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Rugby Village Bridge Club

13th February

On Monday Afternoon eight and a half tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Top of the North / South side were Don Prowse & Pauline Smith with 62.50. Alan & Pat Ware took second with 60.42. Jim & Nicky Bainbridge led East / West with 60.71. Lyn & Bill Stubbins were second with 58.33.

On Monday Evening seven tables played a Hesitation Mitchell giving a single winner in the latest Founders Championship pairs series. Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison took the top spot with 62.15 ahead of Terry Leary & Helen Foster with 55.56. The scratch partnership of Robyn Crichton & Max Kynoch took third third with 55.21.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week Frank Grace & Isobel Ross led the North / South side of eleven tables with 62.73; second place was shared by Mike Ward & Janet O'Connor and Roy Roberts & Alison Hatsell both pairs scoring 55.00. Daphne Rourke & Janet Stuchbury scored 61.82 to lead the East / West side. Brian Mawby & David Reed were second with 61.14. In third place, Marilyn & David North scored 59.55.

On Thursday evening six full tables played a Howell movement. Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan led with 58.33; Michael Ward & Graham Clarke took second with 56.67; Jim & Nicky Bainbridge were third with 54.15.

This was the tenth event out of twenty in the individual handicap competition. Margaret Beniston and June Rudman presently lead. However, to win the champagne, they need to play more events. Looking at those playing regularly, John Jarvis and Don Prowse are well placed.

Our season in the teams of eight Northamptonshire Inter Club competition ended with a loss to Stamford C. We are now relegated from Division 2 without winning a match. It's the highest standard we face as a club and yet the matches are played in a sporting spirit with courtesy. On our usual form we would hope to be promoted again for the 2019/20 season. Here we come Division 3!

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  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. 

Advanced Competitive Bidding
Advanced Competitive Bidding

This is a ten week course designed for players with some experience, ideally having taken our Bridge 1, 2 and 3 courses.

The first session will be a thorough review of understandings about simple overcalls, jump overcalls, pre-emptive overcalls, and doubles in both the direct and the protective position.

The second session looks at advancing overcalls in competitive and constructive positions and looks at stretch responses by opener’s partner. The third session looks at the decisions competitive bidders have to make as to whether to bid on, pass or double the opponents. The fourth session looks at the many uses of doubles in competitive auctions.

Session five covers bids and calls used after interference to try for game, or the best, contract, or set up a defence play.

Sessions six and seven consider various conventional (artificial) overcalls used to show two suited hands over opener’s bid. Session eight considers defences (bidding methods) over pre-emptive opening bids, and to the Multi 2 Diamond.

Session nine looks at bidding methods for responding to 1NT doubled.

Finally, Session ten looks at bidding methods over a strong 1 Club, strong 1NT or 5 card majors.

Sessions include a short dissertation and substantial practice of hands with bidding challenges associated with the lesson topic. Attendees will receive colour notes to store in an A5 binder.