Home of SWVA Bridge Clubs – ACBL Unit 231

The Blacksburg Holiday Party is Friday, December 1  See Blacksburg page for details.

The Roanoke Holiday Party is Tuesday, December 5.  See Roanoke page for details

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

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


  • On June 20th, 2023, the Bridge Club of Roanoke Valley again participated in the Longest Day event, a collaboration of the ACBL, Alzheimer’s Association and bridge clubs across the continent. The morning game drew 8.0 tables. The afternoon game drew 10.5 tables.
  • Please bring proof of vaccination the first time you play in a Blacksburg or Roanoke club.
  • In the event of inclement weather in Blacksburg: you may call the center at (540) 443-1140 for more information.
  • In the event of inclement weather in Roanoke: if Roanoke County schools are closed, the club is closed. If Roanoke County schools open late, the club will open on time.


  • Welcome to new unit members! Walter Embrey of Callaway; Gwen Marcenelle of Christiansburg; Jennifer McBane, Matthew McBane, Gary Kraterfield, Susan Kraterfield, Spurgeon Keith, Greta Shewan, Sue Ishak, Barbara Bockner, Barbara Johnson, Suzanne Osborne of Roanoke; Sam Bready of Wirtz.
  • Of the eight units in District 6, Unit 231 ranks first in the percentage growth in new members (7.59%). Of the 289 units in North America, Unit 231 ranks 46th.
  • An online unit board meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Please contact the Secretary for additional information.


Congratulations to:

  • New Junior Masters: Gary Kraterfield, Susan Kraterfield, Sue Ishak, Rebecca Mines, Jane Coulter, Bob Martinet
  • New Club Masters: Clarence Peterson, Robert Ronk, Ini Beckman, Gary Kraterfield, Susan Kraterfield
  • New Sectional Masters: Frank Flippin, Robert Ronk, Michelle Wilkins
  • New Regional Masters: Christine Bradshaw
  • New NABC Masters: Preston Collins, Amy Richardson, Kailynn Sprinkle
  • New Advanced NABC Masters: Kurt Guelzow
  • New Life Masters: Julie Light, Sally Kizer 
  • New Bronze Life Masters: Bonnie Neuhoff, David Goodwin
  • New Silver Life Masters: Anne Seaver

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