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The Social Corner...

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
Rank Changes for January, 2023
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of January, 2023.  To view those members, click here
Last updated : Jan 8, 2023 19:33 EST
Educational Opportunities

                               

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE LESSONS

 

Improving Play of the Hand Workshop
Rich Seidman

January 31st, February 7th, and February 14th at the ODell Recreation Center (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM) - $5 for each session.

This 3-part workshop is designed for players of multiple levels – from Advanced Beginners through all levels of Intermediate players.  We will discuss many techniques that you can use to improve your declarer play.  The first session will be on Improving Play of the Hand at Notrump Contracts, the second will be on Improving Play of the Hand at Suit Contracts, and the 3rd session will be a workshop practicing the skills learned in the first two. 

This is the same workshop that was offered in the summer of 2022.  If you took that workshop, please do not sign up for this one.  If you really want to take it again, please contact me in late January to see if there are open spots.  NO WALK-INS PLEASE – there are approximately 17 pages of handouts for each session that are emailed to participants in advance.

We all strive to be better declarers – here is a chance to upgrade your skills and make a difference in your game.

Please sign up by emailing at raseidman@gmail.com.

ROBERT TODD WORKSHOP

On Saturday, February 25, 2023, Robert Todd, a renowned teacher and author of bridge books, will present an all-day workshop that includes a working lunch at Lake Miona Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The morning topic will be Doubles of Many Kinds”. The afternoon session will be Is it Forcing?”.  A box lunch from Chicken Salad Chick, as well as soft drinks, are included in your ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased for $100.00 from any member of our Board of Directors, beginning January 18, 2023.

Last updated : Jan 26, 2023 12:00 EST
Game Schedule for Jan. 23-29

The Schedule has a new look.  It works exactly the same.
ALL JANUARY GAMES ARE JUNIOR FUND GAMES.  FEE $4.

DAY TIME RANGE VENUE DIRECTOR RESERVE
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SEABREEZE JIM CLICK HERE
MONDAY 1:00 PM <1500 LAUREL MANOR PAT CLICK HERE
MONDAY 5:30 PM <100 SEABREEZE PAUL CLICK HERE
 
TUESDAY 9:00 AM <20 RIVERBEND MARILYN No reservation or
partner needed
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA JOHN Q CLICK HERE
TUESDAY 1:00 PM <500 EISENHOWER PAT CLICK HERE
 
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM <50 EISENHOWER MARILYN No reservation or
partner needed
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN MULBERRY BRUCE CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM <1500 MIONA ANN CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM <300 SEABREEZE IS CLOSED Game is cancelled this week
WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM OPEN SEABREEZE IS CLOSED Game is cancelled this week
 
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN EZELL ANN CLICK HERE
THURSDAY 4:30 PM <500 ROHAN Game is cancelled this week
 
FRIDAY 9:00 AM <750 SEABREEZE IS UNAVAILABLE Game is cancelled this week
FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN EISENHOWER JIM CLICK HERE
FRIDAY 1:00 PM <750 EISENHOWER JIM CLICK HERE
 
SATURDAY 9:00 AM <100  **NEW** Miona CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA JOHN Q CLICK HERE
SATURDAY 1:00 PM <300/1500 EZELL JIM CLICK HERE
           
SUNDAY 1:30 PM OPEN SWISS SEABREEZE IS UNAVAILABLE Game is cancelled this week
   For all Swiss team games only one pair needs to register for their team for the event.  
Last updated : Jan 26, 2023 12:05 EST
February (and Jan. 30-31) Game Schedule

The Schedule has a new look.  It works exactly the same.
Jan. 30 & 31 GAMES ARE $4.  ALL FEBRUARY GAMES ARE STANDARD $3 GAMES.

DAY TIME TYPE / MP RANGE VENUE DIRECTOR RESERVE
MONDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN SEABREEZE JIM CLICK HERE
MONDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 LAUREL MANOR PAT CLICK HERE
MONDAYS 5:30 PM <100 SEABREEZE PAUL CLICK HERE
 
TUESDAYS 9:00 AM <20 RIVERBEND MARILYN No reservation or
partner needed
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA JOHN Q CLICK HERE
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM <500 EISENHOWER PAT CLICK HERE
 
WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM <50 EISENHOWER MARILYN No reservation or
partner needed
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN MULBERRY BRUCE CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 MIONA ANN CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM <300 SEABREEZE JUDI CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM OPEN SEABREEZE JUDI CLICK HERE
 
THURSDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN EZELL ANN CLICK HERE
THURSDAYS 4:30 PM <500 ROHAN PAT CLICK HERE
 
FRIDAYS 9:00 AM <750 SEABREEZE CAROLINE CLICK HERE
FRIDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN EISENHOWER JIM CLICK HERE
 
SATURDAY, Feb 4 9:00 AM Mentor/Novice Miona CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAY, Feb 11 9:00 AM <100 **NEW** Miona CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAY, Feb 18 9:00 AM Mentor/Novice Miona CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAY, Feb 25 9:00 AM <100 **NEW** Miona CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA JOHN Q CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM <300/1500 EZELL JIM CLICK HERE
 
SUNDAY, Feb 5 1:30 PM 8 is Enough Swiss SEABREEZE TBD CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, Feb 19 1:30 PM OPEN SWISS SEABREEZE TBD CLICK HERE

   For all Swiss team games only one pair needs to register for their team for the event.

   In 8 is enough game, sum of team's points must be <=8 based on the following masterpoint categories:
   <500 mp = 1, 500-2000 mp = 2, >2000 = 3.  For example, a pair of 3's will have to play with a pair of 1's.
   A team of four 2's is okay.

Last updated : Jan 22, 2023 15:17 EST
Alert Message

***URGENT NOTICE***:  The 4:30 p.m. <500 mp game at Rohan on Thursday, Jan. 26 has been cancelled due to an unknown problem at the venue.


***NOTE***:  Games at Seabreeze Rec. Ctr. on Wed. Jan. 25; Friday, Jan. 27; and Sunday, Jan. 29 are all cancelled because the venue is either closed or unavailable.


For our members with <100 mp, check out the new <100 game at 9:00 a.m. at Lake Miona starting on Sat. Jan. 28th.


Looking for a partner?  The Partnership Search spreadsheet (the link is found below the menus at the left) is a good way to find one in the VDBC.  Take a look at it for others seeking partners or add your info to the bottom of the sheet.

Last updated : Jan 26, 2023 12:03 EST
Results
1 PM Ezell
Director: Ann Smallen
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Miona 1500 And Open
Director: Ann Smallen
1 PM Miona Open Pairs
Director: Bruce Thiher
Pairs, Under 20 MPs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Eisenhower 0-500
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona Open
Director: John Quinn
1 PM Laurel 1500
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM SeaBreeze Opai Pairs
Director: Jim Dick
6 30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
1 PM SBreeze Sunday Swiss
Director: Pat Holmes
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: Jim Dick
1 PM Lake Miona Open
Director: John Quinn
Saturday Morning Pairs
Director: Caroline Davies
9 AM Sea Br <750
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Eisenhower Open Pair
Director: Jim Dick
1 PM Ezell
Director: Ann Smallen
Thursday PM 0-500 Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
Wednesday Morning <50
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Miona 1500 And Open
Director: Pau Matheson