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Joanie Colbert

(352-603-7118)

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BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

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Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

The Social Corner...

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Welcome to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Welcome
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
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 : Aug 30, 2020 11:03 EDT
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.                 

  Caroline Davies.         rolie1

 Jim Dick.                    jbdtd                                                               

 John Quinn                JTQVT2

Especially if there are Robots involved (Limited Games only), give the Director chance to make the alterations before you contact him please.
              

Last updated : Sep 24, 2020 15:25 EDT
Schedule for week Starting Monday September 28th
New Schedule starting Monday September 28th
DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director DAY TIME RANGE # of Bds & Time Director
MONDAY 10:00AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 10:00 AM Mentor II 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 10:15 AM <50 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Jim FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SATURDAY 10:15 AM <50 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 6:15PM <100 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <400 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 <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
THURSDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Jim
THURSDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Janet
THURSDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min John Q  
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min John Q
Last updated : Sep 25, 2020 07:37 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

The October newsletter is now available. 
Click here

All recreation center games are cancelled until further notice.  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 October lesson is available in the Education link.

Last updated : Sep 27, 2020 19:07 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