Richmond Bridge Association

July 29, 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?

Hampton Roads Trophy Game Results

Richmond has won the Hampton Roads Trophy Game held in Williamsburg this year. This is an annual event at which Units 109, 110, and 146 compete for a trophy. Each unit sends 10 teams (A, B, C, D, E) to compete. Richmond was in last place after the third round, but managed to squeak a win at the end.

Congratulations to all who participated and brought the trophy back to Richmond!

Round by round results

Game results

Hampton Roads Trophy Game-July 26

The Hampton Roads Trophy Game will be held Saturday, July 26 at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg. Lunch is at 11:30, and the game will follow.

Driving Directions to Ford’s Colony Service Entrance

From the East (Newport News)

Exit I-64 onto I-199 toward Jamestown. Exit I-199 (5th traffic light) onto RT-5 West (John Tyler). Straight ahead for 4 miles (through 3 traffic lights) to right on RT-614 (Centerville Road); Straight ahead 3 miles to right on Manchester (FC Service Entrance). Once through the gate, it is only two blocks to the Swim & Tennis Club.

Alternate In-town Route

Exit I-199 at RT-321E (Monticello) toward Jamestown. Turn right at 3rd traffic light onto News Road (RT-613). Three miles to right on Centerville (RT-614). 1 mile to right on Manchester (FC Service Entrance).

From the West (Richmond/Toano)

Exit I-64 onto I-199 East toward Wmsbg/Jamestown. Take 2nd (Lightfoot/Wmsbg) exit onto Richmond Road/RT-60W. Left at the first traffic light onto RT-614 (Centerville Road). Straight ahead 7 miles to left on Manchester (FC Service Entrance). Two blocks to the S&TC.

What Should We Play?

Here is a great handout by Larry Cohen on the best conventions to play. Larry says that playing more conventions than this is counterproductive for 99% of players. He also says, “My observation is that at every level of the game, players are using too many conventions. Too often I see players (from beginner to world champion) misusing or forgetting their methods.”

If you use this handout on your computer, every underlined blue link will lead you to Cohen’s excellent explanation of that convention. I have also added this to the Lesson Handouts page.

What Should We Play? by Larry Cohen

Thanks to Clay McCaskey for sending this excellent article to me.

Bridge Center Birthday and New Life Master Party June 28

On Saturday afternoon, June 28, the Bridge Center hosted a party to celebrate their 53rd birthday along with celebrating 14 new life masters. The new life masters honored included Anne Alferink, Harry Alferink, Margaret Anderson, Anne Atwood, Sara Browning, Carol Hayward, Richard Klaas, Richard Nuckols, Judith Quate, Mike Salmon, Pat Scheerer, Joan Short, Les Wagner, and Anne West. Nine of the new life masters were in attendance.

New Life Masters, June 28, 2014

New life masters standing: Joan Short, Sarah Browning, Margaret Anderson, Anne Alferink, Harry Alferink, Judith Quate, Mike Salmon, Pat Sheerer, Anne Atwood

Linda’s Poem

Results of game