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15th March

Six and a half tables played our short duplicate Monday Afternoon last week. Justin Grigg & Pat Anning got the best North / South result with 57.86; East / West was led by Bob Reeve & Jean Child with 62.50.

Jim & Nicky Bainbridge led a six table Double Hesitation Mitchell movement on Monday Evening with 69.17.

Brian Jacks & Don Prowse still lead the Founders Championship pairs series with 100% wins out of three appearances so far. Geoff Bennett & Max Kynoch have moved up into second place. It's early days yet with two events in most months until November.

Eleven tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement on Tuesday Afternoon. North / South was led by Ann Burrage & Anne Pettitt; Margaret Aitchison & Jane Walker got the best East / West results with 58.86.

On Wednesday Morning three tables practised a variety of strong unbalanced opening hand situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

Fourth suit forcing was the topic on Thursday Morning. three tables practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

On Thursday Afternoon five tables played a three quarter Howell movement. Nicky & Jim Bainbridge led with 63.02; second were Zena Hutchinson & Cecilia Walker.

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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.

When the bridge is too hard.....
Our Sessions & Competitions
Hosting

Bridge is best played in regular partnerships; many of our members have more than one!

Our goal is to provide enjoyable bridge for players of all levels of ability. At least one of our staff is available as host at all our pairs and practice sessions. This is so that you can always get a game if your partner is away; you can try a new session on your own; and visitors can try out our club or just play when they happen to be away from home. The host system is not meant to take the place of a regular partnership. We would not expect any player to use it more than twice a month, or ten times in any year. Please tell us if you need help finding a partner, or there are special circumstances and we will do our best to help.

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.

Monday Afternoon
Monday Afternoon

Monday Afternoon is a short duplicate pairs session. 

We aim to start play at 14.00, so please arrive a few minutes before so that the TD can count the tables, choose and initiate a suitable movement. We don't start a new round after 15.50, so the session generally finishes around 16.00. The event takes place on all Mondays EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS. There is a two week break around Christmas and the New Year.

The session takes place in the Club Room at the Dunchurch Village Hall. The entrance to the Club Room is at the far end of the complex. It is a porch like door with carriage lights on either side. There is well lit off street parking for over 70 cars.

There is a short break for coffee, tea and biscuits during the session.

Boards are prepared using a duplimate machine. Scoring is done at the table using BridgeTabs, a popular and easy to use colour touch screen device. There is a rolling display of the position throughout the session. Results are distributed with integrated hand records by e-mail to the players. Results are also loaded to the web site. The web site offers some statistical analysis and a "play it again" function showing best card play.

The session is particularly suitable for players looking to move from lesson/coaching sessions to competitive play within the club. Visitors are welcome.The bridge is managed by a qualified TD. There is a host, so a partner will be found for single players.

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. Local master points and input to the national grade system are available, for EBU members, from the results of this session. Please see the Laws, Rules and Covention cards for the club rules. Please see the Fees section for table money.

We are proud of the pleasant atmosphere at the session. All players are expected to support their partner, and to treat their opponents with courtesy. That's what makes an enjoyable session for everyone. smiley

Monday Evening
Monday Evening

Monday Evening is a full duplicate pairs session.

We aim to start play at 19.00, so please arrive a few minutes before so that the TD can count the tables, choose and initiate a suitable movement. We don't start a new round after 22.00, so the evening generally finishes around 22.15.

The event takes place on all Mondays EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS. There is usually a two week break around Christmas and the New Year.

The evening takes place in the Club Room at the Dunchurch Village Hall. The Club Room was newly refurbished in October 2011, contains a kitchenette, and has its own adjacent toilet facilities. The entrance to the Club Room is at the far end of the complex. It is a porch like door with carriage lights on either side. There is well lit off street parking for over 70 cars.

There is a short break for coffee, tea and biscuits during the evening.

There is a host, so a partner will be found for single players. Visitors are welcome.

Boards are prepared using a duplimate machine. Scoring is done at the table using BridgeTabs, a popular and easy to use colour touch screen device. There is a rolling display of the position throughout the session. Results are distributed with integrated hand records by e-mail to the players. Results are also loaded to the web site where detailed analysis is available. There is also a "play it again" feature to give insights into the card play.

The bridge is managed by a qualified TD. 

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. Local master points and input to the national grade system are available, for EBU members, from the results of this session.

Please see "Laws, Rules and Convention Cards" for the club rules. Please see the Fees section for table money.

We are proud of the pleasant atmosphere at the session. All players are expected to support their partner, and to treat their opponents with courtesy. That's what makes an enjoyable evening for everyone.

EBU Blue Points available in Rugby

EBU Blue Points, which can be used to obtain higher Master Point rankings, are available to RVBC members.

The Founders Championship Pairs competition is based on results from the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month.

Blue Points are awarded on the final rankings when the competition completes at the end of November.

Founders Championship Pairs
Founders Championship Pairs

Introduced in December 2013, the Founders Championship Pairs is named as a tribute to the founding members of Rugby Village Bridge Club pictured above on the very first pairs session the club held.

The second and fourth Monday Evening Pairs results will be combined into the Founders Pairs results over the year from December 2013 to November 2014. There are usually 22 qualifying events, pairs have to play at least eight times to qualify and the best eight results count.

EBU Blue Points are awarded to the pairs winning the overall championship and for several places from second onwards.

Results are aggregated for each qualifying pair and so will favour regular partnerships: 8 points for the top pair on the night, 7 for the next and so on.

All pairs of two club members can qualify for the competition.

Founders Trophy
Founders Trophy
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs

Tuesday Afternoon is a full duplicate pairs session.

We aim to start play at 13.30, so please arrive a few minutes before so that the TD can count the tables, choose and initiate a suitable movement. We don't start a new round after 16.15, so the session generally finishes around 16.30.

The event takes place on all Tuesdays EXCEPT for a two week break around Christmas and the New Year.

The session takes place in the Club Room at the Dunchurch Village Hall. It is a porch like door with carriage lights on either side. There is well lit off street parking for over 70 cars.

There is a short break for coffee, tea and biscuits during the session.

Boards are prepared using a duplimate machine. Scoring is done at the table using BridgeTabs, the latest table scoring devices with large colour touch screens. There is a rolling display of the position throughout the session. Results are distributed with integrated hand records by e-mail to the players. Results are also loaded to the web site, available to members, together with some statistical analysis in the "competitions" section.

There is a host available to play with single players. Visitors are welcome.The bridge is managed by a qualified TD. There is an arrangement in place with an external referee to handle any appeals.

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. Players are permitted to use agreements defined as Level 3 in the EBU Regulations (the "Orange" Book). EBU Master Points are awarded to qualifying players.

Please see the Laws, Rules and Covention cards for the club rules. Please see the Fees section for table money.

We are proud of the pleasant atmosphere at the session. All players are expected to support their partner, and to treat their opponents with courtesy. That's what makes an enjoyable afternoon for everyone.

 

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 September. 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.

Wednesday Morning Friendly Practice
Wednesday Morning Friendly Practice

Practice for Novices, Social Players, rusty duplicate players or rubber/chicago players looking to try duplicate

 Wednesday mornings 10.00-12.00

During friendly practice sessions we play 8 to 10 boards, at a nice slow pace, with time to ask for help, discuss the hands and relax. The sessions last two hours.

You are welcome to use handouts from lessons, notes, or other publications; to ask for help from the teacher or from partner or even the opponents.

Sometimes the sessions have a theme, perhaps to reflect a recent lesson or newsletter item.

If you have attended Bridge 1, or otherwise have a basic knowledge of bridge, and preferably, ACOL, you are most welcome to attend.

We start with a brief summary of the session topic by a qualified teacher and then we play a set of boards ALL designed for practice of the topic. The topic will be on the web site prior to the session.

During the teaching term, Wednesday Morning Practice topics often follow the Bridge 2 lessons taking place in the same week.

This is an excellent chance to reinforce your learning, or to revise the material, or just have fun ensuring your understanding of the basics. The pace is gentle and everyone is happy to help.

There is a host, so you do not have to bring a partner. There is a break with coffee, tea and biscuits.

The session is scored so that you see the effect of your play on the score. However, because it is an assisted session there are no EBU Master Points to be had and the results do not contribute to your National Grade. Getting used to using the scoring devices will help to prepare for moving on to competitive pairs sessions.

The session will be run using a simple duplicate movement to help progression to competitive pairs sessions.

Both Club Members and Visitors are welcome at these practice sessions.

The fee can be found by clicking Fees, Queries and Registration.

 

Thursday Morning Practice Sessions

Practice for Novices, Social Players, rusty duplicate players or rubber/chicago players looking to try duplicate

 Thursday mornings 10.00-12.00

During friendly practice sessions we play 8 to 10 boards, at a nice slow pace, with time to ask for help, discuss the hands and relax. The sessions last two hours.

You are welcome to use handouts from lessons, notes, or other publications; to ask for help from the teacher or from partner or even the opponents.

Sometimes the sessions have a theme, perhaps to reflect a recent lesson or newsletter item.

If you have attended Bridge 1, or otherwise have a basic knowledge of bridge, and preferably, ACOL, you are most welcome to attend.

We start with a brief summary of the session topic by a qualified teacher and then we play a set of boards ALL designed for practice of the topic. The topic will be on the web site prior to the session.

During the teaching term, Thursday Morning Practice topics may follow the Bridge 3 lessons taking place in the same week.

This is an excellent chance to reinforce your learning, or to revise the material, or just have fun ensuring your understanding of the basics. The pace is gentle and everyone is happy to help.

There is a host, so you do not have to bring a partner. There is a break with coffee, tea and biscuits.

The session is scored so that you see the effect of your play on the score. However, because it is an assisted session there are no EBU Master Points to be had and the results do not contribute to your National Grade. Getting used to using the scoring devices will help to prepare for moving on to competitive pairs sessions.

The session will be run using a simple duplicate movement to help progression to competitive pairs sessions.

Both Club Members and Visitors are welcome at these practice sessions.

The fee can be found by clicking Fees, Queries and Registration.

Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs

Thursday Afternoon is a full duplicate pairs session. 

We aim to start play at 13.30, so please arrive a few minutes before so that the TD can count the tables, choose and initiate a suitable movement. We don't start a new round after 16.20, so the afternoon generally finishes around 22.15. The event takes place every week. It stops for a two week break around Christmas and the New Year.

The session takes place in the Club Room at the Dunchurch Village Hall.  It is a porch like door with carriage lights on either side. There is well lit off street parking for over 70 cars.

There is a short break for coffee, tea and biscuits.

Boards are prepared using a duplimate machine. Scoring is done at the table using BridgeTabs, a popular and easy to use colour touch screen device. There is a rolling display of the position throughout the session. Results are distributed with integrated hand records by e-mail to the players. Results are also loaded to the web site where detailed analysis is available. There is also a "play it again" feature to give insights into the card play.

The bridge is managed by a qualified TD. 

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union. Local master points and input to the national grade system are available, for EBU members, from the results of this session.

Please see "Laws, Rules and Convention Cards" for the club rules. Please see the Fees section for table money.

We are proud of the pleasant atmosphere at the session. All players are expected to support their partner, and to treat their opponents with courtesy. That's what makes an enjoyable time for everyone. smiley

Champagne Handicap Competition

Individual Handicapped Competition

There are two prizes: a bottle of champagne each for two individual players. Each afternoon, the percentage achieved by each eligible player is "normalised" using their National Grade. The best ten results over the series are averaged. The best two averages qualify for the prizes. You play at least ten times in the applicable period on the Thursday Afternnons.

Open to all RVBC Members with a National Grade. Competition played in rounds of six months - May to October and November to April. Play ten times to qualify. Best ten results count.

Find the current position: On notice board; or on web site; or in newsletter. Just play to enter.