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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
Rank Changes and Other Achievements for June, 2024
Congratulations to those who have achieved a new ACBL ranking as of June, 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 : Jun 11, 2024 21:23 EDT
Educational Opportunities

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, <100 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
  • Fridays, 9 am, Sea Breeze Rec Center, <150 MP's, An 18+ board game. Caroline Davies, director
Last updated : May 27, 2024 07:02 EDT
July 22 - July 28
PLEASE CONTINUE TO ARRIVE FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE GAMETIME WITH OR WITHOUT A RESERVATION.
$4 July 1-13 (NAP)       $3 July 14-July 28       $4 July 29-31 (STAC).   (except Thursday mornings <20 which is $3).
Available to you is the *REVISED JULY MASTER 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 SEA BREEZE DUTCH CLICK HERE
MONDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 LAUREL MANOR PAT CLICK HERE
MONDAYS 5:30 PM <150 SEA BREEZE PAUL CLICK HERE
       
TUESDAYS 9:00 AM <100 RIVERBEND ANDREA CLICK HERE
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN LAKE MIONA JOHN CLICK HERE  
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM <750 EISENHOWER PAT CLICK HERE
TUESDAYS 1:00 PM <150 EISENHOWER PAT CLICK HERE
 
WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM <50 EISENHOWER MARILYN no rez/partner needed
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 MIONA BOB CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM <150 MIONA BOB CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN SEA BREEZE BRUCE CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM <300 SEA BREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM OPEN SEA BREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
 
THURSDAYS 9:00 AM <20 ROHAN MARILYN no rez/partner needed
THURSDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN EZELL BRUCE CLICK HERE
THURSDAYs 4:30PM <750 ROHAN PAT CLICK HERE
 
FRIDAYS 9:00 AM <750 SEA BREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
FRIDAYS 9:00 AM <150 SEA BREEZE DOUG CLICK HERE
FRIDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN EISENHOWER DOUG CLICK HERE
           
SAT, JULY 6 & 20 9:00 AM MENTOR/MENTEE LAKE MIONA ANDREA CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM OPEN MIONA DOUG CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM <1500 EZELL ANITA CLICK HERE
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM <300 EZELL ANITA CLICK HERE
           
SUNDAY, JULY 7 1:00 PM 8 IS ENOUGH SWISS SEA BREEZE ANDREA CLICK HERE
SUNDAY, JULY 28 1:00 PM OPEN SWISS SEA BREEZE ANDREA 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 : Jul 21, 2024 21:28 EDT
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

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 : Mar 3, 2024 19:58 EST
Alert Message

UPCOMING SCHEDULE CHANGE
Lake Miona, an integral venue, will be closed July 29-August 11

Tues, 7/30 & 8/6 move to Eisenhower
Wed, 7/31 & 8/7 move to
Sea Breeze
Mentor/Mentee 8/3 cancelled
Sat, 8/3 & 8/10 move to Ezell


The AGENDA for the BOD meeting, Sunday, July 21, 1:30 pm, Sea Breeze, is available.

 

Last updated : Jul 20, 2024 08:29 EDT
Results
Tuesday Pairs <100
Director: Andrea Wolff
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Eisenhower '750'
Director: Patricia Holmes
1 PM Laurel 1500
Director: Patricia Holmes
1 PM Open Sea Breeze
Director: Dutch Dresser
6 30 PM Newcomer
Director: Paul Matheson
Saturday Mentor/Mentee
Director: Andrea Wolff
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Lake Miona Open
Director: John Quinn
Friday Morning Session
Director: Caroline Davies
1 PM Eisenhower Open
Director: Doug Smith
Thursday Morning <20
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Ezell Open
Director: Bruce Thiher
4:30 PM Rohan '750'
Director: Patricia Holmes
Wednesday Morning <50
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Bruce Thiher
1 PM Miona 1500/150
Director: Paul Matheson
Wednesday Evening Session
Director: Doug Smith
Tuesday Pairs <100
Director: Andrea Wolff
1 PM Eisenhower
Director: Patricia Holmes