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22nd April

On Tuesday afternoon of last week Nicky & Jim Bainbridge led fifteen pairs with 70.24%. Zena Hutchinson & Val Richards were second with 61.11%; David Reed & Mary Kerridge were third with 56.94% closely followed by fourth place sharers: David Sanderson & John Crompton and Caelia Pinkney & Ron Woolgar on 56.02%.


Last Thursday evening Round 16 of the Champagne Handicap was won by Mary Kerridge & David Reed with 75.00%. Alan Page & John Chard were second with 65.28%, and

Janet O'Connor & Don Prowse were third with 63.89%. Cecilia Walker and Janet O’Connor are still first and second in the overall ranking, but last week’s performance moves David Reed and John Chard into third and fourth place causing Zena Hutchinson to drop to fifth. Two more rounds to go!         

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Founders Championship Pairs

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

RVBC Pairs Ladder

Round 2 of this pleasant competition has just completed. Congratulations to Janet O'Connor and Sue Robards for a clear victory in Division 1. Jim and Nicky came top in Division 2.

Click here for the detailed final result. The eight pairs taking part were organised into two divisions. Each pair played the other three pairs in their division twice.

The next round will commence in the week starting 28th April.

The competition involves playing 16 boards against another pair once a week for six or seven weeks. These matches take about two hours to play.

The matches are scheduled initially on a Wednesday afternoon, but you are free to rearrange the time and/or day, with the agreement of your opponents, in a three week window.

Do ask any questions you have and do let us know if you might like to play in the next round.

Champagne Handicap Details Round 16

Click here for the details of the Champagne Handicap after 16 rounds (2 to go).


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.

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.

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.

New "Next Step" Pairs

From January 16th a new session will run on Thursday mornings 10.00-12.00.

Next Step pairs is a short, but real, competitve session particularly intended for improving players ready to move on from lessons and practice. It is open to any member or visitor and there will be a host, so you don't have to bring a partner.

Competitive Duplicate Bridge

There are duplicate bridge sessions on:

Monday evenings, please arrive by 6.55pm for a 7.00pm start. No new rounds are started after 10.00pm so we generally finish around 10.15pm. There is a host system and visitors are welcome. EBU local master points are awarded.

Tuesday afternoons, please arrive by 1.25pm for a 1.30pm start. No new rounds are started after 4.15pm so we should finish around 4.30pm. There is a host system and visitors are welcome. EBU local master points are awarded.

We run a teams of four event on the first Friday of each month. Please arrive a few minutes before 7pm, especially if it's your first time. Teams of four, whether members or visitors, are welcome to just turn up. Contact us to find a partner or team mates.

2nd and 3rd Thursday Evening Pairs and Champagne Handicap are BACK!!!

Pairs evening on the second and third Thursdays of the month, until May 2014. Play starts at 19.00.

Members and Visitors are welcome and there is a host so you don't have to bring a partner.

In addition, club members with an EBU National Grade will have their result entered into the Champagne Handicap competition.

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.

Rugby Village Bridge Club Tuition

We are very active in tuition for all levels of players. 


Teachers and Supervisors

All our lessons are given by qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members. Practice session helpers are qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members or else highly experienced players. Bidding systems are selected for the ability and experience of the player. We do not teach five card major based bidding.



All our lessons are planned either to unique requirements for private tuition clients, or as part of our courses of lessons, or as individual advanced bridge seminars. Lessons generally include colour printed hand outs, glossaries, quizzes and playing of pre dealt boards designed to exercise the lesson topics.

Our three teaching terms a year start in January, May and September. During each term we run three ten week structured courses and a series of ten advanced bridge lessons which can be taken either as a course, or else as selected sessions.


Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 Lessons

Bridge 3 is currently running on Monday Afternoons and Bridge 2 is running on Tuesday mornings. You are welcome to attend single lessons without booking in advance. Topics are posted in the Calendar.

Friendly Practice

Practice for Novices and Social Players Wednesday mornings 10.00-12.00

Practice for Improvers Monday mornings 10.00-12.00

  • Brief Summary of the Topic of the Session from a qualified teacher.
  • Play a set of boards ALL designed for Practice of the Topic.
  • Topic will be on the web site prior to the session.
  • During the teaching term, Wednesday Practice topics will follow the Bridge 2 curriculum.
  • During the teaching term Monday Practice topics will follow the Bridge 3 curriculum.
  • This is an excellent chance to reinforce your learning, or to revise the material, or just have fun ensuring your understanding of the basics.
  • Use notes, books, ask for help.
  • There is a host, so you do not have to bring a partner.
  • There is a break with coffee, tea and biscuits.
  • The session is scored so that you see the effect of your play on the score. However, because it is an assisted session there are no EBU Master Points to be had and the results do not contribute to your National Grade. The sessions are recorded with the EBU and do attract magazine points.
  • Both Club Members and Visitors are welcome at these practice sessions.
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.

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Coventry League Division 3

Click on this box to see how the club's team is doing.....

Charity Bridge/Coffee Morning

Members and Visitors are invited to a charity coffee/bridge morning on Thursday 24th April from 10.00 to 12.00.

There will be coffee, tea and baked goods. If you would like to contribute to the food, please contact Chris Cooper to co-ordinate.

There will be a few bridge boards to play if you wish, though bridge will be optional, and the timing will be fluid. You are welcome to just come and see our premises, meet bridge players chat about bridge or anything else.

You can donate for the bridge, or for the cakes as you wish.

The proceeds will be divided between the Myton Hospice and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

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) Second and Third Thursdays of the month

(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

You can add this Weekly Schedule to a News Item.
   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
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00 Bridge 2 from 14th Jan
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 14.00-16.15 Pairs
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.00 Starting 11th Dec
   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
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
24th April 2014
Charity Coffee Morning
DSVH Club Room 10.00am
Come and have a coffee/tea/cake. Play a few boards if you like, or watch. Talk to us about our passion, duplicate bridge.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
28th April 2014
Monday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Mentored Pivot Teams (NOTE Different Tariff to the usual Monday Practice Members can use TWO tickets)
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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28th April 2014
Founders Championship Pairs
Host available so you do not need to bring a partner. Tea, coffee and plenty of top biscuits. Results of members pairs form part of the Blue Pointed Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
29th April 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Members and Visitors Welcome. There is a host so you don't need to bring a partner.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
30th April 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
A Mixed Set PBBSet10
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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1st May 2014
Next Step Pairs
DSVH Club Room 10.00am
Short, gentle, pairs session. Members and Visitors Welcome. Single players welcome. Good chance to build confidence/practice your duplicate etiquette.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
2nd May 2014
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 7.00pm
Relaxed evening for Teams of Four. Open to members and visitors. Please make up your own team, or contact Nicky to find partners or team mates.
Director: Nicky B
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6th May 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Members and Visitors Welcome. There is a host so you don't need to bring a partner.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
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23rd April 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
22nd April 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
17th April 2014
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
17th April 2014
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th April 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
15th April 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
14th April 2014
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Graham Clarke
14th April 2014
Monday Practice
Director: Nicky B
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