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Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

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BJ Chiota

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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
Vacancy for Position of Club Data Base Manager
The current Club Data Base Manager, Paul Matheson, will be retiring from the position in the near future.
 
The post is responsible directly to the Board of Directors.
 
We wish to appoint someone with the right experience and commitment to the club who has the time and ability to commit to this important task.
 
This is a paid position with the remuneration currently set at $400 per month.  Further details of the job description can be found by clicking on this link Data Base Manager Job Description
 
The appointed person will need to have a PC or Laptop with a Windows Based OS and a home printer.  Experience of working with Excel is required and previous level and type of work with this program should be stated in any application.  Also, prior experience or a knowledge of ACBL Score would be an advantage, but not essential, as training with this program will be possible to a suitable candidate if required. 
 
Applications for the position may be handed in a sealed envelope to any Board Member or mailed to the President, Bob Matthews, at 792 Yemassee Loop, The Villages, FL 32162 to arrive no later than the March 31.  Please include your name, address, phone number, and email.  You should state your experience with Excel and (if relevant) ACBL Score as well as explain why you would be a suitable candidate for this important club position.
Last updated : Mar 10, 2019 10:15 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

 

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

  • Sun Apri 21 - No afternoon Seabreeze game
  • Sat Apr 27 - No afternoon Colony game - venue closed
Last updated : Mar 24, 2019 09:10 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:

  • April 4 to June 20 - Learn to Play Bridge - Beginners Course taught by Mary Jo Sergent

Click on the link 2019 Class Schedule - ver 4 to view a listing and description of all the classes offered for this year so far.

In addition, Andy Sloan will be giving a series of mini lessons prior to some of our games.  These will all finish in time to take part in the game.  The details about start times for the lessons will be given by the game directors the week prior.  To see the schedule of these mini lessons, please click Andys Mini Lessons - Rev 3  

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 will be submitting a bridge "Topic of the Month" article for your review and study.  Click on Game Try Bids for his March online lesson.  The lesson will cover several options that you and your partner might choose.

Last updated : Mar 8, 2019 08:20 EST
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sun Mar 31 - 399er/Open pairs game - two sections if possible.  Use reservation system.
  • Sun April 7 - 499/NLM Swiss Teams.  Please pre-register with Rick at exretiree@gmail.com
  • Sun April 14 - 8 is Enough.  Please pre-register with Rick at exretiree@gmail.com
  • Sun April 21 - NO GAME - Easter Sunday
  • Sun April 28 - Open Swiss Teams.  Please pre-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 : Mar 24, 2019 21:48 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,March 18th
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

      Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Paul Matheson       no reservation needed
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Bev Magnuson       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       Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt       no reservation needed
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn

      Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher  

 

  Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs

Jack Lahoud

      Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
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

Open Pairs John Kuyper       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Friday  6:15PM Laurel <100MP's John Kuyper       Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Saturday  09:00AM Miona < 199MP's Pat Holmes       Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Saturday  1:00PM Miona Open Sandy Book       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's  John Kuyper       Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Sun Mar 24 1:00 PM Sea Breeze Open Swiss Kelley Dryden       Reserve with Rick Gauthier
Sun Mar 31 1:00 PM Sea Breeze Open Pairs Jim Strazzere   smiley   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Sun Mar 31 1:00PM Sea Breeze < 399 MP's Jim Strazzere   smiley   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Last updated : Mar 25, 2019 10:38 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

There will be a special 399er/Open pairs game on Sunday March 31.

Last updated : Mar 23, 2019 08:52 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

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
Results
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Williams
1 PM Laurel 299ers
Director: Caroline Davies
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
6:15 Pm Open Pairs LManor
Director: Magnuson
1 PM SB Open REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Mon 1 PM Open Series Winn
Director: Paul Matheson
Mon 6:15 Open Series Winn
Director: Paul Matheson
Mon 1 PM 299er Series Win
Director: Paul Matheson
Mon Newcmers Series Winne
Director: Paul Matheson