On Monday Evening six full tables played 24 boards in a double hesitation Mitchell. Top of the field were Jane Reed & Christine Greenaway with an excellent 71.67. Brian Richardson & Keith Lodge came second with 65.00 followed by Nicky Bainbridge & Smita Basu scoring 63.33 and Betty Pickard & Mary Kerridge were fourth with 55.83.
Four of our players were out representing the club in the Coventry Teams of Four League in a local derby against the Gambits. The match was drawn leaving Rugby Village joint second in the division. Rugby A are fifth, and the Gambits, seventh.
Another four, as the “V Team” were also playing away at Coventry Bridge Club in the third division. This new team succeeded in getting on the scoreboard for the first time.
On Tuesday afternoon of last week ten full tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. Graham Clarke & Keith Montford were top with 63.89. Second were Don Prowse & Brenda Berger with 59.13. In third place were Lynne Bemand & Pauline Smith with 57.54; fourth were Carole Broadhurst & Lynda McClean with 56.75; fifth were Janet O'Connor & Pauline Batchelor with 55.95; sixth were Pauline Ferris & Thelma Burton with 55.56 and seventh were Jim & Nicky Bainbridge with 54.76.
On Thursday evening three and a half tables played a three quarter Howell movement. First were Daphne Rourke & Felicity White with 61.11 and second were Jim Bainbridge & Geoff Bennett with 59.72. This result moves Daphne Rourke into second place in the Champagne Handicap but Zena Hutchinson remains in the lead.
On Wednesday morning 25 players practised tactics entering the auction after a 1NT opening bid.
On Monday morning nine players practised red suit transfers and taking 1NT out into a minor when playing transfers.
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