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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
BBO Games for Villagers
The following three files will help orient you to the BBO games.  Just click on the appropriate link below:
 
The 1st one titled Step by Step Guide will help you learning how to use Bridge Base - Step by Step Guide to Playing on BBO
 
The 2nd one titled Playing On Bridge Base will tell you how to sign up and play BBO games - Playing on Bridge Base
 
The 3rd one is Helpful Hints while playing at the table - Hints for Playing On Bridge Base
 
Give it a try.
Last updated : Apr 19, 2020 17:06 EDT
On line Schedule for Week Starting Monday May 18th
Schedule for playing on Bridge Base
DAY TIME RANGE DAY TIME RANGE
MONDAY 10:00AM < 300 FRIDAY 10:00 AM <750
MONDAY 1:00 PM OPEN FRIDAY 1:00 PM OPEN
MONDAY 6:30PM OPEN FRIDAY 6:30PM OPEN
TUESDAY 10:00 AM < 100 FRIDAY 6:30PM <200
TUESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 50
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 200 SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 300
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 PM OPEN
THURSDAY 10:00 AM < 300 SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY 6:30PM <100
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN
Last updated : May 16, 2020 17:54 EDT
Mentor/Mentee Program Volunteer Manager Needed

After 7 years of building and supervising the highly successful Mentor/Mentee program for the club, Jon Williams is stepping down from that position.

Jon has performed an outstanding job in providing the club with a means whereby experienced members can share their knowledge and skills with those who are still in their developmental stages.  Any of those amongst us who have been fortunate enough to have taken part in this know and understand the tremendous value of having a regular Mentor to work with you.

The Board of Directors is seeking someone with enthusiasm and passion for this form of on-going education and development to take on this voluntary role.  Their term of office will begin on June 1st this year.  Jon has indicated that he is ready to work with such a person to help them to settle into the role.  This is a most important aspect of our club’s life and the Board would urge anyone with experience or a background in organization to consider taking on this responsibility for us.  Applications for the position should be sent via email or in writing to the Board Secretary, Sally Gauthier, gauthier1449@gmail.com as early as possible.  Further details of the position, responsibilities, and duties, can be had by contacting Jon Williams directly.

For, and on behalf of the Board,

Bob Matthews, President

Last updated : Apr 27, 2020 13:28 EDT
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

Neil's June Lesson on responding to 1 NT has been posted.

All games cancelled until further notice because of the COVID-19 virus

Last updated : May 25, 2020 08:48 EDT
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