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16th December


The RVBC Charity Christmas Swiss Pairs took place on Saturday. With fifteen tables it was the biggest bridge event in Rugby this year. The winners, with 85 VPs out of a possible 100, were Ishar & Ed White. The event also raised £200 for the Myton Hospice.


On Monday Evening eight tables played a share and relay Mitchell movement with an arrow switch on the last round. Geoff Bennet & Helen Foster came top with 67.26. Jim Bainbridge & Janet O’Connor were second with 59.82. Third place was shared by Chris Cooper & Sue Robards and Carol & Geoff Davies with 58.63. Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch were fifth with 56.85 followed by David & Jane Reed with 55.95.


On Tuesday of last week nine and half tables played a single winner movement. Brian Mawby & David Reed led the field with 61.81 followed by Frank Grace & Isobel Ross with 60.63. Not far behind were Judy Spring & Heather Spencer with 60.31. In fourth place were Graham Clarke & Audrey Upton with 58.75 followed by Caelia Chandler & Thelma Burton with 57.19 and Daphne Rourke & Laura Von Tucher with 56.94.


On Thursday evening three full tables played a Howell movement. Ishar White & John Robards were top with 60.00 followed by Don Prowse & Jim Bainbridge with 59.00. Zena Hutchinson and Cynthia Martin hold the top two spots in the Champagne Handicap but a chasing pack is closing the gap!


Last week, our newest team in local league bridge played the mighty Menagerie at Coventry Bridge Club. The Menagerie team boast Grand Masters, EBU Board members and other top rated players. Undaunted, the V Team beat them by a comfortable margin and are through to the second round of the Coventry League Handicap Cup. Well done! A famous victory.


On Monday morning eleven players took part in a workshop practicing and analysing slam bidding opportunities.


On Wednesday morning twenty seven players practiced responding to 1NT openings with balanced hands.

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Lutterworth Bridge Club

Lutterworth Bridge Club, meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm), at Cotesbach Village Hall. You’ll find quality EBU affiliated bridge played in a good spirit.

Rugby Village Bridge Club Organisation

Rugby Village Bridge Club Staff provide:

  • Hosts
  • Tournament Directors
  • Scorers
  • Stewards
  • Catering
  • Teaching
  • Practice Session Supporters
  • Administrators.

All our players have to do is:

  1. Turn up, play, enjoy the bridge; and
  2. Make sure your partner and opponents enjoy the bridge.

See you soon.

Dunchurch Village Hall
Dunchurch Village Hall

We are based in the Dunchurch Sportsfield and Village Hall which is three miles from Rugby town centre. Built in 2003, the Hall has several rooms, all with modern kitchen facilities and toilets. There are seventy off street parking places, lit at night. There are accessibility features throughout.

The Club Room Annex
The Club Room Annex

In 2012, the RVBC moved into a virtually dedicated Club Room with a separate entrance. We have room for up to 10 tables. We store our equipment in cupboards in the room. We do not have to take tables up and down and do not have to move or stack chairs. We have our own notice board with news and results. The room includes refurbished kitchenette with fridge and dishwasher. There are clean comfortable toilet facilities, including accessible facilities. 

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Welcome to Rugby Village Bridge Club, an English Bridge Union affiliated duplicate bridge club serving Rugby and surrounding areas. Rugby Village Bridge Club supports duplicate bridge playing at all levels and offer sessions for beginners and improvers as well as more experienced players.

Since April 2010 we have grown to over 150 members offering four competitive sessions and two supervised play sessions every week, and adding two or three lessons per week in the teaching term. We offer a range from nuture for the novice right through to opportunities to play for the club for more ambitious players.

We pride ourselves on the friendly and supportive atmosphere at all our lessons, practice and competitive sessions; the excellence of our coffee, tea and biscuits (no limits here); and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 24th Oct 2014 15:59 BST
Christmas Swiss Pairs Winners
Christmas Swiss Pairs Winners

Congratulations Ishar and Ed White!

Last updated : 18th Dec 2014 14:22 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs
Christmas Swiss Pairs

Well done to all sixty competitors. We raised £200 for the Myton Hospice from the raffle, donations and surplus on the event. See you next year.

Last updated : 15th Dec 2014 13:34 GMT

The last event of 2014 will be the Thursday Evening Pairs and Champagne Handicap on 18th December. The first event of the New Year will be First Friday Teams on 2nd January 2015.

Every one at the Club wishes all our players a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Last updated : 15th Dec 2014 13:48 GMT
Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)

This is a ten week course running on Thursday Morning starting 22nd January. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 19th February.

The course is suitable for players who have completed our Bridge 1 "Getting Started" course.

   It's also excellent for rubber/kitchen/chicago players who might like to try duplicate. For those players who do not already belong to our club we are offering a no obligation "try a lesson" on the first lesson for free and decide if you want to carry on afterwards!   

You are welcome to come to a single lesson if you are interested in the particular topic. The topics are listed in the calendar available as the second button down on the left.

Last updated : 15th Dec 2014 13:53 GMT
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap are back!
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap are back!

Our Thursday Evening session is back and extended to the fourth Thursday in the month. Until the end of May next year there will be a second evening session later in the week. If the first Friday of the month falls into the week it will be First Friday Teams, otherwise it will be Thursday evening pairs and Champagne Handicap,

Last updated : 17th Sep 2014 08:48 BST
Teams Leagues

The Northants teams of eight league runs from May to February and our team in Division 3 South has already played half its matches. At the time of writing our team are in the lead.

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May. We entered a team into Division 3 last year, and achieved promotion to Division 2! Good luck to the Village Blues. There are two other Rugby teams in Division 2, so there are lots of local Derbies to play.

A second Rugby Village Team, the V Team, has entered the league and will be playing in Division 3.

Many thanks to Christine Cooper, recovering from her operation, making a great job of running all three teams.

The Village Pioneers have re-entered the Rugby and District League, now down to two divisions. I know all the team, and the club, are very grateful to Daphne Rourke for running the team.

Follow the progress of our teams via our web site or the notice board at the club. If you might like to play speak to Nicky or Christine.

We will be hosting most of the home matches for these teams at the club, and can host other matches if it suits. We provide our comfortable premises, a fully qualified tournament director, per-dealt boards and refreshments (biscuits etc). The cost is one ticket per home team player (e.g. four tickets for a teams of four match). Contact Nicky to for further information, or to book.

Last updated : 29th Oct 2014 23:02 GMT
Thursday Early Evening Lessons

Most of our lessons/teaching take place during the day in the working week.

However, I am now offering 45 mins ad hoc coaching from 18.00 to 18.45 in the club room on the Thursday when we have Thursday Evening Sessions.

The topic will be generally driven by those present.

Bring your questions, problems, disapointing results, or just listen. £4.

Last updated : 27th Oct 2014 12:14 GMT
When the bridge is too hard.....
When the bridge is too hard.....

We serve unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits in each session, and we believe you should enjoy them. Mugs and cups are always provided and are washed hygienically in a dishwasher.

Last updated : 6th Aug 2014 09:24 BST
Taking ACOL Further (Bridge 3)

This is a ten week course running on Tuesday mornings starting 16th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 28th October.

You are welcome to come to a single lesson if you are interested in the particular topic. The topics are listed in the calendar available as the second button down on the left.

Last updated : 12th Oct 2014 13:37 BST
Blue Points available in Rugby

For the first time EBU Blue Points, which can be used to obtain higher Master Point rankings, will be available to RVBC members. The new Founders Championship Pairs will be based on results from the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month.

Last updated : 21st Jan 2014 23:28 GMT
Training for TDs and Scorers

How to manage a duplicate bridge room

This training will consider what you need to know/agree before the session; how to layout a room; addressing the players at the beginning of a session; handling calls; managing the environment etc 

How to choose a movement

This training will describe Mitchell, Howell and teams movements; and the factors to consider when choosing a movement for a particular session.

Using the Computer to Score

This training will cover the use of a computer, with Scorebridge, to choose a movement, activate radio controlled bridge scorers, activate rolling results, follow progress of play, deal with very common problems, produce a result in various forms and distribute it to players, a web site, the EBU etc.


Please contact us using the "Information" button on the left above.

Last updated : 12th Jul 2013 15:50 BST
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2014 Founders Pairs Winners
2014 Founders Pairs Winners

Jim Bainbridge (right) presents Adrian Williams (left) and Don Prowse with the Founders Trophy.

RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 5 Final Position

Week 7 of the latest round of the Pairs Ladder has completed. Click here to see the final position. The scanned scoresheets are also available there.

The next round of the Pairs Ladder will start on Janaury 21st and complete on March 4th. Let Nicky know if you would like to play one sixteen board set against another pair each week for six weeks, generally on Wednesday afternoons but can be rearranged if required.

Northants Inter Club League

 Towcester B visited us on 4 December.  Towcester won the match by 12 VPs to 8 VPs.  However we still currently retain our lead in Division 3S of this teams of eight league. Click here to check the very latest position.

Coventry League Division 2

We have now won three matches, drawn two and lost one.  Click here to see the latest position.

We have lost to Ma Browns in the Handicap Cup competition, lost to Wyken in the Open Cup competition and lost to Taverners in the Dennett Cup competition.


Coventry League Division 3

Our new team, the "V Team", has entered Coventry League Division 3. Click here to see how they're doing.

They drew first division teams in both the Open and Dennett Cup matches.  Both matches were lost but our team members have all said the matches were very pleasant and friendly.

They also drew another first division team in the Handicap Cup match and won this without using their handicap - well done.



Founders Championship Pairs

Click here for the latest position in our premier blue pointed competition.

An overview of our schedule

(1) Core sessions that happen every week unless it's around Christmas and New Year

(2) Sessions that happen in eleven week blocks (including a break for half term) from Sept, Jan or May, check elsewhere for details

(3) First Friday of the month

(4) Ecery Thursday evening except the Thursday before First Friday Teams evening

(5) Pairs Ladder requires pre-entry and is run on published schedules; matches require boooking

(6) Not on Bank Holidays

(7) Second and Fourth Monday Evening Pairs are sessions in the Blue Pointed Founders Championship Pairs

   Monday Practice (1)(6) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Lesson/Coaching (2)(6) 14.00-16.00
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.15 Pairs
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.-16.00
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
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Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham C;larke
18th December 2014
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Jim Bainbridge
17th December 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th December 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
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Monday Evening
Director: Jim Bainbridge
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Christmas Swiss Pairs
Director: Jim Bainbridge
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Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Jim Bainbridge
11th December 2014
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
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