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INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES
INDIAN RIVER SHORES GAMES

Due to storage constraints
we are  unable to serve coffee
or refreshments but you may bring your own.



 

 

TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME @ IRS
TUESDAY MORNING 0-50 GAME @ IRS

A 0-50 pairs game is held each
Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Indian
River Shores Community Center,
6001 N. A1A.
Reservations are not required.


A 0-20 student game is held on Friday
mornings at VBBC @ 9 a.m.
No partner or reservation required. 
♠ 

 

0-99 GAME each WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.
0-99 GAME each WEDNESDAY AT 1 p.m.

JOIN US FOR THE
0-99 GAME EACH 
WEDNESDAY @ 1 p.m.
@ VBBC.

 


 

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.
 
Vero Beach Bridge Center
 
 
  STaC WEEK BEGINS MONDAY

A WEEK OF SILVER POINTS BEGINS
MONDAY, JANUARY 15!

All Open and Limited Games at the VBBC 
and the Open Game at IRS on Tuesday will award silver!

Last updated : Jan 11, 2018 07:39 EST
  Card Play Class 1 Hand 1

For more hands like this and instructions on how to use interface, go under education on left side nav bar

This hand is from our Saturday Intermediate Card Play Series with Ron.

The class meets every Saturday morning at 9:15 until approx 11:30, $20 per class

 

 

Last updated : Jan 15, 2018 18:51 EST
  VBBC February Sectional Tournament

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE
FLYER FOR THE FEBRUARY
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

Last updated : Jan 14, 2018 16:06 EST
  2018 CELEBRITY SERIES
2018 CELEBRITY SERIES

Click here for more 2018
Celebrity Series information.

Last updated : Dec 21, 2017 10:37 EST
  PAUL THURSTON AT THE VBBC
PAUL THURSTON AT THE VBBC
Last updated : Dec 4, 2017 19:36 EST
  CONVENTIONS & MORE
CONVENTIONS & MORE


                                               
 
 

Last updated : Nov 8, 2017 10:21 EST
Click for the latest results
Partnership Assistance - Click Here
Partnership Assistance - Click Here

 OPEN GAMES 
 GAIL PARTENHEIMER
 772-213-3049


LIMITED GAMES  & SWISS TEAMS
(0-99; 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

GAME SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE.

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 December 2017

0 - 5                 MICHAEL WONDERGEM

6 - 20               BOB ANASTASI

21 - 50             BILL LYONS

51 - 100           FRANK MCGOWAN

101 - 200         LARRY YATSKO

201 - 300         BILL FRIESELL

301 - 400         MIMI BURKE

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         JIM FLAGG

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE       
2501 +             REANETTE FROBOUCK


Dember 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  Junior Master: Sean Kashawlic, Gloria Stephenson
Club Master: Jerry Swain
Sectional Master: Michele Kelly, Ruth McClure, Frank McGowan
Regional Master: Helen Campbell,Janet Goodhue, Karen Pfister
NABC Master: Pat Forsdick
Advanced NABC Master: David LeBar, Barbara Smith
Ruby Life Master: Chris Matus, Peggy Warner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Riomar Open Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
Thu Jan 18, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Geo Bleskachek
Wed Jan 17, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jan 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Jan 16, 2018
IRS 0-50
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: Stan Yellin
Tue Jan 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Tue Jan 16, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Mon Jan 15, 2018
Moorings Bridge
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon Jan 15, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie Eggleston
Mon Jan 15, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
Sat Jan 13, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jan 12, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jan 12, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty
Fri Jan 12, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Jan 11, 2018
Riomar Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Jan 11, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Thu Jan 11, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Jan 10, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
Calendar
Sun Jan 21, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sun Feb 4, 2018
OPEN PAIRS
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL - Open Pairs
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - 0-500 NLM PAIRS
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - OPEN & 0-500 NLM PAIRS
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Director: ACBL
Sun Feb 11, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL - OPEN & 0-500 NLM SWISS TEAMS
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sun Feb 18, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
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
(0-99; 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

GAME SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE.

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 December 2017

0 - 5                 MICHAEL WONDERGEM

6 - 20               BOB ANASTASI

21 - 50             BILL LYONS

51 - 100           FRANK MCGOWAN

101 - 200         LARRY YATSKO

201 - 300         BILL FRIESELL

301 - 400         MIMI BURKE

401 - 500         LORIE HEIBERGER

501 - 750         JIM FLAGG

751- 1000        DAVID JARVIS

1001 - 2500     JOANNE MATCHETTE       
2501 +             REANETTE FROBOUCK


Dember 2017 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
 
  Junior Master: Sean Kashawlic, Gloria Stephenson
Club Master: Jerry Swain
Sectional Master: Michele Kelly, Ruth McClure, Frank McGowan
Regional Master: Helen Campbell,Janet Goodhue, Karen Pfister
NABC Master: Pat Forsdick
Advanced NABC Master: David LeBar, Barbara Smith
Ruby Life Master: Chris Matus, Peggy Warner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Riomar Open Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
Thu Jan 18, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Geo Bleskachek
Wed Jan 17, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Wed Jan 17, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Gerry Browning
Tue Jan 16, 2018
IRS 0-50
Director: Jamie
Tue Jan 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs @ IRS
Director: Stan Yellin
Tue Jan 16, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
Tue Jan 16, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Mon Jan 15, 2018
Moorings Bridge
Director: Toril Liapis
Mon Jan 15, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie Eggleston
Mon Jan 15, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
Sat Jan 13, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jean Kay
Fri Jan 12, 2018
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
Fri Jan 12, 2018
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Betty
Fri Jan 12, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Thu Jan 11, 2018
Riomar Open Pairs
Director: Toril
Thu Jan 11, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Thu Jan 11, 2018
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Wed Jan 10, 2018
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
Calendar
Sun Jan 21, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sun Feb 4, 2018
OPEN PAIRS
VBBC 1 p.m.
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL - Open Pairs
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - 0-500 NLM PAIRS
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sat Feb 10, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT - OPEN & 0-500 NLM PAIRS
VBBC 2:30 p.m.
Director: ACBL
Sun Feb 11, 2018
VBBC SECTIONAL - OPEN & 0-500 NLM SWISS TEAMS
VBBC 10 a.m.
Director: ACBL
Sun Feb 18, 2018
0-750 SWISS TEAMS
VBBC 1 p.m.