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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
How to Sign Up for BBO Swiss Teams

The next opportunity to play Swiss Teams utilizing BBO is Saturday, March 6, 1:15 pm.

For Instruction on how to register for this competitive opportunity, click here.

Last updated : Feb 27, 2021 18:33 EST
Rank Changes for February 2021
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of February 2021.  To read the article, Click Here.
Last updated : Feb 10, 2021 13:01 EST
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 : Aug 30, 2020 11:03 EDT
Director's Contacts

During the game, if you need to contact the Director, Click on the blue rectangle in the top left, click 'call the director' and please state briefly the problem.

When the game has finished if you need to contact the Director. click on PEOPLE and then SEARCH, type in the user name of the director and write your request to him/her. (They should still be online for at least 10 minutes after the game has finished).

Here are our BBO User Names:

 Janet Matthews.         vacb217489    or      janmanutd.         352 283 4914         

 Caroline Davies.         rolie1

 Jim Dick.                    jbdtd                                                    352-643-1595                                                    

 John Quinn                JTQVT2

Ann Smallen.              mvbapres.                                            315-527-1294

Especially if there are Robots involved (Limited Games only), give the Director chance to make the alterations before you contact him please.
              

Last updated : Feb 12, 2021 09:17 EST
Schedule for week Beginning Monday 22nd February

                                                               

                                               ♠  UPDATE - in order to get more players we are changing the <50 games to <100.  Please come and play  ♣ 

DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director
MONDAY 10:00AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min John Q
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Annn THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min John Q
MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 10:00 AM Mentor I 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min John Q FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
TUESDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 10:15 AM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:30 PM <500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:15 AM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:30PM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
THURSDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Jim

 

Last updated : Feb 25, 2021 08:52 EST
Schedule Starting Monday March 1st

 

                                  ♠ ♥ UPDATE - in order to get more players we are changing the <50 games to <100.  Please come and play ♦ ♣ 

DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director
MONDAY 10:00AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min John Q
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Annn THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min John Q
MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 10:00 AM Mentor I I 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min John Q FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
TUESDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 10:15 AM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:30 PM <500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:15 AM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 1:15 PM SWISS 20 bds @ 6min Janet
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:30PM <100 15 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750 SWISS 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
THURSDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Jim
Last updated : Feb 27, 2021 12:57 EST
2020 Educational Class Schedule
All classes temporarily cancelled until further notice because of virus concerns.  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 2002 Winter Spring Class Schedule - issue Mar 4 2020 .
 
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 : Apr 12, 2020 11:16 EDT
Alert Message

Neil Timm's March lesson is a combo including "Voids" along with "Innovative Slam Bidding with Singletons and Voids."  Both may be accessed under the Education tab in the left menu.

All recreation center games are cancelled until further notice.  Please see the information located on this home page about how to participate in the online games through BBO.  Be sure to check out the schedule which changes each week. 

Last updated : Feb 22, 2021 12:54 EST
Results
< 750
10:00
Director: Janet
< 50 (15 boards)
10:15
Director: Janet
OPEN
10:00
Director: Janet
OPEN (20 boards)
13:15
Director: Janet
< 400
18:15
Director: Jim
OPEN
18:30
Director: Jim
OPEN ( 20 boards)
13:15
Director: Janet
Mentor
10:00
Director: Janet
< 400
13:30
Director: Janet
OPEN
18:30
Director: Jim
< 200
18:15
Director: Jim
< 200
10:15
Director: Janet
OPEN
10:00
Director: Janet
OPEN
13:15
Director: Janet
<400
18:15
Director: John
OPEN ( 20 boards)
18:30
Director: John
< 1500
10:00
Director: Caroline
< 50
13:30
Director: Janet
< 400
18:15
Director: Jim Dick
OPEN
18:30
Director: Jim