The September calendar is now posted.
Vanderbilt Bridge Club
85 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
The Vanderbilt Bridge Center will offer a great slate of bridge lessons this fall, including classes for beginners. Classes begin on September 4th. Seven different classes will be offered, appropriate for players of various experience levels. Of special interest this fall: David Birnbaum is offering a 4-session series of micro classes (1/2 hour each) on Saturdays at noon for the bargain price of $1.00 each.
Click here for a printable copy of the Fall 2018 Bridge Lesson Schedule, and please send a copy to any of your friends who might be interested in taking bridge lessons.
The Vanderbilt Bridge Center is a member owned duplicate bridge club named for Harold S. Vanderbilt, the man credited with inventing contract bridge in the mid-1920s. The center is located west of downtown Nashville and hosts 17 games weekly, including eight limited masterpoint games for new and intermediate players. All sessions are open to members and non members alike. Day and evening bridge classes are also available.
The Vanderbilt Bridge Club now supports the Bridgemate App which allows you to view live results on your smartphone. By using the app, during or directly after the game, you can review your personal game scores, consult your guide card for next round seatings, view current rankings, or see your competitors' scores and hand records for the boards you've just played. For more information download the Bridgemate App - Player Manual or visit the Bridgemate App website (www.bridgemate.us/app).
Bridge Solver Online (BSOL) is a free software application which allows you to replay a hand and analyze the results of that replay decision. It is integrated into the BridgeWebs software so any hand that was played at the Vanderbilt Bridge Club can be played again with the click of a button. You can change the contract, the lead, cards played, etc. If you have ever played a hand and thought you might have gotten another trick if you had taken a different line, this is exactly what you need. If you have ever looked at the Double Dummy makeable contracts and been unable to figure out how you could possibly make that many tricks, this is the answer. For a guide on how to use this "Play it again" software, click this link.
As you may have noticed, your pair's pictures are now displayed when you view your results. If you click on your opponents names, you will see their pictures too. We also have an online pictorial directory of 426 of our members and pictures may be viewed at the Members Only screen. If you don't have a picture on file (VBC Picture Needed - updated 2/28/18) and you would like it to be or if you don't like the picture that is posted, you have several options to add one. If you already have a digital picture, you may send it to our webmaster, Rees Mitchell. If you don't have a digital picture and know someone with a digital camera or smartphone, you can have a picture made and email or text it to Rees. You could also ask one of the directors to take a picture of you. The final option is you can send a hardcopy picture to Rees. His address is in the phone directory, which may be viewed on the Members Only part of the website.
Pictures help us get to know the names of other members of the club and make it a more enjoyable experience. We hope you will choose to participate. If you do not want to have a picture published, please let Rees know and he will add your name to the do not publish list.
Here is a sample from a recent game featuring Coley McGinnis and Linda Hanson.
The Vanderbilt Bridge Club is now participating in The Common Game. For more information, read the News article.
The VBC Cookbooks are available for sale at the VBC. The cookbook includes over 400 delicious recipes from VBC members. Anne Hitt did a wonderful job of coordinating the design and production of the cookbooks, and we think you’ll be very impressed with their quality.
The cookbooks are priced at $15 each or $25 for two, and all profits benefit the VBC. These will make GREAT gifts! You may pay by cash, check (payable to VBC), or credit card. Jay and Anne Hitt are handling the sales.
We have created a 28-page User Guide for the new BridgeWebs site. We believe the website is fairly easy to use. This guide lists screen shots of the various pages found on the site and gives a brief description of the contents. To view the guide, simply click on this text. If you feel you need a printed copy, click on the link above the preview that says open in a new window and print the copy to your printer from there.
We hope you enjoy the new website!
2018 Unit 179 Mini-McKinney Race
2018 Unit 179 Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Awards
The Hand of the Week this week features a hand from Friday morning, June 15, 2018. It discusses the play of a hand and was written by Nat Harris.
The Vanderbilt Bridge Club welcomes new players and offers games which are limited to players with fewer masterpoints. We also offer a variety of classes for people who would like to learn more about bridge.