On Monday Evening Margaret Aitchison & Chris Longthorn led a three table Full Howell movement with 61.00. The numbers may have been low, but the quality was high: average handicap was 50.95%.
On Tuesday Afternoon eleven tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Terry Leary & Richard Gibson led North / South with 62.73; East / West was topped by Cynthia Martin & Malcolm Fawcett with 58.41.
In our summer pairs handicap competition, out of the regular partnerships, Jane Walker & Margaret Aitchison lead with 60.05, only a tiny margin ahead of Maria Smith & Patti Jarvis. Carol Broadhurst & Maxine Ross are less than 1% behind these two. Looking forward to fierce competition over the last few weeks of the competition.
Negative Doubles was the topic on Wednesday Morning. Four tables practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.
On Thursday Morning the topic was Counting Cards and High Card Points. Players practised and discussed a variety of situations, finding how useful detailed observation of cards played, related to the auction, can be. Definitely challenging to observe, remember and reason.
On Thursday Afternoon six and a half tables played Hesitation Mitchell movement. Margaret Aitchison & David Reed led with 57.92; second were Don Prowse & Pauline Smith with 56.19.
Out of regular Thursday Afternoon players, the current Champagne Individual Handicap leaders are Pauline Smith and John Cockburn, though Margaret Aitchison and Judy Spring Blagden are close behind.
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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Danetre Bridge Club meets on Wednesday Evenings in Daventry - click to visit their web site
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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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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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.
Welcome to Rugby Village Bridge Club, an English Bridge Union affiliated duplicate bridge club serving Rugby and surrounding areas. 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 four competitive sessions and three supervised play sessions every week of the year, and adding more supervised play and/or lessons per week in the teaching terms starting January and September. We offer a range from nuture for the novice right through to opportunities to play for the club for more ambitious players. Up to 220 players take lessons, come to practice or take part in competitions every week.
We don't mind whether you have a high National Grade, no National Grade, or you don't know what that is! ♥
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.
Beginners are always welcome, contact us to find out how we can introduce you to our wonderful game.
Please fill in the form below if you would like to play on September 6th.
Awaiting First Team
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.
The November to April Individual Handicap competition was won by Christine Greenaway and by Pauline Smith.
Our strongest pairs competition, played for twice a month throughout the year was won by Peter and Vera Iredale.
Our club has completed nine years! We've seen rapid growth, many courses of lessons, lots of practice sessions and developed some club competitions, one open to all members, and two handicaped members competitions that everyone has a chance of winning.
To meet ever rising costs, table money is raised, as of the 1st April, by 10p. Tickets are now £41 for ten bought at the club for cash or cheque and £39 bought by bank transfer. Members cash table money at individual sessions is now £4.60, and Visitors is £5.10.
Wednesday and Thursday Mornings - 10am - 12noon
Talk on a theme - then play hands All designed for the Theme
Visitors, novices, rubber and chicago players all welcome! ♥
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
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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Christmas Swiss Pairs will on be Saturday 14th December.
Click here for the latest position in our premier blue pointed competition.
(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
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. 👨🎓 🏝️ 🏜️ 🏖️ 🏛️ ⛺