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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
New By-Laws for Consideration

The Board has modified the original proposed changes to our By-Laws as the result of the Special General Meeting held on Sept 30.

Please click on the link By-Laws for Consideration Oct 21 Rev  to view this new By-Laws proposal.

There will be a final meeting held at SeaBreeze at 12:45 on Sunday Oct 21 to vote upon acceptance of this new proposal.  Please plan on attending.

Last updated : Oct 13, 2018 09:10 EDT
Question & Answer following 1:00 Open Lake Miona Game

Russ Pearly is going to be starting what we hope will become a regular event.  On Saturday Nov 3 we will be having a question and answer session immediately following the 1:00 Open game at Lake Miona in the same room as the game is played. The primary objective is to discuss any bidding questions that people have involving the hands from that day.  If there is time, we may be able to discuss questions concerning the play/defense on some of the boards, but we would like to limit this session to one hour.

Last updated : Oct 12, 2018 13:51 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

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

  • Fri Oct 19 - the night game normally at Laurel Manor will be at Eisenhower instead.
  • Sun Oct 21 - meeting to vote on the proposed By-Laws for our club.
  • Sat Nov 17 - because of the 499NLM 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 : Oct 14, 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:

  • Oct 16 - Practical Applications for Losing Trick Count by Susan Fraser
  • Oct 23 - Opening Pre-Empts by Jeff Koltenuk - CLASS CANCELLED due to not enough sign-ups.
  • Oct 30 - Lebensohl over NT Interference by Colleen Treanor

Click on the link Class Schedule Rev 6 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 or Susan Fraser at 

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 : Oct 14, 2018 09:15 EDT
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 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 : Sep 17, 2018 22:57 EDT
October Sunday Games
  • Sunday Oct 21 - Mentor/Novice Game
  • Sunday Oct 28 - Stratified Swiss Teams.   Pre-registration with Joanie Colber at is required.

All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.

Last updated : Oct 14, 2018 14:34 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday,October 15th
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    
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Paul Matheson **  
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Kelley Dryden   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday  12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Jon Williams   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Caroline Davies    
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs MarilynSchmidt **  
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn    
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher    
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Sandy Booke   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs Kelley 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 Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday  9:00AM Sea Breeze <399 NLM Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Friday  1:00PM Eisenhower Open Pairs Steve Macheel   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday  6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday Oct 19th 6:15PM Eisenhower <100MP's John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday  09:00AM Miona <199 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday  1:00PM Miona Open Pairs SANDY BOOKE   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Sunday Oct 14th 1:00PM  Sea Breeze 499er Swiss  Jon Williams    
Sunday Oct 21st 1:00PM Sea Breeze Mentor Novice Bev Magnuson    
Last updated : Oct 14, 2018 10:09 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 vote on the new By-Laws will occur at 12:45pm on Sun Oct 21 at Seabreeze.  Read the article to the left and click on the link to view the proposed By-Laws.

Sue Frisch's celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday Oct 21 at Temple Shalom.  Contact Chris Peters at 248-860-6713 for details. 

The Sept 25 Board Minutes are now available, click on Board Information menu link to the left.

Last updated : Oct 15, 2018 08:16 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
1 PM Laurel 299ers
Director: Caroline Davies
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
6:15 Laurel Open
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Seabreeze Open (REV)
Director: Rick Gauthier
1 PM SB 499er Swiss
Director: Jon Williams
Sat AM 199er Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Colony 750
Director: Kuyper
1 PM Miona & Colony 750
Director: Booke
1:00 PM Eisenhower Open
Director: Rick Gauthier