On Monday Evening the Founders Pairs Championship Trophy was presented to Don Prowse and Adrian Williams. The championship is scored on the position of regular partnerships on two Monday evenings a month. Don and Adrian average second place over their best eight appearances against the stronger members in the club and plenty of quality visitors. [Picture: Jim Bainbridge (right) presents Don Prowse and Adrian Williams (left) with the trophy.]
On Tuesday Afternoon of last week ten full tables played a single winner movement. Edwige Quick & Sue Robards led the field with 66.67 followed by Jim & Nicky Bainbridge with 62.22. Janet O’Connor & Pauline Batchelor were third with 60.28 followed by Roy Roberts & Laura Von Tucher with 59.72 and in fifth place were Zena Hutchinson & Val Richards with 58.61.
On Friday Evening eight teams of four played a Thurner Movement completing a match of three boards against every other team. Runaway winners were Peter & Vera Iredale and Craig Element & Dennis Angove on +76 IMPs. After a weak start Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose and Brian Mawby & David Reed eventually scored +35 IMPs to get into second place. Battling with them and ending in third place were Edward & Ishar White and Janet O’Connor & Sue Robards scoring +20 IMPs.
The Porch Trophy was played at Kettering on Sunday. Twenty two pairs played forty eight boards in two sessions in a Swiss Pairs format. Five pairs made the journey from Rugby: Jim & Nicky Bainbridge finished seventh overall and picked up the prize for best result in the last round. David Reed & Mary Kerridge finished eleventh and earned the prize for top pair in the second session. Janet O’Connor & Sue Robards finished 16th equal and Daphne Rourke & Sue Mendes finished 20th. Peter Langley and Chris Malthouse of Rugby Bridge Club finished twelth.
Full Details of our results, events, lessons and coaching programme can be found at www.rugbyvillagebridge.co.uk.