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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Congratulations to the 23 members of our Club who achieved a new Rank Status as of September 2018. Click on this article to view the details. Click on the Milestones menu button to view previous months.
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.
Click on this article to view the Octorber 2018 Special Game Schedule.
All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.
Make a Reservation
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.
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.