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The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
 
Partnership Contacts

Open

Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

399er

BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

Online Partnership Curator

Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

 
Online Partnership Request

Click here to pull up the online partnership request spreadsheet.  Call Mike Mocella if you have any questions on how to use this site.

Form to Report an Incident at Bridge Table

If you come upon an issue that involves conduct or ethics and you wish to report it either confidentially or not, please click on this article to pull up a form for you to fill out and submit to Russ Pearly, our Club Recorder.  This is an additional procedure set up to supplement the Zero Tolerance card to help maintain a friendly atmosphere at the bridge table.

 
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 : Sep 23, 2016 15:38 EDT
Temporary Venue Changes

Paul Matheson has announced the following temporary venue changes.

  • Friday March 10 - the 6:30 game at Laurel Manor will be played at Eisenhower instead.
  • Saturday April 15 - Lake Miona closed.
Last updated : Feb 13, 2017 16:06 EST
New Educational Classes Being Offered

Listed below are some new classes being offered to our members to improve their bridge skills.

Every Thursday to March 30 - Course on Learn to Play Bridge taught by Janet Matthews

The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club will shortly be running a new ten week course on 'Learn to Play Bridge'.  The classes are designed for those who have either never played before or have had many years away from the game.  They will be held each Thursday morning at the Seabreeze Regional Center.  The cost for the ten week course will be $60, plus (if requested) the cost of the course handbook. For further details and to sign up for this course please contact Bob Matthews.
 
Thursday Feb 23 - Course on 2NT Bidding taught by Neil Timm
 
Due to lack of interest, his Lesson on 2NT has been cancelled, but is posted under the Education tab.
 
Thursday March 9 and 16 - Class on No Trump Contracts and Suit Contacts respectively taught by Dean Robinson
 
Two new classes to be given on Declarer Play.  Class sizes will be limited.  Click Dean on Declarer Play for more information.
 
Thursday April 6, 13 and 20 - Class on Double Trouble taught by Sharlene Tyler
 
This 3 week course will cover aspects of the following:- Penalty Dbl; Support Dbl; Lead Directing Dbl; Trap Pass Dbl; Balancing Dbl and the use of Re-Doubles. This class will be of great value to Novice through Intermediate players and will be limited to 25 students only. To sign up please email Sharlene at Tandemst@gmail.com   Students will receive material to print out and bring to the first class in advance.
 
To sign up for any of these lessons or to get additional information please email Bob Matthews at classesdbc@gmail.com or bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com unless otherwise stated above.  The classes, unless otherwise stated above, are $5 and are held at the O'Dell Recreation Center from 9 to 11 am on Thursday morning.
 
Last updated : Feb 18, 2017 19:31 EST
Frank Stewart Seminar

Frank Stewart will be giving a day long workshop on Tuesday March 21 at Colony Cottage.  He will present topics geared for advanced beginners to intermediate players.  The cost is $80 which includes handouts and lunch.  Mr. Stewart will be donating his fee to charity.

Last updated : Dec 26, 2016 09:58 EST
February Special Games Schedule

Click on this article to view the February Special Games Schedule.

Last updated : Jan 30, 2017 11:58 EST
Regular Game Schedule
Day Time Location Type Director Note
Monday 1:00 pm Laurel Manor 299er Pairs Robinson Brief lesson before game
Monday 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Gauthier  
Monday 5:30 pm Seabreeze New Comers, < 49 MPS Matheson Brief lesson before game
Monday 6:30 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Holmes  
Tuesday 1:00 pm Lake Miona Open Pairs Williams  
Tuesday 1:00 pm Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday (1st) 12:30 pm Lake Miona Reunioin 500 MPS Game Fischer  
Wednesday (2,3,4,5) 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Fischer  
Wednesday 1:00 pm Mulberry Open Pairs Thiher < Stephen Macheel while Bruce is on vac
Wednesday 6:30 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Matthews  
Thursday 9:00 am Rohan Open/399er NLM Pr Payette  
Thursday 1:00 pm Mullberry Open Pairs Thiher < Stephen Macheel while Bruce is on vac
Thrusday 4:30 pm Rohan 99er Pairs Matheson Brief lesson before game
Friday 9:00 am Seabreeze Open/399er NLM Pr Matthews  
Friday 1:00 pm Eisenhower Open Pairs Saunders  
Friday 6:30 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Kuyper  
Saturday 1:00 pm Colony Cottage Open Pairs Gauthier  
Saturday 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Davies  
Sunday (1st) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Swiss Matheson  
Sunday (2nd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 499/NLM Swiss Matheson  
Sunday (3rd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Mentor-Novice Pairs Matthews  
Sunday (4th) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 8 is Enough Swiss Matheson  

 

If you need to contact a Director, click on the Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.  Note that the Calendar link only lists special events, not games.

Last updated : Jan 4, 2017 14:15 EST
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Last updated : Feb 18, 2017 19:32 EST
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In 2016 we had grown to become the 4th largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : Jan 14, 2017 09:12 EST
Results
Sat February 18, 2017
1 PM LM 399
Director: Caroline Davies
Sat February 18, 2017
1 PM Colony Open REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Fri February 17, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Bev Magnuson
Fri February 17, 2017
6:30 PM Laurel Open
Director: John Kuyper
Fri February 17, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
Thu February 16, 2017
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Stephen Macheel
Thu February 16, 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
Director: Paul Matheson
Thu February 16, 2017
Thurs Morn Pairs REVISED
Director: Bev Magnuson
Wed February 15, 2017
1 PM Mulberry .
Director: Stephen Macheel
Alert Message

No alert messages presently.

Last updated : Feb 18, 2017 19:32 EST
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2016 we had grown to become the 4th largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : Jan 14, 2017 09:12 EST
Results
Sat February 18, 2017
1 PM LM 399
Director: Caroline Davies
Sat February 18, 2017
1 PM Colony Open REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Fri February 17, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Bev Magnuson
Fri February 17, 2017
6:30 PM Laurel Open
Director: John Kuyper
Fri February 17, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
Thu February 16, 2017
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Stephen Macheel
Thu February 16, 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
Director: Paul Matheson
Thu February 16, 2017
Thurs Morn Pairs REVISED
Director: Bev Magnuson
Wed February 15, 2017
1 PM Mulberry .
Director: Stephen Macheel