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Welcome to the Jefferson Bridge Association, Charlottesville, Virginia
Enjoy real southern hospitality at Jefferson Bridge Association's (JBA) games where you'll find challenging bridge, gracious players and delicious refreshments.
JBA was organized in 2006 to add to the enjoyment of duplicate bridge in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas of Virginia. The member-owned, non profit club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. JBA runs five games each week and sponsors an annual tournament. The club offers many special events to award additional masterpoints to the winners and benefit local charities.
On the first Friday of each month, club masters offer a forum to discuss and teach bidding systems and playing techniques.
ACBL certified instructors offer private or group bridge classes beginning, intermediate and advanced players.
JBA was the ♠first bridge club♠ in the US to use the highly successful Bridgemate Wireless Scoring System for instantaneous feedback and scoring. All games feature pre-dealt hands and hand records. Results of each game are posted on this website.
Congratulations to David Butler for earning over 10,000 Master Points!
Bo receives the "GOLDEN AGE LIFE MASTER" award!
Click there, Murph!
Mike Lane teaching the 49'ers
DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENTS:
♥ Please Check our Calendar for more info♥
You can print our Calendar.
On Thursday, 25 October, the 99'ers game will be a Swiss Team Game.
RSVP ASAP to Nan to register your team.
Game begins at 12:30, please be seated by 12:15pm
The lesson is how to play in a Swiss Game!
99er's Game and Lesson every Thursday.
Free Lesson begins at 12:30 pm.
Grand National Team Qualifier
Friday, 26 October 2018
RSVP - ASAP to Nan!
Attention 99'er's! Gather a team and play, play, play.
This GNT is stratified by team average rather than by top player's points.
The odds are in 99'ers favor.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Acbl-wide Instant Matchpoint Game #2
A very special method of scoring is used for the Instant Matchpoint Pairs, a rare event—it is run only three times annually by the ACBL.
Identical hands are played throughout the ACBL (throughout the world in the Worldwide Pairs). As soon as the hand is played, the players can learn their Instant Matchpoint result by looking at the traveling score. All hands are scored in advance. A good-looking program book is distributed to all players at the conclusion of the game in which each and every hand is thoroughly analyzed by an expert.
Second Sunday - Pro-Am Game
11 November 2018
1 pm - please be seated by 12:45 pm
Contact Pat Benevento or 540-460-2166
Monday, 17 December 2018
Acbl-wide International Fund #3
Compete with players across the continent and in your district with the ACBL-wide International FundGame!...Fees raised will support North American participation in international events....These games raise fundsto defray the expense of North American participation in international competition.
Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaC) are ACBL tournaments with sectional rating staged at many clubs in a geographical area over a period of up to seven days. Events are played at several clubs, and results are transmitted to a central office manned by the director in charge. The director combines the results to determine the winners and overall places for participants. Masterpoints awarded are silver.
New Seating Procedure for JBA Games
In an effort to make player distribution across sections and tables more equitable, and to use the same arrangement as most other ACBL-sanctioned clubs, JBA will adopt the following policy as of Wednesday, September 12, for a trial period.
When you arrive you will pay at the door for yourself and your partner and will be assigned seats. (If you don’t want to do this don’t register until both you and your partner are present.) No seating assignments will be made before entries are sold.
If you need a stationary seat please contact Elliot Mininberg by 5 pm the previous day. Phone calls are fine (cell: 434-825-8523; home: 434-296-2209, but please do not call him after 8 pm any evening); however, Elliot would prefer texts (434-825-8523) or emails (email@example.com). If you have not let him know by the time indicated you may not receive a stationary seat. Regulars who have a standing arrangement for an assigned seat should remember to let Elliot know by 5 pm the previous day if they are NOT playing. Elliot would also appreciate it if you would let him know who your partner is.
All players should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of game time. In case of an unavoidable delay please call Nan (434-531-4457) or the hotel (434-971-9900) and ask for a message to be given to Nan or the director immediately. If you arrive less than five minutes before game time, as indicated in a previous announcement, it’s unlikely that you will be able to play.
Please turn off your phone - no ding-a-lings!
Lesson begins at 12:30 pm.
Save the Date - Sunday, October 28, for the Unit 139 Party in Lynchburg. Invitations with details of this 2-session event will be forthcoming closer to the date. Reservations will be required. Thanks. Betsy Ruehl
Jefferson Bridge Association
Questions? Contact Nan