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?

Instant Matchpoint Oct 25

On Wednesday October 25 at 12:00, the Bridge Center in Richmond will have a very special Instant
Matchpoint Game. GOLD POINTS awarded to section tops in each direction. The rest of the points are red/black. Hand records and analyses provided. See your score instantly after each hand played. Cost for this game is $12.00. NOTICE THE SPECIAL STARTING TIME: 12:00. No lunch break.

Friendly Bridge Trophy Oct 8

Friendly Bridge players (0-499 NLM) competed for the Friendly Bridge trophy on Sunday, October 8. Defending were Diane Becken and Karen Hamlett.

Joanne Livingston and Mary Lou Tarker won the trophy. It will be engraved and presented to them soon.


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!


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