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Unit Survey Results

Last updated : Sep 17, 2022 07:56 EDT
  Norfolk/Virginia Beach Locally Directed Fall Sectional with Free NLM Lessons Each Day

October 21-23, 2022
Unit 146 Bridge Center
4966 Euclid Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Menu (may be subject to change):
October 21:  Chicken salad croissants, chips, and cookies
October 22:  Turkey or ham and turkey subs, chips, and cookies
October 23:  Ham, turkey, or roast beef croissants, chips, and cookies

The sectional will start at 10:00 am each day.  Carolyn Riegle will provide a free lesson each day at 9:15 AM, geared towards intermediate and novice players.  Friday's topic will be No-Trump bidding, Saturday's will be Doubles, and Sunday's lesson will be a recap that will address player questions.

Please come join us!

Click on this item to download Fall22single Unit 146.pdf



Last updated : Sep 23, 2022 09:04 EDT
  Special Games at the Unit Game

Special Games on Sundays in September and October

This is a great time to get some extra master points at the Sunday Unit Game! 


Unit Championship Games

Unit championships award 3-4 times as many master points as a regular club game.  We strive to do one of these each month in the Unit Game.  The schedule for the next few months is:

  • September 18th
  • October 16th


Last updated : Sep 17, 2022 07:48 EDT
  Message from the New Bridge Center Chairman

For those who have not heard, I have ascended to the position of Bridge Center board chairman upon the passing of Jim Vroom.  I wanted to introduce myself to you and give you the latest Bridge Center (BC) news.  I wish to bring a fresh attitude and approach to managing the BC, but I would welcome your input on what the BC can do to be a more inviting to spend your time and achieve your goals in bridge.  If you have an issue on which you wish to weigh in, please contact me by e-mail at: or at (757)436-2439 and let us discuss it.  Or pigeonhole me at a game.

            I know there is interest in reviving a non-life master (NLM) schedule and here is what is currently being done (hopefully we can build on this even more.   Anne Duty has her Friday game where she has stated that she will have a separate NLM section any time she has 3 or more tables.  I think we have achieved the raw numbers for that but many of the NLMs were paired with life masters making them ineligible for the separate section.  So please consider making an effort to attend that day to get a NLM game going.  Marshall Hutto would like to revive Beth Brown’s Monday morning game if he gets enough participation.  If you are interested in getting the Monday NLM game going again, please contact Marshall directly at or (757)348-2797 to express your interest.  This used to be a big game; it could be again.  Jennifer Christman offered to create a NLM section at her Thursday game if 3 or more tables were present.  She never achieved that number but would be willing to do a separate section if the participation is there.  So the potential for multiple games is there if people come out.

            Barbara Duer has stepped in to operate the Wednesday game.  Can’t find a partner, show up anyway – Barb will match you with any other singles and she will play with any “singles” that couldn’t be paired up.  So if you don’t have a regular partner, this may be the opportunity to find one – it’s how I started.

            In summary, there is a live game every weekday morning at 10:15 and a Sunday Unit game at 1:30.  Come to the Bridge Center to enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of live bridge with your friends.

            I am committed to providing you the best possible experience at the Bridge Center.


Tom Hirsch

Last updated : Jul 15, 2022 17:05 EDT
  July Message from the Unit President

A few items for the membership:

  1. The Bridge Center has a new chairman, Tom HIrsch.  Tom has a message to all above my item.
  2. We have a Sectional at the end of the month, July 29-31.  Please come out and play!  We'll have sandwiches between sessions for players.
  3. Goodwill nomination season will happen soon.  We'll let you know when it's open.
  4. We're gong to do the Annual Membership Meeting in conjunction with the end of year holiday party again this year.  Details to follow in a few months.
  5. I was pleased to have 5 tables at the Unit Game last Sunday.  Each week we have a sign-up sheet in the Bridge Center for the Unit Game to gauge the likely attendance.  If on Friday it doesn't seem as if we are likely to have 3 tables then the game is likely to be cancelled for that week.  So, if you want to play and can't get to the Bridge Center to sign up please contact me.  If we cancel the game I'll try to update the website by Friday evening.


Last updated : Jul 15, 2022 17:06 EDT
  Calling All Non-Life Masters!

We've noticed that many of our players who are not yet Life Masters have not returned to face-to-face play.  We want you back!  Before the COVID-19 pandemic Anne Duty ran a large NLM game on Friday mornings.  She would love to resume it but she needs enough players for it to happen.  We understand that some of you want a game where you don't have to play against Life Masters.  Starting July 1st, Anne's Friday morning game will have a separate section for NLMs as long as there are enough players to fill 3 tables or greater.  So come on out and get back into the bridge habit!

Last updated : Jul 15, 2022 17:08 EDT

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Last updated : Jul 12, 2022 17:45 EDT
  Web Master - Any issues or suggestions about Website
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Last updated : Jul 12, 2022 17:45 EDT
2022/2023 Norfolk/Virginia Beach Locally Directed Sectional Schedule

October 21-23, 2022 - Fall Sectional
January 27-29, 2023 - Winter Sectional
April 28-30, 2023 - Spring Sectional
July 28-30, 2023 - Summer Sectional
October 20-22, 2023 - Fall Sectional

Sun September 25, 2022
Unit Game
Bridge Center 1:30 PM
Mon September 26, 2022
Barb's Bridge Battalion
BBO 2:30 PM
Mon September 26, 2022
Barb's Bridge Battalion
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon September 26, 2022
Marssan BC 999er Mon 9:45 AM
BBO 9:45 AM
Mon September 26, 2022
Monday NLM Pairs: Canceled
Bridge Center 10:00 AM
Mon September 26, 2022
Bob's Club Championship
Bridge Center 10:15 AM
Barb's Bridge Battalion
Friday Open Pairs
Outer Banks Duplicate
Jen's Bridge Club
Barb's Bridge Battalion