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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
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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
New Educational Opportunity for Beginner Players

The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club is sponsoring a short series of basic bridge review lessons.

The classes will run from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Tuesdays at the Odell Recreation Center.  The fee is $5 per class payable upon arrival.

  • The first class, on June 8th, is “A Review of Basic Bidding, Part 1”.  Topics to be covered include hand valuation, finding a golden fit, assessing likelihood of game, opening 1 in a suit, opening 1 in no trump, responding to 1 no trump, responding to 1 in a suit, opener’s rebid after an invitational bid from responder, opener’s rebid after a forcing bid from responder, and responder’s rebids. 
  • The second class, on June 15th, is “A Review of Basic Bidding, Part 2”.  Topics include overcalling, advancing the overcall, takeout doubles, responses to takeout doubles, and stayman. 
  • The third class, on June 22nd, is “A Review of Basic Declarer Play”.  Topics include planning the approach; developing tricks through promotion of high cards, developing long suits and finessing; eliminating losers with ruffing and discarding; paying attention to entries; paying attention to opponents; and managing the trump suit.
  • The fourth class, on June 29th, is “A Review of Basic Defense”.  Topics include leads against no trump contracts, leads against suit contracts, third hand play, second hand play, defensive signals, and interfering with the declarer.

At each of these classes relevant prepared boards will give students a chance to practice what they learn by playing hands and discussing them afterwards.
If interested in attending, please contact Marilyn Schmidt (marilynjeanschmidt@gmail.com) to pre-register, because space is limited.

Last updated : May 27, 2021 17:56 EDT
How to Sign Up for BBO Swiss Teams

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

Last updated : Mar 10, 2021 16:44 EST
Rank Changes for June 2021
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of June 2021.  To read the article, click here.
Last updated : Jun 7, 2021 13:54 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
BBO 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 : Jun 16, 2021 13:56 EDT
Schedule Starting Monday June 13th

      

             

                    Monday Through Friday the Strats are changed DOUBLE POINTS 1/2 of which are RED
                    DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director
                    MONDAY 10:00AM <2500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Janet
                    MONDAY 10:15AM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 6:15PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min John Q
                    MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Ann THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min John Q
                    MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 10:00 AM Mentor II 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 <2500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 1:30 PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
                    TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
                    TUESDAY 1:30 PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
                    TUESDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
                    TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
                    WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
                    WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SATURDAY 6:15PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
                    WEDNESDAY 1:30PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750  18 bds @ 7 min Janet
                    WEDNESDAY 6:15PM < 500 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 < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
                    THURSDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
                    THURSDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
                    Saturday and Sunday "The Longest Day" (Double Points )
                     

                             

Last updated : Jun 16, 2021 13:19 EDT
Schedule for week Beginning Monday June 21st

   

Monday Through Friday the Strats are changed DOUBLE POINTS 1/2 of which are RED
DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director
MONDAY 10:00AM <2500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet THURSDAY 6:15PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min John Q
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Ann 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 <2500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 1:30 PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:30 PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SATURDAY 6:15PM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:30PM <500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750  18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM < 500 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 < 500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
THURSDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
 

               

Last updated : Jun 16, 2021 13:20 EDT
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