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9th February

On Monday Afternoon five and a half tables were led by Lesley Kinch & Helen Appleby with 62.50 followed by Cynthia Martin & Avis Raynor with 60.71.

On Monday Evening Brian Mawby & David Reed led eight and a half tables with 57.48. Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster wre second with 56.46 and Brian Jacks & John Leaviss third with 55.95. In a remarkably close field the bottom score was very nearly 40%!

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week, eleven tables played a two winner Mitchell. Mary Kerridge & Paula Pugh with 64.09, followed by Alan Page & Heather Spencer with 59.32. Edwige Quick & Sue Robards led East / West with 65.23 followed by Brian Mawby & David Reed.

On Friday Evening eight teams of four battled over a New England Relay movement. Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with Brian Mawby & David Reed came first with +60IMPs. Well done to Chris Greemaway & Jane Reed with Daphne Rourke & Janet Stuchbury for a creditable second with +47IMPs.

Our Wednesday morning practice session on sacrifices was played by five and a half tables. Our latest pairs ladder match has started and there have been several matches in the last week. This has led to a record attendance in the week of February 1st of 45 tables. In addition we gave four lessons or seminars during the week. Nice to see bridge so popular at all levels!

 
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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?
What can you do for bridge?
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. 

 

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 170 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 : 26th Nov 2015 20:01 GMT
NEW NEW NEW - That was the week that was!

Tuesday Mornings 10.00-12.00 five sessions from 23rd February.

Jim & I will bring our choice of interesting hands from the week before.

You nominate your favourites.

We'll all have a look together.

One ticket or £4.00

Last updated : 5th Feb 2016 15:56 GMT
Junior Bridge

 Tuesday 16th February 10.00-12.00.enlightened

Last updated : 5th Feb 2016 15:52 GMT
Winter Term - Fundamentals of Acol (Bridge 2) - Monday Mornings
Winter Term - Fundamentals of Acol (Bridge 2) - Monday Mornings

Following the Beginners' Course we ran on Monday mornings from September to the end of November, there will be Bridge 2 on Monday mornings at 10.00 from 11th January 2016.

This course is excellent as a follow on for those who took Bridge 1. It is also a sound introduction to Acol for rubber and informal bridge players.

Success in duplicate depends on making a better score with the cards you and your partner hold than the other pairs playing the same hand. You need to be in the best scoring contract, or to play the best possible defence. The Acol bidding system is designed to help your partnership into the right contract, or to help set up the defence.

If you understand Acol, you have a chance of doing well with any other player who understands Acol, and most players do!

Last updated : 26th Nov 2015 20:58 GMT
Advanced Bridge Thursday Mornings
Advanced Bridge Thursday Mornings

From Thursday 14th January 2016 10.00 AM

Competitive Auctions - 10 Sessions on Overcalls, Doubles, Two suited overcalls, Unassuming Cue Bids......

Your club offers the best range of chances to improve your bridge run by the best qualified, experienced and effective teachers for many miles around!

Last updated : 24th Dec 2015 17:59 GMT
More about Bridge for Players and Organisers

This series of Wednesday afternoon seminars are free. This is the second time they have run so the materials are improving.

Any player interested in understanding more about the game and how it is organised is welcome to come. If you are thinking of getting involved in bridge organisation whether as scorer, Tournament Director, teacher or general helper, this course is for you. We can help you develop with opportunities to practice and build confidence. You may be interested in volunteering, or in earning modest fees, we can help you with opportunities you already have, or help to find opportunities.

If you let me know you are coming, I will make sure there is a copy of the notes for you. But you can come without notice. Please see the calendar for more details.

Sessions will be on Wednesday afternoons 14.00 - 16.00 from 13th January.

There will be ten, with a break in the half term week.

 

Last updated : 26th Nov 2015 20:56 GMT
Christmas Party
Christmas Party

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out.

Last updated : 13th Dec 2015 10:47 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs - The Winners!
Christmas Swiss Pairs - The Winners!

Well Done

David Reed & Brian Mawby

Last updated : 13th Dec 2015 10:44 GMT
Next Teams on Friday 4th March 2016 - Click to play
FORM
Last updated : 5th Feb 2016 15:50 GMT
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
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap

There is duplicate pairs on Thursday evenings in weeks where there is NOT a First Friday teams from 10th Sept to the end of May next year.

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 : 3rd Nov 2015 10:53 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
2015 Founders Champions
2015 Founders Champions

Nicky presented David Reed & Brian Mawby with the RVBC Founders Championship Pairs Trophy.

Pairs Ladder Round 10

 ♠ Divison 1 have completed Sets 1 & 2  ♣ 

 ♠ Divison 2 one Set 1 Result  ♣ 

Northants Inter Club League

Click for the latest position.

Coventry League Division 2

The Blues lost their match to Peugeot 6-14.

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team lost their match against Jokers 6-14.

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 from September to May 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 Themed Practice/Mentored Teams
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(6) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   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
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 2015-2016 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
11th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - Competitive Auctions
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 5 - Session five covers bids and calls used after interference to try for game, or the best, contract, or set up a defence play.
Director: Graham Clarke
15th February 2016
NO Bridge 2 LESSON HALF TERM BREAK
There's an overview of Bridge 2 under Bridge Tuition in the left hand menu. Click on "More Info" for costs.
Director: HALF TERM NO LESSON
 Click for more information
15th February 2016
Monday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits available during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
15th February 2016
Monday Evening
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
16th February 2016
Junior Bridge
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Members can bring players aged from 7 to 16 to have a little fun with cards. One Ticket or 4.
Director: Nicky and Jim
16th February 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits served during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
17th February 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Transfers
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
18th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - NO LESSON HALF TERM
 Click for more information
18th February 2016
Gambits v V Team
TBA 19.00
18th February 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Host Available. Visitors Welcome. See Fees etc for table money. Laws etc for general rules. RVBC Members with National Grades will automatically be entered into the Champagne Handicap.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
 Click for more information
22nd February 2016
Bridge 2 Fundamentals of Acol
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 6 Take Out Doubles There's an overview of Bridge 2 under Bridge Tuition in the left hand menu. Click on "More Info" for costs.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
22nd February 2016
Monday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits available during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
Results
11th February 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
11th February 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
11th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - Competitive Auctions
Director: Graham Clarke
10th February 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge
2015 Founders Champions
2015 Founders Champions

Nicky presented David Reed & Brian Mawby with the RVBC Founders Championship Pairs Trophy.

Pairs Ladder Round 10

 ♠ Divison 1 have completed Sets 1 & 2  ♣ 

 ♠ Divison 2 one Set 1 Result  ♣ 

Northants Inter Club League

Click for the latest position.

Coventry League Division 2

The Blues lost their match to Peugeot 6-14.

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team lost their match against Jokers 6-14.

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 from September to May 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 Themed Practice/Mentored Teams
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(6) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   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
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 2015-2016 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
11th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - Competitive Auctions
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 5 - Session five covers bids and calls used after interference to try for game, or the best, contract, or set up a defence play.
Director: Graham Clarke
15th February 2016
NO Bridge 2 LESSON HALF TERM BREAK
There's an overview of Bridge 2 under Bridge Tuition in the left hand menu. Click on "More Info" for costs.
Director: HALF TERM NO LESSON
 Click for more information
15th February 2016
Monday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits available during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
15th February 2016
Monday Evening
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
16th February 2016
Junior Bridge
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Members can bring players aged from 7 to 16 to have a little fun with cards. One Ticket or 4.
Director: Nicky and Jim
16th February 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits served during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
17th February 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Transfers
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
18th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - NO LESSON HALF TERM
 Click for more information
18th February 2016
Gambits v V Team
TBA 19.00
18th February 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Host Available. Visitors Welcome. See Fees etc for table money. Laws etc for general rules. RVBC Members with National Grades will automatically be entered into the Champagne Handicap.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
 Click for more information
22nd February 2016
Bridge 2 Fundamentals of Acol
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 6 Take Out Doubles There's an overview of Bridge 2 under Bridge Tuition in the left hand menu. Click on "More Info" for costs.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
22nd February 2016
Monday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Competitive Duplicate Pairs. Coffee, teas, biscuits available during a short break in play. Host Available. Master Points and National Grade Input Available. For table money etc. see Fees Queries and Registration in left hand menu. For the rules of competition see Laws, Rules and Convention Cards in left hand menu.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
Results
11th February 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
11th February 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
11th February 2016
Advanced Bridge - Competitive Auctions
Director: Graham Clarke
10th February 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge