Great fight back to grab a last gasp win over mighty Coventry

The Discards
The Discards


Rugby Bridge Club has had an eventful time. Last Wednesday Rugby took on the might of the much larger Coventry Bridge Club.

At half-time Rugby was trailing 70-90 after a disappointing second quarter, but the team fought back steadily in the second half.

With a quarter of the match left the deficit was cut to 12 and in the final quarter Rugby did just enough to snatch a dramatic 162-158 win worthy of any Olympic final.

Rugby have won both matches played this year against other teams with second half fight backs.

Congratulations to all concerned.

On Sunday, August 12 Rugby and District Bridge League held their Annual Summer Event. Twelve teams of four took part. The winners were Sue Osborne, Wendy Pattinson, Cassie Malisova and Petr Malish.

On Tuesday at the Sacred Heart the winners were Alan Webb and Denis Angove. They were followed by Ivan Beniston and Stuart Warne,with Val Wormleighton and Peter Langley, and Debbie Welch and Chris Malthouse equal third.

Wednesday saw Janet Chappell and Peng Ward leading the field followed closely by Val Jones and David Edwards, second and Pat Exelby and Gerald Clay coming third.

On Thursday Roger Ward and Freddie Foster were once again successful, with Christine Cooper and Judy Douglas second place with pam Southern and Mary Kerridge third.

David Symon and Terry Bradbury were first at the Friday session. Second place went to Judith Kleiner and Rod Larter, withViv and Terry Journeaux third. It was great to see Rod back at the bridge table.

Full details of all our events and sessions can be seen on our website



On Monday nine full tables played a two winner, eight 3 board round Mitchell movement. On the North/South side, Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch with 59.52% held off Maxwell Kynoch & Malcolm Melrose on 58.63% by only three match points! Third were the consistent mother/daughter team of Clare & Marion Dixon on 53.87%. East/West were led by Brian Mawby & Peter Halliday on a decisive 67.56%, with Jane Reed & Christine Greenaway not so far behind on 65.18%. Third were Dennis Angove & Chris Cooper with 49.70%.

On Tuesday afternoon of last week, Ron Woolgar & Caelia Pinkney led with 73.75%, followed by Greta Taylor & Diana Kinch with 60.00%.

Question for this week: what’s the difference between a passed out board and a not played board?

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