Sun 17th December 2023
Yuletide Swiss Teams
Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm
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Mon 8th January 2024
Titchfield Pottage Heat 1
Titchfield Bridge Club 7pm
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Wed 10th January 2024
Titchfield Pottage Heat 2
Titchfield Bridge Club 7pm
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Sun 14th January 2024
Candlestick Swiss Pairs
Crosfield Hall, Romsey 2pm
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Thu 8th February 2024
Lymington Pottage Heat
Lymington Bridge Club Realbridge
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Fri 9th February 2024
Potttage Cup Heat
Newbury Bridge Club (face to face)
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Chidwick Cup HIWCBA Charity Sim Pairs
In clubs between 4th & 8th December
Wessex Blue Point Swiss Pairs
Online (Realbridge)
Non Expert Pairs (Swiss)
Colden Common Community Centre
Petersfield Blue Point Swiss Pairs
Philip Graham Teams & HIWCBA AGM
Lymington Club F2F (adjusted start time)
Bloxsom Teams
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Sunday 17th December - Yuletide Swiss Teams - Crosfield Hall Romsey
Sunday 14th January - Candlestick Swiss Pairs Competition Entry
Sunday 11th February - Valentine Teams Competition Entry

Last updated : 9th Dec 2023 13:13 GMT
26th November Blue Point Swiss Pairs Congratulations

On 26th November pairs competed in a joint HIWCBA Wessex Cup & Berks and Bucks BBCBA Denys Jenkins Cup blue point swiss pairs competition. Congratulations to the overall winners Clive Owen and John Samson, winners of the Wessex Cup. Rhona Goldenfield & Kath Nelson were runners up. David Owen & Bob Holder (3rd) won the BBCBA Denys Jenkins Cup. James Clark & Simon Taylor (4th) were the best placed all HIWCBA pair. Full results here. Thanks to Colin Simcox for directing and Mike Kinsey for being instrumental in the event becoming a joint event, which ensured an excellent turnout - 52 pairs. Next for HIWCBA is the face to face Yuletide Teams on 17th December (Enter here now).

Last updated : 27th Nov 2023 21:34 GMT
Well Done To The HIWCBA Tollemache Team

Well done to the HIWCBA Tollemache Qualifier Team of Jeremy Dhondy & Charlotte Bedford, Andrew Doye & Lilias Lamont, Peter Crouch & Geoff Oldfield, James Clark & Owen Leigh, Steve Preston & David Huggett, Sonia Zakrzewski & Gareth Birdsall (results here), although they failed to qualify for the final. The one piece of feedback passed on to the webmaster is "Having someone younger  (Charlotte Bedford) in the team was a good move. She played well and sensibly and was a pleasure to play with." 

Last updated : 27th Nov 2023 19:51 GMT
Learn To Teach Bridge

Many clubs have seen reduced attendance since Covid. Without new players numbers will inevitably continue to decline. But new players need teachers. Douglas Wright (3 Counties Bridge) has just announced a Club Teacher Training Course in Farnham in December. See for further information.


Last updated : 1st Nov 2023 21:59 GMT
Non Expert and Expert Congratulations
Non Expert and Expert Congratulations

First, and most importantly congratulations to the 16 pairs who turned up Face To Face In Colden Common on Sunday 29th October to enjoy the HIWCBA Non Expert Pairs, and especially to the winners of the No Fear Pairs Trophy : Nigel Reid & Susan Fowler (pictured above) (full results here). Hopefully we will see you all again for similar future events. 

Second, at the other end of the scale, congratulations to some of our HIWCBA experts (Mike Kinsey, Owen Leigh, James Clark and Steve Preston ) who, representing Petersfield  A, won the National Inter Club Knockout (NICKO) Plate competition. 

Last updated : 1st Nov 2023 21:58 GMT
Metropolitan Cup Congratulations

HIWCBA entered two team in the Metropolitan Cup on Sunday 1st October - A B division team and a C Division team. Congratulations to the C Division Team (Guy Malcolm & Hugh Merry, Rick Assad & Dennis Adams, Andrew & Mary Ferguson, John Fairhurst & Phil Brown) (results here) on winning their division and well done to the B Division team (Stuart Strachan & Eleanor Rice, Judi Coady & Nicholas Browne, Stephen Scott & Liz Senior, Gabriel Hearst & Tim Smith) (results here). Although Liz and Steve were top of the x-imps after 2 matches, in the end all were less successful.

Last updated : 3rd Oct 2023 18:49 BST
HIWCBA Knockout Congratulations

In the Cahalan Cup Final (HIWCBA Teams of 4 Knockout)  Team Preston (Graham Allan, Gareth Birdsall, Adam dunn, Dave Huggett, Steve Preston and Sonia Zakrzewski) beat Team Fithyan.

In the Basingstoke Cup Final Basingstoke Nixon (Michael Battisson, Helen Gault, John Glasscock, Sam Golding, George Kitchen, Brian Knight, Charles Nixon, Julia Rowlands, Vera Watts) beat Newbury

In the HICKO Final Pilley (Guy Lawresnon, Madeleine Parker, Stevie Parker, Vivien Sheathm Steve Williams, Michael Yeo) beat Newbury.

Congratulations to all.

Last updated : 23rd Aug 2023 18:28 BST
HIWCBA League Congratulations

The HIWCBA league season is now complete.

League Division 1 (Final Positions here)  The league was tight with both teams in the final match being capable of finishing either 2nd or 7th, and with Team Preston, one of the pre-season favourites, in danger of relegation to the end. Congratulations to Team Birdsall (Graham Allan , Gareth Birdsall, Adam Dunn, Sonia Zakrzewski) on triumphing with Team Hotchen (Peter Crouch, Fred Hotchen. Bob McRobert, Geoff Oldfield) 2nd. Unfortunately the two teams did not have sufficient individuals available to form a HIWCBA team for this years  Plachabo cup for county teams of 4 champions.

League Division 2 (Final positions here). Congratulations to Team Thomas (Martin Bevan, Keith Terrell, Barbara Thomas  & Neil P Thomas)  on winning division 2 and Team Johnson (Antony Blunt, Nigel Dent, Michael Gwilliam, Dick Heasman, Roger Johnson, John Wilson) on finishing second by virtue of winning their head to head match with Team McGinn.

League Division 3 (Final Positions here) Congratulations to Division 3 champions Team Nixon (John Glasscock, Sam Golding, George Kitchen, Charles Nixon, Dorothy Rivers, Julia Rowlands, Macushla Stewart) with Team Ferguson (Judy Bungey, Richard Bungey, Andrew Ferguson, Mary E Ferguson) 2nd.

Last updated : 31st Aug 2023 20:50 BST
Webmaster policy

From June 2016 webmaster policy is to highlight names of primary HIWCBA members with public NGS grades & report on their notable achievements in HIWCBA events, national events & neighbouring county events, in addition to reporting HIWCBA  events & major HIWCBA club events & news.

Last updated : 26th Oct 2021 17:31 BST
Other HIWCBA, Neighbouring Events and Learn Bridge

Other events of note that you can enter now include the following (click on text to be taken to entry form):
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February 2024 - North Devon Congress 2024 - Barnstaple Hotel F2F

Looking to learn bridge? Then contact the EBU and they will find a bridge course or teacher(s) in your area for you - click here for details.

Are you newish to bridge, then several clubs (eg PetersfieldBasingstoke) are running gentle/supervised online bridge sessions. Organisations also sometimes run events only open to those with low NGS grades.