Jefferson Bridge Association (JBA), Charlottesville
Jefferson Bridge Association (JBA), Charlottesville
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The changes have been serialized in the Ruling the Game section of the Bridge Bulletin from July through November. Two of the ones that are easy to explain are:

  1. As of Jan 1, 2018 the stop card will no longer be in the bidding box at tournaments. ACBL has suggested we eliminate them at the club level as well. The opponent to the left of the bidder who makes a skip bid is still required to wait before he makes his bid.
  2. If no dealing machine is used, in dealing the cards manually, no two consecutive cards from the deck can be placed in the same hand. So deal them out one at a time in four consecutive piles as though you were dealing at the party bridge table. Since dealing five piles and combining the first and last piles puts the 5th card in the same hand as the 6th card, this also cannot be done.

The Laws of Duplicate Bridge
Effective Sept 25, 2017



JBA Member,  John McAllister,  created and produced an 86 minute film documentary called,


Double Dummy

2:00 PM, Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

The film will be shown at the Ivy Road Campus of St. Anne's-Belfield, 2132 Ivy Road; the event is scheduled from 2:00 - 4:00 on Saturday afternoon, November 11.

The cost for tickets is $10.  Tickets go on sale to the public on September 29 and may be purchased by calling the UVA Arts Ticket Office at (434) 924 3376.  Tickets ordered  byNovember 3 will be mailed; otherwise, tickets will have to be picked up at the Box Office in the Culbreth Theater.  If as many as 20 people order tickets "en masse," the tickets are reduced by $1. 

2017. USA. 86 min.

Director: Lucas Krost Featuring: Warren Buffett, John McAllister.

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Choose Your Finesse – Part 1
By BBOer Konijn7 (Oren Lidor)

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The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 25. One gold point is awarded to section tops in both directions at JBA


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JBA will host GNT qualifying games on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 1

Friday, December 1


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♠ Silver for Ray♠ 


 New Life Master and New Bronze 

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District 6  -

"Table Talk"


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Congratulations to

Alex Marshall, La Donna Dodge, Linda Daniel, Terry Fry

Amazing and accomplished JBA players receiving a varity of Life Master Points


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Bringing Home the Bling.    Congratulations!

On February 18, 2017 the JBA team of Daria Snider and Alex Marshall and Faye and Jerry Rosenthal, won the Colonel Reidelbach Trophy at the Richmond Bridge Center.  Twelve teams, with a maximum of two Life Masters per team, participated in this one session event.  The Reidelbach Trophy has been awarded since 1962.

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In order to accommodate our players who have severe mobility issues and require a N/S assignment, Elliot needs to know in advance if you are coming. 

Please be sure to call him 24 hours in advance  if you will be there and must have a N/S assignment.    If you do not call in advance, then you may not get the seating you need.

Elliot's cell phone number is:   434-825-8523

If he can count on you to be there for all games or on a regular schedule, you can tell him that and call ONLY when you are not going to be there.

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New plastic convention card covers of various colors are here!  Get yours at the club for $2.00 each. Ask Nan.   

WE ARE & Charities
Charities Supported by Jefferson Bridge Association

Charities Supported by Jefferson Bridge Association

Since its founding in 2006, Jefferson Bridge Association and its members have raised funds and made material donations to many non-profit organizations.   Game fees are often designated for either local or national charities.   Deceased members are honored by special games to raise donations to a charity designated by the family. 


Jefferson Bridge Association has raised and contributed funds to the following non-profit organizations:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Salvation Army 
  • SPCA -
  • WVPT - Public Television  -
  • Lake Monticello Water and Rescue Squad
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad
  • Staunton Rescue Squad
  • Jefferson Area Food Bank
  • Young Life of Louisa
  • Jefferson Memorial Regional Library
  • MAMTA School in India
  • Schoolhouse Thrift Shop
  • Hospice of the Piedmont
  • American Cancer
  • Family and Friends of Cancer Patients
  • Jefferson Area Board for the Aging
  • The Haven - (shelter/support center for homeless)
  • Alzheimer's Association 
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels

We have also donated:

  • 1500+ pounds of food for the Jefferson Area Food Bank
  • 300+ pairs of shoes for the Salvation Army Shoe Drive
  • Many pounds of towels, blankets and rugs for the SPCA
  • Room and materials for the Oscher Life-Long Learning Institute -OLLI Program
  • Teaching program for OLLI
  • Household items for a yard sale to benefit a wounded police officer with breast cancer -
  • Playing Cards to the Women's Correctional Institute (jail) in Fluvanna County
  • Playing Cards to various nursing/retirement homes in Charlottesvillle

Our club saves Coca-Cola bottle caps to support various charities:

  • St. Jude's Hospital
  • Toys for Tots
  • Boy's Home School 
  • Wounded Warriors 

As a sanctioned club of the American Contract Bridge League, charity games support non-profits throughout the United States.   Our club has sent hundreds of dollars each year to ACBL to support ACBL Charities.