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17th April

On Monday Afternoon eight and a half tables played a two-winner Mitchell. Bob Reeve & Bruno Speed led the North / South side with 63.89, followed by Sue Harris & Sue Robards with 57.74 and David Cooper & David Harrison with 56.67. The East / West side was led by Michael Fraser-Allen with 55.95; second place was shared between Don Prowse & Pauline Smith and Andrew Clover & Avis Raynor both pairs scoring 53.57. Five out of the eight East / West pairs bid and made the slam, Don & Pauline bid and made the grand!

On Monday Evening nine full tables played a two-winner Mitchell. Graham Clarke & Pat Exelby led the North / South side with 60.12. Second place was share by Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison and Wendy Crees & Kala Chauhan both pairs scoring 54.17. Jim & Nicky Bainbridge topped the East / West side with 63.39; Brian Mawby & David Reed scored 56.85 and Simon Burgess & Mike Eastell got 53.57.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week a busy session saw twelve and a half tables play a two-winner Mitchell movement. Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch led North / South with 57.73; follwed by Brian Jacks & Don Prowse with 56.14 and Patricia & Alan Parsloe with 55.91. Edwige Quick & Sue Robards topped East / West with 62.00, followed by Marilyn & David North with 59.50 and Jan Maxon & Heather Spencer with 58.41.

Five tables played a Howell movement on Thursday Evening. Brian Mawby & David Reed scored 63.02 to lead and Graham Clarke & Don Prowse came second with 57.81.

The current round of the champagne individual handicap has only two more events to go. John Jarvis and David Edwards are currently occupying the top two places on the table, but Don Prowse or Cynthia Martin could still catch them!

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.

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Lutterworth Bridge Club

Lutterworth Bridge Club, meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm), at Cotesbach Village Hall. You’ll find quality EBU affiliated bridge played in a good spirit.

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.

See you soon.

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.