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28th October

 

On a really busy Monday evening two club teams were in action in the Coventry Teams of Four League. In Division 3, the V Team had their first league match away at Coventry Bridge Club and lost to Caludon – better luck next time. In Division 2 the Village Blues reversed the recent cup result against Wyken and came away 12-0 winners.

 

The above matches and other league action reduced the turn out on Monday evening to four and half tables. It was a quality field though, and the top places changed many times in the early evening before David Reed and Brian Mawby settled into first place, finishing on 64.29. Alan Webb and Chris Cassin settled into second place, though the size of their lead varied considerably, but they ended with 57.94. Third place was fought for up to the last board, but Adrian Williams and Don Prowse snatched it with 51.59 just passing the scratch pair of Ken Fernie and Smita Basu with exactly 50%.

 

This third place leaves Adrian and Don well in the lead in the Founders Championship pairs. They have averaged second place (7) over their best 8 scores this year, a really strong record. With two events to go it seems unlikely Alan Webb and Chris Cassin, with an average of 5.69 can catch them.

 

On Tuesday afternoon of last week nine full tables were led by Glenys Barton & Jan Maxon scoring a remarkable 69.44 against a strong field. Brian Mawby & David Reed could only manage second with 63.89 and Frank Grace & Isobel Ross came third with 61.90. 59.13 saw Nicky Bainbridge & Janet Stuchbury into fourth place followed by Don Prowse & Brenda Berger on 56.75. Alan & Pat Ware were sixth with 55.56.

 

On Monday morning seven players practised various competitive bidding techniques, with special reference to the protective position. On Wednesday eighteen players concentrated on the take out double.

 

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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 be enough to get us through the winter season.

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.

Since April 2010 we have grown to over 150 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 : 24th Oct 2014 15:59 BST
Christmas Swiss Pairs ALMOST ALL GONE!!!

This year’s Christmas Swiss Pairs will be on Saturday 13th December, starting at 1.30.  Tickets went on sale on Wednesday 1st October and are selling quickly. For the last two years the event has sold out before the day, so please avoid disappointment by getting yours early. Following recent events, the quiz theme will be Scotland. Tickets will cost £10 per player. Any surplus will go to the Myton Hospice. There will be a raffle, contributions welcome, and all proceeds will go to the Myton Hospice.

Last updated : 24th Oct 2014 15:50 BST
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
Thursday Early Evening Lessons

Most of our lessons/teaching take place during the day in the working week.

However, I am now offering 45 mins ad hoc coaching from 18.00 to 18.45 in the club room on the Thursday when we have Thursday Evening Sessions.

The topic will be generally driven by those present.

Bring your questions, problems, disapointing results, or just listen. £4.

Last updated : 27th Oct 2014 12:14 GMT
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.

You are welcome to come to a single lesson if you are interested in the particular topic. The topics are listed in the calendar available as the second button down on the left.

Last updated : 12th Oct 2014 13:36 BST
Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)

This is a ten week course running on Monday afternoons starting 15th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 27th October.

You are welcome to come to a single lesson if you are interested in the particular topic. The topics are listed in the calendar available as the second button down on the left.

Last updated : 28th Oct 2014 11:47 GMT
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.

You are welcome to come to a single lesson if you are interested in the particular topic. The topics are listed in the calendar available as the second button down on the left.

Last updated : 12th Oct 2014 13:37 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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2014 Summer Pairs Handicap Winners!
2014 Summer Pairs Handicap Winners!

Graham Clarke presents the trophy to winners Carol and Geoff Davies.

RVBC Pairs Ladder

Week 5 of the latest round of the Pairs Ladder has completed. Click here to see the position. A more detailed analysis is available in the left hand menu.

The next round of the Pairs Ladder will start on November 5th and complete on December 17th. Let Nicky know if you would like to play.

Coventry League Division 2

We have now won two matches, drawn one and lost one.  Click here to see the latest position.

We have lost to Ma Browns in the Handicap Cup competition and lost to Wyken in the Open Cup competition.

 

Northants Inter Club League

RVBC visited Kingsley Bridge Club on 8 October and won the match 18 - 2.  We retain our lead in Division 3S of this teams of eight league. Click here to check the very latest position.

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
   Monday Practice (1)(6) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Lesson/Coaching (2)(6) 14.00-16.00
   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
Friday
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
Calendar
30th October 2014
Bridge 1 NO LESSON HALF TERM BREAK
DSVH Club Room 10.00
30th October 2014
Nicky's 45
DSVH Club Room 18.00
45 Minutes to discuss questions, problems, bad results with Nicky. Nicky's topic will be Change of Suit Replies. 4.
Director: Nicky B
3rd November 2014
Monday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Following Bridge 3 Half Term Break. Gerber
Director: Nicky B
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3rd November 2014
Bridge 2 - Fundamentals of ACOL
DVSH Club Room 14.00
Session 7 Weak Unbalanced Hands. Further practice of the topic on Wednesday.
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3rd November 2014
Monday Evening
Pairs Evening, Host Available so you can come as a single.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
4th November 2014
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Lesson 7 of 10: Opening Leads
Director: Nicky B
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4th November 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
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5th November 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Weak Unbalanced Hands - Following Bridge 2 Lesson 7
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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Results
30th October 2014
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Jim Bainbridge
30th October 2014
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
30th October 2014
Bridge 1 NO LESSON HALF TERM BREAK
29th October 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
28th October 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
28th October 2014
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
Director: Nicky B
27th October 2014
Monday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
27th October 2014
Founders Championship Pairs
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
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