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Partnership Search

Looking for a partner?  Click on THIS PARTNERSHIP SHEET and you  will find a spreadsheet of other like-minded players.  Add your information to the bottom and look over the list of potential partners.  Happy playing!


Partnership chair for new/visiting players:
Jan Masterson
<jembridge457@gmail.com>
 

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
New Cell Phone Policy

At its meeting on 2/20/2024, the Board adopted a new Cell Phone Policy.  The full policy may be accessed at the link below.  Essentially, under the new policy:

  1. If a cell phone goes off inadvertently, the Director will issue a warning.  Second violations in the same game will result in a penalty of ¼ board.
  2. Answering or making cell phone calls during a game will result in an immediate penalty of ½ board.

 

The COMPLETE CELL PHONE POLICY is available. 

 

Last updated : Feb 24, 2024 09:28 EST
Rank Changes and Other Achievements for February, 2024
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of February, 2024.  To view those members, CLICK HERE.
 
Did you know there are district-wide year-long awards?  Both the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs and the Mini-McKenney awards are presented each year.  While both are district wide, the Ace of Clubs only calculates black points when determining winners.  Congratulations to all race winners for 2023.  Villagers have large numbers in both the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs and MiniMcKenney awards.  For year ending 2023 in his point bracket, Vernon Sikora ranked first!  A complete listing of winners:  2023 WINNERS.
Last updated : Feb 12, 2024 07:27 EST
Educational Opportunities

Game & Slam Bidding After a 1NT Opener

Tuesdays, March 19 and March 26, O’Dell Recreation Center, 8:30 - 10:00, $5.00 per session

 

     All experienced players know how to bid responsively to a 1NT Opener with the most common hands like hands with a 4, 5 or 6 card major, hands with a 6-card minor, balanced hands with enough HCP to invite or bid game.   However there are many hands where most players miss a game or a slam because they lack the techniques to find them.

     This course focuses on how to handle these situations.  It does include using an extensive list of conventions including Smolen, Puppet Stayman, Crawling Stayman, Texas Transfers, 4-Way Transfers, 3D Bid Showing 5-5 in the Minors, Fragments, Bergen Transfer Responses, Slam Interest Bids after a Stayman Bid, Minorwood and Cue Bidding both Kings and Aces.

     There will be significant time set aside during the two sessions to bid practice hands with a partner, so plan to sign up with one of your regular partners.

     This course was previously given in June of 2021.  It is designed for Intermediate Players, not Beginners or Advanced Beginners.  Pre-register by email to Rich Seidman raseidman@gmail.com.

 


Interested in joining the ACBL?

Please use the link below to join as The Villages Club will receive credit
And thanks for being a supporting member of our club!

LINK TO JOIN ACBL


There are five ongoing opportunities for lessons and/or beginner play. 

  • Mondays, 5:30 pm lesson with 6 pm game: Seabreeze Rec Center, <100 MP's, An 18-board game.  No partner required.  Paul Matheson, director
  • Tuesdays, 9 am, Riverbend Rec Center, <50 MP's, An 18-board game.  No partner required.  Andrea Wolff, director
  • Wednesdays, 9 am, Eisenhower Rec Center, <50 MP's, An 18-board game.  No partner required.  Marilyn Schmidt, director
  • Thursdays, 9 am, Rohan Rec Center, <20  MP's, An 15/18-board "teaching" game. No partner required.  Marilyn Schmidt, director
  • Saturdays, 9 am, Miona Rec Center, <100 MP's, An 18-board game. Caroline Davies, director
Last updated : Feb 18, 2024 19:01 EST
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3
PLEASE CONTINUE TO ARRIVE FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE GAMETIME WITH OR WITHOUT A RESERVATION.
 Game fee for varies between $3 and $4.  NOTE:  The Club Championship/Alzheimer's Event on March 17 is $5 (except Thursday mornings <20 which are $3).
Available to you is the MARCH GAME SCHEDULE  Please note that information such as game fees/charity or game name/location are noted in the schedule.  The schedule is ALWAYS vulnerable to last minute changes announced in the Alert Box/Schedule.
If you have questions about the reservation process, INSTRUCTIONS are available.

 
 
DAY TIME TYPE / MP RANGE VENUE DIRECTOR RESERVE
           
MONDAYS 1:00 PM Open SEABREEZE  DUTCH 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 <50 RIVERBEND ANDREA No rez or partner needed 
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN LAKE MIONA JOHN CLICK HERE  
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM <500 EISENHOWER PAT CLICK HERE
           
WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM <50 EISENHOWER MARILYN No rez or partner needed
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 MIONA BOB CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM Open MULBERRY ANDREA CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM <300 SEABREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM OPEN SEABREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
 
THURSDAYS 9:00 AM <1500 SEABREEZE ANITA CLICK HERE
THURSDAYS 9:00 AM <20 ROHAN CAROLINE no rez/partner needed
THURSDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN EZELL BRUCE 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 DOUG CLICK HERE
           
SAT MARCH 2, 16 9:00 AM MENTOR/NOVICE LAKE MIONA CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 9:00 AM <100 LAKE MIONA CAROLINE CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA BRUCE CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM <300 & <1500 EZELL ANN CLICK HERE
           
SUNDAY, MAR 3 POP-UP 1:00 PM <750 SEA BREEZE BOB CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, MAR 3 POP-UP 1:00 PM OPEN SEA BREEZE BOB CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 1:00 PM 8 IS ENOUGH SWISS SEA BREEZE BOB CLICK HERE
SUN, MAR 17 Alzheimer Event 1:00 PM <750 SEA BREEZE PAM CLICK HERE
SUN, MAR 17 Alzheimer Event 1:00 PM OPEN SEA BREEZE PAM CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 1:00 PM OPEN SWISS SEA BREEZE PAM CLICK HERE

For all Swiss team games, only one pair needs to register for their team for the event.  If you are a single or a pair looking to play in a Team event send Goldie Nabatoff a note at nabatofr@bellsouth.net. Please include your email address; the system you play, how many master points you have and the date you are looking to play. Goldie will match you with others looking to play.


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 OK.

Last updated : Feb 25, 2024 19:31 EST
GAME DIRECTORS

Pam Campbell

(513) 720-2621

campbell.ps.54@gmail.com

Caroline Davies 

(352) 633-8505

carolineddavies@yahoo.com

Dutch Dresser

(207) 890-0527

dutch.dresser@gmail.com

Bob Fashingbauer

(939) 237-6525

bobfash@comcast.net

Greg Frank

(501) 209-0908

hgfrank@icloud.com

Pat Holmes       

(248) 931 4003

patandmikeholmes@yahoo.com

Paul Matheson 

(352) 259-4627

mathudon@msn.com

Judi Passerini  

(252) 202-9616

judi.passerini@embarqmail.com

Anita Piotrowski

(603) 858-3838

ajmpiotrowski@yahoo.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

Doug Smith

(336) 906-9736

desmith@aol.com

Bruce Thiher

(352) 643-0121

brucegthiher@gmail.com

Andrea Wolff

(913) 378-6463

andi1150@gmail.com
Last updated : Jan 26, 2024 14:18 EST
Alert Message

CLUB ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, March 3, 11:00 AM
Seabreeze Recreation Center

AGENDA

All members are encouraged to attend.  Learn what's happening in YOUR club.


UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS:

Sat, Mar 2 - Mentor/Novice
Sun, Mar 3 - Pop-Up Open/750
Sun, Mar 10 - 8 is Enough Swiss
Sat, Mar 16 - Mentor/Novice
Sun, Mar 17 - Alz Event Open/750
Sun, Mar 24 - Open Swiss

SEA BREEZE CLOSINGS:
Wed, March 6 - No Nite games
Fri, Mar 8 <750 @ Eisenhower

For the details on ALL of these events/closings, please refer to the detailed schedule on this home page.


 

Last updated : Feb 25, 2024 19:29 EST
Results
1 PM Laurel 1500
Director: Pat Holmes
Sea Breeze 1 P.M. Open
Director: Dutch Dresser
6 30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
9:00 AM Lake Miona <100
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Ezell
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Lake Miona Open
Director: John Quinn
9:00 Seabreeze <750
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Eisenhower Open
Director: Doug Smith
Thursday Morn 1500
Director: Anita Piotrowski
9:00 Rohan <20
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Ezell
Director: Bruce Thiher
4:30 PM Rohan '500'
Director: Pat Holmes
9:00 AM Eisenhower <50
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Miona 1500
Director: Bob Fashingbauer
1 PM Mulberry Open
Director: Andrea Wolff
6 15 PM Sea Breeze Open
Director: Pam Campbell
1 PM Eisenhower '500'
Director: Pat Holmes
1 PM Miona Open & Eisenho
Director: Pam Campbell
Tuesday Pairs <50
Director: Andrea Wolff
1 PM Laurel 1500
Director: Pat Holmes