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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 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. 

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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.

Wednesday Practice
Wednesday Morning Friendly Practice

Practice for Novices and Social Players Wednesday mornings 10.00-12.00


During friendly practice sessions we play 8 to 10 boards, at a nice slow pace, with time to ask for help, discuss the hands and relax. The sessions last two hours.

You are welcome to use handouts from lessons, notes, or other publications; to ask for help from the teacher or from partner or even the opponents.

We will score the session using the BridgeTabs, but this is just to get practice in scoring.

Sometimes the sessions have a theme, perhaps to reflect a recent lesson or newsletter item.

If you have attended Bridge 1, or otherwise have a basic knowledge of bridge, and preferably, ACOL, you are most welcome to attend.

We start with a brief summary of the session topic by a qualified teacher and then we play a set of boards ALL designed for practice of the topic. The topic will be on the web site prior to the session.

During the teaching term, Wednesday Morning Practice topics often follow the Bridge 2 lessons taking place in the same week.

This is an excellent chance to reinforce your learning, or to revise the material, or just have fun ensuring your understanding of the basics. The pace is gentle and everyone is happy to help.

There is a host, so you do not have to bring a partner. There is a break with coffee, tea and biscuits.

The session is scored so that you see the effect of your play on the score. However, because it is an assisted session there are no EBU Master Points to be had and the results do not contribute to your National Grade. Getting used to using the scoring devices will help to prepare for moving on to competitive pairs sessions.

The session will be run using a simple duplicate movement to help progression to competitive pairs sessions.

Both Club Members and Visitors are welcome at these practice sessions.

The fee can be found by clicking Fees, Queries and Registration.


Last updated : 27th Dec 2016 18:14 GMT