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.

November 15, 2015

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Forty three kids enjoyed the November event. In attendance were kids from four of our after-school programs: Franklin, Fisher, Graham and Peterson.

Nine tables participated in the youth duplicate, with 35 tables of more experienced players in Section A, and 3 tables in Section B for newer tournament players.

The rest of the kids practiced and learned from SiVY volunteer mentors throughout the party.

As usual, pizza and cake were enjoyed and prizes were awarded to the tournament winners. First place in Section B were first time duplicate players who just learned bridge this fall. They were excited to win autographed copies of Louis Sacher's The Cardturner.

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!).