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?

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
https://web3.acbl.org/rankachievements/?year=2016&month=5&unit=109&rank=0

Highlights of May Meeting

The RBA held its annual meeting Wednesday, May 11 at the Clarion Hotel with 31 tables, the largest turnout in many years. After a dinner of chicken marsala, baked salmon and roast beef, the membership approved the nominating committee’s slate of Barry Fratkin, President; Anne Atwood, Vice President; Chris D’Ambra, Secretary; and Tom Kasvin, Treasurer. Directors elected were Becky Duty, Francis Terminella, Paul McGowan, and Debra Gardner. Additional directors, appointed by the president, were Linda MacCleave, Ed Kinlaw, Randall Holden and Pat McDermott. Harry Gellis will serve on the board as past president. The new officers take effect June 1.

Winners of the Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney were presented their certificates and medallions.

Ace of Clubs Awards:

Ed Lozito
Jane Riddle
Shelly Millhiser
Donnie Walsh
Chris D’Ambra
Parke Messier
Ron Vande Bunte
Richard Wallace
Ruth Bellet
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Bob Pustilnik
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Mini McKenney Award:

Steve Rumble
Jane Riddle
Inder Midha
Donnie Walsh
Chris D’Ambra
Parke Messier
Ron Vande Bunte
Marc Warner
Patti Martin
Becky Duty
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Last year’s winner, Winnie Fratkin, presented the Sheila Kleiman Congeniality award to Anne and Harry Alferink. Finally, Harry Gellis was the high point getter in the RBA Unit games. Ruth Miles was the Flight B winner and Donnie Walsh was the Flight C winner.

Thanks,
BARRY FRATKIN
Richmond Bridge Association

Minutes from May Meeting
Photos from May Meeting

Richmond Bridge Association Annual Meeting and Election

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Clarion Hotel Central
3207 North Boulevard

5:30 p.m. – Dinner – includes chicken marsala, baked salmon, eye of round roast beef, scalloped potatoes, vegetable medley, green salad, rolls, butter, and cake.
6:30 p.m. – Annual Meeting, Awards and Election
7:00 p.m. – Bridge (Friendly Bridge and Open Games)

Just $15.00 per person includes dinner and bridge. Sign up by May 8 by leaving check in envelope at the Bridge Center or by sending check to Becky Duty, 8904 Norwick Circle, Richmond, VA 23229.

Nominating Committee Slate of Officers for 2016-18:
President – Barry Fratkin; Vice-President – Anne Atwood;
Secretary – Chris D’Ambra; Treasurer – Tom Kasvin.
Directors – Becky Duty, Francis Terminella, Paul McGowan, Debra Gardner

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Estelle Rowland Hits a Life Plateau

estelle100Estelle Rowland celebrated her 100th birthday on May 1 at the Westwood Club. The family was joined by many friends for lunch, including many bridge friends. Estelle looked lovely.

The party was planned by Laura Schooley, Estelle’s daughter.

Hampton Roads Trophy 2016

Teams from the RBA fought valiantly on April 30, but we were unable to retain the Hampton Roads trophy.  Ed Kinlaw captained the team, and thanks all who played.

Special congratulations go out to players who placed in the overalls in their various strats, including:

1st in the open strat
Harry Gellis & Patti Martin
Mike Fine & Rick Deyerle

4th in the open strat (while only playing seven matches)
David Trent & Franklin Price
Neil & Helen Moran

3rd in the <8000 strat
Paul Anderson & Randall Holden
Cindy Revercomb & Ruth Miles

4th in the <8000 strat
Margaret Anderson & Sarah Browning
Govind Narayan & Christine D’Ambra

4th in the <3000 strat
Bryan & Darlene Selz
Clay McCaskey & Jack Spooner

Results: Strata A, Strata B, Strata C

Friendly Bridge Trophy

fbtrophy1604The Friendly Bridge trophy game was held Tuesday, April 26. For the first time, there was a TIE! It will be shared by Eliza Askin, Jeanne Loving, Carolyn Troisi, and Tom Billups for the next 6 months. Congratulations to all four!