On Saturday the first ever Green Point event took place at the Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall. Northamptonshire CBA's event attracted thirty eight pairs from a wide area. The top pair were Alan Patel & Roger Harris from Stratford. The top Northants pair were John Josephs & Ross Stacey, fourth placed. Nicky & Jim Bainbridge were the highest placed of the nine pairs from Rugby.
On Monday Afternoon eight tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Two pairs tied for the top of the North / South side, Lesley Kinch & Helen Appleby and David Cooper & David Harrison scoring 57.14. Jim & Nicky Bainbridge led East / West with 58.33 followed by John Jarvis & Theresa Hillier with 56.55.
On Monday Evening seven and a half tables played the same movement. Max Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose led North / South with 58.33 followed by Terry Leary & Graham Logan with 57.54. Brian Mawby & David Reed topped East / Wesr with 56.60 and Daphne Rourke & Sue Robards scored 51.74.
On Tuesday Afternoon of last week Brian Jacks & Don Prowse, scoring 58.63, led the North / South side of a two-winner movement; Chris Cooper & Margaret Aitchison scored 56.80. Brian Mawby & David Reed led the East / West side of the nine and a half table field with 57.14; John Cockburn & Roy Roberts scored 55.36.
Five tables practised leading against trump contract on Wednesday morning, hopefully learning from the somewhat mixed results!
On Thursday Evening four tables played a Howell movement in the first of the new series of the individual champagne handicap. Brian Mawby & David Reed led with 63.89.
The two prizes in the previous round went to John Jarvis and David Edwards.
Graham Clarke, left, presents a prize to John Jarvis.
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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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We are very active in tuition and coaching for all levels of players.
Teachers and Supervisors ♥
All our lessons are led by qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members. Helpers practice sessions are qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members or else highly experienced players.
Private Lessons ♦
We can give private lessons, and are happy to plan for one player, or a group of players to their particular requirements.
Regular Lessons ♣
We generally offer lessons in courses of ten sessions. Lessons generally include colour printed hand outs, glossaries, quizzes and playing of pre dealt boards designed to exercise the lesson topics.
Our two teaching terms start in January and September. See the calendar on the web site, or the home page, for details of what's being offered currently, or planned for the future. It will be selected from:
Bridge 1 Getting Started ♠
Bridge 1 assumes no knowledge of any card games. The goal of the course is to give enough knowledge to attend a practice session. This will include:
Bridge 2 Building Your Skills
Bridge 2 assumes the knowledge of Bridge 1. It is also suitable for Rubber Bridge Players who have taken the Duplicate for Rubber Bridge course.
Each lesson begins with a recap often covering the material from Bridge 1 as a reminder and to set the scene.The goal of the course is to give the client enough knowledge to use the Acol bidding system for the most commonly occurring auctions. This will include:
Bridge 3 Taking ACOL further
Bridge 3 assumes the knowledge of Bridge 2. Each lesson begins with a recap often covering the relevant material from Bridge 2 as a reminder and to set the scene. The goal of the course is to give the client more tools from the Acol bidding system. This will include:
Advanced Bridge - Card Play
This course covers card play techiniques, both defence and declarer.
Advanced Bridge - Auctions
This course covers weak two openings, and the methods for bidding stronger hands in Benjamised Acol; Roman Key Card Blackwood and Cue Bidding, Gerber, Quantitative and Splinter Bidding; techniques for finding game contracts; the Multi 2 Diamond; and dealing with opponents using non-ACOL systems.
Advanced Bridge - Competitive Auctions
This course covers Overcalls; Doubles, Protective Position; Judging the potential of your pairs hands when opponents have opened; Two Suited Overcalls; Responding to opponents overcalls; bidding against pre-empts and weak twos; responding to opponents double of your 1NT.
During these sessions players can use notes or books and ask for help. Pre dealt hands on a chosen topic are played at these sessions, scores are collected and displayed to demonstrate the effect of bidding and play. Because the normal rules of competition are not followed EBU master points are not awarded.
Please see our web site calendar to check when Practice Sessions are running.
The Wednesday morning practice session topics will usually follow the topics on any current Bridge 2 course, so that attendees can follow up their learning. Outside term times, Wednesday practice topics are generally selected to suit novice duplicate players.
There is always a host for practice sessions so you do not have to come with a partner. Non members are welcome.
Bridge 1 Getting Started consists of 10 two hour sessions, starting on Monday 19th September at 10.00.
No previous knowledge of bridge, or even card games, is required.
The lessons are designed to take you at a gentle pace through the things you need to know to participate in a game of duplicate bridge. You will learn about:
You get a folder and will build up a volume of colour hand outs and quizzes.
By the end of the course you will know enough to join our Wednesday morning novice/social practice session. Play weekly in that session until you feel ready to take some more lessons in our "Fundamentals of ACOL (Bridge 2)" course.
We are very active in tuition for all levels of players.
Teachers and Supervisors
All our lessons are given by qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members. Practice session helpers are qualified or accredited English Bridge Union Teachers Association (EBUTA) members or else highly experienced players. Bidding systems are selected for the ability and experience of the player. We do not teach five card major based bidding.
All our lessons are planned either to unique requirements for private tuition clients, or as part of our courses of lessons, or as individual advanced bridge seminars. Lessons generally include colour printed hand outs, glossaries, quizzes and playing of pre dealt boards designed to exercise the lesson topics.
Our three teaching terms a year start in January, May and September. During each term we run three ten week structured courses and a series of ten advanced bridge lessons which can be taken either as a course, or else as selected sessions.