Home of SWVA Bridge Clubs – ACBL Unit 231

NOTICE:  Meeting of Unit 231 Membership (click here).  

Beware of scammers!  No member of the Board of Directors will ever ask you to make a purchase of any kind.

Blacksburg Game Inclement Weather Policy:  Call Rec Center at (540) 443-1140

Bridge Club of Roanoke Valley announces inclement weather policy (here)

Roanoke Club plays at Hunting Hills Country Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm.

Blacksburg Club plays at the Blacksburg Recreation Center on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 pm.

  • Susan Bricken has been appointed to the National Goodwill Committee. This lifetime appointment is for individuals who most exemplify and promote bridge to others.
  • In 2018, Susan was appointed to the District Six Goodwill Committee. District Six encompasses Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland.
  • Susan serves as the Education Chair for Unit 231.
  • Susan was instrumental in promoting year one of the BridgeWhiz Program for Kids (see BRIDGE BULLETIN, March 2022, pp. 11-12).
  • Susan is the author of numerous grants to ACBL to obtain funds for the support of bridge lessons/programs in the New River Valley.
  • Susan Bricken

SWVA BRIDGE CLUBS is Unit 231 in District 6 of the American Contract Bridge League. We are located in beautiful Southwest Virginia.

Our unit consists of three clubs:

  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Roanoke, VA

This website is dedicated to the memory of Bob Schulman.​

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Roanoke’s Tuesday game is switching to Face-to-Face on April 5th.  Game time is 12:30.  If you haven’t already, please bring proof of vaccination.  Based on CDC Community Level of LOW, masks are optional. 
  • Roanoke’s Thursday game is switching to Face-to-Face on April 14th.  Game time is 12:30.  If you haven’t already, please bring proof of vaccination.  Based on CDC Community Level of LOW, masks are optional.
  • The Blacksburg club is open for Face-to-Face bridge on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Game time is 12:30.  If you haven’t already, please bring proof of vaccination. 

News and Notes

  • Congratulations to Pete Peterson and Pankaj Mody for placing third in the NLM flight of the NAP second round.  Their win qualifies them to play in the finals in the New Orleans Nationals.

  • Congratulations to Charles Bricken and Richard Huber on their 75.30% game (see p. 74 of July Bridge Bulletin).

  • 2100 Young People Enrolled in Year 1 of BridgeWhiz! 11% from Dist. 6
  • Save the Date!  Exciting Events are on the Way!

Awards and Recognition

  • New Platinum Life Master:  Fletcher Smoak
  • New Gold Life Masters: Nicolas Karamaoun, Karen Kreutzberg, Carol Robey
  • New Ruby Life Master: Rich Rio, Jay Wilkins
  • New Bronze Life Master:  Karen Shimchock, Rose Goodwin, Stanca Ciupe, Michael Craig
  • Life Master:  Michael Craig
  • New Advanced NABC Master:  Sally Kizer
  • New NABC Master: Connie Lyons, David Lemon, Kurt Guelzow,  Dr. David Albig, Mary Moore and Charles Wills, Lewis Singer
  • New Regional Masters: Charles Bricken, Susan Bricken, Carol Pressman, Preston Collins, Lewis Singer, Chuck Wills, Marilyn Rio, Richard Veilleux, Mary Moore, Thomas Kristof
  • New Club Master:  Pankaj Mody, Sibyl Fishburn, Clarence Peterson
  • New Junior Master: Robert Ronk
  • New Sectional Master:  Michelle Wilkins

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