Vero Beach Bridge Center
 
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Jan 17, 2017 10:16 EST
2017 February Sectional.pdf
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Paul Thurston Course Meets on Thursdays.pdf
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INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES
INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES

The Stratified OPEN PAIRS GAME WILL RETURN
TO THE INDIAN RIVER
SHORES COMMUNITY CENTER 

BEGINNING JANUARY 10, AT 12:30.
THERE WILL BE NO REFRESHMENTS
SERVED DUE TO STORAGE CONSTRAINTS.
 


 

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. 
 

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

0 - 50 PLAYERS!
JOIN US AT 1 P.M.

AT THE VBBC!
Please arrange for a partner in advance.


 

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.

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.
 

THE LARRY COHEN PRESENTATION WAS A HUGE SUCCESS WITH 114  ATTENDING.

 

JANICE WOODBURY AND HER EVENT COMMITTEE PROVIDED THE SPECTACULAR HOSPITALITY AND MADE THIS A SPECIAL DAY FOR ALL WHO ATTENDED.  THANK YOU RON ANDREWS, NANCY BRIGGS, JANE AND BILL COLEMAN, DE DE CUNNINGHAM, JEFF JONES, KAROLYN SMITH, BEV TAYLOR, DIANA THOMPSON, BETSY AND DICK TOMPKINS AND JANICE WOODBURY FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS  CONTRIBUTION.

 

 

 MANY THANKS TO SPONSORS, LYN BAYMAN, JODY CONNORS, DEE DEE CUNNINGHAM AND BEV TAYLOR FOR THEIR SELFLESS FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THIS EVENT!

Last updated : Jan 17, 2017 10:16 EST
THIS WEEKEND at THE VBBC

 

 

STaCs WEEK
begins MONDAY, JANUARY 16

SILVER POINTS ALL WEEK

 

Monday, January 16:     Stratified Open Pairs & Stratified 299er Pairs at 1 PM


Tuesday, January 17:    Stratified Open Pairs,
0-1500 Stratified Pairs & 199er Stratified Pairs at 1 PM


Wednesday, January 18:    499er Stratified Pairs at 9AM;     Stratified Open Pairs & 0-50 Pairs at 1 PM

 

Thursday, January 19:    Stratified Open Pairs & 499er Stratified Pairs at 1 PM; Stratified Open Pairs at 5:30 PM


Friday, January 20:  Stratified 299er Pairs at 9 AM;
   Stratified Open Pairs at 1 PM

 

 

Our Regular Student Games will be held Tuesday and Friday at 9 AM with Jamie Portell directing
 


 

 



 

THIS  WEEKEND at THE VBBC
Last updated : Jan 15, 2017 22:02 EST
2017 CELEBRITY SPEAKERS


Barbara Seagram will be at the VBBC January 24.
"LOCATING YOUR OPPONENTS' HONOR CARDS"

Reservations and pre-payment may be made with
Kim for each speaker-- $40 or $45 at-the-door.
  Breakfast is available 30 minutes before each presentation.

Click here for a list of the speakers' lesson topics.

2017 CELEBRITY SPEAKERS
Last updated : Jan 15, 2017 13:35 EST
Bridge Course Schedule for January

We will be offering a 6-week course with PAUL THURSTON
beginning Thursday, January 26, 9:30 - 11:30. 
Paul is a Canadian bridge teacher and the author of "25 Steps To Learning  2/1",
which is part of the Masterpoint Press collection of "25 Steps" books, some of
which were authored by Barbara Seagram.
His course will focus on 2/1 auctions and beyond and is
intended to be a follow-up to the 2/1 Introductory course.
January 26 - March 2
Advanced registration is required with Kim. 
6 sessions/$150

Last updated : Jan 8, 2017 17:28 EST
CONVENTIONS & MORE MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30

NEW!!
THE WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASS AT 9:30 IS
NOW CALLED CONVENTIONS & MORE.  
A DIFFERENT CONVENTION, DECLARER PLAY, OR DEFENSIVE TECHNIQUE
WILL BE COVERED EACH WEEK. 
THIS IS A DROP-IN CLASS WHERE NO COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED.
WE ARE OFFERING A PUNCH CARD FOR PURCHASE FOR $50 WHICH ALLOWS
YOU TO ATTEND ANY FOUR CLASSES THIS SEASON.  
SEE KIM IF INTERESTED.


 

CONVENTIONS & MORE MEETS  EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30
Last updated : Dec 30, 2016 22:44 EST
MENTORING PROGRAM 2017 PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED AT VBBC
MENTORING PROGRAM 2017 PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED AT VBBC

THE PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN MADE AND ARE POSTED
ON THE INFORMATION TABLE AT VBBC.
CONTACT YOUR MENTOR OR MENTEE TO
SCHEDULE YOUR GAMES.

Last updated : Dec 30, 2016 22:45 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 
772-567-5049

Saturday, December 17 - Defense Class with Ron
Saturday, December 17  - Defense Class with Ron
2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES

MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017 MAY BE PAID NOW. 
Membership committee is available each weekday from noon-1 p.m.
Pay at your next visit or better yet, mail a check today (made out to VBBC for $35) to: 
VBBC, c/o Kim Howard, 1520 14th  Avenue, Vero Beach Fl 32960. 

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 December 2016

0 - 5                 MARIA CROMPTON

6 - 20               BILL LYONS

21 - 50             KATHRYN DOUGLAS

51 - 100           LARRY YATSKO

101 - 200         TOM JOHNSON

201 - 300         PAT FORSDICK

301 - 400         JOHN SYMONDS

401 - 500         ELSIEROGERS

501 - 750         PAUL HATTEN

751- 1000        BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     DAVID MILLWARD          

2501 +            JAMIE PORTELL
DECEMBER 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:  Peter Larrabee, Donald Norman, Stephanie Zimmerman      

Club Masters:  Jill Collinson, Tom Dergay, Jay Dolan, Ann Martin, Frank McGowan, Barbara Mercer, Ann Oatway, Brent Welch         
Sectional Master:  Tom Coulter, Sarah Horton 
   
NABC Master:        Ray Columbaro, Sandra Columbaro
Life Master:  Dick Haverland
Bronze Life Master:  John Dillon

Silver Life master:   Pieter VanBennekom        
Ruby Life Master:     Gerry Vaughn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Tue Jan 17, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Director: Stan Yellin
Mon Jan 16, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Moorings
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Sat Jan 14, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Jan 13, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jan 13, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jan 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry
Thu Jan 12, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Open Pairs Game
Director: Gerry
Wed Jan 11, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Jan 10, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Director: Stan
Tue Jan 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Tue Jan 10, 2017
0-199 Stratified Pairs
Director: MARTHA
Mon Jan 9, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry
Mon Jan 9, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Calendar
Tue Jan 24, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Indian River Shores 12:30 pm
Tue Jan 31, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Indian River Shores 12:30 pm
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open Pairs
VBBC 10 a.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament 0-500 Pairs
VBBC Student Game 10 a.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament 0-500 Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Sat Feb 11, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open/0-500 Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Sun Feb 12, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open/0-500 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 
772-567-5049

Saturday, December 17 - Defense Class with Ron
Saturday, December 17  - Defense Class with Ron
2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES

MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017 MAY BE PAID NOW. 
Membership committee is available each weekday from noon-1 p.m.
Pay at your next visit or better yet, mail a check today (made out to VBBC for $35) to: 
VBBC, c/o Kim Howard, 1520 14th  Avenue, Vero Beach Fl 32960. 

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 December 2016

0 - 5                 MARIA CROMPTON

6 - 20               BILL LYONS

21 - 50             KATHRYN DOUGLAS

51 - 100           LARRY YATSKO

101 - 200         TOM JOHNSON

201 - 300         PAT FORSDICK

301 - 400         JOHN SYMONDS

401 - 500         ELSIEROGERS

501 - 750         PAUL HATTEN

751- 1000        BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     DAVID MILLWARD          

2501 +            JAMIE PORTELL
DECEMBER 2016 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:  Peter Larrabee, Donald Norman, Stephanie Zimmerman      

Club Masters:  Jill Collinson, Tom Dergay, Jay Dolan, Ann Martin, Frank McGowan, Barbara Mercer, Ann Oatway, Brent Welch         
Sectional Master:  Tom Coulter, Sarah Horton 
   
NABC Master:        Ray Columbaro, Sandra Columbaro
Life Master:  Dick Haverland
Bronze Life Master:  John Dillon

Silver Life master:   Pieter VanBennekom        
Ruby Life Master:     Gerry Vaughn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Tue Jan 17, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Director: Stan Yellin
Mon Jan 16, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Moorings
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Sat Jan 14, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Jan 13, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jan 13, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jan 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry
Thu Jan 12, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Open Pairs Game
Director: Gerry
Wed Jan 11, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Jan 10, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Director: Stan
Tue Jan 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Tue Jan 10, 2017
0-199 Stratified Pairs
Director: MARTHA
Mon Jan 9, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry
Mon Jan 9, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Calendar
Tue Jan 24, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Indian River Shores 12:30 pm
Tue Jan 31, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs @ Indian River Shores
Indian River Shores 12:30 pm
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open Pairs
VBBC 10 a.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament 0-500 Pairs
VBBC Student Game 10 a.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Sectional Tournament 0-500 Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Sat Feb 11, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open/0-500 Pairs
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Sun Feb 12, 2017
Sectional Tournament Open/0-500 Swiss
VBBC 10 a.m.