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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
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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
BBO Games for Villagers
The following three files will help orient you to the BBO games.  Just click on the appropriate link below:
 
The 1st one titled Step by Step Guide will help you learning how to use Bridge Base - Step by Step Guide to Playing on BBO
 
The 2nd one titled Playing On Bridge Base will tell you how to sign up and play BBO games - Playing on Bridge Base
 
The 3rd one is Helpful Hints while playing at the table - Hints for Playing On Bridge Base
 
Give it a try.
Last updated : Apr 19, 2020 17:06 EDT
Schedule for week Starting Monday August 10th
Schedule B (this week there is NOT a mentor game so have added a 10:45 Game
DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time
MONDAY 10:00AM < 1000 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 10:00 AM < 2000 18 bds @ 7 min
MONDAY 10:45AM < 200 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 10:45AM < 300 18 bds @ 7 min
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN  18 bds @ 7min FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
MONDAY 6:30PM < 100 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 1000 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 2000 18 bds @ 7 min SATURDAY 10:45AM < 50 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 10:45AM < 300 18 bds @ 7 min SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min SATURDAY 6:30PM < 200 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 1000 18 bds @ 7 min SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 2000 18 bds @ 7 min
WEDNESDAY 10:45AM < 50 18 bds @ 7 min SUNDAY 10:45AM < 100 18 bds @ 7 min
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 18 min SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min
THURSDAY 10:45AM < 100 18 bds @ 7 min
THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
Last updated : Aug 9, 2020 10:08 EDT
Schedule for Week starting Monday August 17th
Schedule A for week starting Monday August 17th
DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time
MONDAY 10:00AM < 300 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 10:00 AM Mentor II 18 bds @ 7 min
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN  18 bds @ 7min FRIDAY 10:00 AM < 50 18 bds @ 7 min
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
MONDAY 6:30PM < 200 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 100 18 bds @ 7 min FRIDAY 6:30PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 50 18 bds @ 7 min
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min SATURDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 300 18 bds @ 7 min SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 500 18 bds @ 7 min
THURSDAY 10:00 AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min
THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min SUNDAY 6:30PM < 100 18 bds @ 7 min
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min
 
Last updated : Aug 9, 2020 10:16 EDT
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

All games held at the Villages recreation centers are cancelled until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  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. 

Neil's August lesson is available in the Education link.

Last updated : Aug 7, 2020 12:41 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2019 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 : Mar 24, 2020 12:55 EDT
Results
1 PM Sea Breeze Sunday
Director: Ann Smallen
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: John Quinn
Friday Evening Session
Director: Kelley Dryden
Thursday Morning Open
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: John Lahoud
Th PM '150' Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
Lake Miona 400
Director: John Quinn
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Stephen Macheel
6 15 PM Sea Breeze Open
Director: Bev Magnuson
Wednesday Morning Session
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Eisenhower 750
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Williams