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22nd September

On Monday evening nine and a half tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. Leading the field were Adrian Williams & Don Prowse with 68.75. Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster were close behind them with 67.19 and Malcolm Melrose & Maxwell Kynoch finished third with 64.88. Pam Southern & Ken Fernie were fourth with 56.51; Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge were fifth with 54.69 and Peter & Vera Iredale were sixth with 53.65.

Carol and Geoff Davies remain in the lead in our Summer Handicap competition, followed by Alan Webb and Chris Cassin. The last event will be next week.

However our premier Founders Championship Pairs has two events in October and November to go, and after Monday Evening is still led by Adrian Williams & Don Prowse taking an average of 6.75 place points (2nd in each event) followed by Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge with 5.62 and Alan Webb & Chris Cassin with 5.5.

On Tuesday afternoon of last week the top three spots were fought over fiercely.  Nicky & Jim Bainbridge just came out ahead with  59.72 but Elisabeth Davies & Ron Woolgar were right behind them with  59.26. In third place were Susan Mendes & Moyra Loughran with 58.33; Brian Mawby & David Reed were fourth with 56.75; David Sanderson & John Crompton were fifth with 54.63; and Heather Spencer & Roy Blackmore were sixth with 52.78.

On Thursday of last week four full tables played a full Howell movement. Top of the form were Christine Greenaway and Jane Reed with 57.64 followed by Mary Kerridge and David Reed with 56.94. In third were Daphne Rourke and Jim Bainbridge with 54.17.

Club members with a National Grade are entered into our Champagne Handicap. After two events in the series (many to go), Brian Mawby and Zena Hutchinson are in the lead.

On Monday morning ten players practised limit reponses with particular attention to the Losing Trick Count and on Wednesday morning twenty two players practised using the Stayman convention.

The first lessons in Bridge 1, Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 took place last week. It’s not too late to join our three bridge courses (aimed at three different levels of experience) and you can always drop in for an individual lesson or practice session as suits you.

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Capacity on Monday Evenings and Tuesday Afternoons

The number of players on Tuesday afternoons has been growing steadily for some time and is generally higher than the turn out on Monday evenings. We were close to having to turn people away.

We have been using the Sports Lounge, accessible through the changing rooms. Players are getting used to this arrangement, and some even enjoy the peace and quiet! We had some problems with the signal to the tablets to begin with, but we seem to have solved those now.

This means our capacity on Tuesday afternoons is now around fifteen tables, so you don’t have to worry about getting a space.

Mondays are also getting busier with new members, and people returning from those early summer holidays and the local and Warwickshire based leagues having finished for the summer.

We have the option to put one table outside the lounge area taking our capacity to eleven full tables. This will probably be enough to get us through the winter season.

However, we recommend, especially if you are coming some distance, that you arrive at least fifteen minutes early, preferable twenty, on a Monday if you want to be sure of a game.

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

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.

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. 


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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 offer sessions for beginners and improvers as well as more experienced 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 (no limits here); and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 24th Aug 2013 11:01 BST
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap are back!
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap are back!

Our Thursday Evening session is back and extended to the fourth Thursday in the month. Until the end of May next year there will be a second evening session later in the week. If the first Friday of the month falls into the week it will be First Friday Teams, otherwise it will be Thursday evening pairs and Champagne Handicap,

Last updated : 17th Sep 2014 08:48 BST
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
Bridge for Absolute Beginners (Bridge 1)

This is a ten week course running on Thursday mornings starting 18th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 30th October. The course is for players who want to take things right from the beginning so you do not even need to have played cards before.

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 be given 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. We would suggest that you then play weekly in that session until you feel ready to take some more lessons in our "Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)" course.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

 

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Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)

This is a ten week course running on Mondday afternoons starting 15th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 27th October. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 1 course, or have some duplicate, "kitchen", rubber or chicago experience.

The lessons are designed to take you at a gentle pace through the things you need to know to use the fundamental principles of the ACOL bidding system to get good results at duplicate sessions.

During the course our Wednesday morning novice/social practice session will follow each Monday lesson with a themed practice on the lesson topic. We would suggest that you play in that session as well to really get the best out of your learning. By the end of this course you will be able to enjoy Wednesday morning practice, or Monday morning sessions or even try our Tuesday afternoon or Friday teams.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

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Last updated : 19th Aug 2014 10:38 BST
Taking ACOL Further (Bridge 3)

This is a ten week course running on Tuesday mornings starting 16th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 28th October. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 2 course, or have some duplicate experience.

The lessons are designed to take you through the Losing Trick Count evaluation method, and the parts of the ACOL bidding system for handling stronger hands, including two level openings and asking for Aces, competitive bidding and some defensive techniques.

During the course our Monday morning improvers practice session will follow each previous Tuesday lesson with a themed practice on the lesson topic. We would suggest that you play in that session as well to really get the best out of your learning. By the end of this course you will be ready to try our Monday evening, Thursday afternoon or Friday teams.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

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Last updated : 7th Aug 2014 09:02 BST
Mentored Pivot Teams

Mentored Pivot teams has ended for the moment. Monday mornings have resumed the practice format and the topics will be set to provide practice on the previous week's Bridge 3 lesson.

Many Many Thanks to the team of mentors who made it possible.

We will be looking at restarting Mentored Pivot Teams later in the year.

Last updated : 16th Sep 2014 10:33 BST
Blue Points available in Rugby

For the first time EBU Blue Points, which can be used to obtain higher Master Point rankings, will be available to RVBC members. The new Founders Championship Pairs will be based on results from the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month.

Last updated : 21st Jan 2014 23:28 GMT
Training for TDs and Scorers

How to manage a duplicate bridge room

This training will consider what you need to know/agree before the session; how to layout a room; addressing the players at the beginning of a session; handling calls; managing the environment etc 

How to choose a movement

This training will describe Mitchell, Howell and teams movements; and the factors to consider when choosing a movement for a particular session.

Using the Computer to Score

This training will cover the use of a computer, with Scorebridge, to choose a movement, activate radio controlled bridge scorers, activate rolling results, follow progress of play, deal with very common problems, produce a result in various forms and distribute it to players, a web site, the EBU etc.

 

Please contact us using the "Information" button on the left above.

Last updated : 12th Jul 2013 15:50 BST
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Summer Pairs Handicap

Click here for the current position.

Founders Championship Pairs

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

RVBC Pairs Ladder

The latest round of the Pairs Ladder kicked off on Wednesday (17th) afternoon. Click here to see the position.

Northants Inter Club League

RBVC travelled to Wellingborough and brought home a 19-1 victory in the Northants Teams of Eight League. This moves us into second place in Division 3 South.

Coventry League Division 3

The line-up for the Coventry Teams of Four League has been published confirming that RVBC has been promoted, alongside Rugby A, to Division 2 joining the Gamits, relegated from Division 1. Lots of home derbies to come!

We have entered a second team into the third division. Very very good luck to the "V Team"!

Christmas Swiss Pairs

Christmas Swiss Pairs will take place on Saturday 13th December. Save the date.....

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) Ecery Thursday evening except the Thursday before 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
   Monday Practice (1)(6) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Lesson/Coaching (2)(6) 14.00-16.00 Bridge 3 from 13th Jan
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00 Bridge 2 from 14th Jan
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.15 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.00 Starting 11th Dec
Thursday
   Next Step Pairs 10.00-12.00 Short, Gentle Pairs
   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
Calendar
23rd September 2014
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 2 of 10: Limit Raises, Losing Trick Count Method, Playing Trump Contracts
Director: Nicky B
24th September 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Playing Suit Contracts - Following Bridge 2 Lesson 2
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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24th September 2014
Pairs Ladder Round 5 Week 2
Pairs Ladder Week 2
Director: Nicky B
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25th September 2014
Bridge 1 for Beginners and Novices
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 2 High Card Points and Shape
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25th September 2014
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Session, Host Available, Visitors Welcome. Members' results are entered into the Champagne Handicap competition.
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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29th September 2014
Monday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Back to the usual Monday Practice format. Following Bridge 3 Lesson 2 - Limit Raises and Playing Trump Contracts.
Director: Nicky B
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29th September 2014
Bridge 2 - Fundamentals of ACOL
DVSH Club Room 14.00
Session 3 Playing No Trump Contracts. Further practice of the topic on Wednesday.
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29th September 2014
Monday Evening
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Host available so you do not need to bring a partner. Tea, coffee and plenty of top biscuits.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
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Results
23rd September 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd September 2014
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
Director: Nicky B
22nd September 2014
Monday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
22nd September 2014
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
22nd September 2014
Bridge 2 - Fundamentals of ACOL
18th September 2014
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
18th September 2014
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
17th September 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
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