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24th May

On Monday Afternoon six tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore led North / South with 60.00. 60.00 was also the score that saw Pat & Ron Fisher into first place on the East / West side.

The scratch pair of Michael Ward & Jane Reed led the field on Monday Evening. Margaret & Ivan Beniston were second with 58.63 and the consistent Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose were third with 56.85 just ahead of Helen Foster & Geoff Bennett. The nine full table arrow switched Mitchell movement was the latest in our Founders Championship pairs series. Of the pairs who have played a significant number of events, Malcolm & Max are just ahead of Helen & Geoff.

On Tuesday Afternoon Max & Malcolm led the twelve table North / South with 64.32. John Crompton & Paula Pugh took second with 60.68. East / West were led by John Chard & Alan Page with 63.86. Edwige Quick & Sue Robards took second place with 59.32.

Dennis Angove & John Jarvis topped the Thursday Evening Session with 65.97. Dennis has moved up into second place in the two prize individual handicap. We’re in the closing stages now!

Five tables practised 1NT openings and responses in our Wednesday morning coached practice session.

 
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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.

 

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 : 7th Apr 2016 09:05 BST
Jannette and Sue Played at Bugbrooke in the NCBA Mentored Pivot Teams
Jannette and Sue Played at Bugbrooke in the NCBA Mentored Pivot Teams
Last updated : 22nd May 2016 09:00 BST
Junior Bridge at Half Term!

There will be a session of Junior Bridge on
Wednesday 1st June 14.00 - 16.00.
All Abilties and/or Experience Welcome.

Last updated : 18th Apr 2016 07:41 BST
NEW Beginners' Course (Bridge 1) Tuesday Evenings
NEW Beginners' Course (Bridge 1) Tuesday Evenings

Here's a chance for people occupied during the day to learn bridge on a week day evening. smiley

♠ Course starts on Tuesday 19th April 20.00 - 21.30 ten sessions

♥ There will be colour notes, quizes and lots of chances to play

♦ Run by fully qualified, friendly, experienced teachers

♣ Coffee tea and biscuits break included

Come for the first session without obligation. If you wish to continue, it's a single fee of £50 for the whole course of ten sessions.

Use the form below to register or for any queries.

FORM
Last updated : 3rd Apr 2016 12:50 BST
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap

Thursday Evening Sessions will continue throughout the summer this year!
(Although there's something on the 23rd June that means we can't have the room!) frown


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 : 19th Apr 2016 07:25 BST
Spring Advanced Course - Auctions
Spring Advanced Course - Auctions

Once again we offer sessions on more advanced topics taught by our very own fully qualified, top player, Graham Clarke! The main theme is auctions that open with a bid at the two level or above.This is a ten week course. There is a break in the half term week. Much of the time is spent playing pre-set hands. There are colour notes to take away. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 3 course, or have some duplicate experience.Take all or some of the course as you like, though there are some sessions that work best taken as a group. Thursday Mornings starting April 14th. Click for details.

Last updated : 3rd Apr 2016 13:31 BST
Bridge Fair! July 16th Sat AM

Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Duplicate Accessories.
Free Entrance for RBVC Members

Click for more details

Last updated : 29th Mar 2016 10:33 BST
BACK AGAIN! - That was the week that was!

Our trial of this group post mortem (counselling?) session was very well received, so....

Tuesday Mornings 10.00-12.00 ten sessions from 12th April. Break in Half Term week May 31st.

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 £4.30

Last updated : 10th Apr 2016 08:46 BST
Midlands Counties Improvers' Pairs

A chance to play other improvers from all over the county. Three venues playing the same cards simultaneously. Click here for details.

Last updated : 18th Feb 2016 10:08 GMT
Next Teams on Friday 3rd June 2016 - click to play
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Last updated : 24th May 2016 11:41 BST
Christmas Party
Christmas Party

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out.

Last updated : 13th Dec 2015 10:47 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
Pairs Ladder Round 11

Four Matches Completed 
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Northants Inter Club League

The New Season is about to begin!
Can we get back to Division 2?
Click for the latest position.

Coventry League Division 2

The Blues won their match against Wyken 11-9.

 

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team lost their match agains Seekers 7-13 but this was sufficient to keep them in fifth position at the end of this season.

 

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
24th May 2016
That was the week that was
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Send us the session day and time and the board number of any hand that daunted, surprised, or baffled you (or you're secretly proud of). We'll bring it to the session for general sympathy, discussion, suggestions. Jim and I will bring some of our favourites/low points. 4.30 or 1 ticket.
Director: Nicky and Jim
24th May 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
24th May 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 6 Reply to 1NT Unbalanced
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
25th May 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
A second practice session on responding to partner's opening bid of 1NT.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
25th May 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
14.00
26th May 2016
Advanced Auctions
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 7 Is Game On? Various Game Try Methods
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
26th May 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
30th May 2016
CLUB CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY
31st May 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
31st May 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 7 Opening and Raising 1 of a Suit
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
1st June 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Limit Replies to 1 of a suit opening.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
1st June 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
14.00
Results
23rd May 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd May 2016
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Jim Bainbridge
23rd May 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
19th May 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
Pairs Ladder Round 11

Four Matches Completed 
Click for Table

Northants Inter Club League

The New Season is about to begin!
Can we get back to Division 2?
Click for the latest position.

Coventry League Division 2

The Blues won their match against Wyken 11-9.

 

 

 

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team lost their match agains Seekers 7-13 but this was sufficient to keep them in fifth position at the end of this season.

 

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
24th May 2016
That was the week that was
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Send us the session day and time and the board number of any hand that daunted, surprised, or baffled you (or you're secretly proud of). We'll bring it to the session for general sympathy, discussion, suggestions. Jim and I will bring some of our favourites/low points. 4.30 or 1 ticket.
Director: Nicky and Jim
24th May 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
24th May 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 6 Reply to 1NT Unbalanced
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
25th May 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
A second practice session on responding to partner's opening bid of 1NT.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
25th May 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
14.00
26th May 2016
Advanced Auctions
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 7 Is Game On? Various Game Try Methods
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
26th May 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
30th May 2016
CLUB CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY
31st May 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
31st May 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 7 Opening and Raising 1 of a Suit
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
1st June 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Limit Replies to 1 of a suit opening.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
1st June 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
14.00
Results
23rd May 2016
Monday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd May 2016
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Jim Bainbridge
23rd May 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
19th May 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke