BRIDGE: Club signs up 150th member

Ken Merritt - Rugby Bridge Club's 150th member
Ken Merritt - Rugby Bridge Club's 150th member

Rugby Bridge Club goes from strength to strength with new members joining and despite the weather more people at each session.

Friday afternoon at Clifton has become very popular with a record eight tables in play last week.

On Tuesday at Sacred Heart Sue Osborne and Wendy Pattinson took first place for the fourth week running with 65% followed by Ken Miles and Ann Burrage, Clare Dixon and Phil Shorey came third.

On Wednesday Keith Lodge and Brian Richardson lead the field with 62%, Clive Toll and Chris Malthouse were second, Janet Chappell with Peng Ward were third. Thursday saw Debbie Welch and John Drake winning with 62%, with Ann Burrage and Patti Jarvis a close second and Pat and Sid Downton third. New names appeared on the winners’ list on Friday. Anne Carrington and David Hicks, 57%, Lo Tolbutt with Graham Lightfoot second and Judith Kleiner and Terry Bradbury third. In the Rugby and District Bridge League Rugby Discards and Dunchurch Diamond RBC clash in the semi-final of the Open Cup. The winners will play Daventry Dragons in the final.

The Christmas Buffet takes place on Tuesday, December 18 at the Sacred Heart Bilton and the Annual Dinner is at Dunchurch Park Hotel on Friday, January 18. For information about these events and more, visit our website

PHOTO: Ken Merritt has become the 150th member of Rugby Bridge Club. Ken joined the Beginners’ Class in September and cannot get enough bridge!