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TUESDAY MORNING STUDENT GAME
TUESDAY MORNING STUDENT GAME

Please join us each Tuesday, 9:00 - noon, at the VBBC.
Beginning with a brief review of a bidding topic followed by duplicate
play, this game is for players with less than 20 masterpoints.  It is
ideal for those who have just completed a beginning bridge course or are
 returning to bridge.  Players are allowed to use notes
and/or ask the instructor questions during play. 
No partner or reservation is required. 

0 - 50 GAME EACH WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.
0 - 50  GAME EACH WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.

0 - 50 PLAYERS!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 0-50 GAME ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 1 PM.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A PARTNER WITH YOU.
ALL PLAYERS WITH LESS THAN 50 MASTERPOINTS ARE WELCOME.
 GAME TIME IS 1 p.m.

 

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.
 
Three New Bridge Education Opportunities in May
  • Lyn Guiffrida will start an Intermediate Play Series,  Thursday Mornings, come to one or all.
  • Gail Reams is offering a series of stand-alone topics to improve your Bridge on Monday and Thursday Mornings
  • Ron Andrews will teach the next two Saturdays: Overcalls and Takeout Doubles, Beyond the Basics.

Details follow below.

Last updated : May 2, 2016 10:26 EDT
LESSONS AT THE VBBC
LESSONS AT THE VBBC

IMPROVE YOUR PLAY

 

"SUPERVISED PLAY" WITH LYN GIUFFRIDA

These classes are for advanced intermediates.  Each class will consist of approximately ten boards to bid, play, and defend.   Take one class or the entire series!

THURSDAYS AT 9:30-11:30 am BEGINNING MAY 5.     SEE KIM FOR DETAILS OR CALL 772-562-3008

Last updated : May 2, 2016 10:24 EDT
LESSONS AT THE VBBC
LESSONS AT THE VBBC

 

IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE SKILLS WITH GAIL REAMS

 

 

ONE CLASS AT A TIME OR TAKE THE ENTIRE SERIES!    
    
 MONDAY, MAY 2                LOSER ON LOSER
      THURSDAY, MAY 5            AVOIDANCE PLAY
      MONDAY, MAY 9                JACOBY 2 NT

      THURSDAY, MAY 12          BROZEL OVER OPPONENT'S 1 NT
      MONDAY, MAY 16              KEYCARD BLACKWOOD
      THURSDAY,  MAY 19         END PLAYS
      MONDAY, MAY 23              SUPPORT DOUBLES/REDOUBLES
      ​THURSDAY, MAY 26          BERGEN RAISES

9:30-11:30 am  SEE KIM FOR DETAILS OR CALL 772-562-3008
  

 

Last updated : Apr 30, 2016 15:22 EDT
Overcalls and Responses in Duplicate Bridge

Overcalls and Advancing 

Ron Andrews         Saturday Morning 9:30-11:30     $15 at the door

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything you need to know about Overcalls and responding to Overcalls.

What is the minimum for an overcall at the one-level? What about the two-level? How does this change in the balancing seat? How does vulnerability affect our overcalls?

What do I need to advance (respond to) the overcall? How should the advancer use the cuebid of opener's suit?

All this and more in a logical framework to help you improve your competitive bidding.

Last updated : May 2, 2016 10:28 EDT
APRIL SECTIONAL

THE APRIL SECTIONAL WAS A SUCCESS WITH 161 TABLES PLAYING FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 22-24.  NICKI AND JOHN BRUNNER ORGANIZED THE HOSPITALITY AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH GREAT SKILL.   SPECIAL THANKS TO THEM AND THEIR FABULOUS TEAM INCLUDING:  LAWRENCE FARLEY, PAT FORSDICK,  DELL HATTEN, JACK HUGHES AND MANY OTHERS.  

Last updated : Apr 28, 2016 16:08 EDT
Bidding Review

Bidding Review is held Wednesday mornings at 9:30. 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 : Mar 8, 2016 11:26 EST
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Last updated : Mar 11, 2016 13:56 EST
Click for the latest results
Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone: (772) 562-3008

Partnership Help - Click Here
Partnership Help - Click Here

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

FOR PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE IN THE
LIMITED GAMES (0-49; 0-199; 0-299;0-499)

CALL JEAN KAY @567-5049.

For 8 IS ENOUGH SWISS TEAMS  assistance
 CALL JANE GARR AT 231-8771

INDIAN RIVER SHORES OPEN GAME THRU MAY 10
INDIAN RIVER SHORES OPEN GAME THRU MAY 10

A stratified Open pairs game is held each Tuesday at 12:45
at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 N. A1A, Vero Beach. 
This game is sanctioned by the ACBL.

MAY 10 WILL BE THE FINAL GAME FOR THE SEASON.
 

Friday Morning Student Game

The Friday morning student game (for players with less than 20 masterpoints) begins at 9 am.  
A brief review on 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 April 2016

0 - 5                      JANE IANNELLO

6 - 20                    NICK MICHAELS

21 - 50                  LARRY YATSKO

51 - 100                NICKI AND JOHN BRUNNER

101 - 200              JACK HUGHES

201 - 300              LORIE HEIBERGER

301 - 400              RAY COLUMBARO

401 - 500              JANE COLEMAN

501 - 750              BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

751- 1000             PAUL QUINN

1001 - 2500          JOANNE MATCHETTE

2501 +                 BILL POOLE

APRIL 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

 

Junior Master:             TOM DERGAY, SHEILA DONNELLAN, BILL LYONS, NICK MICHAELS

Club Master:               VIRGINIA HOYNES, DEREK JAMES, JUDY PESCHIO, JEFF PFISTER, HERB WRIGHT, LARRY YATSKO

Sectional Master:        BARBARA CLARK, DENIS CONLON, BARRY DEATHE, NANCY EDWARDS, KENDRA HAINES, KATHRYN HAMILL, SUSAN HUNTER, JUDY ZERN

Regional Master:         MARION MARTIN AND EILEEN ORR

Bronze Life Master:     MARILYN BAUKNECHT

Silver Life Master:        ELEANOR LARSON AND LESLIE PHELPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Thu May 5, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Wilson
Wed May 4, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed May 4, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 3, 2016
0-20 STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue May 3, 2016
199er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Tue May 3, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 3, 2016
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Director: Wilson
Mon May 2, 2016
Moorings Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon May 2, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Mon May 2, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: BETTY
Sat Apr 30, 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Apr 29, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Apr 29, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Apr 29, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Wilson
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: VBBC
Wed Apr 27, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Apr 27, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Griffey
Tue Apr 26, 2016
199er Stratified Pairs
Director: VBBC
Tue Apr 26, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: VBBC
Tue Apr 26, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Click for the latest results
Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone: (772) 562-3008

Partnership Help - Click Here
Partnership Help - Click Here

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

FOR PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE IN THE
LIMITED GAMES (0-49; 0-199; 0-299;0-499)

CALL JEAN KAY @567-5049.

For 8 IS ENOUGH SWISS TEAMS  assistance
 CALL JANE GARR AT 231-8771

INDIAN RIVER SHORES OPEN GAME THRU MAY 10
INDIAN RIVER SHORES OPEN GAME THRU MAY 10

A stratified Open pairs game is held each Tuesday at 12:45
at the Indian River Shores Community Center, 6001 N. A1A, Vero Beach. 
This game is sanctioned by the ACBL.

MAY 10 WILL BE THE FINAL GAME FOR THE SEASON.
 

Friday Morning Student Game

The Friday morning student game (for players with less than 20 masterpoints) begins at 9 am.  
A brief review on 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 April 2016

0 - 5                      JANE IANNELLO

6 - 20                    NICK MICHAELS

21 - 50                  LARRY YATSKO

51 - 100                NICKI AND JOHN BRUNNER

101 - 200              JACK HUGHES

201 - 300              LORIE HEIBERGER

301 - 400              RAY COLUMBARO

401 - 500              JANE COLEMAN

501 - 750              BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

751- 1000             PAUL QUINN

1001 - 2500          JOANNE MATCHETTE

2501 +                 BILL POOLE

APRIL 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

 

Junior Master:             TOM DERGAY, SHEILA DONNELLAN, BILL LYONS, NICK MICHAELS

Club Master:               VIRGINIA HOYNES, DEREK JAMES, JUDY PESCHIO, JEFF PFISTER, HERB WRIGHT, LARRY YATSKO

Sectional Master:        BARBARA CLARK, DENIS CONLON, BARRY DEATHE, NANCY EDWARDS, KENDRA HAINES, KATHRYN HAMILL, SUSAN HUNTER, JUDY ZERN

Regional Master:         MARION MARTIN AND EILEEN ORR

Bronze Life Master:     MARILYN BAUKNECHT

Silver Life Master:        ELEANOR LARSON AND LESLIE PHELPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Thu May 5, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Wilson
Wed May 4, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed May 4, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 3, 2016
0-20 STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue May 3, 2016
199er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Tue May 3, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue May 3, 2016
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Director: Wilson
Mon May 2, 2016
Moorings Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon May 2, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Mon May 2, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: BETTY
Sat Apr 30, 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Apr 29, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Apr 29, 2016
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Apr 29, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Wilson
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: VBBC
Wed Apr 27, 2016
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Apr 27, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Griffey
Tue Apr 26, 2016
199er Stratified Pairs
Director: VBBC
Tue Apr 26, 2016
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: VBBC
Tue Apr 26, 2016
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie