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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
Webmaster Position Open

Tom Bush is retiring after 13 years of being our club's Webmaster because of health issues.

The Board is seeking someone with the right background, time and interests to become our new club Webmaster.  The minimum qualifications are:

  • Some experience in Word and Excel.
  • Dedication and willingness to spend time in keeping the web site up to date so that it remains a Living Document.  This will require daily monitoring of emails and making changes as soon as possible upon receiving a request.  

This position may be very suitable for a person new to the club as well as someone who has been playing Bridge for a longer time.  It does not require, like many positions do, a vast knowledge of Bridge.
 
The person appointed will be given suitable training in how to manage our current  Bridgewebs program.  Our club's Directors handle all the "Daily Results" side of the web site and the Webmaster handles all the "Newsy" part of the web site as well as overall responsibility.  There is a lot of on-line help as well as "one of one" personal help directly from Bridgewebs available to resolve problems.
 
The role of Webmaster is currently a paid position within the club.  Further details can be obtained by contacting Tom Bush at 352-205-5459 or via email at tomvonbush@gmail.com.
 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your application to the Club Secretary, Sally Gauthier, in writing by Friday June 12 (note cut off date change).  Her email address is gauthier1449@gmail.com, or you may hand your written application to any member of the Board who will pass it on to the secretary.
 
It is expected that an appointment will be made after suitable consideration and possibly interviews of candidates.
 
Bob Matthews, President of the Board

Last updated : Jun 5, 2020 18:00 EDT
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 JUNE 1st
Schedule for playing on Bridge Base
DAY TIME RANGE DAY TIME RANGE
MONDAY 10:00AM < 300 FRIDAY 10:00 AM MENTOR GAME
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 <750
TUESDAY 6:30PM OPEN SATURDAY 10:00 AM < 50
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM < 200 SATURDAY 1:00 PM OPEN
WEDNESDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SATURDAY 6:30PM OPEN
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM OPEN SUNDAY 10:00 AM < 300
THURSDAY 10:00 AM < 300 SUNDAY 1:00 PM OPEN
THURSDAY 1:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY 6:30PM OPEN
THURSDAY 6:30PM OPEN SUNDAY 6:30PM <100
Last updated : Jun 1, 2020 07:56 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

The June Newsletter if now available for viewing.  Click on 2020 Newsletter menu button to the left.

Webmaster Position Open.  Read article to the left.  New cut off date is Friday June 12

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 : Jun 5, 2020 18:00 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