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The Social Corner...

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
Rank Changes for September 2022
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of September 2022.  To view those members, Rank Changes - September
Last updated : Sep 21, 2022 12:58 EDT
Educational Opportunities

EDUCATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPROVING YOUR DEFENSE, presented by RICH SEIDMAN

This is a 3-part workshop that will focus on techniques to make you a better defender. It is aimed at intermediate players and advanced beginners. Everyone who plays bridge knows that this is the most difficult part of the game and a place where all players have room for improvement.

The first session will deal with defending NT contracts, the 2nd session will deal with defending suit contracts, and the 3rd session will focus on exercises to practice the techniques taught in the first two sessions. You are encouraged to sign up for all three, if possible, but it is not a requirement.   You can sign up for one or two sessions, if that fits your schedule.

When:  Tuesdays, October 4, 11 and 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where:  Odell Recreation Center

Cost:  $5.00 per session, payable at the door

Registration:  Email to Rich:  raseidman@gmail.com

BEGINNING BRIDGE

If you know someone who would like to learn bridge, tell them to contact Marilyn at vdbceducation@gmail.com to learn about EASY BRIDGE lessons at Riverbend Recreation Center on Tuesday mornings, 9-11, beginning October 4, 2022.

Marilyn Schmidt, Coordinator of Education

Last updated : Sep 17, 2022 16:35 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 janetmatthewsusa@gmail.com

 

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 08:32 EST
New Schedule starting Monday September 26th

♠ ♠ THIS WEEK   

Hurricaine Ian - Centers are closing from 12:00 Wednesday smiley

We are assuming it will be closed on Thursday as well - So Open (1:pm) and < 500 (now 6:15) will move to BBO

CHECK BACK REGULARLY TO SEE WHEN OPEN - IF SHUT F2F WILL MOVE TO BBO

All Face to Face games are International fund games (Double Black Points)

This coming Sunday we have our "8 is Enough" Swiss. The Blast has instructions

SWISS Team RESERVATIONS -

PLEASE - when you have your teams for SWISS . ONE PAIR ONLY make the reservation

  LESSONS THIS WEEK  

Tuesday @ Odell (09:00 - 11:00) - Weak Two's and strong 2 Clubs 

Thursday @ Sea Breeze Puppet & Smolen) CHECK to see if Open                                       

♠ ♠ There are changes to venues and games so please look carefully ♣ ♣ 

 

Thank you and remember to cancel if you change your plans - or call Janet or the Director yes

 😀 ♣  (if you are playing on line PLEASE consider playing in YOUR club) ♠ smiley

 

DAY TIME RANGE Venue Director
MONDAY 3rd 10:00AM < 500 BBO Janet
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 Bob
TUESDAY 4th 9:00 AM Lesson Odell Defense
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Jon Click Here
TUESDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Bob Click Here
TUESDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO Bob
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Bob
ALL  F 2 F  GAMES  ARE  CANCELLED
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM < 50 CANCELLED  
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO  Caroline
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN BBO Terry
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM <1500 BBO Terry 
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM < 500 BBO Janet
WEDNESDAY 6:15 PM < 300 BBO Jon
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Jon
WE  ARE  ASSUMING  CLOSED  
THURSDAY 9:00 AM      
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Jon
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN BBO Jon/Terry
THURSDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Terry  
THURSDAY 4:30 PM < 500 BBO Bob
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Bob
FRIDAY 9:15 AM < 750 Sea Breeze Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Eisenhower Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 AM < 1500 BBO Jon
FRIDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO Bob
FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN BBO Bob
SATURDAY 9:15 AM Mentor Miona Jon Click Here
SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Janet
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Miona Bob Click Here
SATURDAY 1:00 PM <1500/300 Ezell Jim Click Here
SATURDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO Caroline
SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 1:30 PM Swiss (8 is enough) Sea Breeze Rick Click Here

 

Last updated : Sep 28, 2022 13:39 EDT
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 : Mar 12, 2021 13:11 EST
Alert Message

REC CENTER CLOSINGS!!

Beginning Wednesday, September 28, noon, all Recreation Centers will be closed until further notice and all F2F games cancelled.  This includes the <50 Wednesday morning game at Eisenhower.  Per Janet's Sunday blast, all F2F games impacted will be available on BBO, excluding the Wednesday morning Eisenhower game.  Plans are fluid.  Please watch this space.

Two members of our club continue to update the website with timely and informative lessons.  These are almost always less than a page and can provide a great source of information.  Gloria Bennett, as Assist. Ed. Coor., provides a lesson per week through the eblast.  An archive of her lessons may be reached by clicking here.  Neil Timm provides several lessons each month.  His lessons may be accessed by clicking here.

Heard about the new convention card that is soon to be released?  For a preview, the following link may provide some helpful information.  Click here.

Club's Health & Covid Guidelines have been updated.  Pla

 

 

Last updated : Sep 27, 2022 12:32 EDT
Results
#42885 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
#45971 1PM Open Terry
#45965 1PM <1500 Terry
#42972 < 500 1:15 (Janet)
#43034 6:30PM OPEN JonG
#38121 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Bob Matthews
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Jon Greenspan
#38272 6:15pm < 500 Bob
#38276 6:30pm OPEN Bob
#33852 < 500 10:00 (Janet)
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Jim Dick
#33983 OPEN 6:30 (Bob)
#29730 < 2500 10:00 (Janet)
#29790 1:15PM <500 JonG
#29767 1PM OPEN JonG
#25515 < 2500 (Janet)
Saturday <500 Swiss Teams
Director: Rick Gauthier
1 PM Ezell <1500 Pairs
Director: Jim Dick
1 PM Lake Miona
Director: Bob Matthews