The Story of Bridge in Richmond

Recently Dickie Hamilton took the time to talk to Bobby Pustilnik and Govind Narayan about the Story of Bridge in Richmond, starting at a time before there was a Bridge Center and including his thoughts on the future of the game. The discussion was videotaped.

For your convenience there is a 10 minute version of the discussion. For you to have the more full experience there is a 90 minute version of the discussion also. The videos are on a new YouTube channel, where more content will find its way. So, beyond just viewing the videos please take a moment to like the videos and subscribe to the channel.

Virtual Games in 109

Unit 109 sponsors games for online play to help us survive this time of social distancing. These games can be found on Join us when you can!

Results of all Bridge Center Games: Live for Clubs  Common Game
Results of all Friendly Bridge Games: Live for Clubs  Common Game
Results of all Tricities Games: Live for Clubs   Common Game
Results of all Fredericksburg Games (Face to face, not virtual): Live for Clubs

Day Time Type Club Sponsor Contact
Monday 2:15 pm <3500 The Bridge Center Mimi Pustilnik
Tuesday 11:00 am open Tricities Susan MacLaughlin
Tuesday 3:30 pm <500 Learning Friendly Bridge Linda MacCleave
Tuesday 7:00 pm <500 Friendly Bridge Harry Alferink
Wednesday 10:15 am <100 The Bridge Center Harry Alferink
Wednesday 6:35 pm <300 The Bridge Center Mimi Pustilnik
Thursday 1:15 pm <1500 The Bridge Center Mimi Pustilnik
Thursday* 6:35 pm Mentor/Mentee Friendly Bridge Chris D’Ambra
Friday 1:15 pm <500 The Bridge Center Linda MacCleave
Friday 6:45 pm open The Bridge Center Mimi Pustilnik
Sunday 1:15 pm <500 Friendly Bridge Linda MacCleave
Sunday 6:35 pm <200 Friendly Bridge Harry Alferink

*Thursday evening Mentor/Mentee game is invitational. Only Mentors and Mentees may participate.

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2020 Online Event Schedule
The Language of Bridge Online

RBA Officers for 2020-2022

President: Anne Atwood
Vice President: Ruth Miles
Treasurer: Tom Kasvin
Secretary: Karen Hamlett
Past President: Barry Fratkin

Board: Landon Woody
Board: Peter Martin
Board: Ed Kinlaw
Board: Francis Terminella
Plus 4 appointed board members

Silver Points Online!

Recent online bridge games have awarded black, red and gold masterpoints® to players, but what about silver points?

Here comes Silver Linings Week: Behind Every Board are Silver Points! It’s a new event during the week of May 25-31 (Monday-Sunday) where you can earn silver points in Virtual Club games on Bridge Base Online (

If you’re not familiar with a Virtual Club yet, it’s an online space on BBO just for your regular club – usual games with your friends to support your local club.

Silver Linings Week builds upon that. For this week only, all games in Virtual Clubs will award triple points, and the points will be silver! (This isn’t the same as a STaC.)

Haven’t been playing in a Virtual Club? Check with your club manager to see if your local club is already on BBO or ask him or her to sign up today.

Local Virtual Clubs

Richmond/Fredericksburg: The Bridge Center: Mondays at 2:15, Wednesdays at 1:15, Thursdays at 1:15 (0-1500 only)
Contact: Mimi Pustilnik
Richmond/Fredericksburg: RBA Friendly Bridge: Sundays at 2:15, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm (0-500 both games)
Contact: Linda MacCleave
Colonial Heights: Tricities Bridge Club: Tuesdays at 12:00 noon
Contact: Susan MacLaughlin

New Bridge Center Virtual Game on Mondays

There is a new game in town. The Bridge Center has added a third, weekly game to its BBO lineup starting Monday, May 11 at 2:15 p.m. (note time).

This is an open, stratified game, 18 boards that take just over two hours.

Please register early. You and your partner must be online at the same time to enter. You can sign up as early as two hours before game time (12:15 p.m.). See the RBA website for more information on how to play in online games.

Also, there is an open game on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. and a Thursday game at 1:15 p.m. for players with less than 1500 points.