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Joanie Colbert

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BJ Chiota

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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
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday February 24 at 1:30pm at the Canal Street Rec Center.  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 29, 2019 07:56 EST
Club Annual Social
Our Annual Social, where we can bring our playing or non playing spouse or significant other, for a really fun filled evening will be on Saturday March 23 at the Savanna Center.  The cost will be $25 per person to include food, music and dancing.  For further information, please see the flyers at our games and note that tickets will be on sale from any Board Member in the very near future.
Last updated : Feb 11, 2019 12:47 EST
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

 

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

  • Sat Feb 23 - CHANGE - 9:00 game has been re-instated as normal at Lake Miona.  The 1:00 Open and 0-750 games will be played in a spilt at Colony.  Please make your reserations for either the Open or Limited game as per usual.
  • Sun Feb 24 - 1:00 game at Seabreeze cancelled because venue closed and the Annual General Meeting will be held at the same time.
  • Sun Feb 24 - 1:30 Annual General Meeting at Canal Street Rec Center.
  • Fri Mar 8 - 6:15 Laurel Manor game moved to Eisenhower.
  • Fri Mar 8 - 9:00 Seabreeze game cancelled because venue is not available.
  • Sat Mar 23 - Our Club's Annual Party
Last updated : Feb 18, 2019 10:32 EST
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:

  • Feb 19 - RKC Including King and Queen Asking taught by Barry Erlich
  • 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 Andy's Mini Lesssons - rev 2  

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 Defending Against Precision Bidding System for his February online lesson.  Many more partnerships are now using this Precision system and you need to have strategies in place to defend against this.  The lesson will cover several options that you and your partner might choose.

Last updated : Feb 17, 2019 13:20 EST
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

For information on how to use the Reservation System please click Reservation Instructions for complete instructions.

Please contact Janet Matthews for any questions or problems at janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com 

Last updated : Jan 31, 2019 15:11 EST
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sunday Feb 24 - No game - Annual General Meeting at  Canal Street Rec Center at 1:30
  • Sunday Mar 3 - 499/NLM Swiss Team game.  Please pre-register with Rick at exretiree@gmail.com
  • Sunday Mar 10 - 8 is Enough Swiss game.  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 : Feb 18, 2019 10:30 EST
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, February 18th
Day Time Location Type Director     Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

Monday  1:00PM Laurel Manor <299 MP’s Janet Matthews       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 Janet Matthews       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs John Kuyper       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

      no reservation needed
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher       Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <149 MP's Pairs Jim Strazzere       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 Colony Open Pairs John Kuyper   Both games   Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game
Saturday  1:00PM Colony <750 MP's Pairs John Kuyper   are at Colony   Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game
Sunday Feb 17th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Mentor Novice Jack Lahoud   Contact Jon Williams  

 

Sunday Feb 24th 1:30PM CANAL Annual General   Meeting    
Last updated : Feb 17, 2019 08:47 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
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Last updated : Feb 18, 2019 10:29 EST
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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 Laurel 299ers
Director: Janet Matthews
1 PM SB Open 2nd Revision
Director: Rick Gauthier
6:30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
6:15 PM Laurel Manor Open
Director: Bev Magnuson
1 PM Sea Breeze Sunday
Director: John Lahoud
Sat. AM 199er Pairs-STAC
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Colony 750
Director: Kuyper
1 PM Miona
Director: Sandy Booke
1:00 PM Open Pairs
Director: Stephen Macheel