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14th November

On Monday Afternoon seven and a half tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore topped North / South with 54.76. Barrie Bemand & Gordon McLachlan followed with 52.38. Pat Anning & Jim Bainbridge led East / West with 68.75 followed by John Chard & Felicity White.

On Monday Evening the penultimate Founders Championship pairs event was contested by nine and a half tables. Janet O'Connor & Mike Ward, with 68.03 just held off Malcom Melrose & Max Kynoch with 67.01. John McDermott & Brian Thorp were third with 55.36 and Ishar White & Sue Robards fourth with 54.08.

With one event to go the top of the Founders ladder is shared between Brian Mawby & David Reed and Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison. Malcolm Melrose & Max Kynoch are very close behind.

On Tuesday Afternoon nine full tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Jim Bainbridge & Lo Tolbutt led North / South with 66.37. Second were Terry Leary & Helen Foster with 62.20. Marilyn & David North led East / West with 56.85 only just ahead of Bob Reeve & Zena Hutchinson with 55.65.

Nine pairs played a Howell movement on Thursday Evening. Don Prowse & Graham Clarke led with 64.29; Nicky & Jim Bainbridge followed with 52.38.

We've entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Outs. A lot of action this week with mixed results, but we definitely have a team in the quarter finals of the Handicap Cap cup, well done Vintage Port and Barrelmakers, and good luck in our local derby this week!

 
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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.

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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.

 
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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 180 members offering four competitive sessions and one supervised play session every week, and adding another supervised play session and 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 : 9th Oct 2017 15:59 BST
2017 Summer Handicap Pairs Winners
2017 Summer Handicap Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Marilyn and David North. The Summer Handicap Pairs is based on the results from Tuesday Afternoons from May to Sept. Handicaps are based on the previous year's performance on Tuesday Afternoons. All pairs of RVBC members are automatically entered.

Last updated : 3rd Nov 2017 09:50 GMT
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

 

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on December 1st.

Two teams booked in.

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Last updated : 13th Nov 2017 07:10 GMT
Shopping for Bridge Related Items

For club stationery, equipment and publications A L Fleming. For example offering (without the errors and correction slips): 

NewWorld Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge

  • World Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge NEW EDITION 
  • More convenient Ring-Bound volume with acetate covers front and rear.

For luxury items and gifts and a weekly newsletter with learning hands for beginners and intermediate players there is Simon Lucas.

For equipment and a wide range publications there is the Chess and Bridge Shop.

For an excellent free on line magazine, a really enjoyable paper version on subscription, bridge club insurance, some gift items, oh and holidays and cruises, there is Mr Bridge.

For bridge equipment, stationery, some publications, no longer offering discounts to members or teachers but promising to match rivals' prices there is the Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Bridge Shop.

Last updated : 25th Sep 2017 10:33 BST
Bridge in Schools
Bridge in Schools

Would you like your child or grandchild to play bridge? Stamford Youth Bridge Academy have helped parents to support the playing of bridge in schools with spectacular results. You can get involved, and get support from SYBA. Check out www.syba.org.uk.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2017 08:50 BST
Autumn Term - Bridge Practice at Priors Marston

We're taking Tuesday Evening Bridge to Priors Marston!

Practice Sessions at Priors Marston Post Office/Village Hall
Tuesday Evenings 8pm-9.45pm.

We're taking Tuesday Evening Bridge to Priors Marston!

Introduction on 19th Sept, then Ten More Sessions, Topics From BUILD YOUR BRIDGE SKILLS, Last Session 28th November

For players with just a little bridge experience whether it’s duplicate, "kitchen", rubber, Chicago or duplicate. A short talk or demonstration followed by play. Bring folders, books , or other notes, and ask for help from the mentors or other players. It’s completely relaxed for you to have fun. No need to bring a partner, always someone to play with. 

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

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Last updated : 1st Sep 2017 13:42 BST
Autumn Term Bridge 3 Taking Acol Further

Back after a long break: Tuesdays 10.00 (-12.00).

You're welcome to come to a single lesson or pick and choose as suits you. 

Please see our fees section for costs, and the calendar section for lesson schedule. 

 

Last updated : 28th Aug 2017 13:55 BST
Autumn Term New Look Advanced Competitive Bidding

From Thursday 21st September, Advanced Bridge will have a new look.

Over the ten weeks, we are offering five topics, but each topic is the subject for two weeks. The first week is in a lesson format, a full discussion followed by carefully analysed play of set boards. The second week will be a short dissertation of the topic, possibly quiz answers, and taking questions, followed by more play of different set boards.

This isa chance to remind yourself of the competitive bidding methods you know and learn those you sort of know or watch other players doing. Suitable for players who have done Bridge 1, Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 or have some experience. The fee will be two RVBC tickets or £7.60 for either session as a one-off. But, to encourage you to come to both, if you come to the lesson format on a topic and then come to the practice format on the same topic, the charge for the practice will be ONE TICKET or £3.80.  

 

Last updated : 28th Aug 2017 13:53 BST
Summer Handicap Pairs

This competition runs from May to September. RVBC members playing on a Tuesday Afternoon are automatically entered.

Last updated : 4th Jul 2017 07:55 BST
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy
Inter Schools Day at Stamford Bridge Academy

On 30th June 2017 Stamford Bridge Academy hosted an Inter Schools Card Play day. Seventy-two young players from seven schools took part competing in either mini bridge, or else contract bridge, games. Teachers and assistants from the competing schools, and one or two observers from other schools helped, and even played at a table themselves. Thirty-four bridge club players have received “buddy” training and twenty-six are DBS Registered. Every table had one of these keeping the play going, and the scoring on track. “Fred”, the overall director, managed the award of numerous spot prizes and the collating of overall results. Leading pairs from each school received a small trophy and a new pack of cards. The top schools each received major trophies presented by Alan Shillitoe, manager of the England Under 26 squad. Members of Stamford Bridge Club provided fruit and water for the young players; coffee, tea and biscuits for the adults; and a sandwich lunch following the event. The players really enjoyed it, some have taught their parents the game! It’s an amazing achievement by the “buddies” who have created the chance for students to learn in sixteen schools (so far!) and for Liz Dale, Jenny Harding, Sandra Curran and Marlene Jones who have led the programme making this day possible.

If you would like to help introduce card games, and eventually, bridge into your child's or granchild's school, please contact Nicky to get in touch with Stamford Bridge Academy.

Last updated : 1st Jul 2017 12:42 BST
2016-17 Champagne Individual Handicap Winners
2016-17 Champagne Individual Handicap Winners
Last updated : 5th Jun 2017 08:36 BST
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!
Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!

Rugby Village were the winners of Division 3 of the Northants Inter Club League and have regained the Manning Salver. Maggie Jones, Northants secretary, presented Jim Bainbridge with it at the AGM last week.

Last updated : 25th Apr 2017 09:49 BST
2015-2016 Founders Champions
2015-2016 Founders Champions

Malcolm Melrose and Max Kynoch

Last updated : 11th Dec 2016 09:43 GMT
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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:13 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 : 24th Aug 2017 06:14 BST
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
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs

9th December 2017 - two tickets left.

2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Details and Menu.pdf

Northants Inter Club League

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team have played their third match and lost to Warwick University.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

Three matches were played this week.  Village Reds lost to Misfits, whilst Village Merlin beat Manxmen and Village Barrelmakers beat Griffins.  Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Merlins were narrowly defeated by Manxmen.

Vintage Port lost their match against Taverners.

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) Not on Bank Holidays

(6) 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)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 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
20th November 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
9 Opener's Re-bid
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th November 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
20th November 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
21st November 2017
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
9 Transfers for Weak Take Out
Director: Graham Clarke
21st November 2017
Practice - Build Your Skills
Priors Marston Village Hall 20.00
Competing with 1NT Opening
Director: Nicky and Jim
21st November 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
22nd November 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
23rd November 2017
Advanced Bridge Competitive Bidding
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic 5 Week 1 Lesson Format Pre-empts; Weak Twos; and Multi Two Diamond
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd November 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
27th November 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
10 Strong Balanced Hands
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
27th November 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
27th November 2017
Founders Championship Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
Results
16th November 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
16th November 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
15th November 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
14th November 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs
2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs

9th December 2017 - two tickets left.

2017 Christmas Swiss Pairs Details and Menu.pdf

Northants Inter Club League

We're preparing for re-entry into Division 3 crying

Click here for the latest table of results.yes

Coventry League Division 3

The V Team have played their third match and lost to Warwick University.

Click here for the latest league table. 

Coventry League Open Cup

Sixteen teams, five from Rugby Village, are in the line up.

The results are being collected and displayed using the EBU Knock Out System.

Village Vintage Port beat Village Barrelmakers in their first round match.

Village Reds, Village Blues and Village Merlins have lost in their matches.

Click here for the latest...

Coventry League Handicap Knock Out

The club has entered five teams into each of the three Coventry League Knock Out Cups.

Three matches were played this week.  Village Reds lost to Misfits, whilst Village Merlin beat Manxmen and Village Barrelmakers beat Griffins.  Click here to see the line up.

Coventry League Howard Dennett

This quirky Knock Out competition is a pivot teams format. That means you play eight boards with each of the other players in your team. Agree a simple system, and assume anything you don't understand is natural.

It's also aggregate scoring and you can claim points for holding honours.  surprise

We've put five teams into the small field. Latest position is here if you click.

 

The Village Merlins were narrowly defeated by Manxmen.

Vintage Port lost their match against Taverners.

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) Not on Bank Holidays

(6) 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)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   League (1) 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
20th November 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
9 Opener's Re-bid
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
20th November 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
20th November 2017
Monday Evening Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
21st November 2017
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL Further
DSVH Club Room 10.00
9 Transfers for Weak Take Out
Director: Graham Clarke
21st November 2017
Practice - Build Your Skills
Priors Marston Village Hall 20.00
Competing with 1NT Opening
Director: Nicky and Jim
21st November 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13.30
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
22nd November 2017
Wednesday Practice
DVSH Club Room 10.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
23rd November 2017
Advanced Bridge Competitive Bidding
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Topic 5 Week 1 Lesson Format Pre-empts; Weak Twos; and Multi Two Diamond
Director: Graham Clarke
23rd November 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Graham
Host: Graham
 Click for more information
27th November 2017
Bridge 1 Getting Started
DSVH Club Room 10.00
10 Strong Balanced Hands
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
27th November 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Jim & Nicky
Host: Jim & Nicky
 Click for more information
27th November 2017
Founders Championship Pairs
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Director: Nicky & Jim
Host: Nicky & Jim
 Click for more information
Results
16th November 2017
Lime Tree Village
Director: Graham Clarke
16th November 2017
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Graham Clarke
15th November 2017
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
14th November 2017
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke