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?

Richmond Fall Sectional

Friday – Sunday, October 12-14, 2018

ACCA TEMPLE 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA
Sponsored by Richmond Bridge Association, Unit 109

Our new venue, the ACCA TEMPLE, has over 8,000 square feet of playing space, new and brighter lights, famous Richmond hospitality and the most points available for any Virginia tournament south of of Northern Virginia.

See flier for tournament and housing information.

Tournament Co-Chairs: Barry and Winnie Fratkin, (Email), (phone) 804-837-6782.
Partnerships: Anne Atwood,, 804-357-1225.

Hunt Valley Recap

RBA Success at Hunt Valley Regional

A large contingent of RBA members descended on Hunt Valley for the District 6 regional August 13-19 and several had impressive performances winning a significant number of master points.

Leading the pack was Mark Dahl with 54.64 points followed by Anne Atwood (37.34), Susan MacLaughlin (36.29), Rick McDaniel and John Crigler from Fredericksburg, both scoring 32.77.

Becky Duty (29.51) Susan Eckis (28.33), Darlene Selz (28.33), Harry and Anne Alferink (27.57 each), Patti Martin and Daria Snider (16.61 each). NLM Ron Corio had 10.49.

Harry Alferink, Winnie Fratkin, Barry Fratkin, Anne Alferink

Alferinks and Fratkins Receive Goodwill Honors

At a reception Wednesday night at the Hunt Valley Regional, Anne and Harry Alferink and Winnie and Barry Fratkin were recognized as new members of the District 6 and National Goodwill committees, respectively. Elected by the RBA for this year’s District award, the Alferinks were cited for their volunteer work, gracious behavior and handling the hospitality at the sectionals. Harry recently became a game director, handling the Tuesday night Friendly Bridge game.

The Fratkins were two of just three district players named by the District 6 to the National Goodwill Committee. They were recognized for their contributions to District 6 as well as the RBA. Winnie was appointed chairman of the District 6 Goodwill Committee.

New Friendly Bridge Class, September 16


Friendly BridgeThe new Friendly Bridge class for newcomers begins again on Sunday, September 16, 2018. No registration required. Just show up at the Bridge Center (1911 Bishop Road, behind Krispy Kreme just west of Staples Mill and Broad) on Sunday between 5:30 and 5:45. The lessons are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. You will receive a FREE BOOK, and the first 4 lessons are FREE! At week 5, you will pay $4.00 per week. Please come and try bridge out. You will learn a new skill while meeting some very nice folks. It might be the best decision you ever made!