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0 - 50 GAME ON WEDNESDAY TO RESUME DECEMBER 7
0 - 50 GAME ON WEDNESDAY TO RESUME DECEMBER 7

0 - 50 PLAYERS!
JOIN US AT 1 P.M.
BEGINNING 

DECEMBER 7
AT THE VBBC!


 

TUESDAY MORNING STUDENT GAME
TUESDAY MORNING STUDENT GAME

STUDENT GAME
The Tuesday morning game
(0-20) begins at 9 a.m.
at the VBBC.
Please join us.  
No partner or reservation is required.

Perfect for those taking our
bridge courses, players
wanting to get back in to bridge, 
or for those who wish to learn
about duplicate bridge. 
 

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.
 
VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 9-11

VBBC'S DECEMBER SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: OPEN & 0-500 NLM PAIR GAMES WILL BE HELD AT 10 A.M. AND 2:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11:  OPEN & 0-500 NLM SWISS TEAMS EVENT BEGINS AT 10 A.M.
AND IS A PLAY-THROUGH WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH.

PLEASE SIGN-UP TO BRING A DISH.
MONETARY DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED ALSO.
VBBC HAS THE BEST HOSPITALITY ON THE EAST COAST!

 

VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 9-11
Last updated : Dec 10, 2016 08:29 EST
December 12 - Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting will take place on December 12 at 12:30 p.m.,
where the election of two members to the Board of Governors will take place
as well as a vote on the proposal to increase the annual membership dues.
 The Nominating Committee, chaired by Bill Poole, has put on their slate
 John Brunner and Bob Geeseman, to be elected members of the
Board of Governors for a 2-year term.


 

 

Last updated : Dec 10, 2016 08:21 EST
CHRISTMAS PARTY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BEGIN
AT
NOON WITH A WONDERFUL LUNCH PROVIDED BY VBBC.
PARTY CHAIRS JOHN & NICKI BRUNNER
ALONG WITH BOBBI & RALPH MAFFEI HAVE BEEN PLANNING
A FABULOUS EVENT FOR ALL MEMBERS THAT YOU WILL
NOT WANT TO MISS!

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY
Last updated : Dec 10, 2016 08:46 EST
2017 CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

Reservations and pre-payment may be made with
Kim for each speaker-- $40 or $45 at-the-door for the morning events.
Larry Cohen's seminar fee is $80 (9:30-3:30 pm) and includes 
   breakfast and lunch. 
    Breakfast and registration for each morning seminar begins at 8:30.
Click here for a list of the speakers' lesson topics.

 

2017 CELEBRITY SPEAKERS
Last updated : Dec 10, 2016 08:24 EST
Orchid Island Juice Company
Orchid Island Juice Company

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ORCHID ISLAND JUICE COMPANY FOR PROVIDING THE DELICIOUS NATALIE'S JUICE WE SERVE AT ALL OF THE VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS!

Last updated : Dec 7, 2016 19:57 EST
Bidding Refresher Course Begins December 5

UPGRADE YOUR GAME THIS DECEMBER WITH THESE BIDDING REVIEW TOPICS:
DECEMBER 14:  TAKEOUT DOUBLES with GAIL
DECEMBER 21:  STAYMAN with LYN
DECEMBER 28:  JACOBY TRANSFERS with LYN

 

Last updated : Dec 7, 2016 19:59 EST
BIDDING REVIEW MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30
BIDDING REVIEW MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30
Last updated : Dec 1, 2016 21:21 EST
MENTORING PROGRAM 2017-MEMBERS MAY SIGN-UP AT VBBC
MENTORING PROGRAM 2017-MEMBERS MAY SIGN-UP AT VBBC
Last updated : Dec 1, 2016 21:10 EST
Click for the latest results
Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

Partnership Assistance - Click Here
Partnership Assistance - Click Here

 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-49; 0-199; 0-299;0-499)

 JEAN KAY 
772-562-3008

INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES
INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES

GAMES HELD AT INDIAN RIVER SHORES COMMUNITY CENTER 
HAVE MOVED TO THE VBBC.

THE STUDENT GAME (0-20) BEGINS AT 9 a.m. WITH JAMIE AND
A  0-1500 GAME TAKES PLACE AT 1 p.m.  WITH MAGGIE.


 

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 - 750        = C
751 - 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 November 2016

0 - 5                 ANN EVANS & LARRY MINGLE

6 - 20               STEVE WARHOVER

21 - 50             FRANK MCGOWAN

51 - 100           ANTONIA & KEITH CRACKNELL

101 - 200         DAVID LEBAR

201 - 300         PAT FORSDICK

301 - 400         ROBERTA SYLVIA

401 - 500         MIMI KLUG

501 - 750         BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

751- 1000        CHRIS SMITH

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE          

2501 +            FREEMAN BUNN
NOVEMBER 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:       Richard Bergeman, Pat Dolan, Elizabeth Hutchison, Susan Kintner, Michael O'Brien, Pat Warner

Club Masters:         Pat Barry, Kieran Hickey
Sectional Master:   John McCord, Heidi Rooney

Regional Master:    Carol Baxter, Betsy Whitehead
NABC Master:        Susan Kelly
Advanced NABC Master:  Lori Heilberger
Bronze Life Master:  Jane Coleman        

Ruby Life Master:     Nancy Conway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

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
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS/0-500 NLM
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Sectional Tournament - Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Dec 7, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Dec 7, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Dec 6, 2016
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Dec 6, 2016
0-199 Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Dec 6, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Moorings
Director: Toril
Mon Dec 5, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Dec 4, 2016
Open Pairs Game
Director: Jean
Sat Dec 3, 2016
8-is-Enough Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Fri Dec 2, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Dec 2, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Dec 2, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Dec 1, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Wed Nov 30, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Maggie
Calendar
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-0-500 NLM
VBBC 10 a.m.
Sun Dec 11, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-OPEN SWISS/0-500 NLM SWISS
VBBC 10 a.m.
Click for the latest results
Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

Partnership Assistance - Click Here
Partnership Assistance - Click Here

 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-49; 0-199; 0-299;0-499)

 JEAN KAY 
772-562-3008

INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES
INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES

GAMES HELD AT INDIAN RIVER SHORES COMMUNITY CENTER 
HAVE MOVED TO THE VBBC.

THE STUDENT GAME (0-20) BEGINS AT 9 a.m. WITH JAMIE AND
A  0-1500 GAME TAKES PLACE AT 1 p.m.  WITH MAGGIE.


 

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 - 750        = C
751 - 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 November 2016

0 - 5                 ANN EVANS & LARRY MINGLE

6 - 20               STEVE WARHOVER

21 - 50             FRANK MCGOWAN

51 - 100           ANTONIA & KEITH CRACKNELL

101 - 200         DAVID LEBAR

201 - 300         PAT FORSDICK

301 - 400         ROBERTA SYLVIA

401 - 500         MIMI KLUG

501 - 750         BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

751- 1000        CHRIS SMITH

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE          

2501 +            FREEMAN BUNN
NOVEMBER 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:       Richard Bergeman, Pat Dolan, Elizabeth Hutchison, Susan Kintner, Michael O'Brien, Pat Warner

Club Masters:         Pat Barry, Kieran Hickey
Sectional Master:   John McCord, Heidi Rooney

Regional Master:    Carol Baxter, Betsy Whitehead
NABC Master:        Susan Kelly
Advanced NABC Master:  Lori Heilberger
Bronze Life Master:  Jane Coleman        

Ruby Life Master:     Nancy Conway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

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
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS/0-500 NLM
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Sectional Tournament - Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Vero Beach, FL
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Dec 7, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Dec 7, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Dec 6, 2016
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Dec 6, 2016
0-199 Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Dec 6, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Moorings
Director: Toril
Mon Dec 5, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Dec 4, 2016
Open Pairs Game
Director: Jean
Sat Dec 3, 2016
8-is-Enough Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Fri Dec 2, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Dec 2, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Dec 2, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Dec 1, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Wed Nov 30, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Maggie
Calendar
Sat Dec 10, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-0-500 NLM
VBBC 10 a.m.
Sun Dec 11, 2016
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT-OPEN SWISS/0-500 NLM SWISS
VBBC 10 a.m.