The Tuesday morning
will resume November 5
and will be held in the new
Indian River Shores Community
Center @ 9 a.m.
An Open game will also begin
November 12, with a 12:30
starting time at IRS.
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THE LATEST MONTHLY
PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK ALL SCORES ENTERED
INTO THE BRIDGEMATE SCORING DEVICES.
THIS IS EAST'S RESPONSIBILITY BUT IF YOU
LATER FIND AN INCORRECT SCORE YOU ARE TO
CONTACT YOUR OPPONENTS AND VERIFY
THE SCORE WITH THEM, THEN EMAIL THE
GAME DIRECTOR WITHIN 24 HOURS.
The 0-1500 PAIRS GAME
held on Tuesday is suspended
for the summer. Join us for the 299er
or Open game on Tuesdays.
The 0-99 game on
Wednesdays will resume
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 2017 based on the number of tables of bridge played thus far!
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NAP QUALIFIERS, AWARDING 50% RED & BLACK POINTS, WILL BE HELD:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
OPEN PAIRS @ 1 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
OPEN & 0-499 @ 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
0 - 499 @ 9 a.m.
OPEN & 0 - 750 @ 1 p.m.
CONVENTIONS & MORE
MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY @ 9:30
AUGUST 28: NEW MINOR FORCING with RON
Click here for a complete schedule of lesson topics.
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CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Congratulations to the following VBBC members who have been recognized
for ACBL-wide achievements in 2018:
Reanette Frobouck - # 236 in the Barry Crane Top 500
Joanne Matchette - # 490 in the Barry Crane Top 500
Ace of Clubs
Masterpoints won in club games in 2018
300—500 Masterpoint Category: #14 Steve Osiecki 152 Masterpoints
1000—1500 Masterpoint Category: #9 Boots VanNostrand 261 Masterpoints, #16 Chris Smith 234 Masterpoints
1500—2500 Masterpoint Category: #2 Joanne Matchette 341 Masterpoints
7500—10,000 Masterpoint Category: #12 Debbie Drury 321 Masterpoints
Masterpoints won in tournaments & clubs in 2018
1000—1500 #23 Chris Smith 379 Masterpoints
1500—2500 #13 Joanne Matchette 502 Masterpoints
On-line Masterpoints won in on-line ACBL sanctioned games
#17 Myriam Milgrom 915 Masterpoints
Also, congratulations to Janie & Rick Jett who were the top 299ers in April
among all players from clubs who participate in the Common Game!
WAY TO GO!
0 - 750 STRATIFIED PAIRS
NOW ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS!
LIMITED GAMES & SWISS TEAMS
OF THE ACBL
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CURRENT GAME SCHEDULE
The Friday morning student game
is for players with less than 20
This session begins at 9 a.m.
with a brief review of a bidding
topic, followed by play.
The game is ideal for players taking
our beginning lessons or for those
who are returning to bridge.
Please join us. No partner or
9 a.m. - noon
Click here to view a schedule of the
topics covered in the mini-lessons.
THIS GAME RUNS YEAR-ROUND.
GET BRIDGE BUCKS!
NO WORRIES ABOUT HAVING
THE CORRECT CHANGE
OR WAITING IN LINE!
Works like a prepaid ATM card.
See Natalie to get started.
If you already have a Bridge
Bucks account, you may reload
it at the kiosk with assistance
from the cashier.
If you don't have Bridge Bucks,
our cashiers appreciate you
having your money out and
ready to buy your entry.
Click here for (printable) instructions on how to replay hands from any of our games on your computer ( and many devices) easily! This browser-based approach does not require any special software on your device.
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.
JULY CARD SHARKS
0 - 5 NANCY CARR
6 - 20 JAY STEWART
21 - 50 LORRAINE SMITH
51 - 100 GLORIA STEPHENSON
101 - 200 JOHN STEPHENSON
201 - 300 HEIDI ROONEY
301 - 400 DAN WILL
401 - 500 FLO FISHER
501 - 750 MARGARET MARY ZOLTAK
751- 1000 MIMI KLUG
1001 - 2500 BOOTS VANNOSTRAND
2501 + DEBBIE DRURY
JULY 2019 Rank Changes
Congratulations to the following VBBC members
who have achieved a new ACBL Rank!
PATTI MILLER, BILL SHUCART
BOB MERCER, NANCY OLIVER
CORDIA FISHER, DEBBIE
LINK TO COMMON GAME HAND ANALYSIS
Bridge is not a game of secret messages, it is a game of full diclosure - your opponent’s are entitled to know your agreements and the meanings of your bids. This starts with two filled out convention cards. The announcement and alert procedures further facilitate notifying your opponents as to your conventional understandings. It is your responsibility to understand which of your agreements do not require an alert, require an announcement, require an alert or require a post auction period alert. You can click on this story to go to a long, but very skimmable, ACBL document on Alert Procedures.
Upcoming Team Games are highlighted below.
Full calendar on navigation bar.