Jim Davis, Bridge Teacher

In what looked like a series of equations, Jim Davis scribbled numbers and letters across a whiteboard at Lafayette High School.

This wasn’t Algebra. Or any high school math class, for that matter.

The formulas on the board revealed strategy in the game of bridge, and the eight students in the classroom listened before launching into a few games of their own.

Davis, 73, teaches the card game to nearly 80 students across eight Williamsburg-James City County schools.

Read complete article in The Virginia Gazette

STAC and GNT Games

The Bridge Center is hosting several STAC (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) and GNT games (Grand National Team Games). More points awarded for these games, so come and play.

STAC: January games canceled

GNT: Monday night, December 12; Monday night, December 19; Fridan night, December 23 (B & C only); Monday night, December 26; Monday night, January 9; Saturday at 12:30, January 14 (B & C only); Monday night, January 28

See What’s Trumps for details.

Christmas Mother donation for 2016 tops $3000

RBA President Barry Fratkin and RBA VP Anne Atwood presented the check to Christmas Mother Becky Massey.

The Annual Christmas Mother Game, held Saturday afternoon, December 10 at the Clarion Hotel, raised a record $3,300 for the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund. This was $300 more than last year’s record.

There were 28 tables with 13 tables in Friendly Bridge and 15 in the open section. For complete results visit the RBA web site results section.

Special thanks to Anne Atwood and Winnie Fratkin for arranging the lunch. Thanks to Susan MacLaughlin for providing her computer, bridge mates and server so that we could operate the game and to Jim Creech for directing the game. The Pustilniks of the Bridge Center donated 10 free games as prizes and Kitchen 64 donated two $25 gift certificates.

Nothing like good bridge, good food and good prizes to put us all in the holiday spirit with bridge playing friends.