THE 0-99 GAME
@ 1 p.m. WILL
RESUME OCTOBER 17
AND WILL AWARD
THE 0-1500 GAME
played on TUESDAYS
@ 1 p.m. WILL RESUME
THE TUESDAY MORNING
0-50 GAME will resume in November.
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!
0-1500 Pair Game
resumes Tuesday, October 16
0-99 Pair Game
resumes Wednesday, October 17
Game Time: 1 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 17
Saturday, October 20
CLUB APPRECIATION GAMES
EXTRA, EXTRA POINTS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO VBBC MEMBERS
CANDACE GRIFFEY AND KATHY SULGROVE
WHO COMPETED IN THE RECENT
WORLD BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
AND FINISHED 2ND IN WOMEN'S PAIRS!
Candace & Kathy are pictured here with Gianarrigo Rona,
president of the World Bridge Federation,
at the Awards & Closing Ceremonies of the World Championships
October 6 in Orlando, Florida.
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CONVENTIONS & MORE
MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY
LIMITED GAMES & SWISS TEAMS
Vero Beach Bridge Center
OF THE ACBL
CLICK HERE FOR THE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE.
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 (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.
The Friday morning student game is for
players with less than 20 masterpoints.
The morning 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 reservation required.
9 a.m. - noon
Click here to view a schedule of the review lessons.
THIS GAME RUNS YEAR-ROUND.
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.
SEPTEMBER CARD SHARKS
0 - 5 TEDDY NIEDZWIECKI
6 - 20 WALLY JOHNSON
21 - 50 JOHN STEPHENSON
51 - 100 GARY B. SMITH
101 - 200 LARRY YATSKO
201 - 300 BILL BASTIAN
301 - 400 FLO FISHER
401 - 500 DAVID LEBAR
501 - 750 STEVE OSIECKI
751- 1000 SANDY GROSS
1001 - 2500 CHRIS SMITH
2501 + JAMIE PORTELL
SEPTEMBER 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
Club Master: RHONDA DYKAL, JULIE GEER
Regional Master: BEA MARRIOTT, JERRY SWAIN, ELLEN TOBIN
Sectional Master: RENE FISCHERA, GARY B. SMITH, KARA SPOONER
NABC Master: NANCY GARVEY, HOYT GOODRICH, SALLY GOODRICH, ALEX HOCHHEISER
Life Master: BRIAN FISHER, FLO FISHER, JOAN HENDERSON, SUSAN KELLY
Silver Life Master: MIKE WILLIAMS
Ruby Life Master: PIETER VANBENNEKOM, HELGA WOODARD
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.