Spade Heart  Diamond Club  
Full Screen Print Page Latest Enhancements Web Administration Help and Guide
Release 2.19e


19th August


On Monday Evening Clare & Marion Dixon led nineteen pairs in a single winner Mitchell movement with 61.22. Second place was shared by Alan Webb & Chris Cassin and Geoff Bennett & Jim Bainbridge both scoring 60.42%. Third were Brian Mawby & David Reed on 58.04; fourth Graham Clarke & Smita Basu with 55.10 and in sixth, Chris Cooper & Sue Robards with 54.76.


It’s still all to play for in the Summer Handicap Pairs. Several of the pairs in contention have improved their average score. Geoff and Carol Davies are still in the lead, but Val Richards and Zena Hutchinson have moved back into a convincing second place; Alan Webb and Chris Cassin have moved up from 5th to 3rd and Pam Southern and Ken Fernie retain their fourth position.


On Tuesday of last week seventeen pairs were led by Brian Mawby & David Reed on a decisive 66.27. David Sanderson & John Crompton came second with 60.19. In third place were Elisabeth Davies & Ron Woolgar with 59.72 followed by Val Richards & Laura Von Tucher with 56.48. Pauline Batchelor & Janet O'Connor were fifth with 54.37 followed by Nicky & Jim Bainbridge.


On Wednesday morning fourteen players practised using transfers for game tries. On Monday morning ten players played random hands, with a dedicated mentor at each table, to discuss how they went, how they might have gone and how they did go at other tables and the effect on the score.


A pairs ladder match was played, and the round is expected to complete next week.


RBVC travelled to Wellingborough and brought home a 19-1 victory in the Northants Teams of Eight League. This moves us into second place in Division 3 South.


The line-up for the Coventry Teams of Four League has been published confirming that RVBC has been promoted, alongside Rugby A, to Division 2 joining the Gamits, relegated from Division 1. Lots of home derbies to come!

Pages viewed in 2014

August/September Newsletter Now Here!
Shakespeare Teams Third Place Winners!
Shakespeare Teams Third Place Winners!
Capacity on Monday Evenings and Tuesday Afternoons

The number of players on Tuesday afternoons has been growing steadily for some time and is generally higher than the turn out on Monday evenings. We were close to having to turn people away.

We have been using the Sports Lounge, accessible through the changing rooms. Players are getting used to this arrangement, and some even enjoy the peace and quiet! We had some problems with the signal to the tablets to begin with, but we seem to have solved those now.

This means our capacity on Tuesday afternoons is now around fifteen tables, so you don’t have to worry about getting a space.

Mondays are also getting busier with new members, and people returning from those early summer holidays and the local and Warwickshire based leagues having finished for the summer. On the Monday before last we had to turn people away.

The Sports Lounge is used during the school term, but is available over the summer. This means that in August we will be able to expand into it. We could be able to use it until September when numbers will probably fall off slightly as the Leagues restart.

However, we recommend, especially if you are coming some distance, that you arrive at least fifteen minutes early, preferable twenty, on a Monday if you want to be sure of a game.

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.

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. 

Recent Updates
19th Aug 2014 10:38 BST
19th Aug 2014 10:35 BST
R4 Div 2 Complete Div 1 Half Way.pdf
16th Aug 2014 10:47 BST
2014 08 VB Newsletter File.pdf
16th Aug 2014 10:41 BST
Bridge 3
12th Aug 2014 12:04 BST
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.

Click for fees.


This site is built with BridgeWebs, the easy web solution.