Vero Beach Bridge Center
 
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INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAME
INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAME

NO GAME FEBRUARY 21.
The Stratified OPEN PAIRS GAME BEGINS
AT 12:30 EACH TUESDAY AT THE
INDIAN RIVER SHORES
COMMUNITY CENTER. 

 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.
 
Upcoming Celebrity Series Events
Upcoming Celebrity Series Events

FEBRUARY 21
MARTY BERGEN WILL BE AT THE VBBC
TO PRESENT HIS SEMINAR, 
"IMPROVING YOUR BIDDING JUDGMENT"
Breakfast: 8:30
Seminar: 9 a.m.-noon
$40 IN ADVANCE, $45 at-the-door

Drop by the Club or Call 562-3008 to register

Last updated : Feb 17, 2017 12:37 EST
Bridge Stuff That Matters with Ron
Bridge Stuff That Matters with Ron

Bridge Topics that matter was dark last week for the sectional tournament.

We are back in action this Saturday Morning. Topics this week are: Singletons ARE usually a good lead, when might you not lead one? Suit preference situations defined and Slam or Game/good decisions.

We start at 9am prompt and end at about 11:20ish. $20 per session.

Last updated : Feb 17, 2017 12:44 EST
Vero Beach Magazine Story
Vero Beach Magazine Story

Click on this picture to read a wonderful story about your bridge club in Vero Beach Magazine.

Last updated : Feb 14, 2017 16:04 EST
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE VBBC

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
OPEN PAIRS @ 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
0-500 SWISS TEAMS @ 1 p.m.
EXTRA POINTS!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CHARITY GAME
EXTRA POINTS IN OPEN PAIRS AND 0-300 PAIRS@ 1 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
MARTY BERGEN SEMINAR @ 9 a.m.
0-20 STUDENT GAME @ 9 a.m.
OPEN PAIRS & 0-199 PAIRS @ 1 p.m.

NO GAME AT INDIAN RIVER SHORES DUE
TO PREVIOUS SCHEDULING COMMITMENT.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS  AT THE VBBC
Last updated : Feb 18, 2017 10:57 EST
THURSDAY EVENING GAME

♠   ♣ 
MENTORING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:
THE OPEN PAIRS GAME ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 5:30
IS A GREAT OPTION FOR YOU TO COMPLETE
YOUR 3-GAME REQUIREMENT.
PLEASE INDICATE THE DATES OF THE GAMES
YOU HAVE PLAYED ON THE FORMS
ON THE INFORMATION TABLE AT THE CLUB.

Last updated : Feb 11, 2017 21:37 EST
PAUL THURSTON TEACHING 2/1 FOR 6 WEEKS

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 24, 2017 11:53 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

STUFF THAT MATTERS WITH RON

JOIN RON FEBRUARY 18 AT 9 A.M.
FOR "STUFF THAT MATTERS".

 

2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2017: NON-MEMBERS WILL
PAY THE GUEST FEE OF $9,
MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017 MAY BE RENEWED BY
sending 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 January 2017

0 - 5                 JOEY KILMAN

6 - 20               MARTIN SILVERSTEIN

21 - 50             KATHRYN DOUGLAS

51 - 100           JOE CASHIN

101 - 200         BILL BASTIAN

201 - 300         BETTY MARSH

301 - 400         NANCY & JOHN MEDLEY

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         JIM FLAGG

751- 1000        BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     JOANN MATCHETTE          

2501 +            BOB SCHIVES
JANUARY 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:  ANN COOK, SANDRA LEARY      

Club Masters:  CAROLE PARKS, HANNELORE WHITE 

Sectional Master:  SUZANNE ALBANI, VINNIE COPELAND, DICK SWARTZ, LARRY YATSKO, ESTELLE BRASHEARS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Mon Feb 20, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Marths
Mon Feb 20, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Feb 19, 2017
499er Swiss Teams Game
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Moorings Habitat for Humanity Event
Director: Toril
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Feb 17, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Feb 17, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: George
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Feb 16, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Open Pairs Game
Director: George
Wed Feb 15, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed Feb 15, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
Indian River Shores Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Stan
Tue Feb 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
0 -199 Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty
Mon Feb 13, 2017
Moorings Bridge
Director: Toril
Mon Feb 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Mon Feb 13, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: MARTHA
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

STUFF THAT MATTERS WITH RON

JOIN RON FEBRUARY 18 AT 9 A.M.
FOR "STUFF THAT MATTERS".

 

2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2017: NON-MEMBERS WILL
PAY THE GUEST FEE OF $9,
MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2017 MAY BE RENEWED BY
sending 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 January 2017

0 - 5                 JOEY KILMAN

6 - 20               MARTIN SILVERSTEIN

21 - 50             KATHRYN DOUGLAS

51 - 100           JOE CASHIN

101 - 200         BILL BASTIAN

201 - 300         BETTY MARSH

301 - 400         NANCY & JOHN MEDLEY

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         JIM FLAGG

751- 1000        BOOTS VAN NOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     JOANN MATCHETTE          

2501 +            BOB SCHIVES
JANUARY 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!

Junior Master:  ANN COOK, SANDRA LEARY      

Club Masters:  CAROLE PARKS, HANNELORE WHITE 

Sectional Master:  SUZANNE ALBANI, VINNIE COPELAND, DICK SWARTZ, LARRY YATSKO, ESTELLE BRASHEARS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Mon Feb 20, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Marths
Mon Feb 20, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Feb 19, 2017
499er Swiss Teams Game
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Moorings Habitat for Humanity Event
Director: Toril
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean
Fri Feb 17, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Feb 17, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: George
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Feb 16, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Open Pairs Game
Director: George
Wed Feb 15, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean
Wed Feb 15, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
STUDENT GAME
Director: Jamie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
Indian River Shores Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Stan
Tue Feb 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Tue Feb 14, 2017
0 -199 Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty
Mon Feb 13, 2017
Moorings Bridge
Director: Toril
Mon Feb 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Mon Feb 13, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: MARTHA