Longest Day Game, Swans Point, MD

The DBC of Southern Maryland will hold a Longest Day game to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, June 21. The game will start at 10 AM. We will have one short game before lunch, and a second short game afterwards. We should finish before 3 PM. Lunch is a “bring your own bag lunch”. We will have soft drinks available, and other “goodies”.

The game will be held in the Christ Church Wayside Fellowship Hall. Come north on Rt 301, cross the Harry Nice bridge, and then turn right at the first stop light (Rt. 257). Follow Rt. 257 for about 1 mile. The church is on the left with a graveyard. There is parking on your right just after you turn left toward the church. Cross the road and come up the steps to the Fellowship Hall. It is about a 45 +or- minute drive.(from Fredericksburg)

We will have a box for donations to the fund. Please make out checks to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cash is fine, also. Our contribution goal is $1000.

I am being supported in this endeavor by the directors from Camp Springs DBC (Ross and Marty Bley), the La Plata Senior Center DBC (Elaine Reynolds), and the Lusby DBC (Dave Coughlin). All of us are working hard to make this a successful and fun event. Please join us and help us reach our goal of $1000.

And if you can’t come in person and want to make a donation, you can give a check to someone who is playing, or mail it to me.

Porter Kier
11195 Lord Baltimore Dr.
Swan Point, MD 20645

Wednesday Evening BAM Back with a Twist

Join us at the Bridge Center Wednesday night, April 26 for the return of the popular BAM and Pair game. The Pair game will be stratified with a lower first strata, giving newer players a better chance to win points.

Due to current ACBL restrictions, which we hope will change soon, we can’t award BAM points, but we will have free plays for the BAM winners who don’t score points in the Pair game. Two chances to win!

Annual Meeting, May 10

Clarion HotelNext up for RBA bridge players is our Annual Meeting on May 10 at the Clarion Hotel. Although this is not an election year, there will be dinner, awards, and bridge starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and the game (two sections: 0-300 and Open) at 7:00 p.m. Cost is only $15.00 per person.


Friendly Bridge Trophy: March 26

The Friendly Bridge Trophy, was awarded on March 26, 2017, to Karen Hamlett and Diane Becken. There were 16 tables in play. Karen and Diane posted a 67.54% game. Great playing!

The Friendly Bridge Trophy is awarded twice a year, spring and fall.

Richmond Recaptures Challenge Match Trophy

Captained by Ed Kinlaw, the RBA brought back the Challenge Match Trophy Saturday, March 25, scoring 465 points to easily outdistance Tidewater (384 points) and host Peninsula (352) in the annual competition among the three ACBL units. Each unit fielded two teams in five brackets, competing in 12-board swiss events against the other four teams in the bracket.

Leading the way was the bracket 3 team of Randall Holden, Paul Anderson, Ruth Miles and Bob Quisenberry who scored 69 points our of a possible 80 (86.25%), winning the prize for highest scoring team. The second highest scoring team came from Richmond as well with the foursome of Ed Kinlaw, Jim Creech, Ransone Price and Dave Trent, scoring 63 points (78.75%).

Competing for Richmond were Harry Gellis, Bob and Mimi Pustilnik, John Kloke, Paul McGowan, Mike Spooner, George Lewis and Steve Perry in bracket 1; Ed Kinlaw, Jim Creech, Ransone Price, Dave Trent, Neil and Helen Moran, Sarah Browning and Margaret Anderson in bracket 2; Barry and Winnie Fratkin , Anne Atwood, Anne West, Paul Anderson, Bob Quisenberry, Randall Holden and Ruth Miles in bracket 3; Govind Narayan, Chris D’Ambra, David and Alice Prior, Tom Kasvin, Mary Baril, Jack Spooner and Donnie Walsh in bracket 4; and Landon Woody, Joan Wingfield, Karen Hamlett, Jane Riddle, Elizabeth and Bill Childrey, Betty Richardson and Heather Harper in bracket 5.

The match was hosted by Unit 110 (Peninsula) at the Ford’s Colony Club House. Mike Jenks and his committee put on a well organized and smooth running event. Congratulations to the Richmond team for bringing back the trophy.

The scores are now posted on the Unit 110 website. Go to www.bridgewebs.com/unit110/ and look to the right side under “Results” and click on March 25.  

Team Holden, Anderson, Miles, Quisenberry–86.25%