Spade Heart  Diamond Club  
Full Screen Print Page Latest Enhancements Web Administration Help and Guide
Release 2.19f


19th May

On Monday Afternoon three full tables played a short full Howell movement. Top of the field were Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore with 61.67.

Lesley Kinch & Helen Appleby were second with 58.33. Congratulations to Helen on her first Master Points.

On Monday Evening nine and half tables played a single winner Bowman Mitchell movement, keeping the boards in play to 27 and the percentage played by all players to at least 81%. A closely fought night was won by Jane Reed & Christine Greenaway with 59.82, possibly their best result yet! Pam Southern & Ken Fernie took second with 59.64 followed by Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster with 59.11. 56.77 kept Chris Cooper & Wendy Crees            just ahead of Clare & Marion Dixon with 56.25; and Mary Kerridge & Betty Pickard took sixth with 55.95.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week nine full tables were led by Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan with 63.10. Alison Hatswell & Alan Page followed with 61.51. Edwige Quick & Sue Robards took third with 59.52. Margaret Sedgley & Angela Hobbs were fourth with 59.13; Chris Cooper & Cecilia Walker were fifth with 56.35; and Nicky & Jim Bainbridge took sixth with 55.56.

A three table Full Howell on Thursday Evening saw Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan take first place with 69.00 followed by Janet O'Connor & Don Prowse with 54.00. Zena Hutchinson has extended her lead in the individual Champagne Handicap, but the second prize is still unsure with two events to go.

Pages viewed in 2015

Printable Detailed Table Money and Session Information
May Newsletter Now Here!
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.

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. 

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
Advanced Bridge Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday 25th May

No Lesson

Tuesday 2nd June 10.00 AM

How do you show your partner a balanced hand with 15HCP? 17HCP? 19HCP? 21HCP? 23HCP? 25HCP...

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 : 23rd May 2015 09:46 BST
Taking ACOL Further - Bridge 3

Thursday 21st May 10.00 am

Bidding and Playing No Trumps

Thursday 28th May 10.00 am

No Lesson 

Please click here for more information.

Last updated : 18th May 2015 14:30 BST
RVBC Pairs Ladder - Round 7 Week 1 Result

Round 7 Week 1 Completed! We are back to two divisions of four pairs each

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 : 23rd May 2015 23:09 BST
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap will finish for the summer at the end of May
Thursday Evenings and Champagne Handicap will finish for the summer at the end of May

Only two more sessions to compete for that sparkling prize!

Last updated : 15th May 2015 13:37 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
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
Click for the Members Only section
Junior Bridge

We’ve decided to have a go at providing a session for your children or grandchildren during the half term week. Members can bring children between the ages of eight and sixteen on Thursday Morning 28th May at 10.00. The session will finish at 12.00. We will be limiting the numbers to twelve, so please reserve in advance. 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 please give us some idea of their experience with card games. We don’t mind what it is!

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, the trophy for the Division 3 South champions.


Northants Inter Club League
Coventry League Division 2

Rugby Village have finished in fifth place, one ahead of Rugby A.  Rugby Gambits are relegated.  We are very pleased to have held on to our place in Division 2, having just been promoted.


Coventry League Division 3

The V Team have scored four victories in this league and averaged over 3 VPs out of 12.  They were the last RVBC team in any of the knock out cups having beating  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/Mentored Teams
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(6) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   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
   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
   First Friday Teams (1)(3) 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
26th May 2015
Ladder Match Iredale P v Prowse
DVSH Club Room 10.00
26th May 2015
Novice Practice
Cotesbach Village Hall 19.45
The beginnersí course at Cotesbach has completed and coached practice sessions are running on Tuesday evenings on all four evenings in May. Any RVBC members who would like to encourage the group (and maybe brush up on some basics?) are very welcome to join in free of charge. Play starts at 19.45 and finishes 21.45.
Director: Nicky and Jim
27th May 2015
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Following Session 3 of Bridge 3, topic will be bidding strong balanced hands and playing no trumps contracts.
Director: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
27th May 2015
Third scheduled session of Pairs Ladder Round 7
DSVH Club Room 14.00
Director: Nicky
 Click for more information
28th May 2015
Junior Bridge
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Bridge for members' children or grandchildren. Click for more details. (4 places out of 12 already reserved)
Director: Nicky and Jim
 Click for more information
28th May 2015
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Pairs Session, Host Available, Visitors Welcome. Members' results are entered into the Champagne Handicap competition.
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
 Click for more information
1st June 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
 Click for more information
1st June 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
26th May 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
21st May 2015
Thursday Pairs and Champagne Handicap
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
21st May 2015
Taking Acol Further - Bridge 3
20th May 2015
Wednesday Practice
Director: Jim Bainbridge
20th May 2015
Second scheduled session of Pairs Ladder Round 7
Director: Nicky
19th May 2015
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
19th May 2015
Advanced Bridge -Bidding strong Hands in a Weak 2 System
Director: Graham Clarke
18th May 2015
Monday Evening
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
This site is built with BridgeWebs, the easy web solution.