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INDIAN RIVER SHORES games SUSPENDED until Fall

DUPLICATE BRIDGE 
at the
Indian River Shores
Community Center,
6001 N. HWY. A1A,

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 bridge club. We host daily bridge games, duplicate bridge tournaments, 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 and coming players, no need to swim with the sharks! 
Pre-dealt boards for pair games mean no shuffling and hand records are available after each game, whether for the daily bridge play or on-site duplicate bridge tournaments. The use of Bridgemate II allows results to be ready immediately following the game.
We have one of the best duplicate bridge clubs in Florida, if not the nation.  
We are currently ranked at #4 in North America for 2019 based on the number of tables of bridge played during the year!

Vero Beach Bridge Center
SCHEDULE OF VBBC GAMES ON BBO

PLEASE NOTE NEW GAME TIMES

(WE ARE AVOIDING CONGESTION ON THE BBO WEBSITE)

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF APRIL 6
OPEN TOURNAMENTS
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY @ 1:15 p.m.

0-750 TOURNAMENTS
MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY @ 10:15 a.m.

 "SUPPORT YOUR CLUB" GAMES 
each day at 10 a.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. 
(These tournaments also contribute a portion of your entry fee to VBBC)

**IMPORTANT**   If you are "Blocked" from registering for one of VBBC's private
tournaments on Bridge Base Online,  go to Bridge Base Online Home, then
go to ACBL World, and at the bottom are two blue tabs. Click
 "Update ACBL Number"  to verify that your ACBL # and correct user name
are included in your profile.
This has been a problem for several of our members where either their ACBL
number is missing or their membership dues have not been renewed
or the user name differs from the one in which you originally registered.
If these items are not corrected, BBO may not be able to award your
masterpoints. They must have a user name, ACBL number with up-to-date dues
and all must be linked with the member's name.

If you would like to be a substitute for any of our games, go to the game
after it begins and click the  "Substitute" button. 

 

Last updated : Apr 7, 2020 10:26 EDT
RESULTS from virtual VBBC on BBO can now be found in the upper right corner of the website

BBO RESULTS HERE

Last updated : Apr 1, 2020 15:41 EDT
IMPORTANT COVID 19 NOTIFICATION

THE CLUB IS CLOSED.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO A ROBUST REOPENING

WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO SAFELY DO SO. 

We are currently sending out email notifications with updates. If you have not recently received an email from the club we may not have your correct information. Please email us at verobridgeclub@comcast.net, to update your information or to be added to our email list.

For updates from the CDC, click here to go to their COVID-19 information website which is updated daily: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

 

  

 

Last updated : Mar 30, 2020 10:17 EDT
CLUB CLOSURE

THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE VERO BEACH BRIDGE CLUB, AT A SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY, WAS TO CLOSE THE VBBC, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES OR GAMES HELD AT THE CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THE CLUB IS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A ROBUST REOPENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE WATCH THIS WEB SITE FOR FURTHER NOTICE.

In the meantime, check out the

BRIDGE PRACTICE RANGE STORY JUST BELOW THIS ONE.

Last updated : Mar 19, 2020 11:40 EDT
BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Board of Governors officers for 2020 were elected at the recent monthly board meeting. They are:
David LeBar - President
John Brunner - Vice-President
Ann Taylor - Secretary

We thank the following board members whose terms have expired for their valuable service:
Karen Adelman
Denis Conlon
Jan Greene
Maxwell Hughes

Special thanks also to our Treasurer, Ellen Gelberg, who also served as the chairwoman of our budget & finance committee.
Board of Governors members for 2020 are:
John Brunner, Freeman Bunn, Bill Capodagli, Tom Coulter, Bob Geeseman,
Jack Hughes, David LeBar, Steve Osiecki, Ann Taylor, and Louann Yates.

We are fortunate and very appreciative to have these dedicated volunteers willing to serve our club.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Last updated : Mar 18, 2020 16:53 EDT
FIND YOUR FRIENDS ABOVE
Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

Phone:
(772) 562-3008
VEROBRIDGE.COM

UNIT 240
DISTRICT 9
OF THE ACBL

Game Stratification, ACBL Rank Changes, & Card Sharks

Stratification for
Open Pair Games* 

 0 - 1000        = C
1000 - 2500  = B
2501+           = A

Stratification for
8-IS-ENOUGH 
Swiss Team Events*

0 - 750       = C
751 - 2000 = B
2001+        =  A

*Stratification adjustments may be
made at game director's discretion
or in the case of special
 events/games where strats are
set by ACBL.



MARCH CARD SHARKS

0 - 5                 MAC MCBAIN
6 - 20               CHRISTINE MOLLET

21 - 50             TEDDY NIEDZWIECKI/
                        JEAN RAKOCZY

51 - 100           BETTE NOTTE

101 - 200         GERALD PIERCE

201 - 300         NICK MICHAELS

301 - 400         JOHN BRUNNER

401 - 500         JOHN SYMONDS

501 - 750         PAT FORSDICK

751- 1000        BILL COLEMAN

1001 - 2500     BOOTS VANNOSTRAND

2501 +             BILL HIGGINS

MARCH 2020 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!


Junior Master:
ALLEN CASTNER, ERIN
CASTNER, JOHN HANAUER,
NIKKI WICKMAN

Club Master:
BOB DEKAR, PAM HOGAN,
DEANNA SAMMON, BILL
SCHUCART

Regional Master:
KENDRA HAINES

Bronze Life Master:
JOE HARRISON

Silver Life Master:
PAULA HALLAM

               

 




           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Team Games

Upcoming Team Games are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.

Results
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Pieter
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
Open Pairs/Open Swiss
Director: Geo Bleskachek
0-20 Pairs
Director: Jamie
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
VBCC Invitational
Director: Toril
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
Riomar Invitational Pairs
Director: Toril
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
0 - 99 Pairs
Director: Mimi Gerstell
499er Stratified Pairs
Director: Martha
0 - 50 Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
IRS Pairs
Director: Stan Yellin
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Pieter
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Arnie Summers
Moorings Invitational Pairs
Director: Toril
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Maggie
299er Stratified Pairs
Director: Mimi Gerstell
Calendar
Sun Apr 26, 2020
VBBC Sectional Tournament Swiss Teams
VBBC 10 a.m.