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Rugby Village Bridge Club

11th April

Monday was our busiest day for some time! In the morning, the last match in our pairs ladder round was completed. Congratulations to Peter Iredale and Ed White, top of the first division again; to Chris Cooper and Dennis Angove, top of the second division; and Margaret & Charles Aitchison winning the third division in their first round in the ladder.

In our ever more popular short duplicate pairs session on Monday Afternoon, a record nine full tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore were will clear of the rest of the field North / South with 64.29. Cynthia Martin & Avis Raynor were top East / West with 65.48.

Monday Evening again saw nine full tables play a single winner Mitchell movement in the latest round of our Founders Championship Pairs. The cards were fickle and puzzled the field. After a tight contest, Kala Chauhan & Wendy Crees emerged victorious with 61.01; Graham Clarke & Pat Exelby were so close behind with 60.42, and Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison followed with 57.44.

This result brings Kala & Wendy into equal third, with Peter & Vera Iredale in the Founders ranking. Malcolm Melrose & Max Kynoch remain in the lead. Don Prowse & Brian Jacks lie second.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week eleven full tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. Pat Exelby & Caelia Chandler led North / South with 65.00 followed by Lo Tolbutt & Jim Bainbridge with 63.86. Marilyn & David North topped the East / West side with 66.14; Brian Mawby & David Reed were second with 61.14.

On Wednesday Morning, the friendly practice session saw five tables explore the old adage “cover an honour with an honour”, trying to spot those times when you don’t!

On Friday Evening eight teams of four played a New England Relay movement. The team of Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with Brian Mawby & David Reed were on fine form scoring 75 IMPs, 25 ahead of second placed Peter & Vera Iredale with Dennis Angove & Chris Cooper.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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.

Advanced Auctions
Advanced Auctions

The main theme is auctions opened with a bid at the two level or above.

First is a stand-alone session on opening and responding to pre-emptive hands at the three, or four, level.

Two linked lessons follow: one on opening weak twos; and the second on opening stronger hands having given up the strong two opening. This is Benjaminised ACOL (“Benji”)

Then three sessions on finding and bidding slams.

The “Is game on?” focuses on techniques to decide whether you and partner have a game contract. This question is always at the heart of any duplicate session!

Our quirky “1NT The Chameleon” is a tour of the use of the 1NT bid in many situations. It’s an excellent test and completion of bidding techniques.

We then look at the Multi 2D Opening, why?

Finally we look at some alternative bidding systems you may encounter and how to deal with them.

This is a ten week course. There is a break in the half term week. Much of the time is spent playing pre-set hands. There are colour notes to take away. The course is for players who have taken our Bridge 3 course, or have some duplicate experience.