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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 : Nov 28, 2018 10:03 EST
Candidates for Election to our Board

The nominating committee for candidates for the Board of Directors would like anyone interested in running for the Board to please notify someone from the nominating committee whom are listed below.  We need people who are willing to work - females, males, limited players, open players etc.  The meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month, usually at Lake Miona Recreation Center after the afternoon bridge game.

Please contact Beverly Parrish, Charlie Showalter, Harry Freedman, Mike Kwiatowski or Sally Gauthier with any questions or to show interest.  Please do so by Oct 25 as the nominating committtee needs to finalize their slate of candidates.

Last updated : Oct 16, 2019 14:37 EDT
Upcoming Temporary Venue Changes and Special Games

Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:

  • October 25 - Friday afternoon's game held at Eisenhower will be a Board-A-Match team game.  This will be a stratified team game with hand records which will give you a great opportunity to go out to dinner afterwards and discuss the hands with your teammates!  Instead of only playing 4 other teams, you may play as many as 14 other teams!  Every board is a win, lose, or draw and will be scored by the computer instead of manually by you.  Gold points are possible as it will be a Club Appreciation Team Game.  Pre-registration is required with Rick Gauthier at   If you are looking for teammates please contact John Blackwell at 
  • October 31 - Thursday afternoon's Mulberry game will be an Instant Masterpoint Game.
  • Nov 22 to Nov 24 - Villages Sectional Tournament, all regular games cancelled.
  • November 27 - Wednesday morning Newcomer game at Eisenhower will be cancelled, but all other games that day are on.
  • November 28 - Thanksgiving, all games cancelled.
Last updated : Oct 23, 2019 15:37 EDT
Summary of Summer Series Winners

The results of the Summer Series games has been tabulated and are available for review.  The Summer Series winners are the 6 players with the highest 6 game averages for the games played from July 1 through September 30, 2019.  There are winners in each of our regular games.  There were 173.36 Points awarded overall.  That's quite impressive!  That's almost 700 points a year - WOW!  Click on the appropriate link below to see the results:

Summer Series Winners - Limited

Summer Series Winners - Open

The Fall Series starts October 1 and will run through December 31, 2019.  The standards may be found under Competitions link on our web page.  Good luck to all.

Last updated : Oct 19, 2019 08:09 EDT
Upcoming Sunday Games

Rick Gauthier has announced the following Sunday games:

  • Sun Oct 27 - Stratified Open IMP Pairs Game.  Use reservation system.
  • Sun Nov 3 - 500/NLM Swiss Teams - please register with Jon Williams at
  • Sun Nov 10 - Pro-Am Swiss Teams - no teammates needed!  You MUST register on our reservation system as a pair only.  The top half of the field in average masterpoints will have a random draw to play as a team with one of the pairs from the lower half of the tier.
  • Sun Nov 17 - Mentor/Novice game - please register with Jon Williams at
  • Sun Nov 24 - Swiss Teams at our Sectional Tournament - no reservations/registrations required.

Pre-registering is desirable to aid the Director is setting up the game but not mandatory.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.

Last updated : Oct 21, 2019 15:34 EDT
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 

Last updated : Mar 14, 2019 09:29 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday,October 21st
Day Time Location Type Director   Note


Make a Reservation


                    Director Contact
Monday  1:00PM Laurel <299 MP’s Caroline Davies

    Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Monday  1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Rick Gauthier     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 413 531 3020
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs TERRY OLESKE     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 917 806 7607
Monday  6:15PM Laurel Open Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 561 385 9016
Tuesday  12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Jon Williams     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 561 6044
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Caroline Davies     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 633 8505
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt     no reservation needed 413 329 3779
Wednesday 8:30AM Eisenhower <50 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt     Reserve a seat in the < 50 MP Game 413 329 3779
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 802 989 0157
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 643 0121
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 561 385 9016
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs

Kelley Dryden



Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 954 707 1494
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Bruce Thiher     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 352 643 0121
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <149MP's Pairs  Pat  Holmes     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003




Sea Breeze

Open Bruce Thiher     Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game 352 643 0121





Sea Breeze

< 399 MP's Bruce Thiher     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Gane 352 643 0121
Friday 1:00 PM Eisenhower B A M Rick Gauthier     Contact Rick 413 531 3020
Friday 6:15PM Laurel Open  John Kuyper

Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game

352 661 7031


6:15PM Laurel <300MP's Pairs John Kuyper Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 352 661 7031
Saturday  09:00AM Miona <199MP's Pairs Pat Holmes     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003
Saturday 1:00PM Miona Open Sandy Booke     Make a Reservation in the OPEN GAme 585 224 6975
Saturday 1:00PM Colony <750MP's John Kuyper     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 352 661 7031
Sunday Oct 20th 1:00PM Sea Breeze Mentor Novice Jim Strazzere     Contact Jon  
Sunday Oct 27th 1:00PM  Sea Breeze Open Pairs Jim Strazzer     Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game 352 446 3705


Last updated : Oct 22, 2019 09:12 EDT
Temporary Venue Changes are in RED.
Temporary Director Changes are in BLUE
   Brief lesson before game
  Question & Answer after game
If you need to contact a Director, click on the 

Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

Last updated : Dec 22, 2018 07:42 EST
Alert Message

The October 15 Board Minutes have been posted.  Click on the Board Info menu button and then 2019 Minutes to read them.

Last updated : Oct 21, 2019 11:39 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2018 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 : May 8, 2019 16:07 EDT
Wednesday Morning Session
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
Lake Miona 399er
Director: John Quinn
1 PM Mulberry REVISED
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Miona Club Appr
Director: Jon Williams
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Laurel 299ers
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Rick Gauthier
6:15 PM Laurel
Director: Bev Magnuson
6:30 PM Newcomer REVISED
Director: Janet Matthew
1 PM SB Sun Mentor/Novice
Director: Jim Strazzere
Sat AM 199er Pairs-Charit
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona
Director: Sandy Booke