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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

ANNOUNCING AN EXCITING SERIES OF VIDEO BRIDGE LESSONS

Many Experts will tell you there are four ways to improve your game: . Play a lot, Read a lot, Focus during the game, and Find the optimal partner(s).  How about expanding your bridge knowledge by watching an online video class from a bridge professional?   

LEARN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

Thanks to Gloria Bennett, the Assistant Coordinator of Bridge Education, Learnbridgeonline is offering our members a wonderful opportunity to try one free lesson by Adam Parrish.   Adam is a national bridge champion, teacher, and author of such books as “When to Bid Notrump” and “When to Draw Trumps”.  If you’re interested in participating, please send your email, and the class you choose to attend, to Gloria Bennett, at gloriabridge123@gmail.com.  She will forward your  information to Learnbridgeonline, and they will contact you before the lesson.  The dates of the available free lessons are: 

July 25: Suit Preference Signs 

August 1: Two - Tiered Splinters 

August 8: Mini-Splinters 

LEARN IN A SMALL GROUP

Beginning this October, the Education Department will be offering lowcost online webinars at Odell Recreation Center. There will be videos presented by:

Marty Bergen: Ten-time national Bridge champion, author, and teacher  

Donna Compton: World Champion and Master teacher

Gavin Wolpert: Professional bridge player and teacher, and    

Rob Barringer - Professional bridge player and teacher

Last updated : Jul 3, 2022 19:09 EDT
Rank Changes for July 2022
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of July 2022.  To view those members, click here.
Last updated : Jul 7, 2022 12:06 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
Schedule starting Monday July 4th

 

 

♠ ♠ THIS WEEK   Club Championship in F2F games

There is NOT a < 100 game Monday night at Sea Breeze (center is closed early for July 4th). sad

Instead we will have a < 500 on BBO at 6:15 smiley

Saturday morning game is now <2500 on BBO

There is  a  NOT Mentor game this week instead there is a < 2500 and <300 game

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

smileyPLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB 😀

 

              

Day TIME RANGE Venue Director
MONDAY 10:00AM < 500 BBO Janet
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO John
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 OPEN Miona Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM <1500 Miona Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM < 500 BBO Ann
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <2500 BBO Terry
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Jon  
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Jon
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Ezell Sandy Click Here
THURSDAY 1:00 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 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Jon
FRIDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO Bob
FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Bob
SATURDAY 10:00 AM 2500 BBO Janet
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Colony Bob Click Here
SATURDAY 1:00 PM <2500/200 Ezell Rick Click Here
SATURDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO Caroline
SUNDAY 10:00 AM 2500 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 10:00 AM <300 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 1:00 PM OPEN BBO Jon
SUNDAY 1:15 PM <500 BBO Jon

Last updated : Jul 3, 2022 12:02 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
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
Last updated : Jun 4, 2022 10:59 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

Looking to improve your game?  Gloria Bennett, the Educational Assistant, has updated her learning resources.  Find her information under the left Education menu, Gloria's Tips.

Check out Neil Timm's newest articles, The 2NT Bid, More on Pre-emptive Transfer Bids, and Responding to the Two Club Bid.  As always, any previous lesson and these current lessons may be accessed through the Education menu, Links of Interest, Neil's Archives.

 

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

 

 

Last updated : Jul 1, 2022 19:39 EDT
Results
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
#62721 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
#62820 VILLAGES Ann 1:15 pm < 500
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Terry Oleske
#62901 6:30PM OPEN JonG
#57771 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Matthews
#57936 Pairs John Q on BBO-< 500
#57940 Pairs John Q on BBO- OPEN
#53079 10:00 (Janet) < 500
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Pat Holmes
#53234 Pairs John Q on BBO-OPEN
#48765 10:00 (Janet) < 2500
#48809 1PM OPEN JonG
#48831 1:15PM <500 JonG
#43876 10:00 (Janet) < 2500
1 PM Ezell 2500
Director: Rick Gauthier
#44010 BBO 6:15 (Caroline) <500
1 PM Colony Open
Director: Bob Matthews