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19th August

Our popular short duplicate Monday Afternoon last week, nine tables played a Web Mitchell movement. Don Prowse & Pauline Smith got the best North / South result with 63.39; East / West was led by Brenda Berger & Pauline Batchelor with 57.59.

Geoff Bennett & Max Kynoch led a six and a half table Hesitation Mitchell movement on Monday Evening with 60.83. Chris Longthorn & Margaret Aitchison were second with 60.00.

This order is also reflected in the Founders Championship pairs competition. Geoff & Max averaging 6.15 place points to Chris & Margaret's 5.25. Expect this competition to hot up during the rest of the season.

On Tuesday Afternoon ten tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Ann Burrage & Anne Pettitt led North / South with 62.80; East / West was topped by Maria Smyth & Patti Jarvis with 63.39.

The top three places in our summer pairs handicap competition are separated by less one 1%, with another three pairs very close behind. The competition closes at the end of September, so the next few weeks are critical! 

Unbalanced, but weak, opening hands was the topic on Wednesday Morning. Five tables practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

Giving attitude and count signals in defence play was the topic on our second regular themed practice session on Thursday Morning. We practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

On Thursday Afternoon six and a half tables played a Hesitation Mitchell movement. Margaret Aitchison & David Reed  led with 57.92; in second place were Don Prowse & Pauline Smith with 56.19.

Out of our regular Thursday Afternoon players Pauline Smith and John Cockburn lead the current Champagne Individual Handicap round with Margaret Aitchison in third place.

Sixth Place in Shakespeare Teams
Sixth Place in Shakespeare Teams
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, meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm), at Cotesbach Village Hall. You’ll find quality EBU affiliated bridge played in a good spirit.

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Welcome to Rugby Village Bridge Club, an English Bridge Union affiliated duplicate bridge club for Rugby and surroundings. You can learn bridge with us. We offer a range of courses of lessons from absolute beginners to advanced. You can practice/improve your bridge at one or both morning themed practice sessions. You can play at a short session on Monday Afternoon popular with newcomers and social players. Our Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons are full sessions and a little more competivie. Our strongest players also appear on Monday Evenings when we have a blue-pointed championship pairs competition. Just about all levels of players enjoy our relaxed montly First Friday teams of four.

Since April 2010 we have grown to 180 members offering a range from nuture for the novice right through to opportunities to play for the club. Up to 220 players take lessons, come to practice or take part in competitions every week.

We pride ourselves on the friendly and supportive atmosphere at all our lessons, practice and competitive sessions; the excellence of our coffee, tea and biscuits; and our clean, well lit, comfortable venue with 70 off street, well lit parking places. We don't mind whether you have a high National Grade, no National Grade, or you don't know what that is! ♥ 

Beginners are always welcome, contact us to find out how we can introduce you to our wonderful game. 

Last updated : 19th Aug 2019 08:58 BST
Ten go to Stamford
Ten go to Stamford

On Saturday, ten players from the club made the trip to Stamford to play in the county blue point pairs. Jim & Nicky Bainbridge were sixth, and Margaret Aitchison & David Reed were tenth equal in the thirty pair field.

Last updated : 19th Aug 2019 08:41 BST
Next Teams of Four on First Friday of the Month

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Summer Handicap Pairs
Summer Handicap Pairs

Our summer handicapped pairs starts on the first Tuesday afternoon in May and runs until the last Tuesday Afternoon in October. That's just over twenty sessions. If you and your partner are both members of Rugby Village BC, and you both have EBU National Grades, you will automatically be entered into this competition when you play on a Tuesday Afternoon. Your pair needs to play at least ten times to have a qualifying result. Each time you play, your result will be adjusted using your average current EBU National Grade. Your best ten results will count. If you play an eleventh time and your result is worse than all you have already recorded, the current session result is discarded. If your result is an improvement on the worst result you already have, the new result is included and the old worst one is discarded. So each time you play you can improve your current standing. The pair with the best ten results over the summer will have their names engraved on the trophy. So come along and start scoring.

Last updated : 22nd Apr 2019 13:59 BST
Prize Winners
  • 2019 05 15 cham winner cg
  • 2019 05 23 cham winner ps

The November to April Individual Handicap competition was won by Christine Greenaway and by Pauline Smith.

Last updated : 3rd Jun 2019 08:34 BST
2018 Founders Championship Pairs Winners
2018 Founders Championship Pairs Winners

Our strongest pairs competition, played for twice a month throughout the year was won by Peter and Vera Iredale.

Last updated : 30th Jun 2019 15:18 BST
Shopping for Bridge Related Items

For club stationery, equipment and publications A L Fleming. For example offering (without the errors and correction slips): 

NewWorld Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge

  • World Bridge Federation 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge NEW EDITION 
  • More convenient Ring-Bound volume with acetate covers front and rear.

For luxury items and gifts and a weekly newsletter with learning hands for beginners and intermediate players there is Simon Lucas.

For equipment and a wide range publications there is the Chess and Bridge Shop.

For an excellent free on line magazine, a really enjoyable paper version on subscription, bridge club insurance, some gift items, oh and holidays and cruises, there is Mr Bridge.

For bridge equipment, stationery, some publications, no longer offering discounts to members or teachers but promising to match rivals' prices there is the Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Bridge Shop.

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Keep The Date!
Keep The Date!

Christmas Swiss Pairs will on be Saturday 14th December. 

An overview of our schedule

(1) Every week except around Christmas and New Year

(2) Eleven week blocks (including a break for half term) from Sept or Jan, check elsewhere for details

(3) First Friday of the month

(4) Every Thursday Afternoon

(5) Not on Bank Holidays

(6) Second and Fourth Monday Evening Pairs are sessions in the Blue Pointed Founders Championship Pairs

Monday
   Monday Short Duplicate (1)(5) 14.00-16.00 Pairs
   Monday Evening (1)(5)(6) 19.00-22.10 Pairs
Tuesday
   Lesson/Coaching (2) 10.00-12.00
   Tuesday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Wednesday
   Wednesday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
Thursday
   Thursday Practice (1) 10.00-12.00 Themed Practice
   Thursday Afternoon (1) 13.30-16.30 Pairs
Friday
   First Friday Teams (3)(5) Week 1 19.00-22.15 Teams of Four
How do our lessons differ from our practice sessions?

Practice sessions are 25% talk time; 75% play
Lessons are 60%+talk time; 40%- play
❤️Both use 100% boards prepared for the topic

No notes etc handed out at practice
Lessons have notes, quizes and more given out with A5 pockets and binders

Teacher and mentors at practice sessions: more players
Teacher and mentors at lessons; fewer players- more attention

🍪Coffee, Tea and Bsicuits provided at both

😍 One Ticket for Practice 😍😍Two tickets for lessons
Practice sessions will run over the summer. 👩‍💼
No more lessons until September. 👨‍🎓  🏝️ 🏜️ 🏖️ 🏛️ ⛺

Calendar
21st August 2019
Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 10:00
Unbalanced Opening Hands - Strong. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included. ONE ticket.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
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22nd August 2019
Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 10:00
Suit Preference Signals. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included. ONE ticket.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
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22nd August 2019
Thursday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13:30
Duplicate Pairs, full session, single players & visitors welcome, EBU Master Points & National Grade Input, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included.
Director: Jim Bainbridge
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
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26th August 2019
Bank Holiday
27th August 2019
Tuesday Afternoon
DSVH Club Room 13:00
Duplicate Pairs, full session, single players & visitors welcome, EBU Master Points & National Grade Input, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included.
Director: Graham Clarke
Host: Nicky Bainbridge
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28th August 2019
Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 10:00
Declarer Play Managing Entries. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included. ONE ticket.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
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29th August 2019
Friendly Practice
DSVH Club Room 10:00
End Plays. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits Included. ONE ticket.
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Host: Jim Bainbridge
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Results
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
Monday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke
Monday Evening
Director: Graham Clarke
Thursday Afternoon
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Friendly Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Friendly Practice
Director: Nicky Bainbridge
Tuesday Afternoon
Director: Graham Clarke