Welcome to the Official Site for the Richmond Bridge Association, Unit 109, part of District 6 of the American Contract Bridge League! Here you will find information on duplicate bridge in central Virginia.Where is Unit 109?
Join us at the Bridge Center Wednesday night, April 26 for the return of the popular BAM and Pair game. The Pair game will be stratified with a lower first strata, giving newer players a better chance to win points.
Due to current ACBL restrictions, which we hope will change soon, we can’t award BAM points, but we will have free plays for the BAM winners who don’t score points in the Pair game. Two chances to win!
Next up for RBA bridge players is our Annual Meeting on May 10 at the Clarion Hotel. Although this is not an election year, there will be dinner, awards, and bridge starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and the game (two sections: 0-300 and Open) at 7:00 p.m. Cost is only $15.00 per person.
Memorial Day Regional
May 23-29, 2017
DoubleTree Inn, 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235
Join us for a great District 6 Regional during Memorial Day week.
Take advantage of the best regional hotel rate – just $90 + tax at the DoubleTree Inn by Hilton. Hurry because the hotel is almost sold out. Call (804) 379-3800 for reservations.
Congratulations to all other Unit 109 players who have received a new rank as of April 2017, especially those who achieved Life Master or above:
Silver Life Master: Nancy Golden
Life Master: Kay Rogers
For a complete listing of all April rank changes, go to
The Friendly Bridge Trophy, was awarded on March 26, 2017, to Karen Hamlett and Diane Becken. There were 16 tables in play. Karen and Diane posted a 67.54% game. Great playing!
The Friendly Bridge Trophy is awarded twice a year, spring and fall.
Captained by Ed Kinlaw, the RBA brought back the Challenge Match Trophy Saturday, March 25, scoring 465 points to easily outdistance Tidewater (384 points) and host Peninsula (352) in the annual competition among the three ACBL units. Each unit fielded two teams in five brackets, competing in 12-board swiss events against the other four teams in the bracket.
Leading the way was the bracket 3 team of Randall Holden, Paul Anderson, Ruth Miles and Bob Quisenberry who scored 69 points our of a possible 80 (86.25%), winning the prize for highest scoring team. The second highest scoring team came from Richmond as well with the foursome of Ed Kinlaw, Jim Creech, Ransone Price and Dave Trent, scoring 63 points (78.75%).
Competing for Richmond were Harry Gellis, Bob and Mimi Pustilnik, John Kloke, Paul McGowan, Mike Spooner, George Lewis and Steve Perry in bracket 1; Ed Kinlaw, Jim Creech, Ransone Price, Dave Trent, Neil and Helen Moran, Sarah Browning and Margaret Anderson in bracket 2; Barry and Winnie Fratkin , Anne Atwood, Anne West, Paul Anderson, Bob Quisenberry, Randall Holden and Ruth Miles in bracket 3; Govind Narayan, Chris D’Ambra, David and Alice Prior, Tom Kasvin, Mary Baril, Jack Spooner and Donnie Walsh in bracket 4; and Landon Woody, Joan Wingfield, Karen Hamlett, Jane Riddle, Elizabeth and Bill Childrey, Betty Richardson and Heather Harper in bracket 5.
The match was hosted by Unit 110 (Peninsula) at the Ford’s Colony Club House. Mike Jenks and his committee put on a well organized and smooth running event. Congratulations to the Richmond team for bringing back the trophy.