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28th September

We are very sorry to have to announce that Howard Carless passed away last week after a short illness. The Wednesday morning group and the Monday afternoon players will remember what a gentleman Howard was, always friendly to others and philosophical about his bridge. 

Howard's funeral will be on Monday 10 October at 11am at Rainsbrook Crematorium Avon Room.  Donations for University Hospital Coventry Warwickshire Charity and may be sent to The Rugby Funeral Home, 104 Hillmorton Road CV22 5AL.

 

 
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Bridge Online World Cup

This on line world class event, including Bill Gates and other stellar names, may make interesting viewing.
Click for the web site.

NCBA 2016-17 Calendar

A useful guide to events in the Region up to May 2017

2016 Printable Detailed Table Money and Session Information
September Newsletter Now Here!

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Danetre Bridge Club

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.

www.bridgewebs.com/lutterworth

What can you do for bridge?
What can you do for bridge?
Rugby Advertiser

The Rugby Advertiser covers a wide variety of sports and games in its Sports Digest. Click here to go to their web site.

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
Come and Learn the King of Card Games
Come and Learn the King of Card Games

Beginners' 1 consists of 10 two hour sessions, usually at the same time each week. It is run up to three times a year.

No previous knowledge of bridge, or even card games, is required. This introductory course covers:

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.

  • Playing cards: suits, ranks, dealing, sorting
  • Duplicate boards: how to use them
  • Following suit; play in no trumps and with trumps
  • Declarer and defence play introduction
  • Evaluating a hand using high card points
  • The bridge auction: using bidding boxes, meaning of bids
  • Opening 1NT, responses with balanced or unbalanced hands
  • Opening 1 of a suit; limit responses
  • Change of suit reply; limit re-bids
  • Non-vulnerable scoring; part score and game bonuses
  • Simple overcalls

Players are welcome to attend the first session without obligation. Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

 
 
Last updated : 15th Aug 2016 20:40 BST
Advanced Bridge - Card Play

This ten session course will start on Thursday Sept 22nd at 10.00 (-12.00).

 1

Thursday

22 September 2016

To Clear or Not to Clear

 2

Thursday

29 September 2016

Tempo

 3

Thursday

06 October 2016

Principles of Defence

 4

Thursday

13 October 2016

Finessing Finer Points

 5

Thursday

20 October 2016

Opening Lead-Rule of Eleven

 

 

27 October 2016

Half Term No Lesson

6

Thursday

03 November 2016

Counting Cards and HCP

 7

Thursday

10 November 2016

Attitude and Count

 8

Thursday

17 November 2016

Suit Preference Signals

 9

Thursday

24 November 2016

End Plays

10

Thursday

01 December 2016

Safety Plays

See Fees etc for prices.

 

Last updated : 22nd Aug 2016 11:59 BST
Bridge 3 Course Monday Mornings from Sept 19th

Bridge 3 consists of 10 two hour sessions.

It is designed to follow on from Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.

The contents of Bridge 1 and Bridge 2 are available under "Bridge Tuition and Practice" on the left hand side of the home page.

Although there will be extensive revision it will help you to get the best out of Bridge 3 if you have some familiarity with most of the material in Bridge 1 and Bridge 2!

The course structure is along the following lines:

  1. Protocol and Counting Losers 
  2. Using the Losing Trick to Bid Suit Contract & Suit Contract Play
  3. Bidding and Playing No Trump Contracts
  4. Opening Very Strong Unbalanced Hands
  5. Asking for Aces
  6. Review of Competitive Bidding & Bidding in the Protective Position 
  7. Defence Revision & Opening Leads
  8. Discards and Signals
  9. Transfers for Weak Take Out
  10. Transfers for Game Tries
Last updated : 15th Aug 2016 20:32 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
Heart of England Friendship Day - Fun Bridge

Five teams of eight competed on this fun day: Village 1; Village 2, Rugby BC, Danetre BC, & North Cotswolds.

It went well, so I plan to do it again next year.

For Results, click here.....

Last updated : 15th Aug 2016 09:12 BST
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on October 7th.

 

FORM
Last updated : 8th Sep 2016 09:41 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
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
2015-16 Champagne Handicap Winners
2015-16 Champagne Handicap Winners

Congratulations to Dennis and Cynthia

Last updated : 10th Jun 2016 09:38 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 : 30th Jul 2016 13:15 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 : 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
Northants Inter Club League

 We won our match against Kettering C by 15 - 5.

 

Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 12
Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 12

The line-up for Round 12 has been finalised. The boards are dealt and available at the club. Match bookings are starting to come in.

Good Luck All

Coventry League Division 2

In the first match of the season, Village Blues lost to Peugeot 8 - 12.

 

Coventry League Division 3

Our "V Team" are in the line up for the 2016/17 season in Division 3 of the Coventry Bridge League.

 

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
   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
29th September 2016
Advanced Bridge - Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 2 of 10
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
3rd October 2016
Bridge 3 Taking Acol Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 Bidding and Playing No Trump Contracts
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
3rd October 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
3rd October 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
4th October 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 Auction and Bidding Boxes
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
4th October 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
4th October 2016
Bridge 2 ACOL Fundamentals
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 8 Unbalanced Opening Hands: Strong
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
5th October 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
5th October 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder Matches - ONE BOOKED IN
DVSH Club Room 14.00
6th October 2016
Village v Kingsley
DVH 19.00
6th October 2016
Advanced Bridge - Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 of 10
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
7th October 2016
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 7.00pm
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
Results
29th September 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
28th September 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge
27th September 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
27th September 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
Director: Graham Clarke
Northants Inter Club League

 We won our match against Kettering C by 15 - 5.

 

Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 12
Pairs Ladder . . . . . . Round 12

The line-up for Round 12 has been finalised. The boards are dealt and available at the club. Match bookings are starting to come in.

Good Luck All

Coventry League Division 2

In the first match of the season, Village Blues lost to Peugeot 8 - 12.

 

Coventry League Division 3

Our "V Team" are in the line up for the 2016/17 season in Division 3 of the Coventry Bridge League.

 

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
   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
29th September 2016
Advanced Bridge - Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 2 of 10
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
3rd October 2016
Bridge 3 Taking Acol Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 Bidding and Playing No Trump Contracts
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
3rd October 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
3rd October 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
4th October 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 Auction and Bidding Boxes
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
4th October 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
4th October 2016
Bridge 2 ACOL Fundamentals
DSVH Club Room 20.00
Session 8 Unbalanced Opening Hands: Strong
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
5th October 2016
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic To Be Confirmed
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
5th October 2016
Available for Pairs Ladder Matches - ONE BOOKED IN
DVSH Club Room 14.00
6th October 2016
Village v Kingsley
DVH 19.00
6th October 2016
Advanced Bridge - Card Play
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 3 of 10
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
7th October 2016
First Friday Teams
DSVH Club Room 7.00pm
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
 Click for more information
Results
29th September 2016
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
28th September 2016
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge
27th September 2016
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
27th September 2016
Bridge 1 Beginners
Director: Graham Clarke