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Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

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BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

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Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
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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 : May 27, 2017 12:07 EDT
Proposed Changes to By-Laws

The Board of Directors has been working for some time towards a proposal for amending the By-Laws of our club.

There are several reasons for the proposed changes which are outlined in a document entitled Rationale for changes to the By-Laws, which can be viewed by clicking here….. Rationale

A full copy of the proposed, amended By-Laws titled By-Laws for Consideration 9-30-18, can be viewed by clicking here….. Proposed New By-Laws .   You will notice that to make it easier to understand, the areas or wording that The Board is proposing is identified by a note in red.  These red areas would NOT form a part of the New By-Laws.  For reference and comparison you can view the current By-Laws by clicking on the Board Information > ByLaws Jan 22, 2017 link to the left of this page.

Any changes to the By-Laws have to be passed by a majority of members attending an Annual or Special General Meeting.  Thus, we have set a Special General Meeting for Sunday September 30 at 1:30 pm at SeaBreeze.

The Board would like everyone to review all of the proposed changes and then to attend the Special General Meeting September 30 where a vote will be taken to accept or not accept the proposed By-Law changes.  Each of the proposed changes has been made after much deliberation and with the intention of creating a more correct, flexible and useful set of governance procedures, and comes with the full recommendation of your current Board of Directors.

Copies of both the proposed new By-Laws and the rationale behind the proposed changes will also be available at all game venues during the next two weeks should you wish to view them there.

Last updated : Sep 16, 2018 21:04 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

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

  • Sun Sept 23 - Stratified Swiss game at Sea Breeze at 1:00
  • Sun Sept 30 - Special General Meeting at Sea Breeze at 1:30
  • Sun Oct 7 - Special Individual Movement game at Sea Breeze at 1:00
  • Nov 16-18 - 499NLM Sectional - game changes to be announced
Last updated : Sep 16, 2018 21:24 EDT
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:

  • Sept 18 & 25 - Workshop on Counting by Rich Seidman
  • Oct 2 - Advanced Signaling by Phil & Lyn Benner at O'Dell

Click on the link Complete Class Schedule w/ Details  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 bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com or Susan Fraser at ronsusanf@yahoo.com 

Last updated : Sep 18, 2018 21:52 EDT
September Sunday Games
We will have a Stratified Swiss Team game on Sunday September 23rd at Sea Breeze @ 1:00.  Please pre-register your team ASAP by emailing Jon Williams at jdwmrw@earthlink.net
Last updated : Sep 16, 2018 21:02 EDT
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

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. 

Last updated : Sep 17, 2018 22:57 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, September 10th
Day Time Location Type Director Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

Monday Sep 17 1:00PM Laurel Manor <299 MP's Caroline Davies   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Monday Sep 17 1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Rick Gauthier    
Monday Sep 17 5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Paul Matheson **  
Monday Sep 17 6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday Sep 18 12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Jon Williams   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Tuesday Sep 18 1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Caroline Davies    
Wednesday Sep 19           8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs MarilynSchmidt **  
Wednesday Sep 19 1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn    
Wednesday Sep 19 1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Alex & Sandy BOOKE    
Wednesday Sep 19 6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Thursday Sep 20 9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs Rick GAUTHIER    
Thursday Sep 20 1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Janet MATTHEWS    
Thursday Sep 20 4:30PM Rohan <149 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes *** Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Friday Sep 21 9:00AM Sea Breeze Open/ Pairs Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday Sep 21 9:00AM Sea Breeze <399 NLM Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Friday Sep 21 1:00PM Eisenhower Open Pairs Joe Bosch   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday Sep 21 6:15PM Laurel Manor Open Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Friday Sep 21 6:15PM Laurel Manor <100MP's John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday Sep 21 09:00AM Miona <199 MP's Pairs Pat Holmes   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Saturday Sep 21 1:00PM Miona Open Pairs Janet Matthews   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday Sep 21 1:00PM Colony <750 MP's Pairs John Kuyper   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game
Sunday Sep 16  1:00PM  LAUREL Mentor/Mentee Bev Magnuson    
Last updated : Sep 17, 2018 09:21 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 : Mar 25, 2018 08:38 EDT
Alert Message
The August Life Master Rank Changes are now official.  See article below.
 
BJ Chiota will be covering both 399er and Open Partnership duties from Sep 16 to Sept 22.
 
A Special General Meeting is coming up Sept 30 to discuss some changes that the Board wants to make to our By-Laws.  Please read the article to the left.
Last updated : Sep 18, 2018 08:54 EDT
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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 Eisenhower 750
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Miona Int'l Fund
Director: Jon Williams
1 PM SeaBreeze Int'l Fund
Director: Rick Gauthier
1 PM Laurel 299ers
Director: Caroline Davies
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
6:15 PM Laurel
Director: Magnuson
1 PM Laurel Manor Mentor
Director: Bev Magnuson
Sat AM 199er Pairs-I.Fund
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona & Colony 750
Director: Janet Matthews