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One of the Best Florida Bridge Clubs

Located in Vero Beach Florida, the Vero Beach Bridge Center is a member-owned bridge club. We host daily bridge games, duplicate bridge tournaments, bridge classes for all levels,  celebrity speakers, and student games for new players which are all sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. In fact, the size of our club allows us to hold many restricted games for up and coming players, no need to swim with the sharks! 
Pre-dealt boards for pair games mean no shuffling and hand records are available after each game, whether for the daily bridge play or on-site duplicate bridge tournaments. The use of Bridgemate II allows results to be ready immediately following the game.
We have one of the best duplicate bridge clubs in Florida, if not the nation.

New Score Sheet
New Score Sheet

Convention Card filled out already? Just need a score sheet? Grab one of our new two-sided Bridge Buddy score sheets. You'll love the layout and by using it twice you'll help your club save money.

Full Disclosure
Duplicate Bridge is a game of full disclosure. Please have two completed convention cards on the table and announce and alert bids appropriately.  VBBC enforces the Zero Tolerance Policy for unacceptable behavior.  The policy is to create a much more pleasant atmosphere in our games and to attempt to eradicate unacceptable behavior in order to make the game of bridge more enjoyable for all.
The Bridgewebs App for the Apple iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch is now available.
If you like to use our website, want to access it when you are "on the go" and own one of the above devices you may wish to click on this story. The link will take you to an overview of the features of a bridgewebs app. If you like what you read, use the link on the lower left of that page to go to iTunes store.

Recent Updates
Vero Beach Bridge Center
Dec 17, 2014 16:41 EST
Bidding Review.pdf
Dec 13, 2014 13:00 EST
Education
Dec 13, 2014 11:50 EST
Grantflyer 1.pdf
Dec 13, 2014 11:39 EST
2015Celebrityflyer.pdf
Dec 13, 2014 11:39 EST
January Course Offerings

Treat yourself to a Bridge Course to kick off the new year.  Click here for a summary lineup or go under education in the left Nav Bar for a course by course description.

Last updated : Dec 13, 2014 12:49 EST
Audrey Grant Kicks Off Celebrity Series January 13
Audrey Grant Kicks Off Celebrity Series January 13

If you can count on one thing in bridge, it is that "the part-score battle rages on". Audrey's presentation titled, "The Art of Balancing" will help you avoid your plus scores slipping away. Signup Now at the VBBC or by calling 562-3008. Click on this story for a full flyer on the event.

Looking for a holiday gift for a bridge friend. We can help. Tickets are on sale for any of our celebrity series speakers.

 

Last updated : Dec 14, 2014 10:05 EST
Bidding Review

Bidding Review is held Wednesday mornings at 9:30.  Ron Andrews will present Blackwood and Gerber on December 17, and then we will pick up again in the new year with the schedule below. Please join us with or without a partner.   No reservations necessary. Bidding Review Flyers can be picked up at the club. FUN-damental bidding is stressed.

Bidding Review
Last updated : Dec 14, 2014 10:03 EST
Roof Work Continues
Roof Work Continues

The first half of the roof has been removed and replaced. Initial work on the roof continues to progress well with a good weather window. We have continued our regular club activities and schedule. With the contractors help, staff's hard work and member's volunteerism disruptions have been minimal. Thank you all. 

Of course, as we are removing the old roof, we are exposing some expected and some not so expected problems. Our contractor is working with club management and we are addressing these issues as they turn up. The weather window still  looks pretty good in the long range forecast. Parking restrictions will still vary as the work progresses, but this has gone very well. Car pooling still (always?) helps.

The spirit of volunteerism, the generosity of our members and the joy we all take in the game are what makes the VBBC such a great club. During this work, lets keep that in mind. Be flexible and patient. Before we know it we will have a new, more efficient roof and a dry building.

Last updated : Dec 17, 2014 16:38 EST
Mentor - Mentee Program

 

The Mentor Mentee Program will begin January 1.  We welcome prearranged pairs and will also be happy to find you a Mentee or Mentor.  Please sign up at the front table this week or see Judy Melchiorre for information.

Last updated : Dec 13, 2014 11:54 EST
UPDATE - Linked to NY times - Congratulations
UPDATE - Linked to NY times - Congratulations

Our BRONIA JENKINS and her partner Bernace De Young won The Smith Life Master Women's Pairs  at the ACBL fall championships held in Providence, Rhode Island.  Phillip Alder reported on their play and victory in his New York Times bridge column on November 30. Click on this story to read the article.

 

Last updated : Dec 9, 2014 16:19 EST
VBBC is Number 8 in North America for 2013!
VBBC is Number 8 in North America for 2013!
Last updated : Apr 16, 2014 12:05 EDT
Click for the latest results
Getting Your Dues in Early Helps Everbody!

It is time to pay our annual membership dues. If you find it more convenient to pay by mail, send your check (25$)  today (made out to VBBC) to the VBBC, c/o Kim Howard, 1520 14th  avenue, Vero Beach Fl 32960. 

Each year our staff and Priscilla (Thank you!) make extraordinary efforts during December and January to remind everyone and help them make changes in their contact information. Please be Proactive this year.  Thank You.

Friday Morning Student Game

The Friday morning student (anyone with less than 20 masterpoints) game begins at 9 am. We offer a brief mini-lesson followed by play. Please join us.

The Student Game is also held at Indian River Shores on Tuesday mornings.   This game begins at 9 AM.   Jamie Portell directs

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone: (772) 562-3008

Partnership Help - Click Here

FOR PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE IN OPEN GAMES,
CALL GAIL PARTENHEIMER
234-6200.

FOR PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE IN THE
LIMITED GAMES (0-99;0-299;0-499)

CALL 562-3008.

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

Game Stratification, ACBL Rank Changes, & Card Sharks

Stratification for Open Pair Games* 

 0 - 1000        = C
1001 - 2500  = B
2501+           = A

Stratification for Swiss Team Events*

0 - 750       = C
751 - 2000 = B
2001+        =  A

*Stratification adjustments may be made (based on attendance) at game director's discretion.




                            Card Sharks for November 2014

0 - 5                              MIKE WILLIAMS

6 - 20                            BOB PEGG

21 - 50                          BESS PETERSON

51 - 100                        DANA SMITH

101 - 200                      TOM JOHNSON

201 - 300                      JOHN HAGOOD

301 - 400                      BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

401 - 500                      TINA G. COLE

501 - 750                      JOANNE MATCHETTE

751 - 1000                    JEFF JONES

1001 - 2500                  GRIFF MCCLELLAN

2501 +                           BOB SCHIVES

November Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

 

Sectional Master:         JACQUELINE VIERLING HUANG

Regional Master:          DANIEL PILON

Bronze Life Master:      SAM LACKS

Silver Life Master:         IRWIN ROBINSON

Gold Life Master:          JUDY BALPH and TOM GEELAN

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Evening Game Closed for Season

The Tuesday Evening Game will resume in January 2015.

We are looking for a way make this game wildly successful next year, please share your ideas with Martha.

 

Indian River Shores Games

 0 - 20 Student Game meets each Tuesday, 9 a.m. - noon, at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 N. A1A. 
No partner or reservation is required for this game.

A stratified open pairs game is also held each Tuesday and begins at 12:45 at the Indian River Shores Community Center.  
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Jamie by email,
jportell1957@aol.com.
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Help Our Cashiers
Help Our Cashiers

GET BRIDGE BUCKS! 
NO WORRIES ABOUT HAVING THE
CORRECT CHANGE OR WAITING IN LINE! 
WORKS LIKE A PRE-PAID ATM CARD. 
IF YOU DON'T HAVE BRIDGE BUCKS, OUR CASHIERS APPRECIATE
YOU HAVING YOUR MONEY OUT AND READY TO BUY YOUR ENTRY.

 

Upcoming Team Games

Upcoming Team Games are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.

Results
Wed Dec 17, 2014
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Dec 17, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Dec 16, 2014
0-20 Student Game
Director: Jamie
Tue Dec 16, 2014
Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: Jamie
Tue Dec 16, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs/199er
Director: Griffey
Mon Dec 15, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs @ Moorings
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon Dec 15, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Bud/Candy
Sun Dec 14, 2014
8 Is Enough Swiss Teams
Director: Maggie
Sat Dec 13, 2014
Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Dec 12, 2014
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Dec 12, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Betty
Fri Dec 12, 2014
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jane
Thu Dec 11, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs/499er
Director: Griffey
Wed Dec 10, 2014
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Glassmeyer
Wed Dec 10, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Dec 9, 2014
0-20 Student Game
Director: Jamie
Tue Dec 9, 2014
Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: JAMIE
Tue Dec 9, 2014
0 - 199er Pairs
Tue Dec 9, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs/199er
Director: Wilson
Mon Dec 8, 2014
Stratified Open Pairs @ Moorings
Director: Toril Liapis
Calendar
Thu Dec 25, 2014
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
VBBC 1 p.m.
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