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Rugby Village Bridge Club

18th October

On Monday Afternoon eleven pairs played a two winner Mitchell movement. Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore topped the North / South side with 65.63; Brenda Berger & Jim Bainbridge led East / West with 56.67.

On Monday Evening eight full tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. The North / South side honours were shared by Mary Kerridge & David Reed and Craig Hutton & Lo Tolbutt, both pairs scoring 62.50. Patti Jarvis & Nicky Bainbridge led East / West with 67.26 followed by Graham Lightfoot & Derek Thomas with 58.93.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week ten and a half tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. Lo Tolbutt & Jim Bainbridge led North / South with 62.50 followed by Don Prowse & Betty Pickard with 56.11. Maxine Ross & Carol Broadhurst led East / West with a splendid 64.39; Marilyn & David North followed with 58.84.

Five tables played a Howell movement on Thursday Evening. Michael Ward & David Reed led with 61.98 but Graham Clarke & Brian Fazackerley were snapping at their heels with 61.46.

The Village Blues team narrowly beat Rugby A in a local Derby. Rugby A lie second, and Village Blues third, in Division 2 of the Coventry League.

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

  • First lesson 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”)
  • There are then three sessions themed around finding and bidding slams.
  • The “Is game on?” session focuses on techniques to determine whether you and partner have a game contract or not. This question is always at the heart of any duplicate competition!
  • 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.