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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
Board of Directors Election

VOTING HAS BEGUN!  A NEW LIST of eligible voters has been compiled.  To qualify, you must have played in at least 20+ games since November, 2021, including both F2F and BBO, and have a Villages Resident ID.  To check voting eligilibility, click here.  If you are not on the list but believe you qualify, please contact Paul Matheson at Paul Matheson.  Long-term renters who received a Resident's ID card while here since November 1, 2021, also qualify as residents for voting purposes.

The list of candidates, in alphabetical order, are shown below.  For an easily accessed document containing their short bios, click here.

John Blackwell
Merle Erlich
Cathy Fasingbauer
Bob Matthews
Bobbie Meyers
Jim O'Brien
Charlie Showalter
Vern Sikora
Doug Smith
Nancy Turner
 

Last updated : Dec 3, 2022 13:35 EST
Rank Changes for November 2022
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of November 2022.  To view those members, Rank Changes - November 2022
Last updated : Nov 10, 2022 09:26 EST
Educational Opportunities

BEGINNING BRIDGE AVAILABLE

Do you know someone who is interested in learning bridge?  Our club is offering a new series of beginning bridge lessons and games, beginning January 12th.  These workshops will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00 at Rohan Regional Recreation Center, for $5.00 per session.  There is already a waitlist for this series, so preregistration is strongly recommended.  Folks can register by email at vdbceducation@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 include 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 in mid-January.  Watch this space for details…

Last updated : Dec 2, 2022 19:27 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 : Dec 5, 2021 08:32 EST
New Schedule starting Monday November 28th

 

Saturday- Mentor game smiley

 

 

DAY TIME RANGE Venue Director
MONDAY 10:00AM < 500 BBO Ann
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Sea Breeze Jim Click Here
MONDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 5:30 PM < 100 Sea Breeze Paul Click Here
MONDAY 6:30 PM OPEN BBO John
TUESDAY 9:00 AM     No Lesson
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Jon Click Here
TUESDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Pat Click Here
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM < 50 Eisenhower Marilyn Click Here
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO  Caroline
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM <1500 Miona Terry Click Here
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM < 500 BBO Ann
WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM < 300 Sea Breeze Jon Click Here
WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM OPEN Sea Breeze Jon Click Here
THURSDAY 9:00 AM      
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Jon
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Ezell Ann Click Here
THURSDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Terry  
THURSDAY 4:30 PM < 500 Rohan Pat Click Here
FRIDAY 9:00 AM < 750 Sea Breeze Terry Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Eisenhower Jim Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Jon
SATURDAY 9:00 AM Mentor Miona Jon Click Here
SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline  
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Pam Click Here
SATURDAY 1:00 PM <1500/300 Ezell Jim Click Here
SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline
SUNDAY 1:15 PM <500 BBO Terry
SUNDAY 1:30 PM Swiss (8 is enough) Sea Breeze Pat Click Here
       
         
                           
       

 

         
         

Last updated : Nov 27, 2022 23:11 EST
Directors emails and phone numbers
Bob Matthews (Head Director) 352-283-4913 bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com
Janet  Matthews (BBO) 352-283-4914 janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com
Sandy  Booke 352-702-1358 sbooke3369@gmail.com
Caroline  Davies 352-633-8505 carolineddavies@yahoo.com
Jim  Dick 352-643-1595 jdick1118@gmail.com
Rick Gauthier 413-531-3020 exretiree@gmail.com
Jon  Greenspan 352-805-9774 jonfutures14@gmail.com
Pat  Holmes 248-931-4003 patandmikeholmes@yahoo.com
Paul  Matheson 508-991-0680 mathudon@msn.com
Terry  Oleske 917-806-7607 terryoleske305@gmail.com
John  Quinn 802-989-0157 jtqvt2@gmail.com
Marilyn  Schmidt 413-329-3779 marilynjeanschmidt@gmail.com
Ann  Smallen 315-527-1294 asmallen@hamilton.edu
Last updated : Jun 4, 2022 10:59 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 : Nov 1, 2022 08:44 EDT
Alert Message

VOTING HAS BEGUN!

 Ballots have been emailed to all eligible members to vote in the election of your Board of Directors.  If you did not receive a ballot via email and you believe you are eligible, please contact Paul Matheson.

Want to give back to the game you love?  Are you willing to serve your club in a leadership position?  The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club is currently seeking individuals interested in the position of club manager.  If you might be interested, and desire to learn what this position would include, click here.

Club's Health & Covid Guidelines have been updated. 

 

 

Last updated : Dec 2, 2022 10:13 EST
Results
9AM Miona Mentor Game
Director: Jon Greenspan
#40161 VILLAGES Ann 10am < 2500
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: Jim Dick
1 PM Lake Miona Open
Director: Pam Campbell
9 AM Sea Br <750
Director: Terry Oleske
1 PM Eisenhower Open Pair
Director: Jim Dick
#31537 VILLAGES < 2500
1 PM EZELL
Director: Ann Smallen
Thursday 0-500 PM Pairs
Director: Pat Holmes
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
#27092 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Terry Oleske
#27157 VILLAGES Ann 1:15pm < 500
Wednesday Evening Session
Director: Jon Greenspan
#22629 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
1 PM 0-500 Eisenhower
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
#18552 VILLAGES Ann 10am < 500
1 PM Laurel 1500
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM SeaBreeze Open Pairs
Director: Jim Dick