Unit 109 sponsors games for online play to help us survive this time of social distancing. These games can be found on Bridgebase.com. Join us when you can!
The following slate of officers has been presented to membership. The May business meeting has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The voting will the delayed until we can get together. The board member that does not need to be voted is Immediate Past President, Barry Fratkin. When the new president takes office, she will appoint four additional board members.
President: Anne Atwood
Vice President: Ruth Miles
Treasurer: Tom Kasvin
Secretary: Karen Hamlett
Board: Landon Woody
Board: Peter Martin
Board: Ed Kinlaw
Board: Francis Terminella
Recent online bridge games have awarded black, red and gold masterpoints® to players, but what about silver points?
Here comes Silver Linings Week: Behind Every Board are Silver Points! It’s a new event during the week of May 25-31 (Monday-Sunday) where you can earn silver points in Virtual Club games on Bridge Base Online (bridgebase.com).
If you’re not familiar with a Virtual Club yet, it’s an online space on BBO just for your regular club – usual games with your friends to support your local club.
Silver Linings Week builds upon that. For this week only, all games in Virtual Clubs will award triple points, and the points will be silver! (This isn’t the same as a STaC.)
Haven’t been playing in a Virtual Club? Check with your club manager to see if your local club is already on BBO or ask him or her to sign up today.
Local Virtual Clubs
Richmond/Fredericksburg: The Bridge Center: Mondays at 2:15, Wednesdays at 1:15, Thursdays at 1:15 (0-1500 only)
Contact: Mimi Pustilnik
Richmond/Fredericksburg: RBA Friendly Bridge: Sundays at 2:15, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm (0-500 both games)
Contact: Linda MacCleave
Colonial Heights: Tricities Bridge Club: Tuesdays at 12:00 noon
Contact: Susan MacLaughlin
There is a new game in town. The Bridge Center has added a third, weekly game to its BBO lineup starting Monday, May 11 at 2:15 p.m. (note time).
This is an open, stratified game, 18 boards that take just over two hours.
Please register early. You and your partner must be online at the same time to enter. You can sign up as early as two hours before game time (12:15 p.m.). See the RBA website for more information on how to play in online games.
Also, there is an open game on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. and a Thursday game at 1:15 p.m. for players with less than 1500 points.
You can get results from the BBO virtual games here within a few hours of the finish of the game. Your masterpoints will be 50% higher than the masterpoints listed on BBO.
Friendly Bridge Results
Bridge Center Results