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VBBC

 
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0 - 99 GAME EACH WEDNESDAY @ 1 p.m.
0 - 99 GAME EACH WEDNESDAY @ 1  p.m.

0 - 99 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.  
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.
 
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  EXTRA MASTERPOINT GAMES THIS WEEK AT THE VBBC

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Monday, July 24
NAP Qualifier
50% Red & 50% Black Masterpoints
 0 - 499 Pairs and Open Pairs @ 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 27

NAP Qualifier
50% Red and Black Points
0-499er Pairs Game and
Open Pairs Game at 1 PM

Last updated : Jul 23, 2017 11:14 EDT
  NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS GAMES THIS MONTH

NAP QUALIFYING GAMES
AWARD 50% RED & 50% BLACK MASTERPOINTS!
THE FOLLOWING DATES WILL BE
 NAP QUALIFIERS IN JULY:
TUESDAY, JULY 4TH; TUESDAY, JULY 11; SATURDAY, JULY 15; WEDNESDAY, JULY 19;

FRIDAY, JULY 21; MONDAY, JULY 24 AND THURSDAY, JULY 27

50%/50% RED/BLACK POINTS!
 

Last updated : Jul 2, 2017 11:19 EDT
  JULY & AUGUST BRIDGE COURSES

Beginning Bidding Supervised Play
Begins July 18, 5 - 7 p.m.
This "Play Course" is a follow-up to the Bridge Basics I
course and will consist of 4 sessions
  meeting on the following Tuesdays:
July 18, 25, August 1, 8 
Teacher: Martha
$60

BRIDGE BASICS I
This beginning bridge course begins August 3, 1:30 - 3:30,
and wil meet each Thursday for 8 weeks.
Teacher:  Judy
$110

MAJOR SUIT RAISES
This course begins August 3, 9:30 - 11:30
and will meet each Thursday in August.
5 sessions $75
Teacher:  Lyn



 

Last updated : Jul 23, 2017 11:08 EDT
  CONVENTIONS & MORE MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30
CONVENTIONS & MORE MEETS  EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30

THIS IS A DROP-IN CLASS WHERE NO COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED.
$15/class OR YOU MAY PURCHASE A PUNCH CARD FOR $50 WHICH
IS GOOD FOR ANY FOUR WEDNESDAY CLASSES.  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26:  DEFENSE TIPS


 

Last updated : Jul 24, 2017 11:24 EDT
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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

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.

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

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 June 2017

0 - 5                 GARY B. SMITH

6 - 20               JERRY SWAIN

21 - 50             NANCY LONG

51 - 100           JOHN SOUZA

101 - 200         JOHN BRUNNER
                         NICKI BRUNNER

201 - 300         DOUG ELL

301 - 400         STEVE OSIECKI

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         TINA COLE

751- 1000        BOOTS VANNOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE        

2501 +             BILL POOLE

JUNE 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
   

SECTIONAL MASTER:  TRENT SMITH 

CLUB MASTER:  SUSAN COFFEE

JUNIOR MASTERS: JAMIE STOLLENWERCK, KATHY VOORHEES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jul 24, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Sat Jul 22, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 21, 2017
499er Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 21, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jul 21, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Thu Jul 20, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Jul 19, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jul 19, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Norman Hinds
Tue Jul 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Jul 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Jul 16, 2017
0-750 Swiss Teams
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Jul 15, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 14, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jul 14, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jul 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Thu Jul 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Wed Jul 12, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jul 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Jul 11, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Jul 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Calendar
Sat Aug 5, 2017
8-IS-Enough Swiss Teams
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sun Aug 13, 2017
0-750 STaC Swiss
VBBC 1 p.m.
Click for the latest results
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

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.

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

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 June 2017

0 - 5                 GARY B. SMITH

6 - 20               JERRY SWAIN

21 - 50             NANCY LONG

51 - 100           JOHN SOUZA

101 - 200         JOHN BRUNNER
                         NICKI BRUNNER

201 - 300         DOUG ELL

301 - 400         STEVE OSIECKI

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         TINA COLE

751- 1000        BOOTS VANNOSTRAND

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE        

2501 +             BILL POOLE

JUNE 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
   

SECTIONAL MASTER:  TRENT SMITH 

CLUB MASTER:  SUSAN COFFEE

JUNIOR MASTERS: JAMIE STOLLENWERCK, KATHY VOORHEES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jul 24, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Sat Jul 22, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 21, 2017
499er Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 21, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jul 21, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Thu Jul 20, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Jul 19, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jul 19, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Norman Hinds
Tue Jul 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Jul 17, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Jul 16, 2017
0-750 Swiss Teams
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Jul 15, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jul 14, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Jul 14, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jul 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Thu Jul 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Wed Jul 12, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jul 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Jul 11, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Jul 10, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Calendar
Sat Aug 5, 2017
8-IS-Enough Swiss Teams
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sun Aug 13, 2017
0-750 STaC Swiss
VBBC 1 p.m.