Richmond Bridge Association

March 31, 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.

Where is Unit 109?

New Friendly Bridge Class: Sun, Mar 22

A new Friendly Bridge class will begin Sunday evening, March 22 from 6:00-8:30 at the Bridge Center in Richmond, taught by Ed Kinlaw. The classes consist of 20 lessons. The first 4 lessons are FREE, and you will receive a FREE BOOK. Beginning at week 5, you will participate in a sanctioned bridge game, and the cost will be $4.00 per game. You will continue to learn new things every week before the game. It is a fun way to learn the game, and you will meet new people who share a love of this game. No pre-registration required. You will register when you come in, so come a little early. Come join the fun!

Download flyer here.

Download Friendly Bridge Book here.

Richmond Winter Sectional Report

Our Richmond Winter Sectional, held February 27-28 and March 1, survived the weather and attracted a successful 183 tables for the three days.

Congratulations to Harry Gellis and his partner Kent Massie who scored a whopping 42.36 master points for the three days and were the recipients of a $50 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Ryan Harris of New York Life, as the high point winners. In the under 300 master point group, Parke Messier also won a $50 gift card as the top point getter with 10.10.

In Bracket 2 of the Sunday Swiss Game, Anne Atwood’s team of Susan Wagner, Mike Salmon and Nancy Golden came from 19 points behind to wallop the leaders by 30 imps, scoring 20 points to win first in the bracket by one point!

The complete results for all three days can be found on the RBA website (Game Results) and the ACBL website.  Thanks to everyone who braved the conditions and played.

RBA has another sectional in Fredericksburg, March 13-15. Our next Richmond Sectional is June 12-14 at the Clarion and our Memorial Day Regional is May 19-25. Lots of bridge is available.

Bridge Center Roof Repair

If you go to the Richmond Bridge Center, you already know that the roof leaks. They have been dealing with the problems with the roof for quite awhile. At the present time, the ladies’ room is unusable. The repair is set to begin on Monday, March 2. There is no way of knowing how long it will take, so the Bridge Center will cancel games until things look better inside. Game cancellations will appear here in red in the upper right corner as they are decided. At the present time, games are cancelled for Friendly Bridge on Sunday night, March 1 and Stanley’s Women’s Invitational on Monday morning, March 2. Further announcements regarding other games are pending. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Jo Petranka’s Games Temporarily Suspended

Since Jo can hardly see and has to have a corneal transplant next week, she has temporarily suspended all three of her weekly games [Fredericksburg] effective immediately.  Please make sure your partner knows and spread the word. She will get back to you as soon as she is able to restart them.