December 1, 2015
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.
The annual Christmas Mother Luncheon and Game will be held on Saturday, December 12 at the Clarion Hotel in Richmond. All Contributions to the Christmas Mother and/or the Central Virginia Food Bank will be greatly appreciated. (RBA will match contributions up to $1,000.)
Lunch and Game just $10.00 per person in advance. $15.00 at door. RSVP by December 6
There is an envelope on the RBA bulletin board at the Bridge Center for you to sign up and place your check. Or you may mail a check to: Becky Duty, 8904 Norwick Circle, Richmond, VA 23229
The Bridge Center celebrated Halloween on Friday, October 30 with a costume contest and bridge game. There were a lot of creative costumes. Just before the voting occurred, Donna Duckworth made her entrance in a headless horseman costume that was the hit of the evening. Results of the game can be found on the October results calendar.
We had 198 tables, up from 166 in June. We had 34 swiss teams on Sunday, also one of our better turnouts.
It was probably our smoothest run tournament, mainly because:
Congratulations to Richard Deyerle and his partner Shawn Stringer for topping the masterpoint list with 23.56. Also, Marc Warner and DeWayne Jones teamed with a pair from Charlottesville to win the Bracket 1 Swiss; Randall Holden, Ruth Miles, Paul Anderson and Cindy Revercomb won Bracket 2 and Warren and Karen Abel teamed with Betty Richardson and Barbara Mehnert (Chris D’Ambra’s mother) to win Bracket 4. Randall and Pam Farrar teamed with Ellis Abrams and Tom Billups to win the Saturday BAM. Paul McGowan and his partner Leah Shao had a 69.13% game Saturday afternoon while Richard and Shawn had the tournament’s top game with a 69.59% Saturday morning.
Also winning were Dewitte Thompson and Ed Lozito (Friday AM 0-300), Ron Vande Bunte and Richard Wallace (Friday PM open), Jeanne Loving and Eliza Askin (Friday PM 0-300), Elaine Parks and Gale Beamon (Saturday AM 0-300). 218 players won master points.
Finally, there were 21 sectionals held by the ACBL all across the country October 16 – 18 and only two cities had more tables than we did (St. Louis and Seattle), so thanks to everyone who helped and to everyone who played.
Winnie and Barry
The RBA hosted our Fall Sectional, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 16 -18 at the Clarion Hotel Central on North Boulevard.
The results can be found on our Results Page.
Congratulations to all Unit 109 players who have achieved a new rank as of October 2015, especially:
Barry Fratkin, Silver Life Master
Michael Salmon, Silver Life Master
Cheryl Rivet, Bronze Life Master