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?

Parking at Bethesda Regional, July 3-9

First. Parking is $7.00 per day, per vehicle. This came about yesterday. Yes, there is a Satellite lot. Yes, there is a shuttle to take you TO the hotel and FROM the hotel to the parking lot. The lot is about 3 blocks away, you could walk if you wanted to do so! Exercise!!! You pay for parking before you return to your car. There are kiosks on the lower level of the hotel/conference center, near where you enter from the shuttle drop off. There are NO kiosks in the parking lot. If you go out to dinner, you keep your ticket and show it when you return to the hotel. The address is 6130 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD. This is the address of the parking lot. On the NVBA page in the upper right there is a link about this, with maps and other information. Check it out. You can print it if you want! Thanks to Ron Kral for putting it there!

Second, IF you are STAYING IN THE HOTEL over night DO NOT LET THEM CHARGE you for parking. They have told a number of people that parking for hotel guests is $15.00 per night. IT IS NOT. IT COMES with YOUR ROOM! This is all assuming you are staying between July 3 and 9. If you stay AFTER the 9th, or before the 3rd, you will pay for parking, because those are outside our ‘window’.

THIRD! TODAY they LOWERED the room rate from $119.00 to $104.00. SO if you left an email with them when you made your reservation, you should get an email telling you this. It has also been extended to June 23 as the cut off date, in stead of JUNE 16!

Rank Changes May-June 2017

Congratulations to all other Unit 109 players who have received a new rank as of May or June 2017, especially those who achieved Life Master or above:

May
Gold Life Master: Neil Moran
Silver Life Master: Francis Terminella
Bronze Life Master: Martha Barnard

June
Gold Life Master: Paul Haselbush
Silver Life Master: John Crigler

For a complete listing of all May rank changes, go to
https://web3.acbl.org/rankachievements/?year=2017&month=5&unit=109&rank=0

For a complete listing of all June rank changes, go to
https://web3.acbl.org/rankachievements/?year=2017&month=6&unit=109&rank=0

Memorial Day Regional, May 23-29

Memorial Day Regional
May 23-29, 2017
DoubleTree Inn, 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

Join us for a great District 6 Regional during Memorial Day week.

Take advantage of the best regional hotel rate – just $90 + tax at the DoubleTree Inn by Hilton. Hurry because the hotel is almost sold out. Call (804) 379-3800 for reservations.

Flyer and Schedule

Intermediate/Novice Flyer and Schedule

May Meeting 2017

Winners of RBA games points for 2016

The RBA held its annual dinner and awards meeting, Wednesday, May 10 at the Clarion Hotel. President Barry Fratkin presided over the meeting in the non-election year and announced winners of the unit awards for 2016.

Winners of the awards for most points in the Unit monthly game were Donnie Walsh (in C for under 500 points), Linda MacCleave (B for under 1500 points) and John Kloke (A over 1500 points). The Sheila Kleiman Congeniality award went to Ed Kinlaw.

 

Congeniality Award 2016

Certificates were presented to the winners of the Ace of Clubs (highest points in Unit 109 games) and medallions were presented to the winners of the Mini-McKenney award (most points in all ACBL games). See the list below.

Treasurer Tom Kasvin gave a financial summary, which will soon be posted on the web site.

The meeting was followed by bridge in two sections (0-500, NLM and Open) with a total of 29 tables.

 

 

Mini-McKenney Winners for 2016

Ace of Clubs Winners for 2016

Ace of Clubs 1st in Unit
0 – 5 Ron Corio
0 – 20 Jack Ryan
20 – 50 Tommy Thompson
50 – 100 Landon Woody
100 – 200 Sheila Weir
200 – 300 Tom Kasvin
300 – 500 Chris D’Ambra
500 – 1000 Ron Vande Bunte
1000 – 1500 Willem Vet
1500-2500 Paul Haselbush
2500 – 3500 Mark Rosenbloom
3500-5000 Becky Duty
5000-7500 Mike Fine
7500 – 10,000 DeWayne Jones
Over 10,000 Harry Gellis
   
Mini-McKenney 1st in Unit
0 – 5 Ron Corio
5 – 20 Jack Ryan
20 – 50 Tommy Thompson
50 – 100 Landon Woody
100 – 200 Mary Baril
200 – 300 Tom Kasvin
300 – 500 Chris D’Ambra
500 – 1000 Marc Warner
1000 – 1500 Barry Fratkin
1500 -2500 Patti Martin
2500-3500 Mark Rosenbloom
3500-5000 Becky Duty
5000 – 7500 Richard Deyerle
7500 – 10,000 DeWayne Jones
Over 10,000 Harry Gellis