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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. 
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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.
 
Education
Card Play Series with Ron Andrews

This series will meet on the next several Saturdays, (though we will skip the February Sectional Date).

YOU MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME, AND MAY ATTEND AT WILL 20$ PER CLASS. $50 for three. We will meet somewhere between six and eight or more times. EMPHASIS will be on Play and Defense. We will discuss the bidding of many hands but will not be presenting bidding per se.We also work hard at having FUN.

This is a mixed ability class. Much effort is made to cater to all. It is important that you want to get better and are willing to put in a little effort to do so. I promise I will put in a lot of effort to help you.

The hands posted below are a small part (also the hardest part) of what was presented in class. Summaries of each class are meant to help participants obtain maximum gain/enjoyment but of course if you did not attend you may still find them of interest. They do not include all the class material and often include some bonus material.

Card play, How to use the Hand Interface

The four hands below can be used to review the hand by just continuing to hit next as you THINK and read along.

When the hand first appears it will be with all four hands exposed. You can close the other hands by clicking on the South Banner. Dummy will reopen when the bidding concludes. You may of course leave all four hands exposed.

Alternatively, at any time you can hit Play to take over playing all four hands yourself. That will allow you to try out your ideas. If you hit play, you will need to have all four hands exposed. If you have closed them, just click on the South banner again and they will reopen. (if you hit on EAST or WEST to sneak a peek, hit on it again and all hands will open or hit on South again to close it and open South)

You can choose one card at at time or trick at a time from the options.

Enjoy.

See you in class.

 

Card Play 1st Cls, Hnd#1 Intermediate hnd#2 Br Wrld
Card Play CLs 1, hand 2 (22 from Bridge World)

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Card Play CLs 1, hand 3 (17 from Bridge World)

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Card Play CLs 1, hand 4 (16 from Bridge World)

Hand 4, orig 16. Source Bridge World Magazine's website. Deal originally prepared for a 1963 par hand contest. Full credits with accompanying deals. Presentation and text here by Ron Andrews.

Introduction

The Vero Beach Bridge Center is a wonderful place to learn to play or to renew your love of bridge. As the season kicks off, we are offering a wide variety of courses and single session classes designed to help you learn the game or improve your game. When you opened this page the Nav Bar on your left opened with  access to flyers and descriptions of all that variety.

As your skills develop, with over 1080 VBBC members playing 360+ days a year, there are plenty of opportunities to play. We have a large, friendly group of players and there are many games every week that are designed just for progressing players. Whether you play social bridge, used to play bridge in college or never played a card game we can help you learn to play, and enjoy, duplicate bridge. We offer Beginning Bridge lessons each month and two student games each week. Stop by the VBBC or call our office, 562-3008, for schedule details. 

Conventions & More Meets Each Wednesday - October thru August

THIS CLASS WILL RESUME OCTOBER 4, 2017.
Take advantage of our special offer for these excellent Conventions workshops:
Buy a punch card for $50, get 4 classes!
CALL 562-3008 for details.
The punch card is non-transferable.

Defeating the Force!
2017 GUEST SPEAKER SERIES

We have a terrific line-up of celebrity speakers for 2018!
 January 16 - Marty Bergen


February 13 - Robert Todd
 

March 9 - Audrey Grant

Double dummy problem from the December Sectional
A Not-So-Simple Endplay

Making 4♠ on this deal (board 12, Fri afternoon open game) was worth 20.5 on a 23 top.

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Hand 1
Hand 2
Hand 3
Hand 4
Slam Movie 3

This movie presentation works best with google chrome, but but if your flash player is enabled or up-to-date it will run with internet explorer. Click here to start the movie.

Double Dummy Slam Problem
hand 2-1
hand 2-2
hand 2-3
hand 2-4
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels