Silicon Valley Youth Bridge

About our Pizza Parties

Young bridge players enjoy challenging competition and good food at the monthly Silicon Valley Youth (SiVY) Bridge party.

Kids with all levels of experience are welcome.

Upon arrival the kids play casually and enjoy snacks. After pizza is served many players enter a mini-tournament while others keep playing for fun. Brand new players are taught the basics of the game, learning as they play.

The pairs in the mini-tournament practice skills in bidding as well as play. Prizes are awarded to the winners.

Volunteers are available to help the kids who play for fun.

Near the end of each party, dessert is served, while tournament winners are announced and prizes are awarded

The SiVY monthly events are held to provide kids from our after school classes a chance to meet aspiring players from other schools and organizations. They are also a great way for kids who have learned from adult family to play bridge with other young people.

May 23, 2014

Twenty-nine students gathered Friday afternoon at the Bridge Center in Mountain View for bridge and pizza. Many had come to earlier parties, but there were also a few new faces. Kids came from as far as Mill Valley and San Jose.

There were 5 tables playing duplicate (results below). The rest of the group played for fun. There were plenty of mentors ready to help out, especially with the newer students.

Kids enjoy a short lesson before play.

When asked for comments, Esperanza Rozas said that she likes to play with a partner; team play teaches trust. Joss De Mont noted that he loves to play card games and bridge is great. Amanda Kerlee likes bridge and would like to continue next year—but it conflicts with piano. She said she still has a lot to learn. (Of course, every bridge player can say that!)

Despite all the bridge playing, the group was able to go through a great deal of pizza and other snacks while trying to avoid getting the cards too sticky to play.


Game Results

Our bridge games are American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned awarding masterpoints (MP) to high scorers. ACBL membership is not required for our games but is strongly suggested. You can join online or at the Bridge Center on the night of an event. Adult membership is $28 for the first year and junior membership only $15 per year. Both include a monthly print magazine and registration of masterpoints (start earning towards becoming a Life Master!).