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27th January

On Monday Evening nine and half table played the latest round in the Founders Championship Pairs. Adrian Williams & Don Prowse led the field with 65.77 followed by Pam Southern & Ken Fernie scoring 60.54. In third place were Graham Clarke & Smita Basu 59.18. Fourth was taken by Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with 56.46 just ahead of Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster with 56.25. Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge took sixth place with 53.87.

The Founders Championship Pairs, after three events, is still led by Diana Kinch and Judy Douglas but it’s early days yet.

Two tables played in our new, short, Monday Afternoon Session (2pm-4pm). Pat and Ron Fisher topped the list.

Last week on Tuesday Afternoon eight tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. The unusual pairing of Daphne Rourke & Alan Page             won with 63.10. Second place was taken by the more regular partnership of Brian Mawby & David Reed on  58.73, closely followed by Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore with 58.33. Janet Stuchbury & Laura Von Tucher took fourth place with 53.97, again closely followed by John Crompton & Pauline Smith with 53.57.

Thursday Evening was hit by League Match commitments. Five pairs were led by Chris Cooper & Wendy Crees with 67.50 followed by Nicky Bainbridge & Phil Quinn with 52.50.

The Blues lost to the Misfits in Division 2 of the Coventry League, and the V Team lost to Kenilworth this week. The Misfits lead Division 2, but there’s a three way battle for the second promotion spot including Rugby Village Blues.

Lessons and coaching are now in full swing. Mentored Pivot teams on Monday morning offers a unique chance for discussion with an expert immediately after playing a hand; Tuesday morning advanced class on competitive bidding is considering doubles next week; Wednesday Practice is following the topics in Bridge 2 from the previous Thursday Lessons.

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Dunchurch Village Hall

Our main venue for teaching and playing sessions

Northamptonshire Contract Bridge Association Rugby Village Bridge Club is affiliated to NCBA. They run leagues and competitions for clubs and members.
Lutterworth Bridge Club Lutterworth Bridge Club is a few miles north of Rugby. Lutterworth Bridge Club, meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm), at Cotesbach Village Hall. You’ll find quality EBU affiliated bridge played in a good spirit.
Coventry and North Warwickshire Bridge Club

Coventry and North Warwickshire is a major bridge club with custom built bridge playing facilities. Only 30 minutes from Rugby, in Binley on the East side of Coventry, there are a variety of duplicate pairs evenings and teaching on offer.

They also run the famous Coventry Pairs League, once a month during the winter season. With five or six divisions, it's a chance to play the same cards as, and in the same room as some county, national and international players.

Warwickshire Contract Bridge Association

WCBA is the county organisation for most EBU affiliated duplicate bridge clubs in Warwickshire, Coventry and Birmingham. They run many competitions and an excellent programme for Improvers.

EBU Official English Bridge Union Site
Mr Bridge

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