ACBL will raise membership fees next year!

This is the first increase in four years. If members renew their membership before December 31st, they can renew at the current rate and can renew for up to three years.

Congratulations to Art Lowen and David Birnbaum for First Place in NAP Flight A!

Congratulations to Mickey Wilson, Janice Naftilan, Anne Slosky, & David Coe
Open Swiss Team Winners - November 10

All local bridge players are invited to attend a seminar taught by Barbara Seagram on Wednesday, December 6th at the Vanderbilt Bridge Club of Nashville. The seminar will be from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

Barbara Seagram is internationally famous as a teacher and writer. She is the co-author of numerous books, including the very popular "25 Ways" series, that she co-authored with David Bird and other top bridge writers and players.

Barbara's program will be “To Ruff, To Win or to Duck - Be a Feared Opponent and Improve your Declarer Play”. The seminar is targeted at new players and intermediates but would be useful to anyone wishing a refresh. Barbara’s programs are always entertaining and will be enjoyed by players at any level. Barbara is a big believer in face-to-face play and has been working hard to help “brick and mortar” clubs post pandemic. Barbara has offered her time and is donating the class proceeds to the VBC for its education program and new player initiatives. To be included in Barbara’s programs is an honor, and we encourage everyone to participate in this “win-win” situation. All attendees will receive a box lunch and a free play for the afternoon game. Our game will start at Noon. Both Open and Limited games will be held as attendance permits.

When: December 6, 2023 at 9:30am. Lunch and the game will follow at noon.
Where: Vanderbilt Bridge Club, 85 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37205
Cost and Registration: $60 per person

Advance registration is highly recommended. Please register by returning the form below to the VBC with your personal information and payment. Price includes seminar cost, box lunch and free play in the December 6th game.

Contact for Additional Info and Registration: Larry Hays – – 615-948-6650 (text only)
Mary Margaret Hamlett - – 615-364-4514
Grace Whitlow - - 615-830-2295

About ACBL Unit 179

The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is the largest bridge organization in North America. The mission of the ACBL is to promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge and serve the bridge-related interests of its Members. The ACBL is divided into 25 districts, each of which is further divided into units. Each unit has one or more local bridge clubs. Unit 179 is part of District 10 and includes middle Tennessee and parts of south central Kentucky.

New Life Masters - November 2023

Sapphire Life Master

Linda Murdock

Gold Life Master

David J Cochener
Joanne Minnick

Ruby Life Master

Jan Iliff

Silver Life Master

Mickey Wilson

Local Bridge Clubs in Unit 179

Vanderbilt Bridge Club

85 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 321-5356

Founded in 1950, The Vanderbilt Bridge Club is the largest club in Unit 179. They are located west of downtown Nashville and host multiple games weekly, including both open and limited masterpoint games. The Vanderbilt Bridge Club has over 200 active members.

Hendersonville Duplicate

650 E Main St
St Timothy Lutheran Church

Stratified games Wednesday and Friday at 10 AM. For more information contact Charlynn Foust.

Hillwood Country Club

The Hillwood Country Club (HCC) duplicate bridge game meets once a week on Thursdays at 10 AM. It is an invitational game that is limited to members of Hillwood Country Club and their guests.
You can make a reservation for the game up to 2 weeks in advance by contacting Betsy Malone at (615) 298-8770.

Hilldale Duplicate Bridge

1751 Madison St
Clarksville, TN

Stratified games, Tuesday at 6 PM. For more information, contact David Alan Smithfield, 931-624-3665

Franklin Friday DBC

1420 Wilson Pike
The Church of the Good Shepherd

Stratified games Tuesday at 10:30 AM and Friday at 10 AM. For more information contact Sidney T Stanley at (615) 347-6702

Lake Providence Bridge Club

Del Webb Lake Providence Clubhouse
1100 Del Webb Blvd.
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

The Lake Providence Bridge Club (LPBC) was established in 2017 in Mt. Juliet, TN, which lies just east of Nashville. It provides the Del Webb at Lake Providence community the opportunity to enjoy, learn, and compete in the game of bridge at all skill levels.

LeRoy Henderson DBC

2037 Decherd Blvd
Decherd, TN 37324

Open games Monday and Tuesday at 12:30. Multiple Sites - Call John J Robey at 931-841-0637 for details.