About the Northern Virginia Bridge Association (NVBA)

The Northern Virginia Bridge Association (NVBA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1961, whose goal is to promote bridge and support local bridge clubs. The NVBA, has about 1500 members and is Unit 218 of the American Contract Bridge League's District 6. The geographical area is roughly Fairfax county out to Manassas and Leesburg to the south, and north to the Potomac river including Arlington and Alexandria. Our sister Unit is 147, the Washington Bridge League (WBL), which is comprised of Washington DC and southern Maryland.

Among other activities, the NVBA conducts a weekly Unit Game, holds four Sectional tournaments each year, sponsors bridge‑in‑schools for kids in Fairfax County, hosts the annual July 4th Regional tournament every other year, and co-hosts a North American Bridge Championship (NABC) about once a decade. Annual events include the District 6 finals of the Grand National Teams (GNT), the North American Pairs (NAP), a Lifemaster/Non-Lifemaster game in June, our annual meeting in May, and a holiday party in December.

The NVBA board of directors meets about once a month. NVBA members are invited to attend board meetings. Click here to see the historical board meeting minutes.

The treasurer produces a monthly report detailing the current NVBA financial position. Click here. to see the historical financial reports

New officers are elected at the annual meeting in May. If you would like to serve on the board, please contact any current board member.

During the annual meeting, trophies are awarded to top masterpoint winners in Open, non-Life Master and Rookie categories. Also honored are the top NVBA members in each category of the ACBL's Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs competitions.

The Dave Murray Sportsmanship Award is given every year at the Unit Annual Holiday Party in December. The Sara Goodwin Attendance trophy is awarded for the best attendance at NVBA events. The Ron and Mary Ann Kral 199er award for up and coming new players is also awarded. The Leo Cardillo award is awarded to the volunteer of the year. Anyone may nominate an NVBA member to receive one of these awards by contacting a board member.

The NVBA publishes a quarterly newsletter for and about its members, and provides an Partnership Desk.