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0-20 Student Game

Student Game
Each Friday, 9 a.m. - 12-noon
No partner or reservation required.
Mini-lesson followed by play. You may use cheat sheets, ask questions, and have fun!
Masterpoints awarded!



2022 Membership Renewal

2022 Annual Membership Dues are past due. 

You may renew in person at the club or by mailing a check for $35 to: 1520 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

The guest fee of $12 is in effect for the non-member entry fee.

You may also renew by credit card here by clicking the link below. 

Renew Now

Conventions Refresher Class Will Resume in the Fall




One of the Best Florida Bridge Clubs

Located in Vero Beach Florida, the Vero Beach Bridge Center is a member-owned 501 (C) (3) bridge club. We now host daily bridge games on Bridge Base Online, but before COVID-19 we hosted three Sectional bridge tournaments each year, bridge classes for all levels, celebrity speakers, and student games for new players which are all sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. In fact, the size of our club allows us to hold many restricted games for up-coming-players; no need to swim with the sharks! 

We have one of the best duplicate bridge clubs in Florida, if not the nation. We ranked  #4 in North America for 2019 based on the number of tables played during the year!

Vero Beach Bridge Center


  Game Schedule - Upgraded Points @ the VBBC this week!
Game Schedule - Upgraded Points @ the VBBC this week!

Upgraded masterpoint awards at the VBBC all this week!

 Face-to-face games on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons have resumed.
 We need your support to continue these games this summer. 

ACBL has relaxed their guest policy so if you would like to invite a non-VBBC member to partner with you in our BBO virtual games please call the VBBC and we will happily add them to the roster. However, we need advanced notice so the BBO system will have time to reset. 


Last updated : Jul 5, 2022 09:05 EDT
  July 4
July 4
Thank you to all who contributed to the July 4 Firecracker pot luck!  We appreciate your generous contributions and attendance.
Special thanks to Karen Adelman, Jan Rusu, & Polly Swiftney for their assistance in the kitchen.


Last updated : Jul 7, 2022 11:55 EDT
  Tuesday & Thursday afternoon games have resumed

We offer face-to-face games each weekday! 
Join us Monday thru Friday @ 1 p.m.
The 1st Saturday of each month is a 0-1000 Swiss Teams game and the 2nd Saturday of each month is 8-is-Enough Swiss Teams! 


Last updated : Jun 18, 2022 09:55 EDT
  July Bridge Course with Jan Begins Thursday - Supervised Play

If your bridge game needs a tune-up, register for this course!

Classes will meet July 7, 11, 14, 28.

Refresh your bidding, declarer play, and defense and play lots of hands in this new course!

Call Natalie at the VBBC, 772-562-3008, to enroll.



Last updated : Jul 5, 2022 08:57 EDT
  0-1000 Swiss Team winning team!
0-1000 Swiss Team winning team!

Congratulations to the winning team for May!
From left: Bob Dekar, Julie Malone, Migdalia O'Leary, Bill Capodagli

Join us Saturday, July 2 @ 1 p.m. for the next 0-1000 Swiss Teams game!



Last updated : Jun 6, 2022 12:26 EDT
  8-is-Enough Swiss Teams

8-is-Enough Swiss Teams

Saturday, July 9 @ 1 p.m. @ the VBBC (2nd Saturday of each month)

Charity Game - upgraded masterpoints awarded!

If you have 0-1000 masterpoints, you are a 1

If you have 1001-2500, you are a 2

If you have 2500+ you are a 3

Combine each player's "points" (from above) and if the total is 8 or less, your four players can be a team!

The June 8-is-Enough Swiss Team winners are pictured below:

Helga Woodard, Sue McQuillan, Virginia Weeks, Gloria Sinni

Want to see your picture here next month?

Need help finding teammates? See Jan Weber or Boots Van Nostrand.



8-is-Enough Swiss Teams
Last updated : Jun 24, 2022 10:31 EDT
  Join us this weekend on BBO!
Join us this weekend on BBO!

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Saturday @ 10:15:   0-299, 0-750, and Open Pairs
 Sunday @ 1:15:  0-750 and Open (Speedball) Pairs ($5)



Last updated : Jul 5, 2022 08:58 EDT

Congratulations to Janet Goodhue (left) and Christine Matus (right) who won the 2022 Mentoring Championship game!

Many thanks to all the mentors who gave their time to be a mentor and special thanks to Boots VanNostrand who organized the program again this year!


Last updated : May 8, 2022 08:24 EDT
  Congratulations to this Mentor/Mentee Pair!
Congratulations to this Mentor/Mentee Pair!

Congratulations to Peggy Laurencelle and Sarita Johnston who placed FIRST OVERALL in the Open game January 19 with 62.20%!
Peggy is Sarita's mentor this year in the VBBC's Mentoring Program. 
Way to go, ladies! Keep up the good work! 

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Last updated : Feb 7, 2022 11:14 EST

The VBBC has reopened for fully vaccinated players!
Fully vaccinated means you have had both shots and the booster shot (Moderna or Pfizer) or one injection of Johnson & Johnson at least two weeks prior to attending a game.

S. B. 2006, Section 18. 381.00316 COVID-19 vaccine documentation. (1) A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or customers to provide
any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business operations in this state. 

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we would appreciate you not coming to the Club for the safety and health of our members and guests, many of whom are up in age and/or who have compromised immune systems. 
We also recommend the wearing of a well-fitting mask while inside the VBBC.


Last updated : Jan 6, 2022 11:26 EST
  Defense Against No-Trump with Barbara Seagram
Defense Against No-Trump with Barbara Seagram

Barbara Seagram has a wonderful video library of bridge seminars on various topics. She is again offering VBBC members and guests her
video presentation
and 16 page handout on Defending Against the Opponents’ No-trump Contracts. Barbara reviews standard leads against NT,
 when to overtake, when to duck, second and third hand play, and  many more important concepts on defense.

Barbara’s Two-over-one video that many of you purchased and raved about was excellent and we know that you will benefit tremendously
with more competitive defense strategies covered in this video.
  You may register and pay the $15 fee here. We will then email the video and handouts to you and you can watch it and re-watch it at your convenience. 
Barbara is one of the premier bridge teachers and authors in the world. She and her husband, Alex, are VBBC members and we are very appreciative of their generosity in offering these videos.
We hope you will enjoy this new format in learning. We ask that you not “share” the videos as Barbara is generously donating a portion of the proceeds to the VBBC.

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Last updated : Dec 15, 2021 09:26 EST
  Introduction to Two-over-One with Barbara Seagram

Last updated : Jun 24, 2021 10:21 EDT
  Many, many thanks, Barbara!
Many, many thanks, Barbara!

We are so very grateful to Barbara Seagram for the OPENING LEADS zoom seminar she presented for the VBBC!
Taking a bridge lesson on Zoom is much different from sitting at a card table with 3 other people but, as always, Barbara was enthusiastic, informative, precise, and entertaining!
The lesson was excellent  and we were very fortunate to benefit from Barbara's extraordinary teaching and generosity in donating the proceeds of the class to the VBBC.
We thank Barbara and YOU for your participation.

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Last updated : Oct 26, 2020 16:25 EDT
Latest Virtual VBBC Results

BBO Results.  Available immediately after game.

ACBL Live Results.  Improved presentation, but doesn't post until a few hours after the game. ACBL masterpoint awards are accurate here.

Partnership Assistance for BBO Virtual & VBBC Games-THANK YOU, ARNIE & PAT!

Contact Arnie by Email for BBO partnerships:

Contact Pat Forsdick for VBBC partnerships:

VBBC Contact Information

1520 14th Avenue
Vero Beach FL 32960

(772) 562-3008


Unit 240, District 9, of theACBL


Congratulations to these VBBC members who earned
 a new ACBL rank this past month!



          Junior Master:           DEDE GILBERT, LAURIE GRIGLEY               

           Club Master:               ALICE LOU HALL, VIRGINIA SOURBEER  

           Sectional Master:    DES BARRY                                    



The ACBL has made a few changes to some Alert procedures. Click this link, then go to page 35, to view the latest changes. These new procedures were effective as of January 1, 2021.

 Having a proper, completed convention card for your partnership is an ACBL requirement for all players. It is imperative that you complete a card and post it on BBO ASAP. 
 The September 2020 issue of the ACBL Bulletin, on page 20, has photos that will guide you. Below is a short video with instructions on completing the Convention Card.

Please create and post your convention card to avoid receiving two Average Minus scores.

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The VBBC will follow ACBL's Open Chart for all Open Games.
All Limited Games use the Basic Chart.
Click here to view each chart.

The success of any game depends on players following universally accepted rules and protocols. Here, you can research rules and regulations for games and become better acquainted with our ethical standards and disciplinary code.


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