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19th July

On Sunday two teams of four played in the Stratford Bridge Club Shakespeare Teams. This long established event was once won by a team including Omar Sharif. While the event is always played in a really friendly and pleasant atmosphere, the field is always strong with some of the best players in the region turning out. So Malcolm and Max with Nicky and Jim are thrilled to have won it this year. [Picture] Ed and Ishar White with Peter and Vera Iredale also played but clearly concentrated on enjoying the company!

On Monday Afternoon Bill & Lyn Stubbins led the North / South side of a six and a half table two winner Mitchell movement with 65,83. Angela Hobbs & Pat Stubbings took second with 55.83. East / West was led by Pat & Ron Fisher with 57.86 only just ahead of Gordon McLachlan & Bob Reeve with 57.14.

An influx of visitors joined regular players on Monday Evening. John Drake & Lo Tolbutt led the North / South side of eight tables with 60.71. Alan Webb and Chris Cassin took second with 54.17. Robert Spencer & Graham Lightfoot led East / West with 63.39. Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan were second with 56.85.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week eight and a half tables played a two winner Mitchell. Frank & Isobel Ross led North / South with 61.60. Jim Bainbridge & Lo Tolbutt took second with 60.20. Charles & Margaret Aitchinson were the East / West top with 56.55. The battle for second place was won by Brian Mawby & David Reed with 52.68.

With 61.11, Brian Mawby & David Reed led the nine pair evening on Thursday of last week. Val Jones & David Edwards took second place with 57.94. Once their performance was handicapped, Carol Davies and Geoff Davies went into the lead on the champagne handicap rankings, but there’s plenty more events to play.

 
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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.

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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
Win at Stratford Shakespeare Swiss Teams

RVBC is lucky enough to be invited to put two teams of four into this delightful event. While the event is always played in a really friendly and pleasant atmosphere, the field is always strong with some of the best players in the region turning out. So Malcolm and Max with Nicky and Jim are thrilled to have won it this year. Ed and Ishar White with Peter and Vera Iredale also played but clearly concentrated on enjoying the excellent lunch, wine, gorgeous day and excellent company!

Win at Stratford Shakespeare Swiss Teams
Last updated : 18th Jul 2016 11:18 BST
Bridge 2 Fundamentals of Acol - Tuesday Evenings

This course is suitable for anyone who has done our Bridge 1 Beginners course, or who has played a little bridge.

It consists of ten sessions once a week on Tuesday Evenings from 8pm to 10.45pm.

It will start on August 16th and finish on October 19th.

Attending one or more of our current Tuesday Evening Practice Sessions would be good preparation. smiley

Click for rates - can pay for the whole course, or individual lessons.

Last updated : 11th Jul 2016 16:30 BST
NEW Tuesday Evening Novice Practice

A chance to practice the foundation ACOL bidding methods, at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors.

Seven Sessions on Tuesday Evenings starting at 8pm and finishing by 9.45pm from 28th June to 9th August. You don't need to bring a partner, a partner can be found for you.

Cost will be 1 VB ticket, or £4.30 for members; £4.80 for visitors.

Session themes can be found in the calendar area.

Last updated : 11th Jul 2016 16:30 BST
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

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

Two Teams Booked Already!

FORM
Last updated : 11th Jul 2016 15:44 BST
2015-16 Champagne Handicap Winners
2015-16 Champagne Handicap Winners

Congratulations to Dennis and Cynthia

Last updated : 10th Jun 2016 09:38 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
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
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
Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 11

Round 11 has finished! Congratulations to Peter Iredale and Eddie White, winners again! Chris Cooper and Dennis Angove topped Division 2. Judy Spring and Nicky Bainbridge topped Division 3.

Northants Inter Club League

 We won our match against Wellingborough C by 18 - 2 VPs.

 

Coventry League Division 2

At the end of the 2015-2016 season The Blues were in the middle of Division 2, being in fourth position.

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 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 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
25th July 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
25th July 2016
Founders Championship Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single. For members, event forms part of the Founders Championship Pairs.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
26th July 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
26th July 2016
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
A chance to practice the foundation ACOL bidding methods, at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors. Session 5 of 7: Opener's second bid with a strong hand. You don't need to bring a partner, a partner can be found for you. Cost will be 1 VB ticket, or 4.,30 for members; 4.80 for visitors.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
27th July 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
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28th July 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
1st August 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
1st August 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
2nd August 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
2nd August 2016
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
A chance to practice the foundation ACOL bidding methods, at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors. Session 6 of 7: Opener's second bid with a strong balanced hand. You don't need to bring a partner, a partner can be found for you. Cost will be 1 VB ticket, or 4.,30 for members; 4.80 for visitors.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
3rd August 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
5th August 2016
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 7.00pm
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
Results
21st July 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
21st July 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th July 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th July 2016
Wellingborough C v Rugby Village
Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 11
Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 11

Round 11 has finished! Congratulations to Peter Iredale and Eddie White, winners again! Chris Cooper and Dennis Angove topped Division 2. Judy Spring and Nicky Bainbridge topped Division 3.

Northants Inter Club League

 We won our match against Wellingborough C by 18 - 2 VPs.

 

Coventry League Division 2

At the end of the 2015-2016 season The Blues were in the middle of Division 2, being in fourth position.

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 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 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
25th July 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
25th July 2016
Founders Championship Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single. For members, event forms part of the Founders Championship Pairs.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
26th July 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
26th July 2016
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
A chance to practice the foundation ACOL bidding methods, at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors. Session 5 of 7: Opener's second bid with a strong hand. You don't need to bring a partner, a partner can be found for you. Cost will be 1 VB ticket, or 4.,30 for members; 4.80 for visitors.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
27th July 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
28th July 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
1st August 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
1st August 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
2nd August 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
2nd August 2016
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
A chance to practice the foundation ACOL bidding methods, at a learning pace, using your notes, discussing the hands and consulting friendly, experienced mentors. Session 6 of 7: Opener's second bid with a strong balanced hand. You don't need to bring a partner, a partner can be found for you. Cost will be 1 VB ticket, or 4.,30 for members; 4.80 for visitors.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
3rd August 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
5th August 2016
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 7.00pm
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
Results
21st July 2016
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
21st July 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th July 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th July 2016
Wellingborough C v Rugby Village