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22nd September

On Monday evening nine and a half tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. Leading the field were Adrian Williams & Don Prowse with 68.75. Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster were close behind them with 67.19 and Malcolm Melrose & Maxwell Kynoch finished third with 64.88. Pam Southern & Ken Fernie were fourth with 56.51; Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge were fifth with 54.69 and Peter & Vera Iredale were sixth with 53.65.

Carol and Geoff Davies remain in the lead in our Summer Handicap competition, followed by Alan Webb and Chris Cassin. The last event will be next week.

However our premier Founders Championship Pairs has two events in October and November to go, and after Monday Evening is still led by Adrian Williams & Don Prowse taking an average of 6.75 place points (2nd in each event) followed by Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge with 5.62 and Alan Webb & Chris Cassin with 5.5.

On Tuesday afternoon of last week the top three spots were fought over fiercely.  Nicky & Jim Bainbridge just came out ahead with  59.72 but Elisabeth Davies & Ron Woolgar were right behind them with  59.26. In third place were Susan Mendes & Moyra Loughran with 58.33; Brian Mawby & David Reed were fourth with 56.75; David Sanderson & John Crompton were fifth with 54.63; and Heather Spencer & Roy Blackmore were sixth with 52.78.

On Thursday of last week four full tables played a full Howell movement. Top of the form were Christine Greenaway and Jane Reed with 57.64 followed by Mary Kerridge and David Reed with 56.94. In third were Daphne Rourke and Jim Bainbridge with 54.17.

Club members with a National Grade are entered into our Champagne Handicap. After two events in the series (many to go), Brian Mawby and Zena Hutchinson are in the lead.

On Monday morning ten players practised limit reponses with particular attention to the Losing Trick Count and on Wednesday morning twenty two players practised using the Stayman convention.

The first lessons in Bridge 1, Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 took place last week. It’s not too late to join our three bridge courses (aimed at three different levels of experience) and you can always drop in for an individual lesson or practice session as suits you.

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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.

We have the option to put one table outside the lounge area taking our capacity to eleven full tables. This will probably be enough to get us through the winter season.

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.

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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Monday Evening
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".
Monday Evening
Monday Evening

Monday Evening is a duplicate pairs evening. We aim to start play at 19.00, so please arrive a few minutes before so that the TD can count the tables, choose and initiate a suitable movement. We don't start a new round after 22.00, so the evening generally finishes around 22.15. The event takes place on all Mondays EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS, and for a generally two week break around Christmas and the New Year.

The evening takes place in the Club Room at the Dunchurch Village Hall. The Club Room was newly refurbished in October 2011, contains a kitchenette, and has its own adjacent toilet facilities. The entrance to the Club Room is at the far end of the complex. It is a porch like door with carriage lights on either side. There is well lit off street parking for over 70 cars.

There is a short break for coffee, tea and biscuits during the evening.

Boards are prepared using a duplimate machine. Scoring is done at the table using BridgeTabs, a popular and easy to use colour touch screen device. There is a rolling display of the position throughout the session. Results are distributed with integrated hand records by e-mail to the players. Results are also loaded to the web site, available to members, together with some statistical analysis in the "competitions" section.

There is a host available to play with single players. Visitors are welcome.The bridge is managed by a qualified TD. There is an arrangement in place with an external referee to handle any appeals.

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. Players are permitted to use agreements defined as Level 3 in the EBU Regulations (the "Orange" Book). EBU Master Points are awarded to qualifying players.

We are proud of the pleasant atmosphere at the session. All players are expected to support their partner, and to treat their opponents with courtesy. That's what makes an enjoyable evening for everyone.

Please see the Fees section for table money.

Last updated : 5th Aug 2014 08:25 BST
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