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  1. How much does it cost to be a member of Vanderbilt Bridge Education Association (VBEA)?
  2. Do you have to be a member of VBEA to play bridge at the Vanderbilt Bridge Center?
  3. How much are table fees?
  4. I don't have a partner, can I show up for a game by myself?
  5. How often are results transmitted to the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)?
  6. Do I have to be a member of ACBL to play?
  7. How long does it take for results to be posted on the Vanderbilt Bridge Web site?
  8. I have some suggestions for the club. Whom shall I contact?
  9. I have some suggestions for the Vanderbilt Bridge Web site. Whom shall I contact?
  10. Is the Vanderbilt Bridge Education Association connected with Vanderbilt University?
  1. How much does it cost to be a member of Vanderbilt Bridge Education Association (VBEA)?

    The fee to be a member of VBEA is $40 / year. This fee is used for building maintenance, and other expenses associated with keeping the club up and running.

  2. Do you have to be a member of VBEA to play bridge at the Vanderbilt Bridge Center?

    No. We encourage our players to join and support the club but it is not mandatory. If you play often, it is less expensive if you are a member.

  3. How much are table fees?

    Table fees are $7.00 for members and out of town guests and $9.00 for resident non-members.

  4. I don't have a partner, can I show up for a game by myself?

    If you need a partner, please contact the director for the game you are planning to play in. Many directors will guarantee a partner, if they are given some advanced notification.

  5. How often are results transmitted to the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)?

    Results from club games are transmitted to ACBL once per month. This usually occurs around the 4th or 5th of the following month.

  6. Do I have to be a member of ACBL to play?

    No. You do not have to be a member of ACBL to play bridge at the Vanderbilt Bridge Center. If you win masterpoints and subsequently join the ACBL, any masterpoints you won during the past year are automatically applied to your membership number.

  7. How long does it take for results to be posted on the Vanderbilt Bridge Web site?

    Results can be posted immediately after the game. The directors have a procedure which involves saving the results report to a file and then transmitting the report, via the telephone to the Web server. If the results are not updated regularly, please contact the director and/or Rees Mitchell.

  8. I have some suggestions for the club. Whom shall I contact?

    You should contact one of the directors or an officer of the club.

  9. I have some suggestions for the Vanderbilt Bridge Web site. Whom shall I contact?

    You should contact Larry Hays, the Web master.

  10. Is the Vanderbilt Bridge Education Association connected with Vanderbilt University?

    Yes. In addition to having many players who are Vanderbilt faculty, students or staff, the land is owned and leased from Vanderbilt University.