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.

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Highlights of the Summer Sectional

We had 228 tables, a record for a summer sectional. There were 40 tables and five brackets for Sunday’s Swiss, the second best turnout ever. Sunday’s Bracket 1 was balanced and strong. Seeing the room full with 42 tables Friday and Saturday mornings was a great sight.  Over 300 different people played, 258 earned master points totaling 1,033. There were nine sectionals held across the country last weekend and we had more tables than anyone except for one in Texas.

Winnie and I would like to thank the many people who contributed to the success including Harry and Anne Alferink for coordinating the hospitality; George Lewis and Ed Kinlaw for assisting Anne Duty in directing and making the pre-dealt boards; Richard Deyerle and Mark Dahl who gave the morning lectures; and Anne Atwood for being partnership chair. Thanks also to the many people who brought snacks and food to supplement what we bought. Finally, what a a great job by Ed Kinlaw’s daughter who was our only caddy for 40 tables. Once again Anne Duty did a great job handling and directing so many tables.

And thanks to everyone who played.

Barry Fratkin
President, RBA Unit 109

May 2016 Rank Achievements

Congratulations to all Unit 109 players who have received a new rank as of May 2016, especially:

Anne West: Bronze Life Master
Barbara Allen: Bronze Life Master

Susan Eckis: Life Master
Jane Hesler: Life Master
Parke Messier: LIfe Master
John Pegues: Life Master
Mary Rabb: Life Master
Denzil Willis: Life Master

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