Silicon Valley Youth Bridge

Sixth Annual Bay Area High School Bridge Championship

Story, Results and Pictures

When: Sunday March 8, 2020

  • Team Event: 10 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Warm-Up Pairs: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Pair Event: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Lunch: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (Team and Pair Event participants only)

Where: Palo Alto Bridge Center 432A Stierlin Road, Mountain View, CA (map)

Who: Students in grades 9 through 12 who know enough basic rules to play in a duplicate game.

Teams: Each team must consist of four to six players affiliated with the same high school

Prizes: Trophies, prepaid gift cards, school pride!

For more information contact Stephanie Youngquist at


Register your Team - Team captains must register for the event by February 8th.

Team registration closed March 30. A tournament high 10 teams will be competing.

Register your Pair - Pairs are not required to sign up but those who do so by February 8 will receive a T-shirt and other gifts. We will be glad to help you find a partner if you do not have one

Signup for Warm-Up Pairs. Players are not required to sign up but those who do so by February 8 will receive a T-shirt and other gifts. If we do not have 5 pairs signed up by February 8th, the warm-up pairs will be cancelled.

Last year's Championship

Players at last year's Championship.

Would you like to have a chance to win a large trophy for your high school, as well as a prepaid gift card? Then join other young bridge players seeking prizes and American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) masterpoints at this year's Bay Area High School Bridge Championship. Entry is free and includes lunch, snacks, tee shirts and other gifts.

Team Event: In the morning session, teams of up to six players with four competing at a time, all representing the same high school, will play against each other to choose finalists to compete in the afternoon session. The final will consist of two to four teams, depending on the total number of teams that enter the event. The winning team will receive gift cards totalling $800. The second place team will receive gift cards totalling $400.

Pair Event*: Members of teams that do not qualify for the finals of the team event can stay for lunch and compete in the afternoon pair event, which will also be open to new entrants. Players who wish to compete only in the pair event can arrive for lunch at 1:30 PM and stay to play bridge at 2:30. Winners of the pair event will each receive a small individual trophy and a $125 prepaid gift card. The second place pair will each receive a $60 prepaid gift card. If more than eight pairs enter, the third place pair will also receive prepaid gift cards.

Warm-Up Pairs: There will also be a single session pair event in the morning for players who aren't participating in the team championships. Players may play with a partner from any school, not just their own. Winners of this single session event will win masterpoints but no prizes will be awarded.

Conditions of Contest (the official rules for this event)

*Pairs need not consist of two players from the same school. SiVY volunteers will try to find suitable partners for players who need them.

First place prizes provided in memory of Belle Bestor, a life-long bridge player who inspired her children to become Life Masters.

Co-sponsored by SiVY Bridge and Peninsula Youth Bridge.