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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Welcome
Welcome

Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club.  Our club is located in The Villages (Florida's Friendliest Hometown) which is in central Florida.  Our ACBL sanction number is #217489.  We are in District 9, Unit 128.

This is an invitational club so guest passes must be obtained for a guest to play.  All regular game fees are $3 per person for a resident and $5 per person for a guest.   We are a non-smoking club and adhere to the ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy.

Last updated : May 27, 2017 12:07 EDT
The Villages 499er NLM Sectional

Our 4th  annual  499’er Sectional will again be held at The Savannah Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 16-18.  All eligible members of The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club are encouraged to participate.  ACBL current membership is required to play.  The Tournament Directors will have the forms to activate a temporary 30 day membership costing $7.99 available each day of the tournament if you wish to play without a current membership.

This year’s game representatives are  GEORGE GUARINO,  NANCY JAFFE, NANCY TURNER, RANNAH  FREEDMAN AND HARRY FREEDMAN.   They will have SIGN-UP SHEETS at most games beginning October 22 so you can sign up for the Pair event days you plan to play and enroll your Swiss team for Sunday.  This is a courtesy registration to help with estimates for the number of players we will need to accommodate.  They will also have the sign-up sheets where you may volunteer to provide a HOSPITALITY SNACK  or CASH CONTRIBUTION for snacks in the morning and afternoon on one of the Tournament days.

To view the TOURNAMENT FLYER with all information on the Tournament please click 2018 499er/NLM Sectional Tournament

Last updated : Oct 22, 2018 15:51 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:

  • Nov 16-18 - 499er/NLM Sectional Tournament
  • Fri Nov 16 - both the morning limited and open games at Seabreeze are cancelled because of the 499er/NLM Sectional.
  • Sat Nov 17 - because of the 499/NLM Sectional, the morning 199er game at Miona and the afternoon 750 game at Colony are being cancelled.
  • Thur Nov 22 - Thanksgiving - no games.
  • Mon Dec 24 - Christmas Eve - no games.
  • Tue Dec 25 - Christmas - no games.
  • Wed Dec 26 - the 0-20 MPS game at Eisenhower is cancelled.  All other games are a GO!
  • Mon Dec 31 - New Years Eve - no games.
  • Tue Jan 1 - New Years Day - no games.
Last updated : Nov 1, 2018 09:13 EDT
Educational Classes

Our club offers all sorts of education classes to help our members improve their game.  Some of the classes coming up very shortly that have not been filled or closed include:

  • Nov 20 - Fourth Suit Forcing by Colleen Treanor at Odell.
  • Nov 27 - Forcing No Trump Bid by Russ Pearly is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled for the New Year
  • Nov 29 - Negative Double Review by Jon Williams at Seabreeze

Click on the link Class Schedule Rev 7 to view a listing of all the classes being offered along with the specific details of each class including schedules, locations and class descriptions.

General information about our classes can be found by clicking on the Education menu button link on the left.  If you still have questions that aren't answered, you can email Bob Matthews at bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com or Susan Fraser at ronsusanf@yahoo.com 

In addition, Neil Timm will be submitting a bridge "Topic of the Month" article for your review and study.  Click on Interfering over StrongWeak NT for his November topic.

Last updated : Nov 16, 2018 09:10 EST
Short Lessons Before Some Open Games

Andy Sloan will be giving a series of short lessons of approximately 30 minutes in length that will be starting promptly at 12:15 at the following afternoon open games.  The lessons will end in time to set up the game and take your seats.

  • Minorwood - Mon 11/26 at Seabreeze and repeated Wed 11/28 at Mulberry
  • Smith Echo - Mon 12/03 at Seabreeze and repeated Wed 11/05 at Mullberry
  • Responses to Take Out Doubles - Mon 12/17 at Seabreeze and repeated Wed 12/19 at Mullberry
Last updated : Nov 15, 2018 08:21 EST
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sunday Nov 18 - No game because of 499er Sectional
  • Sunday Nov 25 - Stratified Swiss Team Game.  Please pre-register with Rick Gauthier at exretiree@gmail.com 
  • Sunday Dec 2 - 8 is Enough Swiss Team Game.  Please pre-register with Rick Gauthier at exretiree@gmail.com.
  • Sunday Dec 9 - 499er/NLM Swiss Team Game.  Please pre-register with Rick Gauthier at exretiree@gmail.com.

Pre-registering is desirable to aid the Director is setting up the game but not mandatory.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.

Last updated : Nov 15, 2018 15:42 EST
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday,November 12th
Day Time Location Type Director Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

Monday  1:00PM Laurel Manor <299 MP's Caroline Davies   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Monday  1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Rick Gauthier ♣ laugh  
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Paul Matheson    
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday  12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Caroline Davies   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt    
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn    
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher ♣ laugh  
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs Kelly Dryden    
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher    
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <149 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Friday  9:00AM Sea Breeze Open/ Pairs NO GAME   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday  9:00AM Sea Breeze <399 NLM NO GAME   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Friday  1:00PM Eisenhower Open Pairs Stephen Macheel   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday  6:15PM Laurel Open Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday  6:15PM Laurel <100MP's NO GAME   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday  09:00AM Miona <199 MP's Pairs NO GAME   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday  1:00PM Miona Open Pairs Bruce Thiher ♠ smiley Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's Pairs NO GAME   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Sunday Nov 11th 1:00PM Sea Breeze NO GAME     CANCELLED (only 1 team registered)
Last updated : Nov 11, 2018 10:33 EST
Temporary Venue Changes are in RED.
Temporary Director Changes are in BLUE
   Brief lesson before game
  Question & Answer after game
Q & A AFTER the game with RUSS PEARLY  
Mini lesson BEFORE (12:15) the game with ANDY SLOANE on 3 Way Drury    
 
If you need to contact a Director, click on the 

Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

   
 
 
Last updated : Nov 11, 2018 10:41 EST
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

Over the next couple of weeks, we are increasing the Reservation system to cover more games. Please scroll down to the Game Schedule and if the game you are playing in has a link, then simply click on "reserve a seat" and you will be taken to the correct site. Please make sure you are playing in the correct game. Either a game with LIMITED masterpoints or an OPEN game.

In order to help the director, PLEASE make a reservation if you are playing in one of the games where the system is in effect.  IF, you can't or don't want to, then please contact the director and they will happily do this on your behalf.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

If you do NOT have an ACBL number, then please email Janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com to get set up.

If you have made a reservation, you do not need to be at game until 20 minutes prior to game time.

If you cannot attend PLEASE cancel by 10:00 am on the morning of the game. 

Last updated : Oct 22, 2018 09:12 EDT
Alert Message

The bios for the candidates running for the 2019 Board can be viewed by reading the article to the left.

Last updated : Nov 15, 2018 08:23 EST
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In 2017 we had grown to become the 2nd largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : Feb 20, 2018 11:19 EST
Results
Thursday Morning Open
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Bruce Thiher
Th PM 149er Pairs-C.Char
Director: Pat Holmes
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
Lake Miona 399
Director: John Quinn
6:15 PM Sea Breeze Open
Director: Bev Magnuson
1 PM Mulberry ClubCharity
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Miona Open REVISED
Director: Janet Matthews