Release 2.19o
Watford & Bushey Bridge Club
Watford & Bushey Bridge Club

Any queries call:
05601 114 470 or email:

Need a Partner to play bridge online call Donald Reid on 01923 227 969 at

 We are a very friendly club always looking for new members.

Congratulations on a superb win to everyone who played in the multiple teams event against St Albans BC on Wed 18th November.  WBBC won 12 of the 13 matches with the final margin being 195 to 65 Victory Points.  

This win is testimony to the strength in depth within the club.  The teams covered all levels with NGS ranging from Ace to 5.  Teams were matched against teams of similar standing.

For full results click the link Results WBBC v St Albans Teams 18th Nov 2020.xlsx

Exciting News - Thursday Session on Real Bridge

Dear All

We intend to start a session on Thursday evening starting at 7.00pm from 19th November on the new platform Real Bridge.

Sessions will be free until the end of December.

Real Bridge gives you the opportunity to see your partner and the opponents just like you were at the club.

You will need up to date technology to take advantage of all that Real Bridge has to offer.

Please follow the link below to ensure that you can use Real Bridge.

Real Bridge Camera and Microphone Test

In order to access the session you will need to click on the link below - which will be only available 1/2 hour before the session begins.

When entering the session just enter your name and in the ID section your EBU number.



David Eddleston 


National Inter-Club Knockout NICKO

The NICKO for 2020/21 will be played online using BBO.  This is a national teams of four competition and entries can only be put in through the Club.  Teams can have up to 6 members all of whom must have been members of WBBC for at least the previous 3 months and must have played regularly in WBBC games.

Entry costs £72 per team which will be subsidised by the Club up to 50%.  Anyone wanting to enter a team should contact Alan Hudson, the Competitions Sec, at giving the names and EBU numbers of all team members no later than 14th November 2020.  Once entered, you will be responsible for arranging and running your matches on BBO.

Friday Evening Session

Dear Members.

We now have a session on Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm.

It would be good to see as many members as possible support this event going forward.


David Eddleston


Beginners classes starting 12th October. Click here for overview and click here for more information. To register your interest with Susan please email or call 03333 403 960.

Supervised Play recommencing soon on Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm .... watch this space.

Focussed supervised play sessions: For those who have completed a Beginners Course these sessions are designed to reinforce what was learned in year 1 before proceeding to year 2.  Times will vary as there will be a number of sessions to suit.  Contact Ros 05601 114 470 or email to register your interest.  

Regular session times

Monday Gentle Duplicate - 10am

Tuesday Duplicate - 7:30pm

Thursday Social Duplicate - 9:45am

Friday Duplicate at 7.30pm

Saturday Open Gentle 10am

now online with BBO



Why not give it a go and join in!

There are 3 requirements:

  1. You need a partner to play (for partner finding contact Donald on 01923 227 969 or email
  2. You need to be registered on BBO (click here if you need to register).
  3. You must email your BBO username AND EBU number to ASAP

Instructions about joining the game will then be sent out or click here to download.

There is a charge of $4 per person to cover BBO costs, EBU costs and director costs.  You will need to put a small amount of credit on your BBO account to start.  Do this by clicking BBO$ at the top of their page.  You can pay via credit card or paypal.   More detailed instructions are in the joining instructions link above.

All sessions rank for both NGS and masterpoints and a ranking of results will be uploaded on to the WBBC website.  Full details will also be available on BBO in your history tab including each board, the full hand and scores on other tables for those boards and even a possibility to see a replay of the board.

Any questions email


Open to ANY improving player, a new opportunity to play an online game with us on Saturday mornings at 10am on Bridge Base Online.

This session is open to:

  • all aspiring players who have started playing in the last couple of years and just want to play
  • you do not need to be a member of our club
  • you do not need to be a member of the EBU or HBA
  • everybody is welcome if they are new to the game

When the event ends, the results can be found on our website along with a detailed sheet of the hands, some suggested bidding and playing tips.

It is simple to enter : just email your BBO username and EBU number (the latter only if you have one) to ""

You will need to buy BBO$ on your BBO account as the cost will be BBO$4 per game.

Click here for information on playing in these games and buying your BBO $.

We look forward to you joining us. Any queries email or call 05601 114470 and speak to Ros. She will be able to help you.


Online Watford Thursday Social Duplicate BBO
Real Bridge Session 3rd December
#40622 Watford GENTLE Duplicate
Online Watford Tuesday Duplicate BBO
Play Online

Dear Members

We will contact you again when the club can reconvene at our new premises.

In the meantime why not play online.  Many of our members are and it can be good fun.  

Need help doing this?  Then contact our club phone number:05601 114 470  or email: and we will find people to help you get started.

If you need partners contact us or Donald Reid who is now offering "find me mates to play online with!"

In the meantime I hope that you are managing to keep safe and keep well. 

If anybody is having any particularly difficult issues then please get in touch and we will see what we can do to locate people near you to help.

All best wishes


Additional On-line Bridge Sessions in Herts

The following bridge clubs are running sessions at different times to ours and may be of interest
Click here for Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club
Click here for Hemel Hempstead Bridge Club