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0 - 99 NIGHT GAME with lesson before and after
0 - 99  NIGHT GAME  with lesson before and after

DISTRICT 9  hosts a 0-99  game which  begins on Zoom at 6:30 with a special Welcome Reception where you can ask questions and watch demonstrations of various BBO features.
The game begins at 7 p.m. where you will play 12 boards and have the opportunity to attend an after-the-game hand analysis session hosted by teachers.
These games are available Monday thru Friday. 
The fee for each game is $6 and Masterpoints are awarded.

Registration begins on BBO at 5 p.m.  Go to "Competitive," then ACBL Virtual CLubs. Look for "DISTRICT 9, 99ers Invitational Game."

One of the Best Florida Bridge Clubs

Located in Vero Beach Florida, the Vero Beach Bridge Center is a member-owned 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 and 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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  Exciting News! Refresher Course With Ron at the VBBC!
Exciting News! Refresher Course With Ron at the VBBC!

Ron's course is open to current VBBC members and will be held LIVE at the VBBC!
Please bring a laptop or iPad to class so you can play a few hands on your device rather than at a table.



 

Last updated : Apr 17, 2021 08:58 EDT
  2021 Membership Dues are now past due-renew ASAP
CURRENT VBBC MEMBERS:  Please mail (1520 14th Ave., VB 32960) a check for $35, or stop by the VBBC (please phone first) to renew your membership dues for 2021.
If you are unable to pay by mail or in-person you may renew by credit card by clicking  "2021 Dues Renewal" below.
Please include any new phone, address, email address, or emergency contact information in the box provided.
2021 Dues Renewal
 
Last updated : Apr 14, 2021 09:18 EDT
  2 NEW GAMES FOR 0-2000 PLAYERS
2 NEW GAMES FOR 0-2000 PLAYERS
Last updated : Mar 18, 2021 09:36 EDT
  DEFENSE AGAINST NO TRUMP
DEFENSE AGAINST NO TRUMP

 
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 : Mar 31, 2021 06:34 EDT
  SCHEDULE OF VBBC GAMES ON BBO
SCHEDULE OF VBBC GAMES ON BBO
2 NEW GAMES
 
0-2000 PAIRS
 SATURDAY @ 10:15 
AND
 SUNDAY @ 3:30

 

Last updated : Mar 31, 2021 06:35 EDT
  Introduction to Two-over-One with Barbara Seagram

Last updated : Nov 17, 2020 10:25 EST
  CONVENTION CARDS ARE REQUIRED

BBO is no longer automatically posting the SAYC card for pairs who have not completed a specific card with their partner. If your partnership is using the SAYC system you will need to specify such and enter your partner's BBO user name on the card in order for it to load when you register to play with that partner. Having a proper card completed for your partnership is an ACBL requirement. It is imperative that you complete a card on BBO ASAP.  There is a video available below (Tutorials) on how to complete a card and in the September 2020 issue of the ACBL Bulletin, on page 20, are photos that will guide you.
Please create your convention card to avoid receiving two Average Minus scores.

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Last updated : Oct 26, 2020 16:25 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 Virtual VBBC Games-THANK YOU, ARNIE!

Contact Arnie by Email:
NEKEARN@YAHOO.COM

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

NEW ACBL RANKS!

ACBL ADVANCEMENTS IN RANK - MARCH 2021
Congratulations to the following VBBC members who 
achieved a new ACBL rank!

Junior Master: JEANNE COHANE

Club Masters: CAROL DiFAZIO, CILLE RIBAUDO, DIANE SIMMONS

Sectional Master: DEANNA SAMMON

Regional Master: DEAN PHYPERS

NABC Master: POLLY SWIFTNEY

Ruby Life Master:  SUSAN SWOPE

 

 

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
 

Results
#97673 Vero Beach 0-750 Pairs 10:15
Moorings Club Pairs
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#86202 Vero Beach 0-299 Pairs 1:15
#86189 Vero Beach 0-750 Charity Pairs 1:15
#76309 Vero Beach 0-199 Charity Pairs 1:15
#86195 Vero Beach 0-2000 Charity Pairs 3:30
#76307 Vero Beach 0-750 Charity Pairs 10:15
#54072 Vero Beach 0-299 Charity Pairs 1:15
#62968 Vero Beach Charity OPEN Pairs 1:15
#54063 Vero Beach 0-750 Charity Pairs 10:15
#45861 Vero Beach 0-99 Charity Pairs 10:15
#62955 Vero Beach Charity OPEN Pairs 1:15
#62959 Vero Beach 0-499 Charity Pairs 1:15
#54052 Vero Beach 0-750 Charity Pairs 10:15
#54054 Vero Beach Charity OPEN Pairs 1:15
#27163 Riomar C. C. Charity Pairs 1:30
#45852 Vero Beach 0-750 Charity Pairs 10:15
#45856 Vero Beach Charity OPEN Pairs 1:15
#27180 Vero Beach 0-299 Charity Pairs 1:15