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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
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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
Officers Elected at Board Meeting

At the January 15 Board of Directors Meeting, the following members were elected for the following positions for 2019:

  • President - Bob Matthews
  • Vice President - Beverly Parrish
  • Secretary - Sally Gauthier

Congratulations to all of them

Last updated : Jan 17, 2019 07:39 EST
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday February 24 at 1:30pm.  The venue will be announced as soon as one is confirmed.  All club members in good standing are encouraged to attend.  This is YOUR club and this is the one opportunity of the year when you have a chance to participate fully in all club matters.
 
Respectfully,
The Board of Directors.
Last updated : Jan 17, 2019 10:52 EST
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

 

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

  • Thur Jan 24 - 9:00 & 4:30 Rohan games cancelled because venue closed.
  • Fri Jan 25 - 9:00 Seabreeze game cancelled because venue closed.
  • Fri Feb 8 - All Laurel Manor games moved to Eisenhower. 
  • Sat Feb 23 - 9:00 and 1:00 games cancelled at Lake Miona because venue closed.
  • Sun Feb 24 - 1:00 game at Seabreeze cancelled because venue closed and the Annual General Meeting will be held at the same time.
Last updated : Jan 17, 2019 10:57 EST
Fall Game Series Results

Attached are the results of the Clubs Fall series games.  These results report the players with the highest 6 game averages for each respective game from October 1 - December 31, 2018.  Awards are based on the total number of tables played at each game during that period.  The Winter Series games started January 1 and will continue until March 31, 2019.  Click on the appropriate link below to see your results.

LMTD P1

LMTD P2

Open P1

Open P2

Open P3

Last updated : Jan 8, 2019 08:21 EST
Educational Classes

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 link below

Click on the link Class Schedule Rev 7 to view a listing of all the classes offered in 2018 for reference.  The 2019 Class Schedule has not been released yet.

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 

In addition, Neil Timm will be submitting a bridge "Topic of the Month" article for your review and study.  Click on Bergen Raises for his January topic.  This is a good review for basic and intermediate players and worth spending a few minutes to review. 

Last updated : Jan 3, 2019 06:53 EST
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sunday Jan 20 - Mentor/Novice Game
  • Sunday Jan 27 - no game
  • Sunday Feb 3 - 8 is Enough Swiss Teams - please pre-register with Rick @ exretiree@gmail.com
  • Sunday Feb 10 - Stratified Open Swiss Teams - pleae pre-register with Rick @ 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 : Jan 16, 2019 08:18 EST
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

We are now using the reservation system for most of our games and your help is appreciated. 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. 

Last updated : Nov 18, 2018 01:49 EST
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, January 14th
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 Mathewson   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 Steve Macheel   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 Kelley Dryden   no reservation needed
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Sandy Booke   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 <199 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Saturday  1:00PM Miona Open Pairs Sandy Booke   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Sunday Jan 13th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Open Swiss Rick Gauthier  

Reserve with Rick

Sunday Jan 20th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Mentor/Novice Jack Lahoud   By Invitation Only
Last updated : Jan 14, 2019 10:05 EST
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

BJ will be covering Joanie's partnership responsibilities from Jan 18 to Jan 25.

Last updated : Jan 15, 2019 07:21 EST
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
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Stephen Macheel
Thursday Morning Open
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Sandy Booke
Thursday PM 149ers
Director: Pat Holmes
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
Lake Miona 399 Jr. Fund
Director: John Quinn
1 PM Mulberry.
Director: Stephen Macheel
REV 6:15 PM Sea Breeze Op
Director: Bev Magnuson