Richmond Team wins District 6 Flight A GNT

The team of Marc Warner, Mark Rosenbloom, Bob Pustilnik, Franklin Price and Joe Wallen won the Flight A (under 6,000 master points) District 6 Grand National Team competition, first beating a team from Virginia Beach in the semifinals and then a team from Northern Virginia in the finals. The team is eligible to represent the District at NABCs. It was a remarkable win because the team had limited experience pairing with each other. In the finals, Richmond built up a 47 point lead and hung on to win by 15 for the victory. Way to go, guys!

BARRY FRATKIN
President, Unit 109
Richmond Bridge Association

Note to Club Managers

Do you have special events planned for your club games? We would love to announce your special events on the web site. Let us know the dates of such events as STAC, GNT, Club Tournaments, trophy games, parties, etc. We will devote a special page every month called Club Happenings. Contact Linda MacCleave any time to have information published here.

RBA News April-May 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Sectional

Our Fredericksburg area members, led by Tournament Chair Deborah Hagy, staged another successful sectional March 16-18 with 131 tables despite competing against the ACBL nationals in nearby Philadelphia. Richard Deyerle led the master point winners, grabbing 24.65 points with partner Gregory Bright of Maryland. Richard Wallace and Neal Walters, both of Fredericksburg, were close behind with 22.64 while Mark Rosenbloom of Glen Allen scored 20.12 to round out the top five.

In the Saturday afternoon pair game, Harry and Anne Alferink scorched the field with a 70.27% game. I kidded them that riding the bus eliminated all the outside distractions, not to mention not having to worry about hospitality which they host at the Richmond sectionals. Harry added seriously that taking the bus was relaxing.

Last year’s experiment to charter a bus from Richmond to Fredericksburg was repeated with similar, successful results as 23 players rode the chartered bus. Looks like we have a fixture and hope to repeat the reverse trip from Fredericksburg to Richmond for the June 8-10 sectional.

Annual Meeting, Election and Awards Wednesday, May 2 at the ACCA Temple

The Richmond Bridge Association (RBA) annual meeting and election will be held Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the ACCA Temple, 1712 Bellevue Avenue. The evening starts with Dinner at 5:30 p.m., the meeting at 6:15 p.m. and the bridge game at 7:00 p.m.

Cost for the entire evening is just $15.00 per person. Please sign up a\t the Bridge Center in the envelope provided. In addition to electing a slate of officers and board members for two-year terms starting June 1, we will be honoring players who won Ace of Club Awards, Mini-McKenney medallions and RBA top scorers.

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Summer Sectional, June 8-10

Our next sectional will be at the ACCA Temple, Friday-Sunday, June 8-10. Get your partners and teams now. Remember start times are 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.

GNT Registration

Register ASAP for the unlimited, 0-2500 and NLM Grand National teams. The deadline for registering is April 6, 2018. The entry fee is $100.00. We also need the names of your teammates and which event you want to play in. You can give Steve Robinson your entry at the Unit game or send it to Lynn Jones:
Lynn Jones
10 Tenby Court
Timonium. MD 21093

If you using the mail, send Lynn Jones an email with the members of your team at bridgelynn@comcast.net.

The unlimited will be played only at Schweinhaut Senior Center.
The 0-2500 and the 0-500 NLM games will be played at two sites.
If you made Life Master before Sept 1, 2017, you can’t play in the 0-500 game

Northern site at Schweinhaut Senior Center
Southern site at Charlottesville, English Inn

You MUST PREREGISTER your team

You MUST BE club qualified to play in the Unlimited or 0-2500 events. You do not have  to be club qualified to play in the NLM event.If you need help with finding teammates or need information, call or email Bill Cole.
Bill Cole 301-602-9024 colebridge@ aol.com
Unlimited Saturday April 14 at Schweinhaut Senior Center. 12:00 noon
Sunday April 15 at Schweinhaut Senior Center. 11:00:AM

There are two sites for the 0-2500 and 0-500 NLM event

0-2500 Saturday April 14 at Schweinhaut Senior Center 12:00 noon
0-2500 Saturday April 14 at Charlottesville, English Inn 12:00 noon

0-2500 Sunday April 15 at Schweinhaut Senior Center 11:00 AM
0-2500 Sunday April 15 at Charlottesville, English Inn 11:00 AM

0-500 NLM Saturday April 14 at Schweinhaut Senior Center 12:00 noon
0-500 NLM Saturday April 14 at Charlottesville, English Inn 12:00 noon

The finals of all brackets will be played May 5-6 at White Oak Community Center.

Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Rd Silver Spring Md 20901

White Oak Community Center
1700 April Ln, Silver Spring MD 20904

English Inn
2000 Morton Drive, Charlottesville
434-971-9900

New Friendly Bridge Class

Forty-four folks showed up for the new Friendly Bridge Class on Sunday, March 18. The participants are having fun learning a new skill and meeting new people. We will be taking Easter Sunday off and resuming with Lesson 3 on April 8 at the Bridge Center from 6:00 to 8:30. It’s not too late to start, so feel free to join any time.