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.