Silicon Valley Youth Bridge Center for Bridge Education

Center for Bridge Education & Silicon Valley Youth Bridge Newsletter

President's Corner

Debbie Rosenberg

It’s been an eventful four months since our last newsletter, as is clear from the great stories in this one! The Youth Nationals were contested in Washington DC, with 24 SiVY players in attendance. Several Pizza Parties and tournaments took place, and many of our youth are distinguishing themselves in the local masterpoint races. I hope you enjoy each of these stories.

Special congratulations to Brent Xiao and Kevin Huang, winners of the Baron Barclay Youth Open Pairs Championship at the July Summer Nationals. Brent and Kevin, both high school juniors this year, have been regulars at SiVY events since our beginnings in 2013. Check out Page 32 of the October ACBL Bulletin for a great story and picture of them – or read all about it in the Summer NABC Daily Bulletin. For this strong pair, this will most certainly not be their last National Championship win!

Kevin and Brent were applauded and spoke to the group at the October Party Pizza in Saratoga. There was also much more to get excited about at this tournament, including a 9-table Newcomers event for all ages, and some big wins by youth players.

After school programs and clubs are well underway. I’m thrilled to know of at least six official high school bridge clubs in our area. As more of our middle school students graduate, and remain motivated to keep playing, I’m confident that number will continue to grow.

There are still three great SiVY events this year – the November Pizza Party, Parent-Child Duplicate, and the special December Holiday Party. Also please save the date and start organizing your teams for the 3rd Annual Bay Area High School Bridge Championship. It will be held April 23, 2017 at the Bayshore Bridge Club in Burlingame. Check the events section below or our website for all the details.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of dozens of volunteers, parents, teachers, and the youth players. THANK YOU, once again, for all you do.