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Partnership Contacts

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Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

399er

BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

Online Partnership Curator

Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

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.

Our web site has a lot of information and you should scroll down the home page first to find out what you want and then click on the special menu buttons to obtain additional information on a specific subject.

Last updated : Nov 28, 2018 10:03 EST
Our Club Ranked 2nd in Size in ACBL for 2018

In 2018, our club maintained it's 2nd place position in size out of 2805 ACBL clubs in North America.  Click on ACBL Ranking of all North American Clubs to view all 2805 clubs.  It is very impressive.  You can also click on the History - A Growth Story menu icon on the left to get more details and to see graphically how our growth has taken place over the years.

As of May of this year we are currently the largest club in North America replacing the Honor's Club from New York City.  However, our snow birds have flown north so the Honors Club may catch up to us again.  We'll have to wait and see.

Last updated : May 8, 2019 16:12 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

 

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

  • Sat June 15 - Lake Miona closed.
  • June 14-16 - Open Sectional Tournament - our regular games will be affected.
Last updated : May 9, 2019 08:37 EDT
Educational Classes

Our club offers a variety 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:

  • May 21 - Unfortunately the lessons on Transitioning to the Open Game and Interference to 1 NT both had to be cancelled.

Click on the link Class schedule - 2019 version 7 to view a listing and description of all the classes offered for this year so far.

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 

Neil Timm is submitting a bridge "Topic of the Month" article for your review and study.  Click on What is your Agreement when you have Singletons or Voids or a Double fit for Neil's May online lesson.

Last updated : May 17, 2019 10:14 EDT
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sun May 26 - Stratified Open Swiss Teams.  Please register with Rick 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 : May 19, 2019 13:34 EDT
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

For information on how to use the Reservation System please click Reservation Instructions

For a very informative video on how to use the system please click Here 

And this is part 2 showing how to change reservations and some FAQ’s  Click Here

Please contact Janet Matthews for any questions or problems at janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com 

Last updated : Mar 14, 2019 09:29 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, May 20th
Day Time Location Type Director Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

                    Director Contact
Monday  1:00PM Laurel Manor <299 MP’s Caroline Davies

  Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Monday  1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs

Rick Gauthier

  Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 413 531 3020
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Paul Matheson   no reservation needed 352 259 4627
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 561 385 9016
Tuesday  12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 283 4914
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Caroline Davies   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt   no reservation needed 413 329 3779
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn

  Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 802 989 0157
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 643 0121
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 661 208 7102
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs

Kelley Dryden

  Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 321 961 9015
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 643 0121
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <149 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 750 1148
Friday  9:00AM

Sea Breeze

Open Pairs Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 283 4914
Friday  9:00AM

Sea Breeze

<399 NLM Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 283 4914
Friday  1:00PM Eisenhower Open Pairs

Jim

Strazzere

  Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 446 3705
Friday  6:15PM

Laurel

Open Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 661 7031
Friday  6:15PM Laurel <100MP's John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 661 7031
Saturday  09:00AM Miona < 199MP's Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003
Saturday  1:00PM Miona Open Sandy Booke   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 585 224 6975
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's  John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 661 7031
Sunday May 19th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Mentor/Novice Jim Strazzere   By Invitation 352 446 3705
Sunday May 26th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Open Swiss Pat Holmes   Reserve with Rick  



 

Last updated : May 18, 2019 11:55 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 : Dec 22, 2018 07:42 EST
Alert Message

The Life Master Rank Changes for April have just been posted.  See article below.  Congratulations to all 24 members.

Last updated : May 14, 2019 09:00 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2018 our club maintained it's size position as 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 : May 8, 2019 16:07 EDT
Results
1 PM SB Mentor/Novice
Director: Jim Strazzere
Sat AM 199er Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona
Director: Sandy Booke
1 PM Colony 750
Director: Kuyper
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Jim Strazzere
9: AM Sea Br Open
Director: Janet Matthews
9: AM Sea Br 399
Director: Janet Matthews
6:15 PM Laurel Open
Director: John Kuyper
Friday Evening Session
Director: John Kuyper