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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
Meet the Candidates

All Villages Duplicate Bridge Club Members:  Below are the five Board candidates.  Please take a moment to click on each name and read through our impressive slate of candidates.  More information concerning virtual voting will be available soon. 

Last updated : Nov 22, 2020 17:46 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 : Oct 17, 2020 08:54 EDT
Schedule for week starting Monday, November 23rd
25% Points awarded are 
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 I 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min Jim FRIDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet SATURDAY 10:15 AM <50 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
TUESDAY 6:15PM <100 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
No Afternoon or Evening Games  Enjoy Thanksgiving  
         
Last updated : Nov 23, 2020 10:23 EST
On Line schedule for Monday November 30th
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  18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 10:15AM < 400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet FRIDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
MONDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7min John Q FRIDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
MONDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SATURDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet SATURDAY 10:15 AM <50 15 bds @ 7 min Janet
TUESDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SATURDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Janet
TUESDAY 6:15PM <100 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min John Q SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM 1500 18 bds @ 7 min Caroline SUNDAY 10:00 AM <750 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6 min Janet SUNDAY 1:15 PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 1:30 PM <400 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Jim SUNDAY 6:15PM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Jim
THURSDAY 10:00 AM OPEN 18 bds @ 7 min Janet SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN 20 bds @ 6min Jim
THURSDAY 10:15 AM <200 18 bds @ 7 min Janet
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 : Nov 23, 2020 10:26 EST
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

Revised Board Meeting Minutes.  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. 

Last updated : Nov 21, 2020 18:30 EST
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