We are collecting VBBC annual membership dues
for 2019 now. You may renew any weekday from
noon to 12:55.
Please check over your information on the
membership form and make any necessary changes.
We can only accept cash or a check for $35.
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!
Ron's Saturday Card-Play Series
This week January 19,
we will start our day with four great hands at the table.
We just started defense and will review three deals
and play ten more on screen, each illustrating a different defensive idea.
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ See you Tomorrow. ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
The focus of Paul's course is Competitive Auctions and
meets each Thursday, 9:30 - noon, through February 21.
You may attend individual sessions for $30 each.
Register at the club or by calling Natalie
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
0 - 750 GNT SWISS TEAMS
50% Red/Black Points
Game Time: 1 p.m.
February 16 and 17
ROBERT TODD WILL BE
AT THE VBBC FOR A 2-DAY PRESENTATION!
ANDY AVERY WILL BE JOINING ROBERT ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONVENTIONS & MORE
MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY
Click here for a complete schedule of lesson topics.
JANUARY 16-NEGATIVE DOUBLES with Lyn
LIMITED GAMES & SWISS TEAMS
Vero Beach Bridge Center
OF THE ACBL
A very special opportunity is coming
your way Monday,January 21!
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. game
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.
NOVEMBER CARD SHARKS
0 - 5 NANCY CARR
6 - 20 JAMES STOLLENWERCK
21 - 50 RICK/JANIE JETT
51 - 100 SANDRA MEYER
101 - 200 IRENE GENTILE
201 - 300 DON MARSHALL
301 - 400 BILL BASTIAN
401 - 500 DAVID LEBAR
501 - 750 STEVE OSIECKI
751- 1000 SUE WELLER
1001 - 2500 STEVE HAYSKAR
2501 + BOB SCHIVES
NOVEMBER 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
Club Master: PAT HAMLIN, JOHN SPOONER
Regional Master: DENIS CONLON
Life Master: DAVID KELLY
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.