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?

Christmas Mother Game Dec 2

Our annual Christmas Mother Game will be Saturday, December 2 at the ACCA Temple. Lunch will be at 12:30 with the presentation of the check to the Christmas Mother at 2:00 p.m. Game time will be at 1:00 p.m. with both an open and NLM section. Contributions will be accepted for the Food Bank as well. Entry for both the lunch and the game is just $10.00 in advance. Registration will be at The Bridge Center or you can send your check and entry to RBA secretary Chris D’Ambra.

New Friendly Bridge Class, Oct 1

Friendly BridgeThe new Friendly Bridge class for newcomers begins again on Sunday, October 1, 2017. No registration required. Just show up at the Bridge Center (1911 Bishop Road, behind Krispy Kreme just west of Staples Mill and Broad) on Sunday between 5:30 and 5:45. The lessons are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. You will receive a FREE BOOK, and the first 4 lessons are FREE! At week 5, you will pay $4.00 per week. Please come and try bridge out. You will learn a new skill while meeting some very nice folks. It might be the best decision you ever made!

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Laws of Duplicate are changing

The changes have been serialized in the Ruling the Game section of the Bridge Bulletin from July through November. Two of the ones that are easy to explain are:

  1. As of Jan 1, 2018 the stop card will no longer be in the bidding box at tournaments. ACBL has suggested we eliminate them at the club level as well. The opponent to the left of the bidder who makes a skip bid is still required to wait before he makes his bid.
  2. If no dealing machine is used, in dealing the cards manually, no two consecutive cards from the deck can be placed in the same hand. So deal them out one at a time in four consecutive piles as though you were dealing at the party bridge table. Since dealing five piles and combining the first and last piles puts the 5th card in the same hand as the 6th card, this also cannot be done.

More information coming soon.

The Laws of Duplicate Bridge
Effective Sept 25, 2017