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The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
 
Partnership Contacts

Open

Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

399er

BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

Online Partnership Curator

Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

 
Online Partnership Request

Click here to pull up the online partnership request spreadsheet.  Call Mike Mocella if you have any questions on how to use this site.

Form to Report an Incident at Bridge Table

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
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.

Last updated : Sep 23, 2016 15:38 EDT
Member Appreciation Week May 22-28

There will be another Member Appreciation week where the game fee will be $2.  This will be effective at all games at all venues from May 22 to May 28.

Last updated : May 2, 2017 22:24 EDT
BBO Gold Point Online Tournament

Our club is offering another BBO Gold Point Online Tournament.

It will be held on Tuesday June 6 at 4:45 pm.  It will consist of a 2 session Gold Point Game.  The cost will be $26/per person for both sessions + $3.00 table fee.  Click on the title of this article for all the details.

Contact Janet Matthews at janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Last updated : May 13, 2017 18:24 EDT
The Villages Sectional Tournament June 9-11

Our club's Sectional Tournament is coming up on June 9, 10 and 11Click on this article to see the Flyer for this event which gives you all the details.  Please mark the dates on your calendars and plan to attend.  All our regularly scheduled games on those dates will be cancelled because of this Sectional.

Last updated : May 22, 2017 09:11 EDT
New Educational Classes Being Offered

Listed below are some new classes being offered to our members to improve their bridge skills.

Thursday June 8, 15 and 22 - Class on Take-Out and Negative Doubles taught by Sharlene Tyler

 
Due to popular demand, we will be putting on two new sets of classes on the subject of ‘Doubles’.  This one will be on take-out and negative doubles.
 
Thursday July 13 and 20 - Class on Special Doubles taught by Sharlene Tyler

This series of classses will include special doubles such as Maximal; Support; Lead-Directing; Lightner and Low Level Penalty Doubles.

All of these classes are suitable for advanced Novice through Intermediate players. To sign up for these classes please email directly to the instructor, Sharlene Tyler at tandemst@gmail.com making it clear which sets of classes you wish to sign up for.
 
To sign up for any of these lessons or to get additional information please email Bob Matthews at classesdbc@gmail.com or bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com unless otherwise stated above.  The classes, unless otherwise stated above, are $5 and are held at the O'Dell Recreation Center from 9 to 11 am on Thursday morning.
 
Last updated : Apr 27, 2017 08:22 EDT
The Longest Day Duplicate Bridge Activities

Our Club is a participant this year in THE LONGEST DAY, an event co-sponsored by the ACBL and many other organizations to support awareness and fundraising for the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION.  Our fundraising will be through the sale of 50/50 tickets at regularly scheduled bridge games beginning Monday, June 12 and ending at the afternoon games on Wednesday June 21.  Members of the  Board of Directors will be selling these tickets before the start of games.  Price will be $5 per tickets or 3 tickets for $10.  For all games played on June 21, THE LONGEST DAY, the ACBL awards upgraded master points.

Half of the ticket sales will be awarded to at least 4 EQUAL WINNERS! Drawing of the winning tickets will take place before the Seabreeze Open game on Wednesday June 21, THE LONGEST DAY.  WINNERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Separate individual donations in support of the Alzheimer’s Association are encouraged.  Please consider making a separate donation which will not be in the 50/50 pool.  These donations in cash or by check to “Alzheimer’s Association” may be given to the Board member selling the 50/50 tickets.

Let’s show that THE VILLAGES DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB is not only big in size but BIG IN HEART AND CHARITY.

Click on this paragraph to see the Flyer which lists the specific games and more details.

Last updated : May 4, 2017 08:59 EDT
Mentors Needed

The Mentor Program is looking for experienced players who have not yet made life master, and are interested in helping newer players advance their game.  As a result of the club's education program and the newcomer games, we have newer players who would like to improve their bridge skills by partnering with more experienced players.  These players also would prefer to compete in the club's limited (299er and 399er), rather than open games.


In particular, players with approximately 200 to 400 masterpoints, not yet life masters, are needed.  Ideally, they will have some tournament (sectional, regional) experience.  If you are interested in "paying it forward," please contact the mentor program coordinator, Jon Williams at  
villagesbridgementor@yahoo.com

Last updated : May 18, 2017 09:54 EDT
Life Master Rank Changes for March
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.
Last updated : Apr 25, 2017 11:13 EDT
Special Game Schedule for May

Click on this article to view the May 2017 Special Games Schedule.

Last updated : Apr 25, 2017 11:20 EDT
Regular Game Schedule
Day Time Location Type Director Note
Monday 1:00 pm Laurel Manor 299er Pairs Robinson Brief lesson before game
Monday 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Gauthier  
Monday 5:30 pm Seabreeze New Comers < 49 MPS Matheson Brief lesson before game
Monday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Holmes  
Tuesday 12:45 pm Lake Miona Open Pairs Williams  
Tuesday 1:00 pm Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday (1st) 12:30 pm Lake Miona Reunioin 500 MPS Game Fischer  
Wednesday (2,3,4,5) 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Fischer  
Wednesday 1:00 pm Mulberry Open Pairs Thiher  
Wednesday 6:15 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Matthews  
Thursday 9:00 am Rohan Open/399er NLM Pr Payette  
Thursday 1:00 pm Mullberry Open Pairs Thiher  
Thrusday 4:30 pm Rohan 99er Pairs Matheson Question & Answer after game
Friday 9:00 am Seabreeze Open/399er NLM Pr Matthews  
Friday 1:00 pm Eisenhower Open Pairs Saunders  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor New Comers < 20 MPS Kuyper  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Kuyper  
Saturday 1:00 pm Colony Cottage Open Pairs Gauthier  
Saturday 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Davies  
Sunday (1st) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Swiss Matheson  
Sunday (2nd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 499/NLM Swiss Matheson  
Sunday (3rd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Mentor-Novice Pairs Matthews  
Sunday (4th) 1:00 pm Seabreeze 8 is Enough Swiss Matheson Click Special Games for more inifo

 

If you need to contact a Director, click on the Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.  Note that the Calendar link only lists special events, not games.

Last updated : Apr 5, 2017 08:38 EDT
Alert Message

Our club's Sectional is coming up June 9 to June 11.  See the article to the left.

The May 2 Board Minutes are now available.  Click on Board Information.

The June Newsletter is now available.  Click on the Newsletter menu button.

Last updated : May 22, 2017 10:14 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2016 we had grown to become the 4th largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : Jan 14, 2017 09:12 EST
Results
Tue May 23, 2017
1 PM Miona GR Fund Game
Director: Jon Williams
Tue May 23, 2017
1 PM Eisenhower 750
Director: Caroline Davies
Mon May 22, 2017
1 PM Laurel 299 Charity
Director: Dean Robinson
Mon May 22, 2017
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Rick Gauthier
Mon May 22, 2017
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
Mon May 22, 2017
6:30 PM Laurel 'Open'
Director: Pat Holmes
Sun May 21, 2017
Mentor Novice Game
Director: Janet Matthews
Sat May 20, 2017
1 PM LM 399
Director: Caroline Davies
Sat May 20, 2017
1 PM Colony Open REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Alert Message

Our club's Sectional is coming up June 9 to June 11.  See the article to the left.

The May 2 Board Minutes are now available.  Click on Board Information.

The June Newsletter is now available.  Click on the Newsletter menu button.

Last updated : May 22, 2017 10:14 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2016 we had grown to become the 4th largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : Jan 14, 2017 09:12 EST
Results
Tue May 23, 2017
1 PM Miona GR Fund Game
Director: Jon Williams
Tue May 23, 2017
1 PM Eisenhower 750
Director: Caroline Davies
Mon May 22, 2017
1 PM Laurel 299 Charity
Director: Dean Robinson
Mon May 22, 2017
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Rick Gauthier
Mon May 22, 2017
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
Mon May 22, 2017
6:30 PM Laurel 'Open'
Director: Pat Holmes
Sun May 21, 2017
Mentor Novice Game
Director: Janet Matthews
Sat May 20, 2017
1 PM LM 399
Director: Caroline Davies
Sat May 20, 2017
1 PM Colony Open REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier