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WE ARE OPEN FOR F2F PLAY!

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
The VBBC is open for fully vaccinated players only.
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.
With the recent surge of infection we recommend wearing a well-fitting mask while inside the VBBC. 

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 vulnerable and/or have compromised immune systems. 
 

 

Tuesday & Thursday afternoon games have resumed

SUPPORT GAMES AT YOUR MEMBER-OWNED CLUB!
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! 

 

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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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

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  8-is-Enough Swiss Teams

8-is-Enough Swiss Teams

Saturday, August 13 @ 1 p.m. @ the VBBC (2nd Saturday of each month)

SILVER POINTS 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 July 8-is-Enough Swiss Team winners are pictured below:

Karen Adelman, Jan Rush, David LeBar, Martha Glassmeyer

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 : Aug 13, 2022 08:37 EDT
  NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS GAMES begin Monday @ VBBC

NAP GAMES WILL BE HELD AT THE VBBC IN ALL FACE-TO-FACE GAMES BEGINNING MONDAY, August 15 - August 27!
The Friday 0-750 game will become 0-2500 on August 19 & August 26 only.

50% RED & 50% BLACK MASTERPOINTS WILL BE AWARDED! JOIN US!

Last updated : Aug 13, 2022 08:36 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 : Aug 13, 2022 08:42 EDT
  Game Schedule
Game Schedule

 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 : Aug 4, 2022 09:31 EDT
  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:
NEKEARN@YAHOO.COM

Contact Pat Forsdick for VBBC partnerships:
310-245-6304

VBBC Contact Information

1520 14th Avenue
Vero Beach FL 32960

 
(772) 562-3008

Email: verobridgeclub@comcast.net

www.VeroBridge.com

Unit 240, District 9, of theACBL

0-1000 Swiss Teams will be held Saturday, September 17

 The September 0-1000 Swiss Teams game will be held Saturday, September 17 @ 1 p.m.
This game will award 25% GOLD, 25% SILVER, 25% RED, & 25% BLACK masterpoints in the District 9 Royal STaC week!

 

 

NEW ACBL RANKS!
NEW ACBL RANKS!

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

            Club Master:              KAREN MILLER   

           Sectional Master:    MARILYN WURZER 

           Ruby Life Master:   JIM ANDRE, JAN RUSU                                

 

MENTOR-MENTEE CHAMPS
MENTOR-MENTEE CHAMPS

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!

 

NEW ALERT PROCEDURES

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. 
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_01/index.php?startid=35
 

 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.
https://zoom.us/rec/play/6MAsI-v7qW83ToXGtwSDAfVxW9S8Kais1CUbqfBZnUrkBSRSN1H0Z7NEYeGVQZmmtrAjiJ24QSOTvrx8?autoplay=true&startTime=1585566516000

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. http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/about/CONVENTIONCHARTS2_2020.pdf

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.


 

Results
#18975 VeroBeach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Open Pairs/Open Swiss
Director: George Weber
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack Wilson
#18968 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
#10640 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open & 0-499 Pairs
Director: ArnieSummers
#10639 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open & 0-750 Pairs
Director: Martha Glassmeye
#1982 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: George Weber
#67122 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 1:15
#83366 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jack
#83363 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Jamie
#83361 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open & 0-499 Pairs
Director: Jack
#79264 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Stratified Open & 0-750 Pairs
Director: Jamie