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21st April

On Monday Afternoon Glenys Barton & Jan Maxon led a field of six pairs with 63.33. Second in the full Howell movement were John Chard & Felicity White with 60.00.

On Monday Evening eight full tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. First were Michael Ward & Jim Bainbridge with 66.07; Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge came second with 57.74. The battle for third and fourth was only just won by Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster with 56.85 just ahead of Brian Mawby & David Reed with 56.25. It was a dead heat for fifth place however, Adrian Williams & Don Prowse and Maxine Ross & Carole Broadhurst scored 54.46.

On Tuesday afternoon of last week nine full tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. John Cockburn & Pauline Batchelor won with 62.30. The new partnership of Frank Grace & Roy Blackmore were second with 59.52 followed by Paula Pugh & John Crompton with 57.94. Fourth place was shared by Margaret Thiel & Angela Locke and Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan with 57.54. Brian Mawby & David Reed took sixth with 56.75. 

On Thursday Evening Zena Hutchinson took back the lead in the Champagne Handicap partnering Daphne Rourke and finishing with 57.00. Second in the closely fought contest were Chris Cooper & Cecilia Walker with 53.13.     

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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.

What can you do for bridge?
What can you do for bridge?
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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Membership Facts
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2015 Northants Mentored Pivot Teams.pdf
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2015 05 17 Northants Swiss Pairs.pdf
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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 offers sessions for beginners and improvers as well as more experienced players.

Since April 2010 we have grown to over 160 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 (no limits here); and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 28th Dec 2014 11:53 GMT
Taking ACOL Further - Bridge 3 Starts May 7th

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Last updated : 21st Apr 2015 12:40 BST
RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 6 FINAL POSITION

Round 6 (the seventh including the pilot Round 0) has completed!

The next round will commence in the week starting May 4th.

This quiet competition is played in 16 board rounds taking about two hours. Rounds typically last six weeks (depending on how many pairs enter).

The players who have played in most of the rounds enjoy the quiet, there's no moving and usually it's played when the Club Room is not very full, and the chance to get to know the other pairs and the way that they play. It's good if you prefer to play in the day and like a shorter session.

Let Nicky know if you would like to play one sixteen board set against another pair each week for six weeks, generally on Wednesday afternoons but can be rearranged if required.

There's more detail in the competition description available in the menu on the left.

Last updated : 9th Apr 2015 12:12 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 : 9th Apr 2015 09:37 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 : 22nd Jan 2015 10:04 GMT
Teams Leagues

The Northants teams of eight league runs from May to February and our team in Division 3 South has already played half its matches. At the time of writing our team are in the lead.

The Coventry Teams of Four League runs from September to May. We entered a team into Division 3 last year, and achieved promotion to Division 2! Good luck to the Village Blues. There are two other Rugby teams in Division 2, so there are lots of local Derbies to play.

A second Rugby Village Team, the V Team, has entered the league and will be playing in Division 3.

Many thanks to Christine Cooper, recovering from her operation, making a great job of running all three teams.

The Village Pioneers have re-entered the Rugby and District League, now down to two divisions. I know all the team, and the club, are very grateful to Daphne Rourke for running the team.

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.

Last updated : 29th Oct 2014 23:02 GMT
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
Mentored Pivot Teams

Mentored Pivot Teams every Monday Morning 10.00.

A chance to play a hand and then immediately discuss it with the mentor dedicated to your table.


Last updated : 9th Apr 2015 09:36 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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NCBA Mentored Pivot Teams Saturday 16th May

Event for congress novices. smiley

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NCBA Green Pointed Swiss Pairs Saturday 16th May

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WCBA Green Point Swiss Pairs Sun 17th May

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Northants Inter Club League

We are the champions! 

The Club played its final match in Division 3 South of this league on Wednesday 4th February. We visited Wellingborough and came away with a 16-4 victory confirming us as Division Champions and ensuring promotion to Division 2. Very well done to all who have played in this compeition - especially those of us who made some long away journeys, and Christine who organised it all!!!

On Sunday Afternoon Trevor Thrower, NCBA chairman presented Nicky Bainbridge with the Manning Salver.


Northants Inter Club League
Coventry League Division 2

The RVBC Blues are still lying in fifth place, looking to be clear of the relegation zone. The Rugby Gambits presently occupy seventh place, one of the two relegation spots, but have matches still to play. Rugby A lie third with 12 VPs in hand over the Gambits so they need good results in their last two matches. Watch this space!


Coventry League Division 3

The V Team have scored five victories in this league and are the last RVBC team in any of the knock out cups having beaten two first division teams in the Handicap competition!

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) 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 Practice (1)(6) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice etc
   Lesson/Coaching (2)(6) 14.00-16.00
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.15 Pairs
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.-16.00
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
27th April 2015
Mentored Pivot Teams
D S V H Club Room 10.00
Play random hands with a teacher or experienced player at each table. Discuss each hand at length afterwards. Practice teams scoring. Swap partners each round. Charged at Advanced Rate.
Director: Nicky B, Jim B, Graham C
27th April 2015
Monday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Short, proper, competitive pairs session. No notes or help. Master Points and National Grade Input Available.
Director: Nicky and Jim
Host: Nicky and Jim
27th April 2015
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
Host: Graham
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27th April 2015
Coventry League div 2 Monarchs v Blues
Coventry BC 19.00
28th April 2015
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
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29th April 2015
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Card Play session 2
Director: Nicky and Jim
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1st May 2015
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 Bainbridge
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4th May 2015
23rd April 2015
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd April 2015
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Jim Bainbridge
22nd April 2015
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
21st April 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
20th April 2015
Monday Afternoon
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th April 2015
Monday Evening
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
16th April 2015
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
16th April 2015
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
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