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27th January

On Monday Evening nine and half table played the latest round in the Founders Championship Pairs. Adrian Williams & Don Prowse led the field with 65.77 followed by Pam Southern & Ken Fernie scoring 60.54. In third place were Graham Clarke & Smita Basu 59.18. Fourth was taken by Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with 56.46 just ahead of Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster with 56.25. Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge took sixth place with 53.87.

The Founders Championship Pairs, after three events, is still led by Diana Kinch and Judy Douglas but it’s early days yet.

Two tables played in our new, short, Monday Afternoon Session (2pm-4pm). Pat and Ron Fisher topped the list.

Last week on Tuesday Afternoon eight tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. The unusual pairing of Daphne Rourke & Alan Page             won with 63.10. Second place was taken by the more regular partnership of Brian Mawby & David Reed on  58.73, closely followed by Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore with 58.33. Janet Stuchbury & Laura Von Tucher took fourth place with 53.97, again closely followed by John Crompton & Pauline Smith with 53.57.

Thursday Evening was hit by League Match commitments. Five pairs were led by Chris Cooper & Wendy Crees with 67.50 followed by Nicky Bainbridge & Phil Quinn with 52.50.

The Blues lost to the Misfits in Division 2 of the Coventry League, and the V Team lost to Kenilworth this week. The Misfits lead Division 2, but there’s a three way battle for the second promotion spot including Rugby Village Blues.

Lessons and coaching are now in full swing. Mentored Pivot teams on Monday morning offers a unique chance for discussion with an expert immediately after playing a hand; Tuesday morning advanced class on competitive bidding is considering doubles next week; Wednesday Practice is following the topics in Bridge 2 from the previous Thursday Lessons.

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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.

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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.

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

Since April 2010 we have grown to over 160 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 : 28th Dec 2014 11:53 GMT
Competitive Auctions - Advanced Class

Doubles: Take Out, Penalty, Negative, Re-opening: 3rd February 10.00.

Last updated : 27th Jan 2015 09:49 GMT
Beginners' Course at Cotesbach
Beginners' Course at Cotesbach

We will be running a new bridge beginners' course at Cotesbach Village Hall on Tuesday Evenings starting 7.30pm from February 17th.   Please click here or contact us for more details.

Last updated : 10th Jan 2015 10:09 GMT
Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)

Thursday Morning starting 29th January: Playing No Trumps Contracts.

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 : 27th Jan 2015 09:50 GMT
Monday Afternoon Pairs

A new short session of duplicate pairs on Monday Afternoons, between 2pm and 4pm will start on Monday 26th January. Master Points, input to the NGS, coffee, tea, biscuits, a fully qualified director and a host will all be included!

Last updated : 22nd Dec 2014 22:18 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
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 : 22nd Jan 2015 10:04 GMT
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
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
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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RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 6 Postponed One Week

The next round of the Pairs Ladder will start on Janaury 28th and complete on March 11th. 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.

Week 7, the final week, of the last round of the Pairs Ladder has completed. Click here to see the final position.

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 two.  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
   Monday Practice (1)(6) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice etc
   Lesson/Coaching (2)(6) 14.00-16.00
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.15 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.-16.00
Friday
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
Calendar
2nd February 2015
Mentored Pivot Teams
D S V H Club Room 10.00
Play random hands with a teacher or experienced player at each table. Discuss each hand at length afterwards. Practice teams scoring. Swap partners each round. Charged at Advanced Rate.
Director: Nicky B, Jim B, Graham C
2nd February 2015
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Short, proper, competitive pairs session. No notes or help. Master Points and National Grade Input Available.
Director: Nicky and Jim
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
2nd February 2015
Monday Evening
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single.
Director: Nicky and Jim
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
3rd February 2015
Competitive Auctions - An Advanced Course
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 3 of 10 - Negative Doubles, Reopening Doubles, Lead directing doubles
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
3rd February 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Members and Visitors Welcome. There is a host so you don't need to bring a partner.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
4th February 2015
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Practising Playing Suit Contracts (Following Bridge 2 Session 2)
Director: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
4th February 2015
Pairs Ladder Round 6 Week 2
DSVH Club Room 14.00
16 Boards played in one round against one pair. Contact Nicky to join in.
Director: Nicky B
 Click for more information
4th February 2015
Northants League Wellingborough v RVBC
Wellingborough 19.00
Results
29th January 2015
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
29th January 2015
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Jim Bainbridge
28th January 2015
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge
28th January 2015
Pairs Ladder Round 6 Week 1
Director: Nicky B
27th January 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
27th January 2015
Competetive Auctions - An Advanced Course
Director: Graham Clarke
26th January 2015
Mentored Pivot Teams
Director: Graham Clarke
26th January 2015
Monday Afternoon
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
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