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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 July 2022
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of July 2022.  To view those members, click here.
Last updated : Jul 7, 2022 19:20 EDT
Educational Opportunities


For the rest of the summer, the Education Department of the Villages Duplicate Bridge Club will be working on our fall initiatives.  This includes new-to-bridge lessons at Riverbend Recreation Center and video classes with practice hands for intermediate players at O’Dell Recreation Center, both on Tuesday mornings, starting in October.

Meanwhile, there are several ongoing projects:

Mentor/Mentee games on Friday mornings, organized by Carol Ketterer.

Lessons for advanced beginners on Thursday mornings at SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Center by Janet Matthews.

Newcomer games and mini-lessons for players with limited points:  

Wednesday mornings at Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center by Marilyn Schmidt (under 50) and Monday evenings at Seabreeze Regional Recreation Center by Paul Matheson (under 100).

Please consult the sub-tabs on the left, under the “Education” tab, for more details on these initiatives.   

Marilyn Schmidt, Coordinator of Education

Last updated : Aug 5, 2022 13:05 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 : Dec 5, 2021 08:32 EST
Schedule starting Monday August 8th


♠ ♠ THIS WEEK   

Double SILVER points  in F2F games (STaC)   

Double points ½ Red in BBO games (NAP) 


Thursday lesson is on Defensive Signals . All welcomesmiley 

There will not be Mentor games in August. 

Miona is AGAIN closed this week

  Tuesday Open game will be at Eisenhower 

  Wednesday Open game will be on BBO

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




DAY TIME RANGE Venue Director
MONDAY 10:00AM < 500 BBO Janet
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 Laurel Pat Click Here
MONDAY 5:30 PM < 100 Sea Breeze Paul Click Here
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Caroline
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Eisenhower Bob Click Here
TUESDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Bob Click Here
TUESDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO John 
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM < 50 Eisenhower Bob Click Here
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO  Caroline
Miona is closed
WEDNESDAY 1:15 PM < 500 BBO Ann
WEDNESDAY 6:15PM <2500 BBO Jon/Terry
THURSDAY 9:00 AM LESSON Sea Breeze Defense Signals
THURSDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Jon
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Ezell Sandy Click Here
THURSDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Terry  
THURSDAY 4:30 PM < 500 Rohan Pat Click Here
FRIDAY 10:00 AM <2500 BBO Janet
FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Eisenhower Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM < 500 Eisenhower Janet Click Here
FRIDAY 1:00 PM < 1500 BBO Jon
FRIDAY 6:15PM < 500 BBO Bob
SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Janet
SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN Colony Bob Click Here
SATURDAY 1:00 PM <2500/200 Ezell Jim Click Here
SATURDAY 6:15 PM < 500 BBO Caroline
SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 2500 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 10:00 AM <500 BBO Janet
SUNDAY 1:15 PM <500 BBO Jon

Last updated : Aug 9, 2022 18:21 EDT
Directors emails and phone numbers
Bob Matthews (Head Director) 352-283-4913
Janet  Matthews (BBO) 352-283-4914
Sandy  Booke 352-702-1358
Caroline  Davies 352-633-8505
Jim  Dick 352-643-1595
Rick Gauthier 413-531-3020
Jon  Greenspan 352-805-9774
Pat  Holmes 248-931-4003
Paul  Matheson 508-991-0680
Terry  Oleske 917-806-7607
John  Quinn 802-989-0157
Marilyn  Schmidt 413-329-3779
Ann  Smallen 315-527-1294
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

The agenda for the August BOD meeting, Tuesday, August 16, 4:30 pm, at the Lake Miona Recreation Center, is available.  Of note, the Fall game schedule is on the agenda.


Club's Health & Covid Guidelines have been updated.



Last updated : Aug 11, 2022 12:09 EDT
#37196 < 2500 10:00 (Janet)
1 PM Colony Open
Director: Bob Matthews
1 PM Ezell <2500 STAC
Director: Jim Dick
#37324 < 500 6:15 pm (Bob)
#32667 < 2500 10:00 Janet
#32738 1PM <1500 JonG
Friday Afternoon Session
Director: Janet Matthews
#32829 6:15pm < 500 Bob
#32831 6:30pm OPEN Bob
#27931 10AM <2500 JonG
#28001 1PM <1500 JonG
1 PM Ezell Open
Director: Sandy Booke
Th PM 0-500 Pairs-STAC
Director: Pat Holmes
#28080 Pairs John Q on BBO-OPEN (Double Mp's Red)
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Bob Matthews
#23435 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500
#23657OPEN Bob 1:00
#23516 Ann 1:15pm < 500
#23586 6:30PM OPEN JonG
#18758 BBO 10:00 (Caroline) <2500