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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.
Herts Bridge Association Eccles Cup 26th February 2021

Congratulations to the Watford team of Donald Reid, John Lambe, Joe Coulson, Chris Mark, Keith Foster, Tony Field, Michelle and Adam Davis on finishing a very creditable 2nd to a very strong Hemel team and indeed a very strong field of 15 teams.  They narrowly missed first place by just one point!

Particular congratulations to Keith Foster and Tony Field for winning their section.


Marjorie Lukyn Heat Results

Thank you to all those that attended the Marjorie Lukyn Charity Cup heat on Sunday.  We raised £165 for DENS, the homeless charity nominated by the HBA.

The full results are in our Results section 

The qualifiers are as follows

Position Name Name
1st Ratnaverl Murugesu Ponnampalam Yogeswaran
2nd Tom Dessain Tugrul Kaban
3rd Jeffrey Calvert John Whiting
4th Stephen Lipman Kiku Lester
5th Anne Short Cliff Short
6th Barbara Cohen Janet Cohen
7th Adam Davis Michelle Davis
8th Mike Rawlins Naomi Gibbs


The Final is on Friday 12th March at 7pm on Real Bridge

More details and how to enter the final can be found on the HBA website here


Regular session times and costs

Monday Gentle Duplicate - 10am on BBO $4

Tuesday GENTLE Duplicate - 7.20pm on BBO $4

Tuesday Duplicate - 7:30pm on BBO $4

Supervised Play 2pm on Realbridge - Lockdown Special price continues at £3 per session 

Thursday Social Duplicate - 9:45am on BBO $4

Thursday Evening Relaxed Duplicate - 7pm on RealBridge (£2.50 as from January - we will contact you regarding payment which will by online payment if you can) and the link to play will be on the website below shortly before the start of play

Friday Duplicate at 7.30pm on BBO $4

Saturday Open Gentle 10am on BBO $4

Supervised Play

Supervised Play is back on Wednesday afternoons on Realbridge from 2pm and will finish by 4pm or earlier if you are very quick playing the hands!!  There will be about 12 hands.  The lockdown special price will continue in March at £3 per person.

The link for the Real Bridge will be put on this website - there is a box on the home page of Real Bridge links for the week so click on the one for Supervised Play. 

Payment for sessions will be taken either by online bank transfer or by cheque - I will email at the end of each month requesting payment for that month and would be most grateful for prompt payment.

If you can join with a partner or indeed a pre-arranged table that will be easier but if not do come along on your own.

Email with any questions.  

All welcome


Real Bridge Thursday Evenings at 7pm

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 which is in the box of Real Bridge links over on this home page of the website.

When entering the session please be sure to enter your full name ie first name and surname and in the ID section your EBU number.  Please be sure to enter this correctly.

How to pay for Realbridge sessions

This is by direct bank transfer to Watford and Bushey Bridge Club No 2 Account

Sort code 60 00 08

Account Number 48931047


I would kindly ask you to prepay your account by either £10 or £20 (preferable if you will play on RB occasionally) as I will run an account balance for each of you.  I will send a reminder when you are in arrears (and of course if you are in credit and you do not think you will use it up and want a repayment I will repay you).  Also if you are paying as a pair then that is fine but please let me know in advance at who you will be paying for.   If you cannot pay by direct bank transfer email me please on


Membership Renewal Fee Suspended for 2021

There are no plans to charge a renewal membership to our existing members for 2021 whilst we remain playing online!

Thanks to all of our members for their support and hope you continue to find some pleasure in our online games.


Another Win for WBBC in Multiple Teams

Congratulations on another superb win to everyone who played in the multiple teams event against Hitchin BC on Wed 9th December.  WBBC won all 13 matches with the final margin being 177 to 83 Victory Points.  

Once again our teams included players of varying experience so teams on both sides were ranked by NGS.  WBBC was able to field 13 excellent teams reflecting the current strength in depth of our club.

For full results click on the link Result WBBC v Hitchin 9th Dec 2020.xlsx

Watford and Herts Gentle Duplicate
Friday Duplicate
Social Duplicate
Realbridge Duplicate
Real Bridge Links for the Week

Please find attached the RealBridge Links for our Sessions this week

Supervised Play - Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 2pm

Ints Lessons - Thursday 4 March at 7.30pm

Duplicate - Thursday 4 March 2021 at 7pm

Please make sure you click on the correct link for your session

The links will be updated on Monday morning for the forthcoming week

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


Master Point Promotions January 2021
Name Master Point Rank
Fiona Littlewood 1* Grand Master
Phiilp Davey County Master
Christine Essex District Master
Ian Watt District Master
Ian Cheetham Local Master
Roger Jeffries Local Master
Graham Phillips Local Master


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