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The Social Corner...

The club is saddened by the loss of Joann Roorbach.  She moved to the Villages in 2002.  Her obituary can be found in the Sunday, April 17, Daily Sun.

As we all continue to try to stay in touch with our bridge friends during this COVID time, if you see or know of something of interest to the membership, and it is verifiable information, please contact the webmaster for inclusion in this "social" area of our website. 

Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club

Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club.  Our club is located in The Villages (Florida's Friendliest Hometown) which is in central Florida.  Our ACBL sanction number is #217489.  We are in District 9, Unit 128.

This is an invitational club so guest passes must be obtained for a guest to play.  All regular game fees are $3 per person for a resident and $5 per person for a guest.   We are a non-smoking club and adhere to the ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy.

Our web site has a lot of information and you should scroll down the home page first to find out what you want and then click on the special menu buttons to obtain additional information on a specific subject.

Last updated : Jun 28, 2021 13:03 EDT
Educational Opportunities

CLASSES FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS

Teacher: Janet Matthews

Location:  SeaBreeze Rec. Center

Dates:  Thursday mornings

Times:  9:00 am - 11:00 am

$5.00 per class, payable at the door

May 26th:            

Cancelled

June    2nd        

Bergen 😀


BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS

Teacher:  Janet Matthews

Location:  Odell Rec. Center

Dates:  Tuesdays, beginning June 21st

Times:  9:00 am - 11:00 pm

$5.00 per class, playable at the door


SAVE THE DATE

Nationally recognized bridge expert, and popular bridge instructor,  Robert

Todd, will run a two-part seminar at Lake Miona on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  The morning session is entitled “Doubles of Many Kinds”.  The afternoon session will be “Is it Forcing?” Registration will occur in the late fall.

 

Last updated : May 24, 2022 18:25 EDT
Rank Changes for May 2022
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of May 2022.  To view those members, Click Here
Last updated : May 11, 2022 12:14 EDT
If You Would Like To Make A Reservation

For information on how to use the Reservation System please click Reservation Instructions

For a very informative video on how to use the system please click Here 

And this is part 2 showing how to change reservations and some FAQ’s  Click Here

Please contact Janet Matthews for any questions or problems at janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com

 

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 08:32 EST
VILLAGE SECTIONAL
VILLAGE SECTIONAL AT SAVANNAH
 (Saturday 11th June to Monday June 13th)
Please sign up as soon as you have a partner
ALL PAIR EVENTS ARE SINGLE SESSION AND ARE STRATIFIED (Click here for FLYER).  
SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 50 FREE Click Here
SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN $13 EACH Click Here
SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 499 $13 EACH Click Here
SATURDAY 3:00 PM OPEN $13 EACH Click Here
SATURDAY 3:00 PM < 499 $13 EACH Click Here
SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 50 $13 EACH Click Here
SUNDAY 10:00 AM OPEN $13 EACH Click Here
SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 499 $13 EACH Click Here
SUNDAY 3:00 PM OPEN $13 EACH Click Here
SUNDAY 3:00 PM < 499 $13 EACH Click Here
 MONDAY -  STRATIFIED SWISS 
ONE PAIR ONLY SIGN UP FOR YOUR TEAM 
$100 PER TEAM INCLUDING LUNCH
MONDAY 10:00 AM OPEN $25 EACH Click Here
MONDAY 10:00 AM <499 $25 EACH Click Here
 

 

Last updated : May 15, 2022 12:16 EDT
Schedule starting Monday, May 23rd

 

PLEASE use the Reservation System - (there is now a "recurring" option to use with regular partners)

Thank you and remember to cancel if you change your plans - or call Janet or the Director yes

There is  not a Mentor game this week - instead there will be a BBO 2500 and 300

All F2F games this month will be Charity games 

♠ Wednesday Miona  GAMES are at MULBERRY this week ♠ 

smileyPLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB 😀

 

DAY TIME RANGE Venue Director
MONDAY 10:00AM < 500 BBO Janet
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Sea Breeze Jim  Click Here
MONDAY 1:00 PM < 2500 Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 5:30 PM < 100 Sea Breeze Paul Click Here
MONDAY 6:30 PM OPEN BBO John 
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Jon  Click Here
TUESDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Bob Click Here
TUESDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO John 
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO John 
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM < 50 Eisenhower Marilyn Click Here
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Caroline
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM <1500  MULBERRY  Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:00PM OPEN  MULBERRY  Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM < 500 BBO Ann
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <2500 BBO Terry
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM <500 Sea Breeze Jon Click Here
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN Sea Breeze Jon Click Here
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Jon
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Mulberry Bob Click Here
THURSDAY 1:15 PM < 1500 BBO Terry  
THURSDAY 4:30 PM < 500 Rohan Pat Click Here
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO John
FRIDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Janet
FRIDAY 10:00 AM <300 BBO Janet
FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Eisenhower Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:15 PM < 1500 BBO Jon
FRIDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO Bob
FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Bob
SATURDAY 10:00 AM 1500 BBO Janet
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Colony Bob Click Here
SATURDAY 1:00 AM <2500/200 Ezell Jim Click Here
SATURDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO Caroline
SUNDAY 10:00 AM 2500 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 10:00 AM <300 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN BBO Jon
SUNDAY 1:30 PM <500 BBO Jon

 

Last updated : May 23, 2022 09:56 EDT
Directors emails and phone numbers
Bob Matthews (Head Director) 352-283-4913 bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com
Janet  Matthews (BBO) 352-283-4914 janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com
Sandy  Booke 352-702-1358 sbooke3369@gmail.com
Caroline  Davies 352-633-8505 carolineddavies@yahoo.com
Jim  Dick 352-643-1595 jdick1118@gmail.com
Rick Gauthier 413-531-3020 exretiree@gmail.com
Jon  Greenspan 352-805-9774 jonfutures14@gmail.com
Pat  Holmes 248-931-4003 patandmikeholmes@yahoo.com
Paul  Matheson 508-991-0680 mathudon@msn.com
Bob  Matthews 352-283-4913 bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com
Terry  Oleske 917-806-7607 terryoleske305@gmail.com
John  Quinn 802-989-0157 jtqvt2@gmail.com
Marilyn  Schmidt 413-329-3779 marilynjeanschmidt@gmail.com
Ann  Smallen 315-527-1294 asmallen@hamilton.edu
Jon  Williams 352-259-2749 jonwbridge@outlook.com
Last updated : May 11, 2022 12:10 EDT
Instructions on How to Play and Improve playing on BBO
The following links will help orient you to the BBO games.  Just click on the appropriate link below:
 
The 1st one will help you on learning how to use Bridge Base - Click Here
 
This video shows you how to add BBO $'s to your account -Click Here
 
This video shows you how to bid and play -Click Here
 
Next How to Alert your bids Click Here
 
This is a link to a very useful video on how to set up your Convention Card Click Here
 
Give it a try.
Last updated : Mar 12, 2021 13:11 EST
Alert Message

            VENUE CHANGE ALERT!

Due to the closing of the Lake Miona Rec Center:

  • The Tuesday Open game scheduled for May 31 only at Miona will be held at the Eisenhower Rec center.  It will be a joint open/<500 mp event.

The minutes of the current BOD meeting are available.

A new game will begin on Thursday, June 2, at the Ezell Recreation Center.  It will be an afternoon game  More information will be forthcoming.

♠   ♣ SAVE THE DATE ♣   ♠
Information Flyer
The Villages DBC Sectional Tournament
June 11-13

 
The Club's Health & Covid Guidelines have been updated.

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated : May 27, 2022 09:06 EDT
Results
#97924 10:00 (Janet) - <2500
#97496 Janet (10:00)- <300
#97600 1:15PM <1500 Jon G
Friday Afternoon Session
Director: Janet Matthews
#97684 6:15pm < 500 Bob
#97686 6:30pm OPEN Bob
#92542 10AM <2500 Jon G
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
Thursday PM 0-500 Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
#92710 Pairs John Q on BBO-OPEN
#87675 Caroline (10:00) < 2500
#87753 1:15 (Ann) < 500
1P Mulberry Open/1500/750
Director: Terry Oleske
6:30PM SeaBreeze Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
#82666 Caroline (10:00) < 2500
1PM Eisenhower <500
Director: Rick Gauthier
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
#82848 Pairs John Q on BBO-OPEN
#78076 Janet @ 10:00 < 500
1 PM Laurel 2500
Director: Pat Holmes