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.

October 27, 2018

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Our October pizza party took place at West Valley College in Saratoga as part of the Unit 507 ACBL Sectional tournament. Twenty-onet SiVY youth players attended.

Congrats to Brian (3rd grade) and Andrew (1st grade) who were first overall at today's Newcomer Game at the Silicon Valley Sectional!   Honorable mention to Saahas Kohli who played with his Dad and finished fourth overall.

In all, 11 of the 20 participants in the newcomer event were youth players ranging from first grade through high school.  

There were also a number of youth players and SiVY volunteers in the other games.  Brandon Ge played with his Mom, placing in the overall of both sessions of the 299ers.  Sarah Youngquist and Daniel Sonner were in the overalls of the open pairs.  

And last (certainly NOT least), Kevin and Michael Rosenberg were the overall winners of the two session open game!

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!).