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25th July

On Monday Afternoon eight and a half tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Joint top of the North / South side, both pairs scoring 62.50 were Moyra Loughran & Jane Broadbent and Pat Stubbings & Nicky Bainbridge. John Jarvis & Theresa Hillier led the East / West side with 58.93. Sue Robards and Sue Harris took second with 56.55.

On Monday Evening eight and a half tables played a Mitchell with an arrow switch on the last round, giving a single wining pair. Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose returned to form, leading with 65.00. Closing the gap rapidly towards the end of the evening and finishing on 57.82, in second were Janet O’Connor & Mike Ward. Edward & Ishar White took third with 56.25 and Mary Kerridge & Jane Reed were fourth with 54.76.

This puts Malcolm & Max back at the top of the Founders Championship pairs leader board but Janet O’Connor & Michael Ward are very close behind, and Brian Mawby & David Reed are well in contention.

 On Tuesday Afternoon of last week, ten tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. The results on both sides were close, everyone had a chance of finishing in the top half, and positions changed dramatically as each result was entered on the tablets and collected by the laptop. The North / South top spot was shared by Frank Grace & Isobel Ross and Sue Herring & Judy Spring both pairs scoring 55.95. Brian Jacks & Don Prowse took third with 55.65. East / West was won by Elisabeth Davies & John Cockburn scoring 55.65; Bob Braines & Jim Bainbridge took second with 54.76; third were Glenys Barton & Bob Reeve with 54.46.

The summer handicap pairs is presently led by Elisabeth Davies & John Cockburn, with Brian Mawby & David Reed and Diana Kinch & Judy Douglas following.

Eighteen players practiced their bridge, using notes, chatting about the hands and with the support of mentors on Wednesday morning.

On Thursday Evening five and a half tables were led by Brian Mawby & Peter Halliday with 60.12. 58.85 saw Terry Robinson & Theresa Hillier into second and Janet O’Connor & Don Prowse took third with 58.33. The Individual Handicap competition based on Thursday Evening Results is presently led by Peter Halliday, Zena Hutchinson and June Rudman.

 
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Annual Lutterworth - Rugby Bridge Club match

Lutterworth won  261 / 104

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Bridge For Pleasure

See this site for useful bridge related web site links and much more.

NCBA 2016-17 Calendar

A useful guide to events in the Region up to May 2017

2017 Printable Detailed Table Money and Session Information
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Danetre Bridge Club meets on Wednesday Evenings in Daventry - click to visit their web site

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.

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Rugby Advertiser

The Rugby Advertiser covers a wide variety of sports and games in its Sports Digest. Click here to go to their web site.

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.

Click here for their web site.

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. 

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.

 
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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 offers sessions for beginners and improvers as well as more experienced players.

Since April 2010 we have grown to 190 members offering four competitive sessions and one supervised play session every week, and adding another supervised play session and 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; and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 4th Jul 2017 07:55 BST
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

Two teams Booked In!

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on August 4th.

 

 

FORM
Last updated : 19th Jul 2017 17:00 BST
Summer Handicap Pairs

This competition runs from May to September. RVBC members playing on a Tuesday Afternoon are automatically entered.

Last updated : 4th Jul 2017 07:55 BST
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy

On 30th June 2017 Stamford Bridge Academy hosted an Inter Schools Card Play day. Seventy-two young players from seven schools took part competing in either mini bridge, or else contract bridge, games. Teachers and assistants from the competing schools, and one or two observers from other schools helped, and even played at a table themselves. Thirty-four bridge club players have received “buddy” training and twenty-six are DBS Registered. Every table had one of these keeping the play going, and the scoring on track. “Fred”, the overall director, managed the award of numerous spot prizes and the collating of overall results. Leading pairs from each school received a small trophy and a new pack of cards. The top schools each received major trophies presented by Alan Shillitoe, manager of the England Under 26 squad. Members of Stamford Bridge Club provided fruit and water for the young players; coffee, tea and biscuits for the adults; and a sandwich lunch following the event. The players really enjoyed it, some have taught their parents the game! It’s an amazing achievement by the “buddies” who have created the chance for students to learn in sixteen schools (so far!) and for Liz Dale, Jenny Harding, Sandra Curran and Marlene Jones who have led the programme making this day possible.

If you would like to help introduce card games, and eventually, bridge into your child's or granchild's school, please contact Nicky to get in touch with Stamford Bridge Academy.

Last updated : 1st Jul 2017 12:42 BST
Come and Learn the King of Card Games

 

Bridge 1 Getting Started consists of 10 two hour sessions, starting on Monday 19th September at 10.00.

No previous knowledge of bridge, or even card games, is required.

The lessons are designed to take you at a gentle pace through the things you need to know to participate in a game of duplicate bridge. You will learn about:

  • Following suit; play in no trumps and with trumps
  • Declarer and defence play introduction
  • Evaluating a hand using high card points
  • The bridge auction: using bidding boxes, meaning of bids
  • Opening 1NT, responses with balanced or unbalanced hands
  • Opening 1 of a suit; limit responses
  • Change of suit reply; limit re-bids
  • Non-vulnerable scoring; part score and game bonuses

You get a folder and will build up a volume of colour hand outs and quizzes.

By the end of the course you will know enough to join our Wednesday morning novice/social practice session. Play weekly in that session until you feel ready to take some more lessons in our "Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)" course.

Players are welcome to attend the first session without obligation. Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 
 
 
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2016-17 Champagne Individual Handicap Winners
2016-17 Champagne Individual Handicap Winners
Last updated : 5th Jun 2017 08:36 BST
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!

Rugby Village were the winners of Division 3 of the Northants Inter Club League and have regained the Manning Salver. Maggie Jones, Northants secretary, presented Jim Bainbridge with it at the AGM last week.

Last updated : 25th Apr 2017 09:49 BST
2016 Master Point Champion
2016 Master Point Champion

In 2016, the highest accumulators of master points were: Brian Mawby:1811; David Reed:1668;Jim Bainbridge1598.

Last updated : 16th Feb 2017 08:58 GMT
2015-2016 Founders Champions
2015-2016 Founders Champions

Malcolm Melrose and Max Kynoch

Last updated : 11th Dec 2016 09:43 GMT
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap

Thursday Evening Sessions will continue throughout the summer this year.

So there is duplicate pairs on ALL Thursday evenings in weeks where there is NOT a First Friday teams evening.

This is a relaxed very very friendly evening smiley.

Visitors are welcome and there is a host so singles will get a game yes.

Results are sent to the EBU as usual so EBU members will receice Master Points according to their position and their National Grade will be updated. ♠ 

RVBC members who have a National Grade are eligible for our Champagne Handicap Competition. The results of eligible members are automicatically entered. Click for the latest position. wink

Last updated : 20th Jun 2017 09:01 BST
Monday Afternoon Pairs

A short session of duplicate pairs on Monday Afternoons, between 2pm and 4pm. Master Points, input to the NGS, coffee, tea, biscuits, a fully qualified director and a host are all included!

Last updated : 26th Nov 2015 21:05 GMT
EBU Blue Points available in Rugby

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

Blue Points are awarded on the final rankings when the competition completes at the end of November.

Last updated : 26th Nov 2015 21:02 GMT
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs

Keep the date

9th December 2017

2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs
Coventry Cafe Bridge - 7th Sept 2017

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Northants Inter Club League

Click here for the latest table of results.

Coventry League Division 2

Click here for the final positions.

Coventry League Division 3

Click here for the final position.

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) Every Thursday evening in the months except the Thursday before a First Friday Teams evening

(5) Not on Bank Holidays

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

Monday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 14.00-16.00
   Thursday Evening (1)(4) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
Friday
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
Teams Leagues

The Northants Teams of Eight League runs from May to February.  The 2016 - 2017 season has finished with promotion to Division 2. This is perhaps the highest standard at which the club competes, we've been here before, but only for one season. 

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May.  Our Division 2 team has joined our second team in Division 3. sad The good news is that there will be plenty of matches played in Rugby, so less travelling!  

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.

Calendar
27th July 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
31st July 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
31st July 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
1st August 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
2nd August 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Weak Responses to 1 of a suit opening (VBSet08)
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
4th August 2017
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
7th August 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
7th August 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
8th August 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
9th August 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Mixed Overcalls (VBSet11)
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
10th August 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
14th August 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
Results
26th July 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
25th July 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
24th July 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
24th July 2017
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs

Keep the date

9th December 2017

2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs
Coventry Cafe Bridge - 7th Sept 2017

Click for more...

Northants Inter Club League

Click here for the latest table of results.

Coventry League Division 2

Click here for the final positions.

Coventry League Division 3

Click here for the final position.

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) Every Thursday evening in the months except the Thursday before a First Friday Teams evening

(5) Not on Bank Holidays

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

Monday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 14.00-16.00
   Thursday Evening (1)(4) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
Friday
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
Teams Leagues

The Northants Teams of Eight League runs from May to February.  The 2016 - 2017 season has finished with promotion to Division 2. This is perhaps the highest standard at which the club competes, we've been here before, but only for one season. 

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May.  Our Division 2 team has joined our second team in Division 3. sad The good news is that there will be plenty of matches played in Rugby, so less travelling!  

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.

Calendar
27th July 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
31st July 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
31st July 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
1st August 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
2nd August 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Weak Responses to 1 of a suit opening (VBSet08)
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
4th August 2017
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
7th August 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
7th August 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
8th August 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
9th August 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Mixed Overcalls (VBSet11)
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
10th August 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
14th August 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
Results
26th July 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
25th July 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
24th July 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
24th July 2017
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge