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!
VBBC MEMBER PAUL THURSTON IS A MEMBER OF
THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND
WILL BE REPRESENTING CANADA IN THE UPCOMING
WORLD BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ORLANDO!
WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT PAUL AND HIS WIFE, JOANNE,
CHOOSE TO SPEND THE WINTER IN VERO BEACH
WHERE PAUL HAS TAUGHT A SUCCESSFUL BRIDGE
COURSE EACH YEAR FOR US HERE AT THE VBBC.
WE ARE AGAIN LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING
ALL WE CAN THIS COMING JANUARY IN PAUL'S LESSONS
WHICH WILL FOCUS ON COMPETITIVE BIDDING.
GOOD LUCK IN ORLANDO, PAUL!
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣
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.
AUGUST CARD SHARKS
0 - 5 JAY STEWART
6 - 20 WALLY JOHNSON
21 - 50 GARY B. SMITH
51 - 100 BILL LYONS
101 - 200 JOHN SOUZA
201 - 300 JOHN BRUNNER
301 - 400 BRIAN FISHER
401 - 500 PAT FORSDICK
501 - 750 STEVE OSIECKI
751- 1000 MIKE WILLIAMS
1001 - 2500 STEVE HAYSKAR
2501 + JOANNE MATCHETTE
AUGUST 2018 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
Junior Master: DAVE ANDRUS, BARB SAK, STAN SAK
Club Master: SEAN KASHAWLIC, KATHY VOORHEES
Regional Master: LYN BUFORD, JACK HUGHES, DOUG
JOHNSTON, RITA SILVIA SWAIN, YOLANDA WILLIAMS
Bronze Life Master: STEVE OSIECKI
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.