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12th December

On Saturday the club held its Christmas event. Nineteen tables played a six round Swiss Pairs. 

The event was won by Malcolm Melrose and Max Kynoch pictured on the outside here. Max making a special display of his winner's pen! Pauline Smith and Wilma Kiernan, on the inside, were second, a very special result for them. Well done! 

​The Raffle raised £300 for the Air Ambulance.

​On Monday the weather had become very cold with snow lying all over Rugby. Twenty players still made it to the afternoon session and played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch led North/South with 70.00. Bill & Lyn Stubbins topped East/West with 60.00.

In the evening it was still colder, but four and a half tables played the first event in the new Founders Championship Pairs series. ​

​Malcom Melrose and Max Kynoch led the Howell movement with 59.92; followed by Janet O'Connor & Michael Ward with 57.14.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week, ​six and a half tables played a Hesitation Mitchell. Lo Tolbutt & Jim Bainbridge won with 62.38 followed by Edwige Quick & Sue Robards.

On Wednesday morning we were delighted to welcome two graduates from our beginners' course to our friendly themed practice session. The field of five tables practiced opener's re-bid when the auction has gone: 1S;P;1NT;P;?.

Jim & Nicky Bainbridge, with 59.72, led the Thursday Evening session of four tables; Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison scored 58.33; and Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan took 56.94.

 
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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 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 180 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 : 9th Oct 2017 15:59 BST
2017 Founders Champions
2017 Founders Champions
Last updated : 12th Dec 2017 10:14 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs - Well done All
Christmas Swiss Pairs - Well done All
Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:45 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs (19 Tables) Winners
Christmas Swiss Pairs (19 Tables) Winners

Second Place: Pauline and Wilma (Centre)

Winners: Malcolm and Max (Outside)

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:49 GMT
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

 

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on January 5th.

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Last updated : 5th Dec 2017 09:59 GMT
2017 Christmas Raffle
2017 Christmas Raffle

The Christmas Raffle raised a whopping £300  for the Air Ambulance smileyyesheartsmiley

There are lots of prizes drawn for people who weren't there, look out for yours on your next visit.

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:16 GMT
Air Ambulance Donation
Air Ambulance Donation
Last updated : 11th Dec 2017 11:45 GMT
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Quiz
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Quiz

Well Done Roy and Graham for an amazing 20 correct answers yes

2017 France Xmas Quiz WITH ANSWERS.pdf

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 08:52 GMT
Bridge 2 - Building Your Skills

January Sale - Come to one January Bridge 2 Lesson for Free! enlightened

Monday Mornings 10.00 from January 15th

Click on the heading for details of the course and timetable.

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

FORM
Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 23:08 GMT
Advanced Card Play

January Sale - Come one January Card Play Lesson for Free! enlightened

Click on the heading for details of the course.

Tuesday Mornings 10.00 From January 16th

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 23:09 GMT
Tuesday Evening Practice - Back at Dunchurch!

January Sale - Come to one Tuesday Evening Practice for Free! enlightened

Tuesday Evening 8pm - 9.45pm Club Room From January 16th

Replay and Discuss Selected Boards from Monday Afternoon.

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 23:11 GMT
2017 May to October Champagne Handicap Winners
2017 May to October Champagne Handicap Winners

Well done Jane Reed & Margaret Aitchison!

Last updated : 5th Dec 2017 10:04 GMT
2017 Summer Handicap Pairs Winners
2017 Summer Handicap Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Marilyn and David North. The Summer Handicap Pairs is based on the results from Tuesday Afternoons from May to Sept. Handicaps are based on the previous year's performance on Tuesday Afternoons. All pairs of RVBC members are automatically entered.

Last updated : 6th Dec 2017 17:22 GMT
Bridge in Schools
Bridge in Schools

Would you like your child or grandchild to play bridge? Stamford Youth Bridge Academy have helped parents to support the playing of bridge in schools with spectacular results. You can get involved, and get support from SYBA. Check out www.syba.org.uk.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2017 08:50 BST
Shopping for Bridge Related Items

For club stationery, equipment and publications A L Fleming. For example offering (without the errors and correction slips): 

NewWorld Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge

  • World Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge NEW EDITION 
  • More convenient Ring-Bound volume with acetate covers front and rear.

For luxury items and gifts and a weekly newsletter with learning hands for beginners and intermediate players there is Simon Lucas.

For equipment and a wide range publications there is the Chess and Bridge Shop.

For an excellent free on line magazine, a really enjoyable paper version on subscription, bridge club insurance, some gift items, oh and holidays and cruises, there is Mr Bridge.

For bridge equipment, stationery, some publications, no longer offering discounts to members or teachers but promising to match rivals' prices there is the Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Bridge Shop.

Last updated : 25th Sep 2017 10:33 BST
Novice Workshops and Practice

Two Free Workshops in January 2018

Thursday 18th January 10.00 - 12.00 : Auctions opening 1NT

Thursday 25th January 10.00 - 12.00 : Auctions opening 1 of a suit

Register for Free Entry to one or both

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Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 23:15 GMT
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
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
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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:13 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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:14 BST
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
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter

♣ Our own Malcolm Fawcett is directing The Lion in Winter at Rugby Theatre.

December 12th - 16th

Tickets on sale now. Click Here

Northants Inter Club League

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The Blues played two matches this week,

winning 20-0 against Jokers and 15-5 against Warwick University.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

 

The Barrelmakers beat Vintage Port and now go on to play in the semi-final.

 Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Blues have lost to Taverners.

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
Calendar
18th December 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
 Click for more information
18th December 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
19th December 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
20th December 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
21st December 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
28th December 2017
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
29th December 2017
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
1st January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
2nd January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
3rd January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
4th January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
4th January 2018
Blues v Rugby A League
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Results
14th December 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
14th December 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
13th December 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
12th December 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter

♣ Our own Malcolm Fawcett is directing The Lion in Winter at Rugby Theatre.

December 12th - 16th

Tickets on sale now. Click Here

Northants Inter Club League

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The Blues played two matches this week,

winning 20-0 against Jokers and 15-5 against Warwick University.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

 

The Barrelmakers beat Vintage Port and now go on to play in the semi-final.

 Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Blues have lost to Taverners.

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
Calendar
18th December 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
 Click for more information
18th December 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
19th December 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
20th December 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
21st December 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
28th December 2017
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
29th December 2017
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
1st January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
2nd January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
3rd January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
4th January 2018
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
4th January 2018
Blues v Rugby A League
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Results
14th December 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
14th December 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
13th December 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
12th December 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke