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Partnership Contacts

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Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

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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 : May 27, 2017 12:07 EDT
Nominees for 2018 Board of Directors

Click on this article to pull up the bios for each candidate running for office for the 2018 Board of Directors.  There will be 2 people elected from the 6 people running for office.  The candidtates are as follows:  Sheila Goad, Marilyn Williams, Larry Abramovitz, Phil Benner, Gordon Pfeiffer, and Donna Brown.

Ballots for the election of new members to the Board of Directors will be distributed to all the venues by December 1.  The election period is from Dec 1 - 15, 2017.   Directors will disseminate and collect the ballots at each game and then pass the sealed envelopes to any BOD member.  The BOD will meet on December 16 to open and count the ballots.  More explicit directions will be provided just prior to December 1.

Last updated : Dec 11, 2017 09:38 EST
Rick Gauthier will be the New Head Director on 1/1/18
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Rick Gauthier as our new Head Director effective January 1, 2018.  Please join us in congratulating Rick on his new position.  We also wish to thank Paul Matheson for his many years of faithful service as Head Director.  Paul will continue to serve as Database Manager, which we appreciate very much.
Last updated : Nov 17, 2017 12:16 EST
Temporary Venue Changes

Paul Matheson has announced the following temporary venue changes.

  • Dec 16 - Saturday Colony game has been moved to Laurel Manor becasue of a train show at Colony.
  • Dec 24 - No Sunday game
  • Dec 25 - No games, Christmas
  • Dec 31 - No games, New Years Eve
  • Jan 1 - No games, New Years
Last updated : Dec 11, 2017 09:36 EST
Ron Poitinger's Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Life Funeral Mass for Ron Poitinger will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, located at 5323 E. CR 462, Wildwood, FL, at 10:00  A.M. on Saturday, December 16.  There will be a reception immediately following the Funeral Mass.  It will be held at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center, Intrepid room.  We will have a catered lunch.  Food will be served starting at 11:30 a.m..  If you are considering a donation in honor of Ron's life, the family has requested donations to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Last updated : Dec 11, 2017 09:41 EST
New Educational Classes Being Offered

Listed below is a new class being offered to our members to improve their bridge skills.

Thursdays Feb 22 and Mar 1 - Class on Team Game Strategies taught by Richard Seidman

This two session workshop is designed to teach the basics for succeeding in Swiss Team Games and Knockout Events.  It will focus on IMP scoring, bidding strategies, and techniques for declaring and defending hands in the team game environment.  It is appropriate for players who are new to team games as well as more experienced players who want to improve their IMP play.  Email Rich directly at raseidman@gmail.com to register.  Click on  Seidman - Team Game Strategies.pdf for a more detailed description. 

For general inquiries regarding Educational Classes, please email Bob Matthews at classesdbc@gmail.com or bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com, or Sharlene Tyler at tandemst@gmail.comTo register for a course or for more detailed information regarding a specific course, please contact the instructor directly at the email address indicated in the course description.  Instructors will need your email contact address to send notices and other pertinent course information.  Classes, unless otherwise stated above, are $5 per class (entire course fee payable at the 1st class) and are held at the Odell Recreation Center from 9 to 11am on Thursday morning.
Last updated : Dec 3, 2017 22:31 EST
Life Master Rank Changes for November

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 : Dec 11, 2017 11:11 EST
Special Game Schedule for Dec

Click on this article to view the Dec 2017 Special Game Schedule.

Last updated : Dec 9, 2017 08:37 EST
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 < 50 MPS Matheson Brief lesson before game
Monday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Magnuson  
Monday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor < 500 NLM Pairs Magnuson  
Tuesday 12:45 pm Lake Miona Open Pairs Williams  
Tuesday 1:00 pm Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday 8:30 am Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Davies  
Wednesday 1:00 pm Lake Miona 399er NLM Pairs Quinn  
Wednesday 1:00 pm Mulberry Open Pairs Macheel  
Wednesday 6:15 pm Seabreeze Open Pairs Matthews  
Thursday 9:00 am Rohan Open/399er NLM Pr Magnuson  
Thursday 1:00 pm Mullberry Open Pairs Macheel  
Thursday 4:30 pm Rohan 99er Pairs Holmes Question & Answer after game
Friday 9:00 am Seabreeze Open/399er NLM Pr Matthews  
Friday 1:00 pm Eisenhower Open Pairs Holmes  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor New Comers < 100 MPS Kuyper  
Friday 6:15 pm Laurel Manor Open Pairs Kuyper  
Saturday 1:00 pm Miona Open Pairs Gauthier  
Saturday 1:00 pm Colony Cottage 750 NLM Pairs Kuyper  
Sunday (1st) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Open Swiss Holmes
Sunday (3rd) 1:00 pm Seabreeze Mentor-Novice Pairs Magnuson
Sunday (4th) 2:00 pm Seabreeze Fast Pairs Thiher  

 

If you need to contact a Director, click on the Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

Last updated : Dec 7, 2017 08:56 EST
Update on Bus Trip to Gatlinburg Regional Tournament

The proposed bus trip to Gatlinburg has been modified.  The trip is now planned to be a 5-day Monday to Friday schedule allowing for 3 full days of play at the Tournament.  A 38 passenger bus has been reserved and approximately 24 members have registered for the trip.  A minimum of 30 riders is necessary for the bus transportation cost per person to be approx $200. The group size will likely be capped at 32-34 to avoid overcrowding on the bus.  The departure from The Villages will be the morning of Monday April 16, 2018 with arrival back in The Villages on Friday evening April 20.   Hotel for 4 nights and meals will be separate cost by each member. The Tournament flyer is available during most games and is also posted on the tournament section of the ACBL website.

The Gatlinburg Tournament is considered by many bridge players to be one of the best tournaments of the year.  Many of our members have attended in prior years.   If you might want to go on this trip, please contact Board Member Carol Ketterer  to register your interest and for further information.  Contact email (preferred) at carolk1155@gmail.com   or by phone 352-750-0059.

Last updated : Nov 25, 2017 17:12 EST
Alert Message

The Saturday Dec 16 Colony game has been moved to Laurel Manor becasue of a train show at Colony.

Election of new Board members ends Dec 15.  Cast your ballots ASAP.

Last updated : Dec 11, 2017 09:40 EST
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
Mon December 11, 2017
1 PM SB Open Charity
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sun December 10, 2017
1 PM Open STAC Revised
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sat December 9, 2017
1 PM Colony 399 Stac
Director: Kuyper
Sat December 9, 2017
1 PM Miona STAC REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Fri December 8, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
Fri December 8, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs-STAC
Director: Pat Holmes
Fri December 8, 2017
Friday Evening Session
Director: John Kuyper
Thu December 7, 2017
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Beverly Magnuson
Thu December 7, 2017
1 PM Mulberry STAC
Director: Bruce Thiher
Alert Message

The Saturday Dec 16 Colony game has been moved to Laurel Manor becasue of a train show at Colony.

Election of new Board members ends Dec 15.  Cast your ballots ASAP.

Last updated : Dec 11, 2017 09:40 EST
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
Mon December 11, 2017
1 PM SB Open Charity
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sun December 10, 2017
1 PM Open STAC Revised
Director: Rick Gauthier
Sat December 9, 2017
1 PM Colony 399 Stac
Director: Kuyper
Sat December 9, 2017
1 PM Miona STAC REVISED
Director: Rick Gauthier
Fri December 8, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
Fri December 8, 2017
1:00 PM Open Pairs-STAC
Director: Pat Holmes
Fri December 8, 2017
Friday Evening Session
Director: John Kuyper
Thu December 7, 2017
Thursday Morning Pairs
Director: Beverly Magnuson
Thu December 7, 2017
1 PM Mulberry STAC
Director: Bruce Thiher