Richmond Bridge Association

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?

Happy News!

Tommy and RobinCongratulations to Tommy Thompson and Robin Hatcher who recently became engaged! They met at the Bridge Center, a great place to meet classy, intelligent people like these two! Friendly Bridge is a family, so we appreciate their allowing us to celebrate their happiness!

Richmond Fall Sectional Oct 14-16, 2016

Richmond Fall Sectional
Friday – Saturday – Sunday, October 14-16, 2016
Clarion Hotel Central
Richmond Bridge Association

Get the silver you need to move up the ACBL ranks. Join us in Richmond, VA for our Fall Sectional.

Friendly Bridge (0-300) and Open Sessions Friday morning and afternoon at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friendly Bridge (0-300) Saturday morning and BAM game Saturday afternoon – two chances to win.

Sunday – Bracketed Swiss – 8 team round robins. Special Bridge Rate $59.00 at the Clarion Hotel – 804-359-9441.

See flier for tournament and housing information.

Charlotte Halloween Regional

For those of you planning to attend the upcoming Charlotte Halloween Regional, please note the following schedule changes:

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Wednesday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct.28 the Open Pairs will be changed to two strata: 0-5000 and 5000+.  We will add a mid-range pairs game each day with strata 0-1500 and 1500-3000.

On Saturday, Oct. 29th, we have canceled the single-session stratified Swiss team event at 7:00, but we are adding a two-session Swiss team event at 1:00 and 7:00, stratified at 0-750, 750-3000, and 3000+.

Don’t forget your Halloween costumes for Saturday!

Tournament Co-Chairs: Arnold Hoffmann, 980-254-7476,; Len Case, 704-992-0397,
Partnerships: John and Marlene Smith, 704-992-1260,

November STAC Games at Bridge Center

Several morning STAC (Sectional Tournament at Club) games are scheduled for the Bridge Center in November. Here’s your chance to earn some silver points without having to go to a Sectional.

Tuesday, November 8 (AM)
Wednesday, November 9 (AM)
Thursday, November 10 (0-1500 only) (AM)
Friday, November 11 (AM)

Rank Changes for October 2016

Congratulations to all Unit 109 players who have received a new rank as of October 2016, especially those who achieved Life Master or above:

Silver Life Master: Winnie Fratkin
Bronze Life Master: David Prior
Bronze Life Master: Darlene Selz
Life Master: Carolyn Harmon
Life Master: Sharon Irish

For a complete listing of all September rank changes, go to

Winners of the Saturday BAM in Williamsburg

Jeanne Loving, Cathy Hildebrand, Clem Bribitzer, Marjorie Bribitzer, Susan Hovig

Jeanne Loving, Cathy Hildebrand, Clem Bribitzer, Marjorie Bribitzer, Susan Hovig

Winners of the afternoon BAM game AND all are from Richmond area. Congratulations to JEANNE LOVING, SUSAN HOVIG, MARJORIE AND CLEM BRIBITZER. (Pictured above with Tournament Director, Cathy Hildebrand.)