The 9th Annual Pizza Shoppe Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday June 18, 2019. 10% of your purchase price is being donated to scholarship funds held with Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The first fund is the Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship Fund, providing $1000 renewable scholarships to Engineering students. The next fund is the Rolfe Bridge Fund. This fund provides $500 renewable scholarships to Kathy’s students who have at least 1 masterpoint upon graduating from high school and who continue to add to the masterpoint holding while in college. The Bridge Fund also provides scholarships to students winning at the local Unit 131 Spring Tournament when a student section is offered.You can read about these scholarships on this website or read and apply for them via the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. We’ve given away over $50,000 in scholarships and bridge camp funding so far!
Thank you to my supporters! We had a great time last year! Join us again this year! Bring this PS fundraiser 2019 coupon and turn it in when you pay, so we can get 10% of your purchases!
Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost $100 for the series of 7 classes. ($17 per class if paid individually for just the classes you attend.)
This is a beginning course covering non-competitive bidding with some playing and defending instruction.
Textbook will be available for sale for $17, not included in the course cost.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail to sign up.
April 10: The Basics – trick taking and the mechanics Chapters 1-5
May 1: Opening 1 NT and a start on responding. Chapters 6-7
May 8: Opening 1NT, more on responding. Chapters 8-9
May 22: Opening and Responding to 1 of a Major. Chapter 10
June 12: Forcing bids in response to 1 of a Major. Chapter 11
July 10: Opening 1 of a Minor and Responding. Chapter 12
July 24: Responding to 1 of a Major without support. Chapter 13
Cruise with me in 2019!
Join me in the summer of 2019 on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Aug. 11 to Aug. 23, 2019, touring the British Isles. Prices start at $2039, learn more here.
Join me again in 2019 back on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth! I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20. See Iceland and the British Isles.
These cruises are never guaranteed to me as the cruise line can change its mind, but that has only happened once in all the years I’ve been doing this. I would love to see some friends with me on any of these cruises!
NEXT GAME: May 3 – contact Kathy to let her know you are playing! Not necessary, but very helpful! NO GAME on APRIL 19 and APRIL 26!
Mo-Kan Bridge is just getting started. NEXT GAME IS May 3, 2019! Their first duplicate game is being offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit on Fridays, from 10:30 to 2. There will be a variety of directors directing this game, but I will be the director for many of the games. There will be both a novice section (for those with less than 50 masterpoints) and an open section, provided there are at least 3 tables per section. If both sections cannot be run, then one combined open section with stratification will be played instead. Partners are guaranteed if you can’t find your own on any given day. (This might mean you play with the director, in which case you would be playing in the open section.) Lunch is provided.
Cost is $8 or less. Please check out the Mo-Kan Bridge Academy website for details on costs and this game.
Interested in getting the classes into your school?
Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!
Home School Students! These classes are great for you. I can work with your schedule!
There is also the option of a semester long elective class in Bridge that meets National Math Standards for Middle School Students. Looking for an elective credit that will truly benefit your students? Any teacher can teach this class once they know the basics of bridge themselves. Take one of my beginning courses and then you can feel confident of teaching the class yourself! Contact me for more details!
These pictures are from the fall 2018 home school class I taught. It is great fun! Try it, you’ll like it!
Tuesdays again in 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Carriage Club. If you would like to play contact Kathy. Cost is $8. This is a shorter game; we are usually done by 7:15.
Dates for 2019:
May 14 & 28
June 11 & July 9
Oct. 8 & 22
Nov. 5 & 19
Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or email her to sign up.
This is an invitational club with limited space. You have to be approved to come before coming!
Carriage Club Results:
What is Kids Bridge?
I give the younger students a place to play bridge with others who are just starting out as well. All the players have completed at least a beginning set of lessons. The purpose is to give them the opportunity to practice and to speed up their play. It is free! You just need to sign up ahead of time. Parents are welcome to stay and watch!
After building up speed, for those who are comfortable with the idea, we plan to go play at some of the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in the area.
Saturday, July 27: 2:00-4:00 This will be run as a short lesson followed by a pupil game. Masterpoints given. For youth with less than 5 current masterpoints.
Call 816-237-0519 or e-mail to sign up and get directions. This is usually held in my home, unless the numbers signing up require a larger space.
I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $30, as follows: Kid prices: First 4 times I play with you, I’ll pay my own entry fee. Next 4 times I play with you, you’ll need to pay my entry fee. Playing with you time # 9 and above, you pay my entry fee and $30.
Beginning Bridge Classes will be held on the campus of Longview Community College and the Blue River Campus in the fall of 2019. More details on cost and how to register will be forthcoming, but here are the dates, times, and topics.
Longview Classes will be on the Monday dates, Blue River on the Thursday dates.
Former Student Wins the King of Bridge Title
Also Wins Baron Barclay Open Pairs Event at the Youth NABC
Reese Koppel participated in the 2018 Youth NABC (North American Bridge Championships) in Atlanta this summer. He won the Baron Barclay Open Pairs event which comes with a $1000 scholarship. Reese attended the YBEO Youth Camp in Carlinville, IL in 2015 and then attended the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp that same summer. You’ll find his picture from that on this website as well! Read all about it here.
Reese also won the ACBL King of Bridge title this year which also comes with a scholarship. So proud of him! Read all about it here.
Good job Reese!