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.
Russ will be away from April 10 to May 13. Please contact Bob Matthews during Russ's absence with any urgent recorder issues.
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.
The Villages "Pat Ford Memorial Sectioinal Bridge Tournament" will be held June 8 to June 10 this year. It will be a big event as usual so mark it on your calendar now. Click on this article to view the flyer for this tournament which will give you all the details.
Click on this article to view the agenda for the next Board Meeting which will be April 24.
Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:
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.
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.
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.
Click on this article to view the April 2018 Special Game Schedule.
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
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.