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?


The RBA will host the Flight B&C North American Open Pairs (NAOP) finals, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24 at the Clarion Hotel. Flight B (0-2500) will have a two-session qualifier on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with approximately half the field qualifying for Sunday’s two-session final. Flight C (0-500 NLM) will have a two-session final on Sunday only.

But first, you have to qualify. The Bridge Center ran qualifying games in June and July and Friendly Bridge ran two games in July. If you haven’t qualified, check the schedule for additional qualifying games in August. Entry deadline is September 15, and the cost is $50.00 a pair for both sessions. Winners qualify for the Nationals in Philadelphia in March 2018. You and your partner can earn up to $700 each for expense money. AND, you can win Gold and/or Red points.


Our Fall Sectional will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 13-15 at the Clarion Hotel Central on North Boulevard. There will be both open and 0-300 games Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning with a B-A-M game Saturday afternoon. Sunday will be the popular bracketed swiss game. Get your partners now for what should be another great sectional.

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Rank Changes July 2017

Congratulations to all other Unit 109 players who have received a new rank as of July 2017, especially those who achieved Life Master or above:

Ruby Life Master: Lou Einwick, Willem Vet, Marc Warner
Silver Life Master: Natalia Vet
Bronze Life Master: Ellen Hartenberg, Bryan Selz
Life Master: Jacqueline Poliquin, Andrew Richardson, Edie Ring

For a complete listing of all July rank changes, go to

RBA Summer Sectional Review

Fredericksburg Bus Group

The RBA Summer Sectional at the Clarion Hotel was well received with 213.5 tables the weekend of June 23-25. It was the second largest number of tables for a summer sectional and the best turnout for a year that also included the bi-annual Richmond Memorial Day Regional.

Attendance got a nice boost from an RBA sponsored chartered bus from Fredericksburg. After the successful bus trip from Richmond to Fredericksburg for the St. Patrick’s Day Sectional in March, our Fredericksburg area members organized a similar trip from Fredericksburg to Richmond, Saturday June 24 and 26 players signed up.

For complete results see Game Results on the website.