BRIDGE: Great cup win and news from new pairs competition

Rugby Village Bridge Club's team who beat a first division side
Rugby Village Bridge Club's team who beat a first division side

League tables after opening week

On Thursday Rugby Village Bridge Club’s Max Kynoch, Brian Mawby, David Reed, and Malcolm Melrose kicked off the Coventry League season with a decisive win over First Division Team Manxmen, to go through to the second round of the Open Cup. Considering the team is in the third division of the league, they were very pleased with the result.

Graham and Peter start the ‘Rugby Pairs League’ 100 up club

Monday night was the first of five sessions of the ‘Rugby Pairs League’ a Warwickshire County Bridge Association event, being run at Rugby. There are three divisions of mixed ability, with six pairs in each division. The points accumulated on each session will be carried forward to the next one. Eventually the divisions will be in order of playing strength.

Leading Division A on the first night where, Graham Lightfoot and Peter Harris who was substituting for Lo Tolbutt, they scored 100 points.(83%) Each Pair played 3 matches of 9 boards against another pair from that division and marked up with the remaining 2 pairs who play the opposite orientation. 2nd are Roger Ward and Patti Jarvis with 81 points.(67.5%)

Division B leaders are Jim Shoesmith and Trudy Calero with 96 points(80%) 2nd are Peter Langley and Val Wormleighton with 77 points.(64.16%)

In Division C, leading with 91points (75.83%) are Craig Hutton and John Drake. Second place are Debbie Welsh and Peter Baines who scored 80 points (66.66%)

The event which was first ever of its kind to be played at Rugby and was directed by Graham Lightfoot.

    Division A

                                                                   M1 -M2- M3        Total

        1.        Graham Lightfoot/Lo Tolbutt      38 - 22 - 40         100

        2.        Roger Ward/Patti Jarvis               22 - 30 - 29          81

        3.        Jane Carrington/Liz Edwards      18 - 18 - 31          67

        4.        Chris Malthouse/Phil Shorey        2  - 32 - 11          45

        5.        Sue Osbourne/Wendy Pattinson   36 -  8  -  0          44

        6.        William Pink/Mike Gammon         4 - 10 -  9          23

          Division B

          1.       Jim Shoesmith/Trudy Calero         37 - 24 - 35          96

          2.       Peter Langley/Val Wormleighton   38 - 19 - 20          77

          3.       David Hicks/Judith Kleiner            19 - 16 - 35          70.

          4.       Alan Webb/Chris Cassin                21 - 17 - 20         58

          5.       Pam Southern/Phil Beagley            2  - 23 -  5          30

          6.       Mike Allman/Anne Carrington         3  - 21 -  5          29

           Division C

            1.      Craig Hutton/John Drake                22 - 33 - 36         91

            2.      Debbie Welsh/Peter Baines            34  -  7 - 39         80

            3.      Anne Burrage/Ken Miles                18 - 21 - 23         62

            4.      Robert Spencer/Kath Lightfoot       36 - 19 -  4          59

            5.      Terry Bradbury/Wendy Crees           4  - 32 -  1         37

            6.      David Owen/Maria Smyth                6  -  8 -  17        31