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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.  During the summer months Russ will be away from The Villages but still handling his Club Recorder duties - you can call Russ at 610-360-1901 or email him at rousel51@yahoo.com.

 
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
Changes to our Regular Game Schedule

Here are some preliminary changes made at the September 12 Board Meeting that Paul Matheson wanted to put out to our members immediately.  More details will come out when the Board Minutes are published and uploaded to this web site.

  1. Effective immediately there will no longer be a Reunion game the first Wednesday of the month at Lake Miona.  All games there on Wednesday afternoons will be limited to those with less than 400 mp and all the games will start at 1:00 PM.
  2. Sunday's game schedule will continue through October.  1st Sunday - Open Swiss / 3rd Sunday Mentor/Novice game  /  4th Sunday Fast Pairs at 2 PM  /  No game on 2rd or 5th Sundays.
  3. October 2 - 6 will be member Appreciation days.  Game fees will be $2 a game.
  4. November 6 - 12 will be member Appreciation days.  Game fees will be $2 a game.
  5. Starting Saturday October 7 the game at Colony Cottage will be 399/NLM game.  The game Lake Miona will be an open game.  The change is in response to Colony Cottage's flawed policy concerning its restrictions on the use of chairs with arm rests.  This policy is not in effect at Lake Miona.  There are not any members in the 399er group that need this help so they will not be affected by the change in venue but the members who need the chairs will have them provided at Lake Miona.
Last updated : Sep 20, 2017 09:43 EDT
Bus Trip to Gatlinburg Regional Tournament

The Gatlinburg Tournament in April of each year is considered by many bridge players to be one of the best tournaments of the year.  Many of our members have attended in prior years.  This year consideration is being given to chartering a bus for interested members to travel to the Gatlinburg tournament.  In order to cover the cost of a bus a minimum number of 35-40 of our members and their guest(s) will be needed for the trip to be scheduled.  Cost per person for the bus transportation would be approximately $180- $200 with that cost decreasing if a larger number are interested.  The proposed trip will be departure from The Villages on Monday April 16, 2018 with return on Saturday April 21.  That allows for 4 days in Gatlinburg for play at a wide variety of Tournament events.  Hotel for 5 nights and meals will be separate cost for each person.  If you might want to go on this trip, please contact Board Member Carol Ketterer  to register your interest and for further information.  Contact email (preferred) at carolk1155@gmail.com   or by phone  352-750-0059.

Last updated : Sep 21, 2017 15:31 EDT
New Educational Classes Being Offered

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

Thursday Aug 31, Sept 7, 14 and 21 - Class on Basic Defensive Play taught by Janet Matthews

This will be a 4 week course meant for beginners reviewing basic defensive plays.  This course will be held at SeaBreeze in order for it not to conflict with classes scheduled at O'Dell.

Thursdays Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct 5 - Class on 2 over 1 Game Forcing taught by Sharlene Tyler - CLASS FILLED

 
There will be a course on the entire bidding and responding system of  "Two Over One Game Forcing".  Since this class has already filled up, another series of classes will be offered again at a later time.
 
Thursdays Nov 2 and 9 (dates will change so as not to conflict with Daytona Regional)  - Class on Swiss Team Strategy for Beginners taught by Rich Seidman
 
Rich will be teaching a two week class on Swiss Team Strategies.  This course is designed for those players who are new to Swiss Team play or any player who would like to improve their IMP play.  To sign up please email Rich directly at raseidman@gmail.com so that he is able to forward any advanced information you may require to take the class.  For further information on this class please click on the link Class on Swiss Teams
 
 
Thursdays Nov 16, 30 and Dec 7 - Class on Opening Leads taught by Jon Williams
 
Jon will be teaching a three week long class on Opening Leads.  To sign up please email Jon directly at  jdwmrw@earthlink.net
 
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 per class and are held at the O'Dell Recreation Center from 9 to 11 am on Thursday morning.
 
Last updated : Sep 21, 2017 15:43 EDT
Life Master Rank Changes for August
Click on this article to view our members who have just achieved a Rank change.  Click on the Milestones menu button to view previous months.
Last updated : Sep 15, 2017 11:55 EDT
Special Game Schedule for Sept

Click on this article to view the Sept 2017 Special Games Schedule.

Last updated : Aug 29, 2017 08:00 EDT
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 < 50 MPS Matheson Brief lesson before game
Monday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Holmes  
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 < 400 MPS Pairs Fischer  
Wednesday 1:00 pm Mulberry Open Pairs Thiher  
Wednesday 6:15 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Matthews  
Thursday 9:00 am Rohan Open/399er NLM Pr Payette  
Thursday 1:00 pm Mullberry Open Pairs Thiher  
Thursday 4:30 pm Rohan 99er Pairs Matheson Question & Answer after game
Friday 9:00 am Seabreeze Open/399er NLM Pr Matthews  
Friday 1:00 pm Eisenhower Open Pairs Saunders  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor New Comers < 100 MPS Kuyper  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Kuyper  
Saturday 1:00 pm Colony Cottage Open Pairs Gauthier Games to reverse Oct 7
Saturday 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Davies Games to reverse Oct 7
Sunday (1st) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Swiss Holmes
Sunday (2nd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 499/NLM Swiss Matheson No games in Sept or Oct
Sunday (3rd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Mentor-Novice Pairs Magnuson
Sunday (4th) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Fast Pairs Thiher Sept & Oct Only
Sunday (4th) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 8 is Enough Swiss Matheson Click Special Games for more inifo

 

If you need to contact a Director, click on the Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2017 22:54 EDT
Alert Message

The Board has made some changes to our regular game schedule.  See article to the left

Bus trip planned for the Gatlinburg Regional.  See article to the left.

Last updated : Sep 21, 2017 09:05 EDT
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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 September 23, 2017
1 PM Colony Open ITF
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sat September 23, 2017
1 PM Lake Miona 399
Director: Sandra Gebhardt
Fri September 22, 2017
9: AM Sea Br Open/399
Director: Janet Matthews
Fri September 22, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Greg Saunders
Fri September 22, 2017
Friday Evening Session
Director: John Kuyper
Thu September 21, 2017
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Bev Magnuson
Thu September 21, 2017
1 PM Mulberry Open IFG
Director: Bruce Thiher
Thu September 21, 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
Director: Paul Matheson
Wed September 20, 2017
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Caroline Davies
Alert Message

The Board has made some changes to our regular game schedule.  See article to the left

Bus trip planned for the Gatlinburg Regional.  See article to the left.

Last updated : Sep 21, 2017 09:05 EDT
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 September 23, 2017
1 PM Colony Open ITF
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sat September 23, 2017
1 PM Lake Miona 399
Director: Sandra Gebhardt
Fri September 22, 2017
9: AM Sea Br Open/399
Director: Janet Matthews
Fri September 22, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Greg Saunders
Fri September 22, 2017
Friday Evening Session
Director: John Kuyper
Thu September 21, 2017
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Bev Magnuson
Thu September 21, 2017
1 PM Mulberry Open IFG
Director: Bruce Thiher
Thu September 21, 2017
Thursday Evening Pairs
Director: Paul Matheson
Wed September 20, 2017
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Caroline Davies