BRIDGE: What’s on the cards?


News from Rugby and Village Bridge Clubs


It was a closely fought contest at Tuesday’s 9 ½ tables session with Sid Downton and Robert Spencer just clinching first place with 59.38%, closely followed by Ken Miles and Ann Burrage on 58.89% and third David Owen and Maria Smyth with 56.97%. Thursday saw Graham Lightfoot and Alan Webb top the 8 ½ tables session by a good margin with a score of 67.87% over Sue Osborne and Wendy Pattinson with 61.61% and third Phil Beagley and Pam Southern with 56.17%. The winners of Friday’s 9 tables session were David Heron and Paul Plumptre on 61.78%, followed by Patti Jarvis and Theo Schilderman with 60.58% and third Marion and Peter Dixon with 56.73%.

As well as regular weekly bridge, the Club holds beginners and improvers teaching sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a variety of charity and social events throughout the year. For details of our Club, full results and other Club news please visit our website:


On Monday Evening eight full tables played a single winner Mitchell movement. Top were Pam Southern & Ken Fernie with 67.86; second were Geoff Bennett & Helen Foster with 61.61; Malcolm Melrose & Maxwell Kynoch were third on 57.44 followed by Pat Exelby & Graham Clarke; fifth place were shared between Geoff & Carol Davies and Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch scoring 52.98.

The second of our new Monday Afternoon sessions saw six pairs led by Jim & Nicky Bainbridge with 73.33. Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore were second with 56.67.

On Tuesday Afternoon of last week eight full tables played a two winner Mitchell movement. North/South were led by Judy Douglas and Diana Kinch with John Crompton & Pauline Smith and Judy Spring-Blagden & Heather Spencer sharing second place both scoring 53.57.

Roy Roberts & Alison Hatswell led East/West with 58.33; second were Edwige Quick & Sue Robards scoring 53.57 and Mary Kerridge & David Reed were third with 53.17.

Thursday Evening’s session’s four tables were led by Nicky Bainbridge & Phil Quinn with 63.19. Second were Chris Cooper & Dennis Angove with 57.64, and, scoring 54.17, Malcolm Melrose & Maxwell Kynoch were third.

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