Richmond Bridge Association

August 2, 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?

NAP 2015-16

Date: June 1-August 31

Masterpoints:

  • Club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating
  • One-session unit qualifying games sectional rated red
  • Two-session unit qualifying games include percentage of gold for overalls.
  • District finals award gold for section firsts and overalls. Flight C is 25% gold for overalls. Other masterpoints in all flights are red.

Flights: A (Open), B (-2500), C (0-500 Non-Life Masters)

District winners in each flight recognized on web site

Final: Spring 2016 NABC (March 10-20 in Reno, NV)

A highly prestigious “grass roots” event, the North American Pairs starts at the club level in June, July and August. Club-level qualifications may be earned at any club in any unit in any district. A player may qualify as often as desired and with as many different partners as desired. Unit-level qualifiers are optional and held after Sept. 1 and before the district final, which may be held after the unit final until the third week in January. At the district final, which is being held in Richmond this year on September 19-20 in conjunction with the NLM tournament, both players must have qualified at the club level and must be members of the parent district. A fixed amount prize will be awarded in all flights as follows:

  1. Districts are entitled to three pairs in Flight A (Open) and four pairs in Flights B (0-2500) and C (under 500 Non-Life Master).
  2. First place qualifiers will receive $700 per person; second place qualifiers will receive $300 per person; third and fourth place qualifiers will be invited to participate in the national level finals, but will not receive a prize.
  3. In the event of a tie at the district finals, the qualifiers will receive the total of the awards for the tied places, divided by the number of players involved with the tie.
  4. Invited defenders will receive $700 per person.
  5. No individual may collect two concurrent prizes.

The monetary award will be available on site. Qualifiers must play in the national level event until eliminated to receive the award.

There will be no entry fee for the national level of the event.

Conditions of Contest

Pam Katz Memorial Game

The first Pam Katz Memorial game was held on Thursday, July 2.

The plaque has three headings for each year, so there will be three pairs for each strata – the names that will be put on the plaque this year are as follows:
strata A   Judy Chvala and MarySue Baron
strata B   Elise Switz and Mavis Hetherington
strata C   Daria Snider and Joan Wingfield

See game results

New Life Master Party

Mitch Riley, Harry Gellis, Martha Barnard

Mitch Riley, Harry Gellis, Martha Barnard

The Bridge Center celebrated its 54th anniversary and welcomed in the newest life masters on Saturday, June 27. The two new life masters who came to the celebration were Martha Barnard and Mitch Riley. Harry Gellis’ accomplishment of reaching 10,000 masterpoints was also celebrated.

There were refreshments and speakers to help celebrate the event. Mimi Pustilnik thanked everyone who has supported the Bridge Center over the years, especially the RBA and Friendly Bridge. Linda MacCleave read a poem she had composed for the occasion, Patti Martin read a poem about Martha and Harry. Bob Pustilnik also offered some humorous remarks at the end.

 

See scores for Saturday’s game.

Read Linda’s poem.

Let’s Party

On Saturday, June 27 Richmond’s Bridge Center will have a BIRTHDAY/NEW LIFE MASTER party. The Bridge Center is celebrating 54 years, and there are a lot of new Life Masters to honor. Get your partner lined up and plan on joining in the fun. If you are a new Life Master, please get in touch with Mimi at 303-9993 or Ben at 320-1159 so we can add your name to our list of honorees. The game will be held at 1:00 and will be stratified. Cake and goodies will be provided. The Hastings Trophy will be in play and defending are Patti Martin and Harry Gellis.

Special Fund Games in Fredericksburg

ON THURSDAY JUNE 25 AND MONDAY JUNE 29 WE WILL BE HAVING THE SPECIAL FUND GAMES TO HELP SUPPORT THE HOSPITALITY NEXT SUMMER AT THE NATIONALS IN WASHINGTON DC, HOSTED BY DISTRICT 6, OF WHICH WE ARE A PART.  ALL POINTS WILL BE SECTIONALLY RATED BLACK POINTS.  ENTRY FEE WILL BE AN EXTRA DOLLAR, $7.00.  PLEASE COME JOIN US.  THE MORE PEOPLE WE HAVE, THE GREATER NUMBER OF POINTS GIVEN OUT.