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Rugby Village Bridge Club

6th October

Brian Thorp and John McDermott won this years’ Summer Pairs Handicap Competition. Handicapped on previous season’s performance, they put in a steady and constant performance on our Monday Evening Pairs Session. The competition is designed to encourage our improving players to join in with our friendly but challenging senior sessions. Well done both. Chris Cooper, in the middle, presented the trophy.

On Monday Afternoon Pat & Ron Fisher led nine pairs with 65.28 and Cynthia Martin & Avis Raynor came second with 61.11.

A busy ten table Monday Evening session, playing a simple Mitchell movement, was led by a close scoring pack: sharing first place were Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster and Chris Cassin & Alan Webb both pairs scoring 60.42; within one percent were Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose with 59.52; inn fourth were Adrian Williams & Don Prowse with 56.55; and David Reed & Brian Mawby scored 55.36; welcome back to the table Brian!

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week ten tables were led by Caelia Chandler & Celia Tunnicliffe with 67.22; close behind were Jim Bainbridge & Lo Tolbutt scoring 66.67; Peter Neville & Alan Page scored 60.56; Smita Basu & Roy Blackmore scored 56.39 and Don Prowse & Keith Montford took 53.89.

On Friday Evening our monthly teams of four event was led by Peter & Vera Iredale with Dennis Angove & Rosemary Jordan taking +76 IMPs; Pam Southern & Ken Fernie with Mary Kerridge & Jeff Stafford took second place with +38 IMPs; and +30 IMPs got third place for Richard & Rhona Holland with Don Prowse & Caelia Chandler.

In League bridge we had a disappointing loss to Northampton B in the Northants League, but the Blues opened their Coventry League campaign with a victory over Peugot.

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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.

What can you do for bridge?
What can you do for bridge?
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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.

See you soon.

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.

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. 

Bridge 3
Bridge 3

Bridge 3 consists of 10 two hour sessions.

It is designed to follow on from Bridge 1 and Bridge 2.

The contents of Bridge 1 and Bridge 2 are available under "Bridge Tuition and Practice" on the left hand side of the home page.

Although there will be extensive revision it will help you to get the best out of Bridge 3 if you have some familiarity with most of the material in Bridge 1 and Bridge 2!

The course structure is along the following lines:

  1. Protocol and Counting Losers 
  2. Using the Losing Trick to Bid Suit Contract & Suit Contract Play
  3. Bidding and Playing No Trump Contracts
  4. Opening Very Strong Unbalanced Hands
  5. Asking for Aces
  6. Review of Competitive Bidding & Bidding in the Protective Position 
  7. Defence Revision & Opening Leads
  8. Discards and Signals
  9. Transfers for Weak Take Out
  10. Transfers for Game Tries

The actual content of sessions may be varied to suit a particular group of students.

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