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Joanie Colbert

(352-430-3503)

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BJ Chiota

(352-751-4095)

Online Partnership Curator

Mike Mocella

(484-354-0152)

If you come upon an issue that involves conduct or ethics and you wish to report it either confidentially or not, please click on this article title to pull up a form for you to fill out and submit to Russ Pearly, our Club Recorder.  This is an additional procedure set up to supplement the Zero Tolerance card to help maintain a friendly atmosphere at the bridge table.

I will be away The Villages from June 27th through early October.  I can be reached at my usual email address (rousel51@yahoo.com), my cell phone (610-360-1901) or at 11 142nd St, Unit 215, Ocean City, MD 21842.  I will continue to conduct my Club Recorder responsibilites.

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
Backup Treasurer/Comptroller Needed

The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club is seeking someone who would act as a backup to the club Treasurer.

The time commitment required will be negotiated with the present treasurer and the Board, but the successful appointee will be expected to stay appraised of the club’s financial situation, policies and day to day operational procedures, so that, in the event of it becoming necessary, they could assume the role of treasurer with minimal difficulty or delay.

An Accounting degree is not required.

Further details along with a copy of the Duties and Responsibilities may be found by clicking Duties and Responsibilities of Treasurer Comtroller

Interested persons should send in a resume either by mail or email to the Board Secretary, Sally Gauthier, 965 Joiner Way, The Villages, FL 32162 or gauthier1449@gamil.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 8/16/19.

Last updated : Jul 18, 2019 08:58 EDT
Spring Series Winners
The Spring Series results are now available.  The winners in these Series games are the six players with the highest 6 game average of the session games from April 1 through June 30, 2019.   The bonus master points are also reported.  Click on appropriate link below to view your standing in this competition:
 
 
The Summer Series games started July 1 and will run through September 30.  Good luck to all!
Last updated : Jul 2, 2019 12:16 EDT
Important Changes Affecting Some Limited Games
Our Head Director Rick Gauthier is happy to announce that we are making a seasonal adjustment to some of our Limited games to open them up to more players. The following games will all be 0-300 mps from now until October 1:
 
  • Thursday 4:30 pm game at Rohan
  • Friday 6:15 pm game at Laurel Manor will be 0-300 and Open
  • Saturday 9:00 am game at Miona
Last updated : Jul 5, 2019 07:10 EDT
Temporary Venue/Game Changes

Our club has announced the following temporary venue or game changes:

  • Sat July 20 - Colony game cancelled due to venue closure.  0-750 & Open Sections game will be held at Lake Miona at 1:00.  The 9:00 morning game at Lake Miona is on as usual.

In addition Laurel Manor will be closed all of JulyHowever, we were able to move the following Larel Manor games to temporary venues as listed below for July only so we didn't have to cancel them.

  • Monday 1:00 - Moved to Coconut Cove on Stillwater.
  • Monday 6:15 - Moved to Seabreeze as a second section.
  • Friday 6:15 - Moved to Eisenhower
Last updated : Jul 17, 2019 10:19 EDT
Educational Classes

Our club offers a variety of education classes to help our members improve their game.  Click on the link Class schedule - 2019 version 7 to view a listing and description of all the classes offered for this year so far.

General information about our classes can be found by clicking on the Education menu button link on the left.  If you still have questions that aren't answered, you can email Bob Matthews at bobmatthewsusa@gmail.com or Susan Fraser at ronsusanf@yahoo.com 

Neil Timm is submitting a bridge "Topic of the Month" article for your review and study.  Click on Finding the Queen for Neil's July online lesson.

Last updated : Jul 6, 2019 07:32 EDT
Upcoming Sunday Games
  • Sun July 21 - Mentor/Novice game.  Contact Jim Strazzere @ jimstrazz@gmail.com
  • Sun July 28 - no game
  • Sun Aug 4 - 499/NLM Swiss Teams.  Please register with Rick @ exretiree@gmail.com
  • Sun Aug 11 - Individual Pairs Game.  Pre-registration by 8/10 with Rick @ exretiree@gmail.com is mandatory!  Please include your approximate masterpoint holding and register as an individual.  You will be paired up differently each round and all contestants will use the Standard American Yellow Card.

Pre-registering is desirable to aid the Director is setting up the game but not mandatory.  Walk-ins are welcomed.  All games are held at 1:00 pm at Sea Breeze.

Last updated : Jul 14, 2019 14:16 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 : Mar 14, 2019 09:29 EDT
Regular Game Schedule for week Starting Monday, July 15th
Day Time Location Type Director   Note

 

Make a Reservation

          

                    Director Contact
Monday  1:00PM COCONUT COVE <299 MP’s Kelley Dryden

    Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 954 707 1494
Monday  1:00PM Seabreeze Open Pairs

Rick Gauthier

    Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 413 531 3020
Monday  5:30PM Seabreeze < 50 MP's Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 561 385 9016
Monday  6:15PM SEA BREEZE Open Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN game 561 385 9016
Tuesday  12:45PM Lake Miona Open Pairs Rick Gauthier     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 413 531 3020
Tuesday  1:00PM Eisenhower < 750 MPS Pairs Jack Lahoud     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 352 391 7823
Wednesday            8:30AM Eisenhower < 20 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt     no reservation needed 413 329 3779
Wednesday 8:30AM Eisenhower <50 MPS Pairs Marilyn Schmidt     Reserve a seat in the < 50 MP Game 413 329 3779
Wednesday  1:00PM Lake Miona < 399 NLM Pairs John Quinn

    Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 802 989 0157
Wednesday  1:00PM Mulberry Open Pairs Sandy Booke     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 585 224 6975
Wednesday  6:15PM Seabreeze Open Pairs Bev Magnuson     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 561 385 9016
Thursday  9:00AM Rohan Open Pairs

Kelley Dryden

    Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 954 707 1494
Thursday  1:00PM Mullberry Open Pairs Sandy Booke     Reserve a Seat in the OPEN Game 585 224 6975
Thursday  4:30PM Rohan <300MP's Pairs Pat Holmes     Reserve a Seat in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003

Friday 

 

09:00AM

Sea Breeze

Open John Kuyper     Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game 352 661 7031

Friday

 

09:00AM

Sea Breeze

< 399 MP's John Kuyper     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Gane 352 661 7031
Friday 1:00 PM Eisenhower Open  Jim Strazzere     Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game 352 446 3705
Friday 6:15PM EISENHOWER Open  John Kuyper

Make a Reservation in the OPEN Game

352 661 7031

Friday

6:15PM EISENHOWER <300MP's Pairs John Kuyper Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 352 661 7031
Saturday  09:00AM MIONA <300MP's Pairs Pat Holmes     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 248 931 4003
Saturday 1:00PM MIONA Open Sandy Booke     Make a Reservation in the OPEN GAme 585 224 6975
Saturday 1:00PM MIONA <750MP's Sandy Booke     Make a Reservation in the LIMITED Game 585 224 6975
Sunday                



 

Last updated : Jul 13, 2019 18:32 EDT
Temporary Venue Changes are in RED.
Temporary Director Changes are in BLUE
   Brief lesson before game
  Question & Answer after game
   
     
 
If you need to contact a Director, click on the 

Staff > Director menu button to obtain contact information.

   
 
 
Last updated : Dec 22, 2018 07:42 EST
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Last updated : Jul 7, 2019 20:34 EDT
Top Clubs in ACBL

In 2018 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 : May 8, 2019 16:07 EDT
Results
Thursday Morning Open
Director: Kelley Dryden
Wednesday Morning Session
Director: Marilyn Schmidt
Lake Miona 399er
Director: John Quinn
1 PM Mulberry
Director: Sandy Booke
6:15 PM Sea Breeze Open
Director: Bev Magnuson
1 PM Miona Open
Director: Rick Gauthier
1 PM Miona Open & Eisenho
Director: John Lahoud
1 PM Laurel 299ers @ CC
Director: Kelley Dryden
1 PM Seabreeze Open
Director: Rick Gauthier