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30th June

On Monday Afternoon seven pairs played a full Howell movement in a two hour duplicate pairs session. Top of the form were Sheila Mann & Nicky Bainbridge scoring 60.42. Roy Blackmore & Jean Child and John Chard & Felicity White shared second place with 58.33.

On Monday Evening seven and a half tables were led by Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm with 68.06. Alan Webb & Chris were second with 61.11. In third place were Graham Clarke & Smita Basu with 58.33; in fourth place were Adrian Williams & Don Prowse with 56.94; and in fifth were Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan with 55.16.

On Tuesday afternoon of last week nine and a half tables were led by Pat Exelby & Gerald Clay with 64.38. Jim Bainbridge & Lo Tolbutt were second with 60.94 followed by Nicky Bainbridge & John Cockburn scoring 60.42. Mary Kerridge & David Reed took fourth place with 56.56 followed by Frank Grace & Isobel Ross. In sixth place were Moyra Loughran & Edwige Quick with 52.50.

 
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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.

www.bridgewebs.com/lutterworth

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. 

 

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; and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places.

Last updated : 23rd Jun 2015 10:00 BST
Refresh the Beginners' Course!

Bridge 1 in a single session for players who haven't been for a while and need to get the basics straight again. TWO DATES to choose from:

Tuesday 21st July 10.00 OR Thursday 13th August 14.00. Click for more.....

Last updated : 25th Jun 2015 21:47 BST
Go over the Fundamentals of ACOL (again?)

Are you an experienced rubber player, but not familiar with the cornerstone principles of the ACOL system? Did you do our Bridge 2, or someone else’s follow up course a while ago?

We are offering Bridge 2 in two sessions just for you! TWO sets of DATES to choose from:

Tuesday 28th July 10.00 AND Tuesday 6th August 10.00;

OR

Thursday 20th August 14.00 AND Thursday 27th August 14.00

Last updated : 29th Jun 2015 11:07 BST
Junior Bridge

Following our succesful trial event, we are offering more sessions for 8 - 16 year olds throughout the summer holidays. Members can bring children between the ages of eight and sixteen to as many or as few sessions as works. The first three will be on Thursday Afternoons at 14.00 on 23rd July, 30th July and 6th August. The second three will be on Tuesday Mornings at 10.00 on 11th, 18th and 25th August. 

We will be limiting the numbers to eight and will only run the sessions if we have at least three, so please reserve in advance. We will understand if plans change! The cost will be 1 ticket, or £4 per player. We do ask you to stay as chaperone for your guests, but will provide you with tea, coffee, newspapers and each other at one end of the room while we find a level of card play that suits your guests at the other! Please bring whatever they might like to drink or have as a snack during a short break.

To help us plan our activities, if they haven't been before, please give us some idea of their experience with card games. We don’t mind what it is!

Last updated : 4th Jul 2015 14:34 BST
Advanced Bridge Tuesday Mornings

 

Tuesday 7th July 10.00 AM

The Multi 2 Diamond opening bid

What is it? What are the advantages? How to bid against it?

Tuesday 13th July 10.00 AM

Playing against complex systems

When should you ask questions? What do you really need to know? When and what might you call against the opening pair?

Your club offers the best range of chances to improve your bridge run by the best qualified, experienced and effective teachers for many miles around!

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2015 19:31 BST
Taking ACOL Further - Bridge 3

Thursday 9th July 10.00 am

Transfers PART ONE Weak Take Out

Thursday 16th July 10.00 am

Transfers PART TWO Game Tries

Please click here for more information.

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2015 20:04 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
Bridge for Absolute Beginners (Bridge 1)

This is a ten week course running on Monday mornings starting 14th 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.

You don't need to have played bridge before, or whist, or even card games. We take things right from the beginning so you can enjoy our wonderful game from the start.

Last updated : 27th Jun 2015 17:06 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
Teams Leagues

The Northants Teams of Eight League runs from May to February.  The 2015-2016 season has now started and this is our first year in Division 2.

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.  We are in the process of setting up a third team to enter Division 3 and are looking for volunteers to join this 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 : 28th May 2015 23:26 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
RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 7 Result

Round 7 Completed! Congratulations to Dennis Angove and Chris Cooper, top by quite a margin. Angela Hobbs and Nicky B are promoted from Division 2. With a new pair joining in, Round 8, scheduled to start next week will consist of Division 1 of four pairs and Divison 2 of five pairs. Wishing all a pleasant series of matches. The next Pairs Ladder Round will start at the beginning of September. 

Northants Inter Club League

We have kicked off the season with losses home and away to Wellingborough A. They are a fancied team finishing second in the division last year, so we are not too down hearted. Click for the new season's table here. 

 

Coventry League Division 2

The fixtures meeting and season start will be in September.

 

Coventry League Division 3

The fixtures meeting and season start will be in September.

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/Mentored Teams
   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
Calendar
6th July 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
6th July 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
 Click for more information
6th July 2015
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
7th July 2015
Advanced Bridge- The Multi 2 Diamond
DVSH Club Room 10.00
In depth discussion of the topic followed by play of up to sixteen relevant hands.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
7th July 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
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
8th July 2015
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Following Session 8 of Bridge 3. Discards and Signals
Director: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
8th July 2015
Pairs Ladder Round 8 Scheduled Session 2
DSVH Club Room 14.00
The Pairs Ladder is played in "Rounds" of 5-7 weeks. Round 8 is closed, but pairs are invited to join in Round 9 starting in September.
Director: Nicky B
 Click for more information
9th July 2015
Taking Acol Further - Bridge 3
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 9 Transfers for Weak Take Out
 Click for more information
Results
3rd July 2015
First Friday Teams
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
2nd July 2015
Lime Tree Village
Director: Jim Bainbridge
2nd July 2015
Taking Acol Further - Bridge 3
1st July 2015
Wednesday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
30th June 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
30th June 2015
Advanced Bridge- INT The chameleon
Director: Graham Clarke
29th June 2015
Monday Afternoon
Director: jim Bainbridge
29th June 2015
Monday Evening
Director: Graham Clarke
RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 7 Result

Round 7 Completed! Congratulations to Dennis Angove and Chris Cooper, top by quite a margin. Angela Hobbs and Nicky B are promoted from Division 2. With a new pair joining in, Round 8, scheduled to start next week will consist of Division 1 of four pairs and Divison 2 of five pairs. Wishing all a pleasant series of matches. The next Pairs Ladder Round will start at the beginning of September. 

Northants Inter Club League

We have kicked off the season with losses home and away to Wellingborough A. They are a fancied team finishing second in the division last year, so we are not too down hearted. Click for the new season's table here. 

 

Coventry League Division 2

The fixtures meeting and season start will be in September.

 

Coventry League Division 3

The fixtures meeting and season start will be in September.

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/Mentored Teams
   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
Calendar
6th July 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
6th July 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
 Click for more information
6th July 2015
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
7th July 2015
Advanced Bridge- The Multi 2 Diamond
DVSH Club Room 10.00
In depth discussion of the topic followed by play of up to sixteen relevant hands.
Director: Graham Clarke
 Click for more information
7th July 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
Host: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
8th July 2015
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Following Session 8 of Bridge 3. Discards and Signals
Director: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
8th July 2015
Pairs Ladder Round 8 Scheduled Session 2
DSVH Club Room 14.00
The Pairs Ladder is played in "Rounds" of 5-7 weeks. Round 8 is closed, but pairs are invited to join in Round 9 starting in September.
Director: Nicky B
 Click for more information
9th July 2015
Taking Acol Further - Bridge 3
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Session 9 Transfers for Weak Take Out
 Click for more information
Results
3rd July 2015
First Friday Teams
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
2nd July 2015
Lime Tree Village
Director: Jim Bainbridge
2nd July 2015
Taking Acol Further - Bridge 3
1st July 2015
Wednesday Practice
Director: Graham Clarke
30th June 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
30th June 2015
Advanced Bridge- INT The chameleon
Director: Graham Clarke
29th June 2015
Monday Afternoon
Director: jim Bainbridge
29th June 2015
Monday Evening
Director: Graham Clarke