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17th January

The new year has kicked off with two bumper weeks of bridge: over 80 tables!

On Monday Afternoon, seven tables played a two-winner movement. Well done Angela Hobbs & Pat Stubbings for a North / South side victory with 66.67. Pat & Ron Fisher led East / West with 69.64.

On Monday Evening, seven and half tables played a share and relay two-winner Mitchell movement. Michael Ward & David Reed topped North / South with 61.11; Mike Eastell & Simon Burgess led East / West with 61.51.

On Tuesday Afternoon ten and a half tables played a two-winner movement; visitors Terry Bradbury & Maria Smyth led North / South with 56.39; Thelma Burton & Pauline Ferris led East / West with 57.32.

Janet O’Connor & Don Prowse, with 68.45, led a field of eleven pairs on Thursday Evening in a Howell movement.

The Barrel Makers won their away match in the Coventry League Handicap cup.

We have a comprehensive programme of teaching and coaching starting next week. Come along, without obligation, 10.00 Monday Morning for a trial first lesson.

 
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NCBA 2016-17 Calendar

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Danetre Bridge Club

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.

www.bridgewebs.com/lutterworth

What can you do for bridge?
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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.

 

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 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; and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 8th Nov 2016 09:48 GMT
Spring Lessons and Practice

The club is offering another comprehensive programme of teaching and coaching. Do check through the following for something that might interest you and your partner. ♠      ♣ 

Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 17:38 GMT
Come and Learn the King of Card Games

 

  • Bridge 1 Getting Started consists of 10 two hour sessions, starting on Monday 23rd January 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. 
 
 
FORM
Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 17:38 GMT
Bridge 2 Build Your Skills

Bridge 2 Build your Skills will start on Tuesday 24th January in the Club Room at Dunchurch. Very suitable for players who have done Bridge 1; or have a little experience of kitchen, rubber, Chicago or any duplicate bridge. You can take individual lessons if you like. Click on more info... to find out more. Use the form below to register or enquire further.

FORM
Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 17:36 GMT
Tuesday Evening Friendly Practice

Themed practice, suitable for Bridge 1 or Bridge 2 graduates, or players returning to duplicate bridge, or rubber / social players wanting to try duplicate in a friendly, welcoming, learning environment.

Play at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors. 

Ten Sessions on Tuesday Evenings 8pm-9.45pm from 26th January to 4th April with a half term break.

You don't need to bring a partner. 1 VB ticket, or £4.30 for members; £4.80 for visitors.

Session themes can be found in the calendar area.

Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 18:50 GMT
Advanced Competitive Bidding

Starting on the morning of Thursday 26th January, a chance to remind yourself of the competitive bidding methods you know and learn those you sort of know or watch other players doing. Suitable for players who have done Bridge 1, Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 or have some experience.

Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 18:54 GMT
2015-2016 Founders Champions
2015-2016 Founders Champions

Malcolm Melrose and Max Kynoch

Last updated : 11th Dec 2016 09:43 GMT
Christmas Raffle raised 200 for Air Ambulance
Christmas Raffle raised 200 for Air Ambulance

Well done! heart

Last updated : 12th Dec 2016 12:17 GMT
Vera and Peter Iredale Champs
Vera and Peter Iredale Champs
Last updated : 11th Dec 2016 09:46 GMT
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on February 3rd.
 

FORM
Last updated : 31st Dec 2016 09:08 GMT
Membership hits new high

smiley We have just signed up our 180th member!

Last updated : 8th Nov 2016 09:48 GMT
Heart of England Friendship Day - Fun Bridge

Five teams of eight competed on this fun day: Village 1; Village 2, Rugby BC, Danetre BC, & North Cotswolds.

Date for Next Year: 13th August 2017 (wink)

For 2016 Results, click here.....

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2016 14:46 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 : 30th Jul 2016 13:15 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
Northants Inter Club League
Northants Inter Club League

We have finished top of the Northants Inter-Club League Division 3 South! Huge Well Done to everyone who played for us. We will have to play the winner of the Northants Inter-Club League Division 3 North for promotion to Division 2. yes

Pairs Ladder . .Final Table . Round 12
Pairs Ladder . .Final Table . Round 12

Congrats to Peter and Ed Winners Division 1
And to Janet and Sue Winners Division 2
and to Cecilia and Zena Winners Division 3.

Next Round Jan 23rd to Easter, let me know by  20th Jan if you'd like to play.

Coventry League Division 2

Village Blues lost to Peugeot 4-16.

 

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team won their match against Thinker Owl 12-8.

 

 

 

 

 

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) 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
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(6) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 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
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.-16.00
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League&Ladder Matches (1)(5) 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 Is well underway.

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May.  We have one team in Division 2 and a second team in Division 3.  

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
18th January 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Playing 1NT Contracts
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
19th January 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Introduction and Card Play
Director: Nicky/Jim
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Blues v Rugby A
DSVH Committee Room 19.00
24th January 2017
Bridge 2 Building Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Playing Suit Contracts
Director: Graham
 Click for more information
24th January 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
24th January 2017
Tuesday Evening Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
1 1NT Opening Balanced Responses
Director: Jim and Nicky
 Click for more information
25th January 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Playing Suit Contracts - Following Bridge 2 Session 1 HBSet53
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
26th January 2017
Advanced Competitive Bidding
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Overcalls, Doubles, and Protective Postion
Director: Graham
 Click for more information
26th January 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
Results
17th January 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
16th January 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th January 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
12th January 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
Northants Inter Club League
Northants Inter Club League

We have finished top of the Northants Inter-Club League Division 3 South! Huge Well Done to everyone who played for us. We will have to play the winner of the Northants Inter-Club League Division 3 North for promotion to Division 2. yes

Pairs Ladder . .Final Table . Round 12
Pairs Ladder . .Final Table . Round 12

Congrats to Peter and Ed Winners Division 1
And to Janet and Sue Winners Division 2
and to Cecilia and Zena Winners Division 3.

Next Round Jan 23rd to Easter, let me know by  20th Jan if you'd like to play.

Coventry League Division 2

Village Blues lost to Peugeot 4-16.

 

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team won their match against Thinker Owl 12-8.

 

 

 

 

 

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) 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
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(6) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 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
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.-16.00
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League&Ladder Matches (1)(5) 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 Is well underway.

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May.  We have one team in Division 2 and a second team in Division 3.  

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
18th January 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Playing 1NT Contracts
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
19th January 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Introduction and Card Play
Director: Nicky/Jim
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
23rd January 2017
Blues v Rugby A
DSVH Committee Room 19.00
24th January 2017
Bridge 2 Building Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Playing Suit Contracts
Director: Graham
 Click for more information
24th January 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
24th January 2017
Tuesday Evening Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
1 1NT Opening Balanced Responses
Director: Jim and Nicky
 Click for more information
25th January 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Playing Suit Contracts - Following Bridge 2 Session 1 HBSet53
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
26th January 2017
Advanced Competitive Bidding
DSVH Club Room 10.00
1 Overcalls, Doubles, and Protective Postion
Director: Graham
 Click for more information
26th January 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
Results
17th January 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
16th January 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th January 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
12th January 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke