Gwen
  • AP Rodger
  • AP SimonJohn
  • AP SimonLizChristine

Shots from the Anniversary Pairs Competition.

The winners were:-

Bernard & Margaret Section A

June & Christine Section B

Mary & Monica Section C

 

Hitchin Market Square Gazebo 14th September
  • Gazebo Barry
  • Gazebo general
  • Gazebo Robert 2019

These are a few some photos from the gazebo promotion day. 

Members played in the market square and talked to locals and visitors.

Passersby enquired about the club and we have several potential returners to bridge and new students. A worthwhile exercise to promote and advertise the club.

Bridge and Lunch at the Bucks Head Tuesday 16th July

 A picture of concentration and conversation.

Winners:-  North/South Barrie and Steve with Richard and and Rodger runners up. East/West Julie and Steve with Liz and Christine runners up.

Inter Counties Competition 2019
Inter-County Leagues National Final

The national final took place on Sunday 16th June and for the 4th year in a row the Hertfordshire ‘C’ squad came 1st. Margaret and Bernard were part of the team.

Spring Swiss Pairs winners

Joint winners of the Swiss Pairs competition on 1st June were Saroj and Alan Ellis and Mary and Bernard Northfield with Clare and David Crout winning the non expert prize and Geoff Webber and Alan Bryant the ascenders prize. 40 pairs participated.

HBA Seniors Pairs

Bernard and Margaret won the HBA Seniors pairs in a field of 24 pairs.

Risng Stars competition result

Congratulations to Stephen and Jocelyn who won the 2019 Rising Stars competion. Pictured with Phil and Sandra who were the runners up. 26 pairs took part.Co

HBA Cadet Teams winners

Congratulations to Christine, Sandra, Jocelyn and Stephen who won the HBA Cadet teams competition.

Hitchin Successes

Recent successes have been:-

Brian and John winning the HBA Club Winners Cup.

Our Eccles team of Roger, Sharon, Roger, Andy, Elaine, Ron, Clive and Martin coming equal second in the HBA competition.

Brian and Dave winning the non expert prize in the Middlesex Congress.

Autumn Swiss Competition

36 pairs took part in our Autumn Swiss Pairs competition. Winners by a narrow margin were Richard and Linda Gallow with Abbey Smith and David Reicken runners up. Also shown are non expert and ascenders winners.

Children in Need Sims week

Our Sims events raised £550 for Children in Need.

Best performers were:-

Monday - Stephen and Tony (282nd out of 2718 pairs with a score of 59.62%);

Wednesday - Roger and Andy (25th out of 2009 pairs with a score of 66.92%) and

Thursday - Jean and Merv ( 16th out of 1904 pairs with a score of 67.45%)

Anniversary Pairs

Congratulations to Leon and Terry who won our first Anniversary Pairs competition

Cafe Bridge 2018
  • Cafe 2018
  • Cafe 2018 5
  • Cafe 2018 7
  • Cafe 2018 prizewinners

Another gorgeous and successful day. Winners were Barrie and Steve with Rodger and Richard runners up.

Rising Stars March 2018

Well done to Bob Howard and Simon Cook who won this event in a field of 26 pairs.

Charity Pairs

A great afternon raising money for The Haven Homelessness Charity, well done to Saroj and her team of helpers. The total raised was just under £1050.yes

Children in Need Sims 2017

The final total raised for Children in Need was £714. A happy bear.

Autumn Swiss Pairs Competition

Congratulations to all our Swiss Pairs winners (from left to right) -

Alla and Peter Connor (best placed non expert pair), Natalie Hoff and Giles Ridger (winners), Paul Wiltshire and Sue Ford (runners up) and Elaine Duff and Ron Raine (ascenders prize)

40 pairs took part, full result in results section.

2017 Litter Pick
2017 Litter Pick

10 members of the club went litter picking for 2 hours on Sunday 15th October along Nightingale Road, Walsworth Road, Station forecourt and Veralum Road in Hitchin.

People are disgusting - we managed to accumulate 13 bags of rubbish including a disintegrated road cone, a parasol, half a broom, an advertising banner, countless plastic and glass bottles and enough fag ends that the pavement probably contracted cancer.

Sorry that photographer was still busy clearing the top of Nightingale Road when we finished so no group photograph

Goodbye to Kevin
Goodbye to Kevin

Sadly Kevin is leaving Hitchin for pastures new.

All who have played with or against will appreciate his kindly nature and helpful advice.

We wish him well and hope he might visit the club occasionally.

Cafe Bridge 2017
Cafe Bridge 2017 courtyard
Cafe Bridge 2017 Sun Hotel
Cafe Bridge 2017 winners
Cafe Bridge Los Reyes
Cafe Bridge Mevan
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Rising Stars 2017
Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to Shelagh and Sheila winners of the Rising Stars 2017 competition.

Autumn Swiss Pairs November 2016
  • Autumn Swiss General
  • Autumn Swiss Juniors
  • Autumn Swiss Table
Children in Need Sims
Children in Need Sims

We held 3 heats of the Children in Need Sims in November.

Graham and Barbara finished 7th out of 2519 pairs in the Monday heat; Roger and Fred finished 6th out of 1837 pairs in the Wednesday heat and Gloria and Margaret finished 117th out of 1898 pairs on the Thursday heat.

Total amount raised £800
Valerie won the raffle prize kindly donated by Lussmanns.