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.

Aspiring bridge players ages 10-25 are welcome – as long as they know just a little bit about bridge and want to learn more.

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.

January 18, 2015

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Forty-four kids attended the January Pizza, Party, and Play event on January 18 at the Bridge Center in Mountain View. For eight attendees, this was their first time to attend one of these events, some from our school programs and others who heard about SiVY from friends. Several of those were brand new to bridge, and were taught the basics. All the kids dove right into both the pizza and the bridge.

Several high school players at the party are preparing for the High School Championships coming up in April, including one first-time player who won Section B.

Two new programs were represented—Cesar Chavez and Graham.

It was announced that registration has opened for the Summer Camp. Due to popular demand from last year’s campers, there will be the option of attending one or two weeks of camp. Registration is also open for sponsorship for this summer’s Youth NABC (North American Bridge Championships), to be held during the summer in Chicago. Five applicants have already applied for the 20 available sponsorships.


The bridge games at our parties 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 $29 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!).