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19th August

 

On Monday Evening Clare & Marion Dixon led nineteen pairs in a single winner Mitchell movement with 61.22. Second place was shared by Alan Webb & Chris Cassin and Geoff Bennett & Jim Bainbridge both scoring 60.42%. Third were Brian Mawby & David Reed on 58.04; fourth Graham Clarke & Smita Basu with 55.10 and in sixth, Chris Cooper & Sue Robards with 54.76.

 

It’s still all to play for in the Summer Handicap Pairs. Several of the pairs in contention have improved their average score. Geoff and Carol Davies are still in the lead, but Val Richards and Zena Hutchinson have moved back into a convincing second place; Alan Webb and Chris Cassin have moved up from 5th to 3rd and Pam Southern and Ken Fernie retain their fourth position.

 

On Tuesday of last week seventeen pairs were led by Brian Mawby & David Reed on a decisive 66.27. David Sanderson & John Crompton came second with 60.19. In third place were Elisabeth Davies & Ron Woolgar with 59.72 followed by Val Richards & Laura Von Tucher with 56.48. Pauline Batchelor & Janet O'Connor were fifth with 54.37 followed by Nicky & Jim Bainbridge.

 

On Wednesday morning fourteen players practised using transfers for game tries. On Monday morning ten players played random hands, with a dedicated mentor at each table, to discuss how they went, how they might have gone and how they did go at other tables and the effect on the score.

 

A pairs ladder match was played, and the round is expected to complete next week.

 

RBVC travelled to Wellingborough and brought home a 19-1 victory in the Northants Teams of Eight League. This moves us into second place in Division 3 South.

 

The line-up for the Coventry Teams of Four League has been published confirming that RVBC has been promoted, alongside Rugby A, to Division 2 joining the Gamits, relegated from Division 1. Lots of home derbies to come!

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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. On the Monday before last we had to turn people away.

The Sports Lounge is used during the school term, but is available over the summer. This means that in August we will be able to expand into it. We could be able to use it until September when numbers will probably fall off slightly as the Leagues restart.

However, we recommend, especially if you are coming some distance, that you arrive at least fifteen minutes early, preferable twenty, on a Monday if you want to be sure of a game.

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.

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 Aug 2013 11:01 BST
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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. The course is for players who want to take things right from the beginnning 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.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

 

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Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)

This is a ten week course running on Mondday afternoons starting 15th September. There is a break in the half term week so there is no lesson on 27th October. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 1 course, or have some duplicate, "kitchen", rubber or chicago experience.

The lessons are designed to take you at a gentle pace through the things you need to know to use the fundamental principles of the ACOL bidding system to get good results at duplicate sessions.

During the course our Wednesday morning novice/social practice session will follow each Monday lesson with a themed practice on the lesson topic. We would suggest that you play in that session as well to really get the best out of your learning. By the end of this course you will be able to enjoy Wednesday morning practice, or Monday morning sessions or even try our Tuesday afternoon or Friday teams.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

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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. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 2 course, or have some duplicate experience.

The lessons are designed to take you through the Losing Trick Count evaluation method, and the parts of the ACOL bidding system for handling stronger hands, including two level openings and asking for Aces, competitive bidding and some defensive techniques.

During the course our Monday morning improvers practice session will follow each previous Tuesday lesson with a themed practice on the lesson topic. We would suggest that you play in that session as well to really get the best out of your learning. By the end of this course you will be ready to try our Monday evening, Thursday afternoon or Friday teams.

Please see our fees section for the cost. Please complete the form to register an interest.

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Mentored Pivot Teams IS EXTENDED!

Monday Mornings 10.00-12.00 has been so popular that we are extending it through the summer until September 8th!

It'll still be charged at the Advanced Bridge rate:

Members: 2 Tickets or £6.60; Visitors £9.00.

Please continue to let me know (email, text, note, voicemail) if you are coming so we can make sure we have enough mentors.

No need to bring a partner - you'll be swapping partners each round.

Come and see why people like it.......

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Last updated : 28th Jun 2014 18:55 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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Benji Workshop

We will be running a Benji workshop on Monday morning 15th September 10.00-12.00.

This will be two hours to discuss and practice Benji, its strengths and its weaknesses. It will be charged at Advanced Bridge Rate: Members= 2 Tickets or £6.60; Visitors £9.

RVBC Pairs Ladder

Click here to see the Final Position for Division 2. Division 1 are half way through their fixtures.

Round 5 will start on September 17th.

Summer Pairs Handicap

Click here for the current position.

Founders Championship Pairs

Click here for the latest position in our premier blue pointed competition.

Northants Inter Club League

RVBC visited Wellingborough for a match against their C team. Rugby came out 19-1 winners. This result should take us back into second place! Click here for details.

Coventry League Division 3

We have played all our games and the season is finished. Although we are shown third in the table, we are level with Caluden on VPs and we are ahead on face to face result.

So we have in fact finished second! in the promotion zone.....

Christmas Swiss Pairs

Christmas Swiss Pairs will take place on Saturday 13th December. Save the date.....

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) Second and Third Thursdays of the month

(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 Bridge 3 from 13th Jan
   Monday Evening (1)(6)(7) 19.00-22.15 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00 Bridge 2 from 14th Jan
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.15 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Pairs Ladder (5) 14.00 Starting 11th Dec
Thursday
   Next Step Pairs 10.00-12.00 Short, Gentle Pairs
   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
20th August 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Transfers for Invitational Game Tries; Weak Take Out into a Minor
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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25th August 2014
BANK HOLIDAY CLUB CLOSED
26th August 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
Host: Graham Clarke
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27th August 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Finessing
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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1st September 2014
Mentored Pivot Teams
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Mentored Pivot Teams Play and Discuss (Random) Hands immediately with experienced player/teacher (NOTE Advanced Bridge Tariff applies). Please let us know you're coming!
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B, Jim B, and Rich H
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1st September 2014
Monday Evening
DSVH Club Room 19.00
Host available so you do not need to bring a partner. Tea, coffee and plenty of top biscuits.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Graham Clarke
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2nd September 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
Host: Graham Clarke
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3rd September 2014
Wednesday Practice
DSVH Club Room 10.00
Bidding two suited hands
Director: Nicky B
Host: Nicky B
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Results
19th August 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
18th August 2014
Mentored Pivot Teams
Director: Graham Clarke
18th August 2014
Monday Evening
Director: Graham Clarke
14th August 2014
Lime Tree Village
Director: Jim Bainbridge
13th August 2014
Wednesday Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
12th August 2014
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
11th August 2014
Mentored Pivot Teams
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
11th August 2014
Founders Pairs
Director: Graham Clarke
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