Shopping centre bridge success

Demonstration by the Rugby Bridge Club, at the Clock Towers shopping centre, Rugby. Pictured are members - Sue Osborne, Carol Richardson, Terry Bradbury & Roger Ward
Demonstration by the Rugby Bridge Club, at the Clock Towers shopping centre, Rugby. Pictured are members - Sue Osborne, Carol Richardson, Terry Bradbury & Roger Ward
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Rugby Bridge Club Ltd

Rugby Bridge Club staged a ‘Bridge in the Street’ demonstration match on Saturday in the Clock Towers shopping centre.

Competitive matches each of 24 boards (hands) were played by two teams of four, the Reds and the Blues while other club members were on hand to explain and answer questions from the passing public. This turned out to be very successful with a large number of members of the public expressing a wish to participate in RBC events – mostly through joining in the beginners’ lessons starting in September.

Both matches were very competitive in different ways. In the morning session it was all square at half-time after twelve boards but in the second half the Blues A-team strode away to a 14-6 overall victory. In the afternoon match the Reds B-team looked sure to avenge their colleagues defeat as they built up a massive lead by half-time but the Blues came storming back and secured the narrowest of 11-9 victories by outplaying Reds on the very last board!

The event drew a lot of interest from passing shoppers. Further information on RBC’s Beginners offering can be obtained from Wendy on (01788) 842258.

The winning Blues were Chris + Maureen Ursell, Sue Osborne + Roger Ward, Peter Langley + Val Wormleighton and Chris Malthouse + Marion Dixon.

n At their club meeting on Tuesday the winners were a new pairing of Freddie Foster and David Reed 60.82% who narrowly beat Val Wormleighton and Peter Langley, 60.58%. It was one of those ‘if only situations’ well known to bridge players. Graham Clarke and Richard Holland were third. On Wednesday the run-away winners were Sue Osborne and Chris Malthouse with 71% followed by a tie for second place between Pat and Tony Wren and Sue Spirett and David Reed (again) with 51.25%.

On Friday Chris Malthouse and Terry Bradbury took first place Pat and tony Wren were second (again) with Pat Exelby and Ron Finch third.

Details of results and forthcoming events can be found on www.bridgewebs.com/rugbylimited.

RUGBY VILLAGE

BRIDGE CLUB

On Monday eight full tables played a 24 board, single winner movement was won by Malcolm Melrose & Maxwell Kynoch with 63.39% very closely followed (1 MP) by Brian Mawby & Graham Clarke with 63.10% and both closely followed by new members, mother and daughter team Clare & Marion Dixon on 61.61%.

Back, and on form, were Carol & Geoff Davies, fourth with 56.85%; fifth were Wendy Crees & David Reed 56.55%; and returning to form, sixth, Stella Gill & Jean Wilson with 55.06%.

n On Tuesday of last week, four full tables were led by Graham Clarke & Pat Exelby on 65.74% and calling and making two slams along the way! Second were Ron Woolgar & Caelia Pinkney with 61.11% and third Angela Hobbs & John Chard with 52.78%.

n Congratulations to Peter Halliday on his promotion to Area Master; and to Ron Woolgar on his promotion to Club Master.

n New beginners class starts September 17. Details of our events and teaching are at www.rugbyvillagebridge.co.uk.