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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.

INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES

EACH TUESDAY
0 - 50 GAME AT 9 a.m.
OPEN GAME @ 12:30
Due to storage constraints
we are  unable to serve coffee
or refreshments but you may bring your own.



 

 

TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME @ IRS
TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME @ IRS

A 0-50 pairs game is held each
Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Indian
River Shores Community Center,
6001 N. A1A.
Reservations are not required.


A 0-20 student game is held on Friday
mornings at VBBC @ 9 a.m.
No partner or reservation required. 
♠ 

 

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
 
 
  BRIDGE GAMES THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
OPEN PAIRS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
OPEN PAIRS

GAME TIME: 1 p.m.

Last updated : Feb 24, 2018 10:55 EST
  MARCH BRIDGE COURSES

It's hard to believe March is just a few days away so
don't forget to sign up for one of these great courses!


 

MARCH BRIDGE COURSES
Last updated : Feb 24, 2018 10:57 EST
  More Tricks, More Masterpoints

This recurring Saturday Card Play Series with Ron Andrews meets each Saturday from 9:15 to 11:30.

😕 HOWEVER, we will not meet opposite the sectional tournament February 10.

If you click on this story, you will be whisked away to the portion of our website dedicated to this series.

Last updated : Feb 5, 2018 19:43 EST
  2018 CELEBRITY SERIES
2018 CELEBRITY SERIES

Click here for more 2018
Celebrity Series information.

Last updated : Feb 18, 2018 09:38 EST
  GUEST LECTURE SERIES
GUEST LECTURE SERIES
Last updated : Feb 20, 2018 21:05 EST
  CONVENTIONS & MORE
CONVENTIONS & MORE


                                               
 
 

Last updated : Nov 8, 2017 10:21 EST
Click for the latest results
Reach Results - Saturday Noon
Reach Results - Saturday Noon

Results Click Here After Noon Saturday

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.




     Card Sharks for January 2018

0 - 5                 COLLEEN LIEBERT

6 - 20               DALE CONTENT

21 - 50             HELEN COX

51 - 100           KATHY DOUGLAS

101 - 200         ALEX HOCHEISER

201 - 300         RANDY COAKLEY

301 - 400         DAVID LEBAR

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         JULIA DOUGLAS

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     DAVID MILLWARD
       

2501 +             BOB SCHIVES

January 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  
 
Club Master: JAN HARRELL, JOHN HOPPIN, NANCY ROTH
Regional Master: ALEX HOCHEISER
Silver Life Masters: GLORIA PAPPALARDO, GLORIA SINNI
Gold Life Master: LIZ CROSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Sun Feb 25, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 23, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 23, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Thu Feb 22, 2018
Riomar Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril
Thu Feb 22, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Feb 21, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Feb 21, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Feb 20, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: Stan Yellin
Tue Feb 20, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs, 0-1500 Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Feb 20, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Feb 20, 2018
IRS 0-50
Director: Jamie
Mon Feb 19, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Feb 19, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Sun Feb 18, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Feb 17, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Charity Game
Director: Toril
Sat Feb 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 16, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri Feb 16, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Feb 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Geo Bleskachek
Calendar
Fri Apr 20, 2018
VBBC Sectional Tournament - Open Pairs
VBBC 9:30 a.m.
Fri Apr 20, 2018
Vero Beach Sectional Tournament 0-500 NLM Pairs
VBBC 9:30 a.m.
Fri Apr 20, 2018
Vero Beach Sectional Tournament Open & 0-500 NLM Pairs
VBBC 2 p.m.
Sun Apr 22, 2018
VBBC Sectional Tournament - Open & 0-500 NLM Swiss Teams
VBBC 10 a.m.
Click for the latest results
Reach Results - Saturday Noon
Reach Results - Saturday Noon

Results Click Here After Noon Saturday

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.




     Card Sharks for January 2018

0 - 5                 COLLEEN LIEBERT

6 - 20               DALE CONTENT

21 - 50             HELEN COX

51 - 100           KATHY DOUGLAS

101 - 200         ALEX HOCHEISER

201 - 300         RANDY COAKLEY

301 - 400         DAVID LEBAR

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         JULIA DOUGLAS

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     DAVID MILLWARD
       

2501 +             BOB SCHIVES

January 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  
 
Club Master: JAN HARRELL, JOHN HOPPIN, NANCY ROTH
Regional Master: ALEX HOCHEISER
Silver Life Masters: GLORIA PAPPALARDO, GLORIA SINNI
Gold Life Master: LIZ CROSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Sun Feb 25, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 23, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 23, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Thu Feb 22, 2018
Riomar Duplicate Bridge
Director: Toril
Thu Feb 22, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Feb 21, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Feb 21, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Feb 20, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: Stan Yellin
Tue Feb 20, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs, 0-1500 Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Feb 20, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Feb 20, 2018
IRS 0-50
Director: Jamie
Mon Feb 19, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Feb 19, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Sun Feb 18, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Feb 17, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Charity Game
Director: Toril
Sat Feb 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Feb 16, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Fri Feb 16, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Feb 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Geo Bleskachek
Calendar
Fri Apr 20, 2018
VBBC Sectional Tournament - Open Pairs
VBBC 9:30 a.m.
Fri Apr 20, 2018
Vero Beach Sectional Tournament 0-500 NLM Pairs
VBBC 9:30 a.m.
Fri Apr 20, 2018
Vero Beach Sectional Tournament Open & 0-500 NLM Pairs
VBBC 2 p.m.
Sun Apr 22, 2018
VBBC Sectional Tournament - Open & 0-500 NLM Swiss Teams
VBBC 10 a.m.