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0-1500 GAME RESUMES ON TUESDAYS @ 1 p.m.

JOIN US FOR THE 0-1500 GAME EACH
TUESDAY AT 1 p.m.

TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME NOW AT THE VBBC

THE TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME
WILL BE HELD AT THE VBBC @ 9 a.m.

ALSO JOIN US AT 1 p.m. for a 0-299, 0-1500  or Open Game


 

 

0-99 GAME each WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.
0-99 GAME each WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.

JOIN US FOR THE
0-99 GAME EACH 
WEDNESDAY @ 1 p.m.
@ VBBC.

 


 

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.  
We are currently ranked at #4 in North America for 2017 based on the number of tables of bridge played thus far!

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.
 
Vero Beach Bridge Center
VBBC #6 IN 2017

The VBBC reached its highest ranking

ever for the total number of tables of

bridge played in 2017!
This ranking is ACBL-wide which includes

all of North America!
Congratulations to our membership on

this momentous achievement.

VBBC #6 IN 2017
Last updated : May 21, 2018 03:26 EDT
June Bridge Courses

Click here to see a schedule of bridge courses
offered in June. Register with Natalie by
calling 562-3008 or at the club on the
registration table.

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Last updated : May 18, 2018 14:30 EDT
CONVENTIONS & MORE

CONVENTIONS & MORE
MEETS  EACH  WEDNESDAY
9:30-11:30
 

CONVENTIONS & MORE
Last updated : May 18, 2018 14:27 EDT
Click for the latest results
Replay Hands
Replay Hands

Click here for (printable) instructions on how to replay hands from any of our games on your computer ( and many devices) easily! This browser based approach does not require any special software on your device.

Partnership Assistance - Click Here
Partnership Assistance - Click Here

 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-99; 0-299;0-499)

 JEAN KAY 
772-567-5049

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

Vero Beach Bridge Center

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

GAME SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE.

BRIDGE BUCKS
BRIDGE BUCKS

GET BRIDGE BUCKS! 
NO WORRIES ABOUT HAVING
THE CORRECT CHANGE
OR WAITING IN LINE!
Works like a prepaid ATM card. 
See Natalie to get started.
If you already have a Bridge
 Bucks account, you may reload
it at the kiosk with assistance
from the cashier.
If you don't have Bridge Bucks,
our cashiers appreciate you
having your money out and
ready to buy your entry. 

 

Friday Morning Student Game

The Friday morning
student game (for players with less than 20 masterpoints)
begins at 9 am.  
A brief review of a bidding topic starts the morning off, followed by play.
This game is ideal for players taking our beginning lessons or for those who are 
returning to bridge.
Please join us.
 
No partner or reservation required.

Game Time:  9 a.m. - noon
THIS GAME RUNS YEAR-ROUND.

Game Stratification, ACBL Rank Changes, & Card Sharks

Stratification for Open Pair Games* 

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

Stratification for 8-IS-ENOUGH Swiss Team Events*

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

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




     MARCH CARD SHARKS

0 - 5                 SUSAN DUVALL

6 - 20               BARBARA BRYANT/
                        NANCY FETTE

21 - 50             SANDY MEYER

51 - 100           RITA SILVIA SWAIN/
                        JERRY SWAIN

101 - 200         NICK MICHAELS

201 - 300         RANDY COAKLEY

301 - 400         DAVID LEBAR

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         JOHN TAMPANELLO

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     ARNIE SUMMERS

2501 +             DEBBIE DRURY

MARCH 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  
Junior Master: FRANCINE AMBROSINO, JEANIE DURGAY,
PETER GAILLARD, MIKE JOHANNSEN, JEFF NEELY, KATE SCHMIDT, NANCY OLIVER

Sectional Master: PAT BARRY, HELEN COX, CAROL DAVIS, NANCY LAURIE, DAVE NOCAR, JERRY SWAIN
Regional Master: BILL BASTIAN
NABC Master: DAMON MARTIN
Advanced NABC Master: JOAN HENDERSON
Bronze Life Master: GALE MCMULLIN
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

Full Disclosure

Bridge is not a game of secret messages, it is a game of full diclosure; your opponent’s are entitled to know your agreements and the meanings of your bids. This starts with two filled out convention cards. The announcement and alert procedures further facilitate notifying your opponents as to your conventional understandings. It is your responsibility to understand which of your agreements do not require an alert, require an announcement, require an alert or require a post auction period alert. You can click on this story to go to a long, but very skimmable, ACBL document on Alert Procedures.

Upcoming Team Games

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

Results
Mon May 21, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Mon May 21, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Sun May 20, 2018
0-750 Swiss Teams
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat May 19, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri May 18, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri May 18, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri May 18, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu May 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed May 16, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Wed May 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Tue May 15, 2018
0-50
Director: Jamie
Tue May 15, 2018
Stratified Open & 0-1500 Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 15, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Mon May 14, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Mon May 14, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Sat May 12, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri May 11, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: JAMIE
Fri May 11, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri May 11, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu May 10, 2018
Riomar Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril
Calendar
Sun May 27, 2018
0-1500 Pairs
VBBC 1 p.m.
Click for the latest results
Replay Hands
Replay Hands

Click here for (printable) instructions on how to replay hands from any of our games on your computer ( and many devices) easily! This browser based approach does not require any special software on your device.

Partnership Assistance - Click Here
Partnership Assistance - Click Here

 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-99; 0-299;0-499)

 JEAN KAY 
772-567-5049

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

Vero Beach Bridge Center

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

GAME SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE.

BRIDGE BUCKS
BRIDGE BUCKS

GET BRIDGE BUCKS! 
NO WORRIES ABOUT HAVING
THE CORRECT CHANGE
OR WAITING IN LINE!
Works like a prepaid ATM card. 
See Natalie to get started.
If you already have a Bridge
 Bucks account, you may reload
it at the kiosk with assistance
from the cashier.
If you don't have Bridge Bucks,
our cashiers appreciate you
having your money out and
ready to buy your entry. 

 

Friday Morning Student Game

The Friday morning
student game (for players with less than 20 masterpoints)
begins at 9 am.  
A brief review of a bidding topic starts the morning off, followed by play.
This game is ideal for players taking our beginning lessons or for those who are 
returning to bridge.
Please join us.
 
No partner or reservation required.

Game Time:  9 a.m. - noon
THIS GAME RUNS YEAR-ROUND.

Game Stratification, ACBL Rank Changes, & Card Sharks

Stratification for Open Pair Games* 

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

Stratification for 8-IS-ENOUGH Swiss Team Events*

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

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




     MARCH CARD SHARKS

0 - 5                 SUSAN DUVALL

6 - 20               BARBARA BRYANT/
                        NANCY FETTE

21 - 50             SANDY MEYER

51 - 100           RITA SILVIA SWAIN/
                        JERRY SWAIN

101 - 200         NICK MICHAELS

201 - 300         RANDY COAKLEY

301 - 400         DAVID LEBAR

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         JOHN TAMPANELLO

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     ARNIE SUMMERS

2501 +             DEBBIE DRURY

MARCH 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  
Junior Master: FRANCINE AMBROSINO, JEANIE DURGAY,
PETER GAILLARD, MIKE JOHANNSEN, JEFF NEELY, KATE SCHMIDT, NANCY OLIVER

Sectional Master: PAT BARRY, HELEN COX, CAROL DAVIS, NANCY LAURIE, DAVE NOCAR, JERRY SWAIN
Regional Master: BILL BASTIAN
NABC Master: DAMON MARTIN
Advanced NABC Master: JOAN HENDERSON
Bronze Life Master: GALE MCMULLIN
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

Full Disclosure

Bridge is not a game of secret messages, it is a game of full diclosure; your opponent’s are entitled to know your agreements and the meanings of your bids. This starts with two filled out convention cards. The announcement and alert procedures further facilitate notifying your opponents as to your conventional understandings. It is your responsibility to understand which of your agreements do not require an alert, require an announcement, require an alert or require a post auction period alert. You can click on this story to go to a long, but very skimmable, ACBL document on Alert Procedures.

Upcoming Team Games

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

Results
Mon May 21, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Mon May 21, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Sun May 20, 2018
0-750 Swiss Teams
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat May 19, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri May 18, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri May 18, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri May 18, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu May 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed May 16, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Wed May 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Tue May 15, 2018
0-50
Director: Jamie
Tue May 15, 2018
Stratified Open & 0-1500 Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 15, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Mon May 14, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Mon May 14, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Sat May 12, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri May 11, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: JAMIE
Fri May 11, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri May 11, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu May 10, 2018
Riomar Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril
Calendar
Sun May 27, 2018
0-1500 Pairs
VBBC 1 p.m.