Online Partnership Curator
Click here to pull up the online partnership request spreadsheet. Call Mike Mocella if you have any questions on how to use this site.
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 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 4th annual 499’er Sectional will again be held at The Savannah Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 16-18. All eligible members of The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club are encouraged to participate. ACBL current membership is required to play. The Tournament Directors will have the forms to activate a temporary 30 day membership costing $7.99 available each day of the tournament if you wish to play without a current membership.
This year’s game representatives are GEORGE GUARINO, NANCY JAFFE, NANCY TURNER, RANNAH FREEDMAN AND HARRY FREEDMAN. They will have SIGN-UP SHEETS at most games beginning October 22 so you can sign up for the Pair event days you plan to play and enroll your Swiss team for Sunday. This is a courtesy registration to help with estimates for the number of players we will need to accommodate. They will also have the sign-up sheets where you may volunteer to provide a HOSPITALITY SNACK or CASH CONTRIBUTION for snacks in the morning and afternoon on one of the Tournament days.
To view the TOURNAMENT FLYER with all information on the Tournament please click 2018 499er/NLM Sectional Tournament
Brief biographies and photos of the 9 candidates running for the 2019 Board of Directors can be seen by clicking on this article. Ballots will be distributed and voting will take place at all games beginning December 1. The last opportunity to vote will be during the regular games on Saturday December 15.
Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:
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:
Click on the link Class Schedule Rev 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Fraser at email@example.com
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.
Andy Sloan will be giving a series of short lessons of approximately 30 minutes in length that will be starting promptly at 12:15 at the following afternoon open games. The lessons will end in time to set up the game and take your seats.
Congratulations to the 17 members of our Club who achieved a new Rank Status as of October 2018. Click on this article to view the details. Click on the Milestones menu button to view previous months.
Click on this article to view the November 2018 Special Games Schedule.
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.
Make a Reservation
Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.
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 Janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com 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.
The bios for the candidates running for the 2019 Board can be viewed by reading the article to the left.
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.