VERO BEACH BRIDGE CENTER
 
VBBC

 
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WEDNESDAY 0-99 GAME
WEDNESDAY 0-99 GAME

The Wednesday afternoon 0-99 game is suspended for the summer. 
Please look for this game to return in the Fall

 


 

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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. VBBC IS OPEN

 ALL OF OUR REGULAR GAMES ARE ON AS SCHEDULED

 

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Last updated : Sep 20, 2017 07:34 EDT
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Partnership Assistance - Click Here
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 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-49; 0-199; 0-299;0-499)

 JEAN KAY 
772-567-5049

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

Vero Beach Bridge Center

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

BRIDGE BUCKS
BRIDGE BUCKS

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. 

 

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 - 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.




               Card Sharks August 2017

0 - 5                 PATTY LEEDS

6 - 20               JERRY SWAIN

21 - 50             ROBERT FLOR

51 - 100           MARCIA LAPP

101 - 200         MARILYN KLUSSMAN

201 - 300         DAVID LEBAR

301 - 400         JOHN HAGOOD

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         SANDY GROSS

751- 1000        DELL HATTEN

1001 - 2500     BOOTS VANNOSTRAND       

2501 +             BILL POOLE

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

 

JUNIOR MASTERS: JOHN TESSIER

REGIONAL MASTERS:  JOHN BRUNNER, NICKI BRUNNER, ROB MIDDLEMAN,TERRY WOLF

LIFE MASTER:  BEV MOGENSON

SILVER LIFE MASTERS:  BART MEFORT

DIAMOND LIFE MASTER:  NANCY MARQUARDT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

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.

Upcoming Team Games

Upcoming Team Games are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.

Results
Wed Sep 20, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Tue Sep 19, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: MAGGIE
Mon Sep 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Sep 17, 2017
Open Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Sat Sep 16, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Sep 15, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Sep 15, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Sep 15, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Sep 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Wed Sep 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Fri Sep 8, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Sep 7, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Mggie
Wed Sep 6, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Sep 6, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Sep 5, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Sep 4, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Sep 2, 2017
8-IS-Enough Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Fri Sep 1, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Sep 1, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
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

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008

Vero Beach Bridge Center

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

BRIDGE BUCKS
BRIDGE BUCKS

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. 

 

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 - 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.




               Card Sharks August 2017

0 - 5                 PATTY LEEDS

6 - 20               JERRY SWAIN

21 - 50             ROBERT FLOR

51 - 100           MARCIA LAPP

101 - 200         MARILYN KLUSSMAN

201 - 300         DAVID LEBAR

301 - 400         JOHN HAGOOD

401 - 500         STEVE OSIECKI

501 - 750         SANDY GROSS

751- 1000        DELL HATTEN

1001 - 2500     BOOTS VANNOSTRAND       

2501 +             BILL POOLE

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

 

JUNIOR MASTERS: JOHN TESSIER

REGIONAL MASTERS:  JOHN BRUNNER, NICKI BRUNNER, ROB MIDDLEMAN,TERRY WOLF

LIFE MASTER:  BEV MOGENSON

SILVER LIFE MASTERS:  BART MEFORT

DIAMOND LIFE MASTER:  NANCY MARQUARDT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK TO COMMON GAME SITE

LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS

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.

Upcoming Team Games

Upcoming Team Games are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.

Results
Wed Sep 20, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Tue Sep 19, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: MAGGIE
Mon Sep 18, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Sun Sep 17, 2017
Open Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Sat Sep 16, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Sep 15, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Sep 15, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Sep 15, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Sep 14, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Wed Sep 13, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Fri Sep 8, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Sep 7, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Mggie
Wed Sep 6, 2017
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Wed Sep 6, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Tue Sep 5, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Mon Sep 4, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Betty Wiese
Sat Sep 2, 2017
8-IS-Enough Swiss Teams
Director: Toril
Fri Sep 1, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Fri Sep 1, 2017
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie