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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club

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
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

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

  • April 21 Saturday - Colony game moved to Eisenhower for this day only
  • April 28 Saturday - 1:00 Lake Miona Open game is moved to Laurel Manor for that day only.
  • April 28 Saturday - 9:00 Lake Miona morning game is cancelled as there is not another venue available
  • Jun 8-10 - Pat Ford Memorial Sectional - some regular scheduled games will be cancelled which will be announced later
  • Nov 16-18 - 499NLM Sectional - game changes to be announced
Last updated : Apr 16, 2018 08:28 EDT
New Educational Classes Being Offered

Listed below is a new class being offered to our members to improve their bridge skill.

Thursday May 10 - Class on Twelve Penalty Double Guidelines taught by Susan Fraser

This is a one week class and will be held at the Seabreeze center.  Susan is a well qualified and experienced Bridge Teacher and this class is aimed at advanced Novice to ‘developing’ Intermediate players.  This class presents the student with twelve guidelines covering all of the various situations where partner’s double of an opponent’s bid is for penalty.  If partner’s double is not covered by one of the twelve guidelines, it is asking you to bid ........ it will be a takeout double.  Often confusing as to which type of double this is, taking this lesson should help clarify and minimize any doubts.  At the end of the class, students should be able to distinguish between partner’s double for penalty and double for takeout.

For general inquiries regarding Educational Classes, please email Bob Matthews at or, or Susan Fraser at To register for a course or for more detailed information regarding a specific course, please contact the instructor directly at the email address indicated in the course description.  Instructors will need your email contact address to send notices and other pertinent course information.  Classes, unless otherwise stated above, are $5 per class (entire course fee payable at the 1st class) and are held at either the Seabreeze or Odell Recreation Center from 9 to 11am on Thursday morning.
Last updated : Apr 10, 2018 12:38 EDT
New Game Created for 199ers

A new game is now available on Saturday mornings at Lake Miona with a 199 Master Points limit.  It will begin at 9am and the Director will be Sandy Gebhardt.

Last updated : Apr 14, 2018 14:45 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, April 16th
Day Time Location Type Director Note
Monday 1:00 PM Laurel Manor <299 MP's Matthews **
Monday 1:00 PM Seabreeze Open Pairs PAYETTE  
Monday 5:30 PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Matheson **
Monday 6:15 PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Magnuson  
Tuesday 12:45 PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Williams  
Tuesday 1:00 PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday 8:30 AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday 1:00 PM Lake Miona < 399 MP's Pairs THIHER  
Wednesday 1:00 PM Mulberry Open Pairs Macheel  
Wednesday 6:15 PM Seabreeze Open Pairs THIHER  
Thursday 9:00 AM Rohan <399/Open Pairs Magnuson  
Thursday 1:00 PM Mullberry Open Pairs Thiher  
Thursday 4:30 PM Rohan <149 MP's Pairs Holmes ***
Friday 9:00 AM Seabreeze <399/Open Pairs Matthews  
Friday 1:00 PM Eisenhower Open Pairs Holmes  
Friday 6:15 PM Laurel Manor <100/Open Pairs THIHER  
Saturday 9:00 AM Lake Miona <199 MP's Pairs Gebhardt  
Saturday 1:00 PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Gauthier  
Saturday 1:00 PM EISENHOWER < 750 MPS Pairs MACHEEL  
Sunday (1st) 1:00 PM Seabreeze Open Swiss Varies  
Sunday (2nd) 1:00 PM Seabreeze Varies Varies  
Sunday (3nd) 1:00 PM Seabreeze Mentor-Novice Pairs Magnuson  
Sunday (4th) 1:00 PM Seabreeze 8 is Enough HOLMES  
Last updated : Apr 18, 2018 09:59 EDT
Temporary Venue Changes are in RED.
Temporary Director Changes are in BLUE
**  Brief lesson before game
***  Question & Answer after game
If you need to contact a Director, click on the 
Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.
Last updated : Mar 25, 2018 08:38 EDT
Alert Message

The March 24 Board Minutes are now available.  Click on the Board Info menu button.

Note that the date for the Twelve Penalty Double Guideline class has been moved from May 3 to May 10

Last updated : Apr 14, 2018 14:10 EDT
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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
Rohan Thursday Morn Pairs
Director: Bev Magnuson
1 PM Mulberry OpenCharity
Director: Bruce Thiher
Th. '149er' Pairs-Charity
Director: Pat Holmes
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Mulberry Charity
Director: Stephen Macheel
Lake Miona 399er Charity
Director: Bruce Thiher
6:15 PM Sea Breeze REVISE
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Miona Open Charity
Director: Jon Williams
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Caroline Davies