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Joanie Colbert

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BJ Chiota

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Mike Mocella

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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Welcome
Welcome

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 : Nov 28, 2018 10:03 EST
Upcoming Temporary Venue Changes and Special Games

Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game change:

  • Sun Feb 23 - No games.
  • Sat  Feb 29 - No games at Miona, one split game at Colony Cottage with 0-750 & Open sections.
Last updated : Feb 7, 2020 22:15 EST
2020 Educational Class Schedule
The upcoming class schedule for the Tuesday morning educational classes at the O’Dell recreation center is now available.  To view the schedule for classes that are being presented for intermediate players between now and the end of May 2020, please go to the Education menu link to the left and click on 2020 Winter Spring Class Schedule.
 
Note that we highly recommend two things if you are considering attending any of these Sessions. 
 
First of all, the maximum benefit will be obtained if you attend with a partner.  Bridge is NOT a solo game and it is essential that wherever possible both you and a playing partner learn together.
 
Secondly, we are building in this year what we regard as a most valued aspect to all we are trying to teach.  That is, for every topic, there will be a following Workshop where what you are taught will be re-visited, worked with, and made more clear in context.  We strongly urge you to consider that both the class and the workshop should be regarded as one and that whenever possible you do your very best to attend both.
Last updated : Jan 25, 2020 06:06 EST
BridgeWebs App

BridgeWebs is the company our club uses to host our web site.  Are you aware there is an app available for both iPhone and Android which allows you to view results and club news directly on your phone?  Also, if you are a Snowbird and your home club also uses BridgeWebs, you can set up both clubs and have all the information for both in one place.  The app does cost as small amount ($3) but is well worth it.  Give it a try!

Gordon Pfeiffer

Last updated : Feb 10, 2020 05:40 EST
Upcoming Sunday Games

Rick Gauthier has announced the following Sunday games:

  • Sun Feb 23 - No game - venue not available.
  • Sun Mar 1 - Stratified Pro-Am Swiss teams - please register as a pair on the reservation system for Sunday afternoon March 1 under "Regular" not "Limiited".  The field will be split in two by average masterpoint holding and each "Pro" pair will randomly be matched with an "AM" pair to form a Swiss Team.
  • Sun Mar 8 - 0-2000 Pairs.  This is the game a lot of you have requested.  Please support it by making your reservation for the "afternoon", "Limited" (not "regular" or "open") in our reservation system.  Neither player may have more than 2000 mps.

Pre-registering is desirable to aid the Director is setting up the game but not mandatory.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.

Last updated : Feb 17, 2020 06:19 EST
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 : Mar 14, 2019 09:29 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, February 17th
CDay Time Location Type Director   Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

                    Director Contact Substitute Director Contact Substitute
Monday  1:00PM Laurel <299 MP’s
Caroline Davies
    Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Monday  1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Rick Gauthier     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 413 531 3020
Monday 

5:30PM

  6:15PM

Sea Breeze

Game starts

< 50 MP's Pairs Terry Oleske     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 917806 7607
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Open Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 561 385 9016    
Tuesday  12:45 Miona Open Jon Williams     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 561 6044
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MP's Caroline Davies     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisennhower <20 MP's Marilyn Schmidt     no reservation needed 413 329 3779  
Wednesday 8:30AM Eisennhower <50 MP's Marilyn Schmidt     Reserve a seat in the < 50 MP Game 413 329 3779  
Wednesday  1:00PM Miona <399 MP's John Quinn     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 802 989 0157 Pat Holmes 248 931 4003
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Steve Macheel     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 920 296 0892    
Wednesday  6:15PM Sea Breeze Open Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 561 385 9016    
Thursday  9:00AM  Rohan Open Kelley Dryden  

 

Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 954 707 1494  
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Ann Smallen     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 315 527 1294    
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <149 MP's Pat Holmes     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003

Friday 

 

09:00 AM Sea Breeze <399 Mp's Janet Matthews     Reserve a seat in the LIMITED Game 352 283 4914
Friday 09:00 AM Sea Breeze Open Janet Matthews     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 283 4914
Friday 1:00 PM Eisenhower Open Jack LaHoud     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 391 7823
Friday 6:15 PM Laurel <99MP's Kelley Dryden     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED game 954 707 1494    
Friday 6:15 Laurel Open Kelley Dryden     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 954 707 1494    
Saturday 09:00 AM Miona <199 MP's Pat Holmes     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003
Saturday 1:00 PM Miona Open Sandy Booke     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 585 224 6975
Saturday 1:00 PM Colony <750 MP's John Quinn     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 802 989 0157 Ann Smallen 315 527 1294
Sunday Feb 23rd 1:00PM Sea Breeze CLOSED              
Sunday Mar 1st 1:00 pm Sea Breeze Pro Am Swiss Rick Gauthier     Reserve your place in the game using THIS link only      
Sunday Mar 8th 1:00PM Sea Breeze 0 - 2000 MP's Caroline Davies     Reserve a Seat in the 0 - 2000 game 352 633 8505    



 

Last updated : Feb 17, 2020 10:33 EST
Temporary Venue Changes are in RED.
Temporary Director Changes are in BLUE
   Brief lesson before game
  Question & Answer after game
   
     
 
If you need to contact a Director, click on the 

Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

   
 
 
Last updated : Dec 22, 2018 07:42 EST
Alert Message

The Reservation System has been modified to address the overflow problem by generating a "Wait List".  Read article below.

Last updated : Feb 16, 2020 09:26 EST
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2018 our club maintained it's size position as the 2nd largest ACBL club in North America.  Click on the History - A Growth Story  menu button for the history of our club.

Last updated : May 8, 2019 16:07 EDT
Results
1 PM Laurel 299ers
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Rick Gauthier
6 30 PM SB Newcomer
Director: Terry Oleske
6 15 PM Laurel Open
Director: Bev Magnuson
1 PM Sea Breeze Mentor
Director: Kelley Dryden
Colony 750 STAC
Director: John Quinn
Sat AM 199er Pairs-STAC
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona
Director: Sandy Booke
Friday Morning Session
Director: Janet Matthews
Friday Evening Session
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Open Pairs
Director: John Lahoud
Thursday Morning Open
Director: Kelley Dryden