0 - 50 game each
Tuesday @ 9 a.m.
Join us for the
0-1500 PAIRS GAME
@ 1 p.m.
JOIN US FOR THE
WEDNESDAY @ 1 p.m.
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!
ROBERT TODD WILL BE AT THE VBBC
SUNDAY FOR ONE FINAL SEMINAR!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN
ROBERT'S SLAM BIDDING LESSON
YOU MAY JOIN US AT 10 a.m.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
THURSDAY @ 9:30
is the final session of this extraordinary series with
The focus of Paul's course is Competitive Auctions
9:30 - noon
You may attend individual sessions for $30 each.
Register at the club or by calling Natalie
No game Sunday, February 17.
The 0-750 Swiss Teams game will be held February 24 @ 1 p.m.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 IS A CHARITY GAME FOR
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
EXTRA MASTERPOINTS AWARDED
Ron's Saturday Card-Play Series
The plan is to continue our discussions of suit contract defense.
We are going dark (no class) on Feb 9th and 16th due to major club events.
We will continue our mix of onscreen and table play and the review of two versions of each deal, successful defense on each deal will be guided by partner's carding. We will also have a short review of throwin endplays with several new hands, preparatory to continuing our discussion of integrating suit combinations into the play of the hand. Next stop, squeezes are fun and a lot easier than you might think!
Also next week we will wrap up our discussions of suit contract defense, Attend February 23rd and pick up any defense handouts you may have missed in previous sessions.
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ See you Saturday, February 23! ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
CONVENTIONS & MORE
MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY
Click here for a complete schedule of lesson topics.
FEBRUARY 20 - Splinter Bids with Gail
LIMITED GAMES & SWISS TEAMS
Vero Beach Bridge Center
OF THE ACBL
A special opportunity -- Expert Hand Analysis!
Visiting Canadian master player and VBBC member, Leigh Ives,
will analyze a few of the afternoon's most interesting hands.
Time: At the conclusion of the 1 p.m. games
Where: In the upstairs playing area
The Friday morning student game
is for players with less than 20
This session begins at 9 a.m.
with a brief review of a bidding
topic, followed by play.
The game is ideal for players taking
our beginning lessons or for those
who are returning to bridge.
Please join us. No partner or
9 a.m. - noon
Click here to view a schedule of the
topics covered in the mini-lessons.
THIS GAME RUNS YEAR-ROUND.
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.
CLICK HERE FOR THE
CURRENT GAME SCHEDULE
Click here for (printable) instructions on how to replay hands from any of our games on your computer ( and many devices) easily! This browser-based approach does not require any special software on your device.
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.
JANUARY CARD SHARKS
0 - 5 MARILYN/GERALD PIERCE
6 - 20 TERRY WILSON
21 - 50 DALE CONTENT
51 - 100 PETER BENNET
101 - 200 NICK MICHAELS
201 - 300 LARRY YATSKO
301 - 400 IBRAHEM EL-RAHEB
401 - 500 JOHN SYMONDS
501 - 750 MIMI KLUG
751- 1000 JOANNE THURSTON
1001 - 2500 CHRIS SMITH
2501 + DEBBIE DRURY
JANUARY 2019 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
Junior Master: KATHY SIEGEL
Club Master: EDEL LIVERMORE
Sectional Master: NANCY FAIGEN
Regional Master: RUTH FLEIGH
NABC Master: BOBBIE SYLVIA
Silver Life Master: SUE WELLER
Ruby Life Master: NANCY BRIGGS
LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS
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 are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.