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Unit 146 Board of Directors Meeting - April 10, 2022

The next scheduled meeting for the Unit 146 Board of Directors is at noon Sunday April 10, 2022.  Unit members are welcome to attend.  The last portion of each meeting is designated for Unit member remarks.

Last updated : Apr 10, 2022 14:44 EDT
Friday's Bridge Center games canceled

 

Friday’s game, Jan 21 has been cancelled following Bridge Center policies.

“Weather related cancellations at the Bridge Center: Regular club games are cancelled if school is cancelled for the day.”

 

Last updated : Jan 21, 2022 09:55 EST
Bridge Center Open Tomorrow January 31

With virtual learning so common it has become easy for schools to close for almost any reason. Despite only the most remote area roads having any snow or ice on them Virginia Beach schools will have virtual learning tomorrow. School buildings will be open for staff. In view of the fact that all commonly used roads are clear the Bridge Center will be open tomorrow January 31 and the Monday open game will be held.
 

Last updated : Jan 31, 2022 12:10 EST
Virginia's Governor declares a limited state of emergency due to COVID-19
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Directive by Governor

Therefore, on this date, January 20, 2022, I declare that a limited state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to COVID-19, a communicable disease of public he ..........

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Last updated : Feb 23, 2022 10:05 EST
Unit 146 BoD Meeting Sun Jan 16 12:00 at Bridge Center

The ACBL is supporting special charity games to raise funds for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.  For our clubs, this will occur during Monday March 28 to Thursday March 31.  All of our virtual club games will automatically be run as charity games.  Currently, Jim's Wednesday March 30th club game is also scheduled as a charity game.  I strongly encourage you to participate in as many of these charity events as can.  Additionally, you can donate directly to  www.wfpusa.org, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Several of us in the Unit have a personal connection to the Ukrainians.  Barbara Taychert and her husband Mike served in the Peace Corps for a year in Kherson, the first major city to fall to the Russians.  Kathy and I made six short-term trips ( 2 weeks long) to orphanages near Vinnitsya in the western part of Ukraine between 2004 and 2011.  It pains us to think that the children we worked with then are now adults, some with children of their own, fighting for their freedom and in great danger.  I know that many of us like to keep bridge as a diversion from the cares of real life but I'm asking you to consider participating in these charity games to benefit this embattled nation and its people.

P.H.

Last updated : Apr 4, 2022 08:20 EDT
Sectionals Update Aug 17
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Last updated : Sep 10, 2021 08:36 EDT
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Non-Life Master Sectional
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    Intermediate/Novice Sectional

Unit 146 held a two day Sectional for non-Life Masters Saturday August 21st and Sunday August 22nd. ..........

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Last updated : Sep 10, 2021 08:35 EDT
Jim Vroom Viewing and Funeral Service

I've just learned that Jim Vroom has passed away.  Jim performed a tremendous service as the Bridge Center Manager and as a frequent member of the Unit Board of Directors.  He was always courteous and friendly at the table and will be missed.

Since posting that Sunday night, I've learned that visitation will be next Tuesday, June 21st at Hollomon-Brown in Kempsvile, from 6 to 8 PM.  The funeral service will take place there the following day (Wednesday June 22nd) at 10:15 AM.  The address is 1485 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations in Jim's honor to be made to the Bridge Center.  Checks should be made payable to The Bridge Center.  You can either hand them to Bob Hendricks at the Bridge Center or you can mail them to Bob's home address.  (If you don't have it please contact Bob or me.)

Pete Haglich

Last updated : Jun 26, 2022 16:07 EDT
Raleigh Regional

Winner include

14.24     Tracy Brines
11.72   Pam Boyce
11.72     Louise Gordon
4.32      Donna Edwards
4.32      Michael Edwards
2.61      Bob Pfeiffer

Congratulations all.

Last updated : Jun 16, 2022 08:06 EDT
Rehoboth Delaware Regional

Doug Lahammer earned 28 masterpoints in Gatlinburg.

Unit 146’s incursion into northern territory appears to have been spectacularly successful.    The Regional was in Rehoboth, Delaware. 

As always please let me know if I missed someone. 

Beth Rafferty
Kees Vandenheiligent
Marilou Kollar
June Cartledge
Linda Ankers
Carolyn Riegle
Louise Gordon
Pamela Boyce
Jack Mallery
Tom Potter
Bob Pfeiffer
James Waller
17.34
17.34
12.34
12.34
11.76
11.76
9.84
9.84
8.15
8.15
8.06
2.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated : May 30, 2022 17:34 EDT
Virtual Club News April 25, 2022

Just a quick reminder that Stardust Week starts today.  All Virtual Club games this week – double points 25% GOLD.  Start prospecting.  All Stardust Week games are  $7.

Line up your partners, line up your schedule.  Lets play Bridge!

Don’t forget to visit our website - https://www.bridgewebs.com/acblunit146/  for schedules, standings, competitions, and other interesting stuff.

Last updated : Apr 30, 2022 08:10 EDT
Spring Wreath
Spring Wreath

Spring has arrived!

Thank you to Betty Willis for the spring wreath.  We are all enjoying it!

Last updated : May 7, 2022 08:12 EDT
Virtual Club News Special Games

There are two weeks of special games scheduled for Virtual Clubs in April.

April 4 through the 10th is for the Charity Foundation.  Double Black points $7

And the really special week for some of you is  Stardust Week  Double points  25% gold!!!  $7  April 25th through May 1st.

Last updated : Apr 25, 2022 12:52 EDT
Virtual Club News March 21, 2022

The ACBL has put together a range of charity games for this weekend and next week benefiting humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

First, all net proceeds from the Hollywood Magic regionally-rated event, March 24-27, will be donated to support humanitarian efforts.
Next, face-to-face clubs will be allowed to run all games from March 28-31 as charity games.  You will have to talk to the director of any face-to-face games you may consider attending.  I have no information as to their intent.

And finally every virtual club game will be run as a charity game.  March 28-31   ($7 entry)
All ACBL proceeds from these charity games will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program,
where your donation will be earmarked to go to the Ukrainian people. This will include the $1/table sanction fees, as well. 
ACBL players can join in this effort by donating at this site: www.wfpusa.org. (Bridge Base Online has announced a $10,000 donation
to this charity, which has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.)

We can play bridge and do something good at the same time.  Play Bridge!

Last updated : Apr 3, 2022 14:34 EDT
Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Buíochas le Betty Willis as fleasc Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Táimid go léir ag
baint taitnimh as!  Or for those that do not know Gaelic… 
Thank you to Betty Willis for the Saint Patrick's Day wreath.  We are all
enjoying it!

Last updated : Mar 24, 2022 09:26 EDT
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Spring Locally Directed Sectional

Date:   
April 22-24, 2022
Location:
Unit 146 Bridge Center
4966 Euclid Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Menu (may be subject to change):
April 22:  Sandwiches
April 23:  Sandwiches
April 24:   Sandwiches

Click on this item to download flyer.

Last updated : Apr 25, 2022 11:19 EDT
Virtual Club News March 11, 2022

Almost everyone I know is going somewhere soon.  We all have massive Spring Fever.
So  effective immediately I am putting the Sunday night game back in the reserve box.  No Sunday night games until at least the fall.
The other games may be a little spotty but there is nothing I can do about that, just reassure yourselves that soon we will be worn out and home again.

No special Virtual Club games in March.  There are two coming up in April and one will be worthwhile.  More on that later.

Enjoy wherever you are going and see you when you return, or before you go, or if you are happily staying home.

 

Last updated : Mar 22, 2022 14:57 EDT
Virtual Schedule for Feb

Note there is no opt out feature.  If we have a game, on these dates, it will be a special game.  All special games carry additional fees so all these games will be $7.

  • February 21 – 27 Educational Foundation Week.  2x regular club points 100% black $7 entry

Line up your partners, line up your schedule.  Lets play Bridge!

Last updated : Feb 28, 2022 07:12 EST
Hilton Head Results

Do not know if the teams from Unit 146 are playing today (Sunday) but they have had a fantastic tournament so far. Congratulations!

The team of Louise Gordon, Carolyn Riegle, Linda Ankers, and Pam Boyce stand at 24.93 and 24.79 Pam and Louise must have scored better in a side game than Carolyn and Linda

With the team of June Cartledge, Marilou Kollar, Beth Rafferty, and Kees Vandenheiligenb closing in at 22.36

Other Unit 146 members (current and former) winning points include

Casey Hourani 16.08

Muh-sha Crawford 12.67

Tracy Brines 12.67

Last updated : Mar 24, 2022 09:27 EDT
Monday's Open Game Canceled

Due to icy neighborhood roads the Virginia Beach Public Schools will have virtual classes only tomorrow January 24. This is considered as schools closed and the Bridge Center will be closed. The Tuesday January 25 Team Game will be held.
 

Last updated : Jan 24, 2022 12:09 EST
Sunday Unit Game Canceled

    Due to the snowstorm and the resulting poor road conditions the Sunday Unit Game on January 23 is canceled. Secondary roads will remain snow and ice covered at least through tomorrow. Stay safe, warm, and dry.

Jim Vroom, Unit Game Manager 
 

Last updated : Jan 23, 2022 14:50 EST
Extra Club Championship games for 2022

 To encourage face to face bridge playing, ACBL has again granted all clubs 10 extra Club Championship games for 2022. Club Championship games award 90% more points than a regular game. Each club will now have 14 Club Championship games this year and they will be able to schedule at least one a month. Please note the Unit website calendar for the scheduling of these special games. Some previously scheduled regular games have already been changed to Club Championship games. See you at the bridge table.

Jim Vroom, Bridge Center Chairman

Last updated : Feb 4, 2022 14:06 EST
Virtual Games Holiday Schedules

Barb’s Bridge Battalion will be running the full normal schedule this week and next week.  That is 2:30 and 6:30 on Monday; 2:30 on Wednesday; 6:30 on Thursday, and 2:30 on Friday

NansRiv is having games on Tuesday night (6:30) and Wednesday night (6:30) but not on Friday or Saturday nights.  NansRiv’s schedule for New Years is undetermined at this time.

Marssan games are Tues, Thurs at 9:45 AM, Wed at 6:30 PM and Mon at 10:00 AM (Only until Monday's NLM F2F game resumes.

The Bridge Center will be open for F2F games beginning Tuesday the 28th, and Wed, and Thursday.  There will be no game on Friday the 24th or 31st.

Last updated : Feb 11, 2022 18:28 EST
News from OBX

Congratulations to Rich Fidler on becoming a Director for OBX Duplicate. Congratulations to Leo Hemker who turned 90 on December 7 and still is actively playing bridge several times a week

Last updated : Feb 4, 2022 14:06 EST
80.1% Game

chkwill and Gransam had a 80.1% game today (Wed Dec 1st) in the BBB 2:30 game. They beat out 3 robot/human pairs, one robot/robot pair, and two other human/human pairs. Congratulations. They cannot be written up in the Bulletin because the minimum tables for Bulletin recognition is 5 tables and we had 4. Congratulations on such a great game.

Emmett William Jr  from Kitty Hawk and Susan Jackson from Duck, NC

Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:29 EST
Next Unit 146 Board meeting

When      

Sun Nov 14, 2021 12pm – 1:15pm

Where

4966 Euclid Rd Virginia Beach

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:53 EST
Report From the By-Law Committee
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Report From the By-Law Committee
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Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:27 EST
Unit 146 Board of Directors Nominations

A nominating committee composed of Jackson Bell, Jim Vroom, Carol McCain, Liz Hendriksen, and Peggy Willet has selected five candidates for election to the Unit 146 Board of Directors, for two year terms, at the Membership meeting on December 5. The candidates are Peter Haglich, Jim Vroom, Louise Gordon, Jack Mallory, and Marshall Hutto. Additional nominations may be made by the membership at the meeting. Six current Board members have one year remaining on their two year term on the Board. They are Kathy Haglich, JoAnn Tucker, Betty Willis, Nick Leshkow, Jackson Bell, and Carolyn Riegle.
 

Last updated : Dec 23, 2021 10:27 EST
Halloween 2021

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:55 EST
Virtual Club News of the Week October 7, 2021

October is Club Appreciation Month.  Those of you playing F2F have, or will notice pairs and team appreciation games.  For the Virtual Clubs next week - October 11-17 – will be our Club Appreciation event.  All Virtual games next week will pay out 200% black points for no additional fee.

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game.

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:54 EST
OBX Duplicate Bridge Club

Outer Banks  Duplicate Bridge Game is back. After 40 years Dick Gillespie the former owner/ manager has officially retired and getting some well deserved peace and quiet. Dick is now 92+ years of age and is continuing to play.

Judi Passerini has assumed responsibility for the management and direction of the club. The club hosted its inaugural open game Friday, October1, 2021 at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Twenty players were present. OBX Duplicate Bridge Club is excited to be up and ready as a member of Unit 146.

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 09:55 EST

Norfolk/Virginia Beach Fall Sectional Sept 10-12

Sunday's Swiss Teams will be single stratified game instead of an open and Novice team games.

Photos from Friday

Last updated : Sep 25, 2021 10:42 EDT
Virtual Club News of the Week Sept 13, 2021

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game. 

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Oct 12, 2021 03:09 EDT
Virtual Club News of the Week Sept 13, 2021 (Copy)

Remember if you want to play with a partner from somewhere else just let me know that partner’s BBO name.  As long as we stay within the percentage of “guests” allowed by the ACBL, all should be well.  We love having new opponents to freshen our game. 

Virtual games will continue as scheduled. We note some changes in Virtual Club schedules in nearby Units.  If your local game is no longer available, try out one of ours.

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Sep 26, 2021 10:19 EDT
Bridge Lessons
Bridge Lessons
Click here for printable PDF
The Bridge Center 
4966 Euclid Road, Virginia Beach
Offers 
FRIENDLY BRIDGE LESSONS
FOR BEGINNERS 
MAKE NEW FRIENDS  
IMPROVE MEMORY SKILLS  
KEEP YOUR MIND ALERT AND ACTIVE 

Starting Saturday, Sep 18th, 9:30-11:30 AM
First lesson free, optional study guide $7.00.  Remaining lessons and games $7.00 per  session. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required. No partner necessary. 

For more information, call Carolyn Riegle (757) 635-1516 or Nancy Cook, (757) 560-0343 

The Virginia State Bridge Association admits students of any  race, color, national origin, ethnic origin and sexual orientation to  all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally  accorded or made available to students at the school. It does  not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic  origin and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and all other school administered  programs. 

 

Last updated : Dec 5, 2021 10:00 EST
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Virtual Club News June 30, 2021

The final week of July is another gold Week.  That will be July 26th through August 1st .  All of you who need gold, take this opportunity to earn gold.    $7.  All games Monday – Sunday that week.  With the prospect of Regionals returning sometime this fall, I would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect gold while you can!

 Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Jul 24, 2021 11:33 EDT
Virtual Club News July 22

!!!!!    2X points of which 1/4 are Gold  !!!!!

The final week of July is another Gold Week.  That will be July 26th through August 1st .  All of you who need gold, take this opportunity to earn gold.    $7.  All games Monday – Sunday that week.  With the prospect of Regionals returning sometime this fall, I would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect gold while you can!

Regular virtual schedule except Marssan has added two additional game times Sat and Sun 9:45 AM.
That 13 times (your lucky number) , that players can dig for GOLD that week.

Hope to see you soon.  Any questions call the director or Barbara at 757-710-6578, Dick at (757) 620-6057, Marshall at 757-348-2797 or email.

Last updated : Aug 2, 2021 18:28 EDT
Virtual Club News June 11, 2021

NAP Qualifiers are here

Barb’s Bridge Battalion will hold her first one Friday, June 18 in the 2:30 pm game. 

This game will pay out double points with half red.  Everyone with a 50% or over game will qualify, as well as ½ of the field in each strata.  It’s a little complicated as the strata are figured normally and your points are based on that stratification.  Then the ACBL re- stratifies based on the open>2,500> 500 strata breaks for the NAP.  Thus you might be the only C (under 500) pair in a game and no matter what you qualify. Note that if a field has 2 or fewer pairs, both pairs will qualify.

This is a good year to try it because the District qualifying round will be online.  You do not have to travel to Northern Virginia to further qualify.  If you win that round you qualify to play in the finals in a national event next year.  First and second get reimbursed some of the costs.  So come play.  No robots for these qualifying games.  Humans only.  You can play and qualify with whomever.  In the next round you will have to find a different partner if you qualify in our game, but your home district is not district 6.  In the district qualifying round, both members of a partnership have to be of that district.

 Neither Nansemond River (Dick Hartman) nor Barb’s Bridge Battalion (Barbara Duer) have any games that conflict with currently scheduled face to face bridge.  So come qualify.

Last updated : Jul 5, 2021 06:31 EDT
The Dummy Speaks

The Dummy Speaks

Director Calls

Thursday a player at another table noticed that even though Jennifer and I were playing at the table, we (actually Randy) had called the director – in this case Bob to our table.  She wisecracked couldn’t Jennifer and I figure it out?  Yes we could, but being directors is why we called a director to our table.  “The” director is the only one who can correct errors.  Unless there is no other director available, “the” director should not be playing at the table in question.

I had made an insufficient bid.  Depending on my answer to his first question, my left-hand opponent has options.  I am still not sure I answered correctly, but I answered and play resumed.

Calling the director does not reflect poorly on the person who erred or on the person who calls the director – assuming civil tone and volume.  Calling the director is following the rules, plain and simple.  It is the cleanest and fastest way to get the game going again.  Please call the director every time it is warranted.  There are many more player error director calls in face to face bridge.  Get used to giving your director a good workout.  That is why we have directors – use them!

Last updated : Jul 24, 2021 11:39 EDT
Virtual Games News

The final week of May is another Silver Lining Week.  All of you who need silver, take this opportunity to earn silver.  Double points all silver.  Also $7.  With the prospect of Sectionals returning sometime this fall,  would not be surprised if this is the last of these opportunities for a while.  Come collect silver while you can!

Last updated : May 29, 2021 08:51 EDT
Local player scores in regionally rated event

 

Last updated : Jun 7, 2021 16:20 EDT
Unit 146 Board of Directors Meeting (virtual) - May 12 @ 4PM

Unit 146 Board of Directors Meeting (virtual) - May 12 @4PM

Any Unit Member who wishes to attend, please contact Peter Haglick.

Last updated : May 14, 2021 14:25 EDT
Virtual Games News

May is a big online month because there is another Silver Linings week – double points all silver May 24th-30th.  There is a double black points weekend May 15th and 16th.  Then in June is NAP qualifying.  Details to be forthcoming.

Last updated : May 17, 2021 13:03 EDT
Charity Week April 12th - 18th

Charity Week April 12th - 18th Double points all black.  Extra fees go to ACBL Charity Fund.  All Virtual Clubs are participating. $7 per entry.

Last updated : Apr 19, 2021 08:02 EDT
Virtual Swiss Team Games

Barb’s Bridge Battalion had 8 tables for it's first virtual SWISS TEAM game on Thursday April 15th 

Last updated : Apr 25, 2021 07:24 EDT

Barbara Duer (prevous president of Unit 146)  in article on page 30 of April 2021 Bridge Bulletin.

Last updated : May 17, 2021 13:07 EDT
James Fox heads a knockout team in semi-finals NAOBC

NAOBC (North American Online Bridge Championships  March 11-21

Our own Jim Fox headed a knockout team that made it to the semi-finals in the NAOBC. The rest of his team were- Carlos Pellegrini; Neil Chambers - Allan Graves; Maximo Crusizio - Rodrigo Garcia Da Rosa. They were defeated by Levine (Mike Levine - Eddie Wold; Jeff Meckstroth - Eric Rodwell; Geir Helgemo - Tor Helness) who are playing Moss in the finals.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:42 EDT
Unit 146 Sectional Tournament Schedule

The 2021 Sectional schedule follows:
Spring Sectional May 14-16
Summer Sectional June 11-13
NLM Sectional August 21-22
Fall Sectional September 10-12

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:45 EDT
Virginia Beach Winter Sectional Bridge Tournament Cancelled

Per ACBL guidance, we regret to inform you that the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Winter Sectional Bridge Tournament, scheduled for 15-17 January 2021, has been cancelled due to concern for all our players’ health and safety.

Our next Sectional is scheduled for 14-16 May 2021.  We hope to see you there.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:44 EDT
New Unit 146 BOD Members

Peter Haglich was chosen to fill a board vacancy effective immediately and Carolyn Riegle was chosen to fill a board vacancy effective 11/1/20.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:46 EDT

Check the Calendar for game times, they will appear on BBO two hours before start time. 

Here are some resources/links to help you learn how to use BBO:
The Basics for New BBO Users (PDF Guide) - Susan Powell
Sagamore Bridge Club videos
How to Join BBO
How to add BB$
How to find YOUR club's games
Need a Partner? Learn how to use Partnership Desk
How to Bid & Play on BBO
How to Alert bids on BBO

iPad/iPhone users should upgrade to the latest version of BBO app.

Last updated : Apr 2, 2021 16:47 EDT

Sandy Starkey, Marshall Hutto, and Jennifer Douglas from Unit 146 have been teaching bridge to over 200 students attending Landstown Elementary School in Virginia Beach. The bridge classes have not only helped the students learn the fundamentals of the game of bridge and sharpen their math skills, but they have also helped the students develop and strengthen the following additional skills:  good sportsmanship and social skills, problem-solving, delayed gratification, analytical thinking, setting realistic and attainable goals, and being able to work together as a part of a team to achieve the mutually agreed upon goal.

 

Last updated : Apr 7, 2022 10:52 EDT
School Bridge Tournament Mar 2019

Last updated : Apr 7, 2022 10:53 EDT
School Bridge Tournament

The Unit 146 School Bridge Tournament, directed by Marshall Hutto, was held on March 23rd at the Bridge Center.  Twenty-two students from Virginia Beach and Williamsburg qualified and participated in the tournament.  Trophies and medals were presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Research has shown that learning the game of bridge helps with the development of analytical reasoning and other cognitive skills.  Thank you to the bridge teachers and volunteers who worked this year with over 150 students.  You have made a big difference in the lives of these students.  

Last updated : Apr 7, 2022 10:53 EDT