Richmond Bridge Association

October 24, 2014
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?

Friendly Bridge Trophy: November 2

Carol Stevens and Anne Atwood won the Friendly Bridge Trophy, April 2014

Carol Stevens and Anne Atwood won the Friendly Bridge Trophy, April 2014

The Friendly Bridge trophy will be in play on Sunday November 2 at 2:00. Come over to the Bridge Center if you are a non life master with less than 500 masterpoints.

Defending: Anne Atwood and Carol Stevens

Next RBA Unit Game: Wed, Oct 8

The next RBA Unit Game will be Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm at the Bridge Center. We are planning to have 3 sections by ranking if we can get at least 5 tables per section, so we’re hoping for a good crowd.

This game features a fun evening of bridge for all levels of players. We also have fantastic refreshments, so you might want to skip dinner.


  • Rotisserie chicken salad
  • Egg salad
  • Plenty of fresh fruit
  • Cheesecake

Hope to see you there!

New 109 Rankings for August-September

Congratulations on the new rankings for August and September for Unit 109 Players, especially:

  • Becky Duty: Gold Life Master in August
  • Randall Holden: Silver Life Master in August
  • Beverly Spooner: Silver Life Master in August
  • Marge Matheson: Bronze Life Master in August
  • Nitin Shah: Life Master in August
  • Barbara Allen: Life Master in September
  • Terry Grady: Life Master in September

See List of all rank changes for August and September

Next Friendly Bridge Class: Sept 28

Learn to play bridge the friendly way!

Friendly BridgeBeginner Classes begin 2 times a year
Next Class Begins: September 28, 2014
Sunday evenings 6:00-8:30
First 4 Sundays FREE
Cost of Beginner Games: $3.00 (Week 5)

Intermediate Classes ongoing
Sunday afternoons 1:30-5:00
Tuesday nights 6:30-10:00
Cost of Intermediate Games: $5.00

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ACBL’s New Interactive Hand of the Week

ACBL’s Hand of the Week is going interactive with the new Learn to Play Bridge software. This will allow players to play the deal and solve the puzzle. Be careful, because the robots will be programmed to play Double Dummy, taking advantage of any mistakes made.

Can’t solve the puzzle? In the tip section of the deal, you can locate a path to the analysis provided by the ACBL. After you visit the site and read the solution, you can then return to Learn to Play Bridge to see how it all plays out.

Sept 12 Hand

NLM Tournament Sept 20-21

Clarion Hotel

Clarion Hotel

Please note new location for the NLM tournament on 20-21 Sep. Also, please note that if you are a NLM with fewer than 750 MP’s you are welcome to come and play. Saturday is a great day to play as you now get 40% more points as it will be “grass roots” day.

Fun in Hunt Valley

Hunt Valley 2014

Pictured: Karen Hammett, Sharon Irish, Carolyn Harmon, Hannah Gallier

Sharon Irish, Longest Day Raffle Winner, is having a blast with her favorite partners at Hunt Valley Regional Tournament. A big thanks to the Mid Atlantic Bridge Conference for augmenting our fundraising efforts to benefit Alzheimer’s research. The Longest Day Raffle, inspired by Margot Hennings, raised an additional $8,000 – 10,000 for team ACBL.

Hunt Valley Results