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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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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.

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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. 

Teams Leagues
Teams League and Knock Out Matches Expenses

RVBC offers its members a chance to play in local bridge teams leagues and enters some teams knock out competitions. The club pays the entry fees.

Home Matches

The club will provide venues for home matches, provide random deals with printed hand records, scoring stationary and a director/host, sometimes a playing member of staff.

The club provides refreshments for home matches.

Each member of the club’s home team pays one club ticket, or cash equivalent to help defray these costs.

Away matches played locally

When club members play an “away” match at Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall against a club “home” team, the away team members do not pay a ticket or cash equivalent. However, the club does not contribute towards the away team’s travel expenses.

If an away match is played by a club team at another venue within Rugby town, or within six miles of the Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall (CV21 6PN), the club does not contribute towards the away team’s travel expenses.

Away matches played further away

If an away match is played by a club team at another venue not within Rugby town (CV21 or CV22), or more than six miles of the Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall (CV21 6PN), the club will support any driver taking one or more team members as passengers as follows.

The driver will be reimbursed 45p per mile for twice the distance from the Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall to the match venue.

Many thanks to all drivers helping to participate in Teams Leagues.

2017-18 Coventry League Knock Out Competitions

As well as entering two teams into the Coventry League itself, RVBC is supporting the Coventry League Knock Out competitions by entering in large numbers. These competitions provide a chance to taste match bridge without committing to a whole season - unless you're doing really well! Thanks and congratulations to all our players who have agreed to take part!

Open Cup    16 Teams Entered:

  • Five from RVBC
  • Two more from Rugby
  • V Team beat Vintage Port to go into second round

Howard Dennett Cup (Pivot Teams, Aggregate Scoring) 13 Teams Entered:

  • Five from RVBC
  • Two more from Rugby

Handicap Cup (Give the stronger guys a run for their money!)  17 Teams Entered:

  • Five from RVBC
  • One more from Rugby

Many Thanks to Chris Cooper for making it possible heart

2016-17 Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!
2016-17 Rugby Village regains the Manning Trophy!

Rugby Village were the winners of Division 3 of the Northants Inter Club League and have regained the Manning Salver. Maggie Jones, Northants secretary, presented Jim Bainbridge with it at the AGM last week.