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16th January

On Monday Afternoon a full house of 10 tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. John Crompton & Paula Pugh led North / South with 61.90, but not far behind were Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch with 61.31. East / West were led by Andrew Clover & Gordon McLachlan with 65.48 and Lyn & Bill Stubbins took second with 61.31.

On Monday Evening 9 full tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Pat Exelby & Graham Clarke took the North / South top spot with 61.90, well clear of Michael Ward & Jim Bainbridge with 57.44. After trailing all night, Brian Mawby & David Reed put in a triumphant final round to score 61.61, just ahead of Terry Leary & Helen Foster with 59.82.

The new year kicked off with seven teams of four competing on 5th Jan. Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with Brian Mawby & Michael Ward won with +32IMPs.

Monday Afternoon of last week saw  eight tables play. John Crompton & Paula Pugh led North / South with 70.92. Just 60.60 was enough to give John Chard & Felicity White top of East / West.

The first Founders Championship event of the year was won by Graham Clarke & Michael Ward with 69.05. Brian Jacks & Don Prowse took second with 54.86.

Nine and a half tables played on Tuesday Afternoon of last week. Margaret & Charles Aitchison topped North / South with 63.61; Marilyn & David North led East / West with 69.64.

A record six and a half tables played on Thursday Evening. Brian Mawby & David Reed led with 67.92.

 
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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.

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.

 
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GREAT JANUARY SALE!

Kick off the new year by trying one of our great free offers...

  • Throughout January, any member or visitor can try any session they've never attended before for FREE! (Just turn up)
     
  • Any member or visitor can attend any of the new Thursday morning friendly practice sessions in February.
    Just right for brushing up your bidding or moving to duplicate from rubber/kitchen/chicago 
    Or perhaps you couldn't make Wednesday mornings? (Just turn up)

     
  • Any member or visitor can attend one or both of our free to all revision workshops on Thursday mornings 18th and/or 25th January.
    (Scroll down to reserve your place.)

     
  • Try a free lesson in January on either of our ten week courses: Bridge 2 Build Your Skills on Monday Mornings, or Card Play on Tuesday Mornings.
    (Scroll down to reserve your place.)

     
  • Try a first session in January of our Tuesday Evening Friendly Practice Sessions, 8pm.
    (Scroll down to reserve your place.)

     
Last updated : 28th Dec 2017 19:22 GMT

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 one supervised play session every week, and adding another supervised play session and 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 : 9th Oct 2017 15:59 BST
Club is now closed for Christmas....

We're back on 5th January for First Friday Teams.

Fill in the form below whether you're a team of four, a pair or a single....

Last updated : 23rd Dec 2017 10:05 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 2nd.

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Last updated : 7th Jan 2018 19:19 GMT
Bridge 2 - Building Your Skills

January Sale - Come to one January Bridge 2 Lesson for Free! enlightened

Monday Mornings 10.00 from January 15th

Click on the heading for details of the course and timetable.

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

Fill in the form below to claim your free lesson. Open to members and visitors.

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Last updated : 24th Dec 2017 15:28 GMT
Advanced Card Play

January Sale - Come one January Card Play Lesson for Free! enlightened

Click on the heading for details of the course.

Tuesday Mornings 10.00 From January 16th

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

Fill in the form below to claim your free lesson. Open to members and visitors.

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Last updated : 24th Dec 2017 15:28 GMT
Tuesday Evening Practice - Back at Dunchurch!

January Sale - Come to one Tuesday Evening Practice for Free! enlightened

Tuesday Evening 8pm - 9.45pm Club Room From January 16th

Replay and Discuss Selected Boards from Monday Afternoon.

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

Fill in the form below to claim your free lesson. Open to members and visitors.

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Last updated : 24th Dec 2017 10:20 GMT
Novice Workshops and Practice

Two Free Workshops in January 2018

Thursday 18th January 10.00 - 12.00 : Auctions opening 1NT

Thursday 25th January 10.00 - 12.00 : Auctions opening 1 of a suit

Register for Free Entry to one or both

From February the Thursday Morning will be a new friendly practice (not the same topics as Wednesday)

IN FEBRUARY THE SESSIONS WILL BE FREE TO MEMBERS AND VISITORS

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2017 Founders Champions
2017 Founders Champions
Last updated : 12th Dec 2017 10:14 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs - Well done All
Christmas Swiss Pairs - Well done All
Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:45 GMT
Christmas Swiss Pairs (19 Tables) Winners
Christmas Swiss Pairs (19 Tables) Winners

Second Place: Pauline and Wilma (Centre)

Winners: Malcolm and Max (Outside)

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:49 GMT
2017 Christmas Raffle
2017 Christmas Raffle

The Christmas Raffle raised a whopping £300  for the Air Ambulance smileyyesheartsmiley

There are lots of prizes drawn for people who weren't there, look out for yours on your next visit.

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 18:16 GMT
Air Ambulance Donation
Air Ambulance Donation
Last updated : 11th Dec 2017 11:45 GMT
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Quiz
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Quiz

Well Done Roy and Graham for an amazing 20 correct answers yes

2017 France Xmas Quiz WITH ANSWERS.pdf

Last updated : 10th Dec 2017 08:52 GMT
2017 May to October Champagne Handicap Winners
2017 May to October Champagne Handicap Winners

Well done Jane Reed & Margaret Aitchison!

Last updated : 5th Dec 2017 10:04 GMT
Bridge in Schools
Bridge in Schools

Would you like your child or grandchild to play bridge? Stamford Youth Bridge Academy have helped parents to support the playing of bridge in schools with spectacular results. You can get involved, and get support from SYBA. Check out www.syba.org.uk.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2017 08:50 BST
Shopping for Bridge Related Items

For club stationery, equipment and publications A L Fleming. For example offering (without the errors and correction slips): 

NewWorld Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge

  • World Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge NEW EDITION 
  • More convenient Ring-Bound volume with acetate covers front and rear.

For luxury items and gifts and a weekly newsletter with learning hands for beginners and intermediate players there is Simon Lucas.

For equipment and a wide range publications there is the Chess and Bridge Shop.

For an excellent free on line magazine, a really enjoyable paper version on subscription, bridge club insurance, some gift items, oh and holidays and cruises, there is Mr Bridge.

For bridge equipment, stationery, some publications, no longer offering discounts to members or teachers but promising to match rivals' prices there is the Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Bridge Shop.

Last updated : 25th Sep 2017 10:33 BST
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy

On 30th June 2017 Stamford Bridge Academy hosted an Inter Schools Card Play day. Seventy-two young players from seven schools took part competing in either mini bridge, or else contract bridge, games. Teachers and assistants from the competing schools, and one or two observers from other schools helped, and even played at a table themselves. Thirty-four bridge club players have received “buddy” training and twenty-six are DBS Registered. Every table had one of these keeping the play going, and the scoring on track. “Fred”, the overall director, managed the award of numerous spot prizes and the collating of overall results. Leading pairs from each school received a small trophy and a new pack of cards. The top schools each received major trophies presented by Alan Shillitoe, manager of the England Under 26 squad. Members of Stamford Bridge Club provided fruit and water for the young players; coffee, tea and biscuits for the adults; and a sandwich lunch following the event. The players really enjoyed it, some have taught their parents the game! It’s an amazing achievement by the “buddies” who have created the chance for students to learn in sixteen schools (so far!) and for Liz Dale, Jenny Harding, Sandra Curran and Marlene Jones who have led the programme making this day possible.

If you would like to help introduce card games, and eventually, bridge into your child's or granchild's school, please contact Nicky to get in touch with Stamford Bridge Academy.

Last updated : 1st Jul 2017 12:42 BST
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!

Rugby Village were the winners of Division 3 of the Northants Inter Club League and have regained the Manning Salver. Maggie Jones, Northants secretary, presented Jim Bainbridge with it at the AGM last week.

Last updated : 25th Apr 2017 09:49 BST
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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:13 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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:14 BST
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

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team won their match against the Jokers 12-8.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

 

The Barrelmakers beat Vintage Port and now go on to play in the semi-final.

 Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Barrelmakers lost to Ma Browns.

Founders Championship Pairs

Click here for the latest position in our premier blue pointed competition.

Next Christmas Swiss Pairs

Save the Date

8th December 2018

An overview of our schedule

(1) Core sessions 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 or Jan, check elsewhere for details

(3) First Friday of the month

(4) Every Thursday evening in the months except before a First Friday Teams evening

(5) Not on Bank Holidays

(6) 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)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
   Tuesday Evening Practice (2) 20.00-21.45 Random Practice
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 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
Calendar
18th January 2018
Thursday Revision Workshop - FREE - JUST REGISTER
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Auctions starting with 1NT
Director: Graham Clarke
22nd January 2018
Bridge 2 Build Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Simple Overcalls
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
22nd January 2018
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
22nd January 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
23rd January 2018
Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Tempo
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd January 2018
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
23rd January 2018
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Play and Analysis of up to nine boards from yesterday afternoon. Play them, check them out on the web site, or just come with an open mind. All systems, methods, card play and defence up for discussion.
Director: Nicky and Jim
24th January 2018
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Simple Overcalls
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
25th January 2018
Thursday Revision Workshop - FREE - JUST REGISTER
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Auctions starting with 1 of a suit
Director: Graham Clarke
25th January 2018
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
29th January 2018
Bridge 2 Build Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Vulnerability - Doubling - Scoring
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
29th January 2018
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
Results
18th January 2018
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
18th January 2018
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
17th January 2018
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th January 2018
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
Northants Inter Club League

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team won their match against the Jokers 12-8.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

 

The Barrelmakers beat Vintage Port and now go on to play in the semi-final.

 Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Barrelmakers lost to Ma Browns.

Founders Championship Pairs

Click here for the latest position in our premier blue pointed competition.

Next Christmas Swiss Pairs

Save the Date

8th December 2018

An overview of our schedule

(1) Core sessions 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 or Jan, check elsewhere for details

(3) First Friday of the month

(4) Every Thursday evening in the months except before a First Friday Teams evening

(5) Not on Bank Holidays

(6) 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)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
   Tuesday Evening Practice (2) 20.00-21.45 Random Practice
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 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
Calendar
18th January 2018
Thursday Revision Workshop - FREE - JUST REGISTER
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Auctions starting with 1NT
Director: Graham Clarke
22nd January 2018
Bridge 2 Build Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Simple Overcalls
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
22nd January 2018
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
22nd January 2018
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
23rd January 2018
Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Tempo
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd January 2018
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
23rd January 2018
Tuesday Evening Practice
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Play and Analysis of up to nine boards from yesterday afternoon. Play them, check them out on the web site, or just come with an open mind. All systems, methods, card play and defence up for discussion.
Director: Nicky and Jim
24th January 2018
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Simple Overcalls
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
25th January 2018
Thursday Revision Workshop - FREE - JUST REGISTER
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Auctions starting with 1 of a suit
Director: Graham Clarke
25th January 2018
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
29th January 2018
Bridge 2 Build Your Skills
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Vulnerability - Doubling - Scoring
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
29th January 2018
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Bruno Speed
Host: Nicky or Jim
Results
18th January 2018
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
18th January 2018
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
17th January 2018
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th January 2018
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke