March Winds Coming Soon – Hopefully without any Ice!
March Winds Coming Soon – Hopefully without any Ice!
ROLFE BRIDGE SERVICES LLC has joined forces with Phyllis Siegel, a bridge teacher from the St. Louis area, to open a week long residential youth bridge camp for high school age students. This camp is open to students entering 10th through 12th grade. In 2018 this camp will once again be held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO for the week of July 15 – July 21.
I urge you to look at the 2018 Flyer for the camp. Some scholarship money may be available, ask your local ACBL Unit or District.
Download the HS Camp Registration Form .
You can also REGISTER ONLINE.
Payment can be made via mailed check or by calling Kathy with credit card information. 816-237-0519.
You can also pay via Paypal here.
This camp is for students entering their sophomore through senior years of high school, but some exceptions might be made for slightly younger and slightly older campers, especially if attending with a sibling.
Camp will be held at Missouri Western State University the week of July 15-21. Students will need to check in between 4 and 5 on Sunday July 15, with check-out and pick up the morning of Saturday July 21.
Read about our 2015 year at camp!
Keep in mind, you don’t have to already know how to play! We can start at the beginning! We hope to see you there!
This is a great chance to tour a college campus and get a real feel for college life. Don’t miss out!
For those interested in helping to fund this camp: Tax deductible Donations to help fund this bridge camp are welcomed to help defray costs to operate the camp. The costs for us to operate the camp are greater than the amount raised from student fees so every dollar helps keep the camp going. Please make checks payable to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund and mail them to this address:
Truman Heartland Community Foundation
4200 Little Blue Parkway, Ste 340
Independence, MO 64057-8303
If for some reason the camp is canceled those funds would still go to bridge, either toward a future camp or to college scholarships for bridge players.
Coming in the Spring.
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. 2 Over 1 Beginning Class Flyer.
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.
Feb. 28: The basics, mechanics, practice playing – not much bidding. Chapters 1-5 of the textbook.
April 11: Opening 1 NT and a start on responding. Chapters 6-7
April 25: Opening 1NT, more on responding. Chapters 8-9
May 9: Opening and Responding to 1 of a Major. Chapter 10
May 23: Forcing bids in response to 1 of a Major. Chapter 11
May 30: Opening 1 of a Minor and Responding. Chapter 12
June 13: Responding to 1 of a Major without support. Chapter 13
$5 of the Complete 7 course fee is not refundable in the event you decide not to take the course after purchasing here. $2 of each individual class is also not refundable in the event you do not take the class. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door.
Take a look at my ShutterStock images!
Monday Minglers: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in my home in the Greenwood, MO area. Short mini-lesson ahead of the game on the first and third Mondays, if at least 8 people have signed up by the day before. Just supervised play on the other Mondays. You must sign up for this ahead of time. Cost is $5. Light snacks provided. I cancel via email notification by noon on Monday with fewer than 3 signed up. Next Monday Mingler: April 2
Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or
email her to sign up and get directions if you need them.
Wednesday Wanna Play:
Wednesday 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12:30 to 3 p.m. in my home in the Greenwood, MO area. Next Wednesday Wanna Play: March 7
Cost: $5 per person with light snacks provided.
You must register ahead of time by calling or email. I cancel by late Tuesday evening via email communication with fewer than 3 people signed up.
A new shirt is up for sale at teespring, all profits from the sale of the shirt will go to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund which supports the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp as well as college scholarships for bridge students. Cost is just $19.99 and comes in a variety of colors. Buy more than one! It is for a great cause!
2016 bridge t-shirt in support of high school bridge camp and scholarships. You can still get it here! It comes in a variety of colors and styles from $20 to $26. All profits go to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund administered by Truman Heartland Community Foundation.
Tuesdays starting up again in the spring of 2018, 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 spring 2018:
May 8 & 22
June 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:
I am very excited to announce the publishing of my new book! It is entitled, “Wanna Play Bridge The 2/1 Way?” It is being published by Master Point Press and is now available for sale!
It is designed to be used in a variety of ways, but is basically a novice book, designed to teach the 2/1 bidding system to absolute beginners. The description on the back cover gives the best idea of how to use it.
2/1: More Power, More Fun!
This book can be used as an absolute beginner book, teaching the 2/1 bridge bidding system from the start. Use just Chapters 1-5 to teach children as young as 6! They can learn how to play before they are ready to learn how to bid. Older than 9, kids can move, right along with adults, into learning the bidding system. It can also be used by a novice player who has the mechanics down but still needs help with bidding structure and playing tips as well as scoring. Those people can probably start with Chapter 6. If you already play a good game of Standard American but want to switch to 2/1 then you should probably start at Chapter 11. If you already know 2/1 but don’t know a couple of other conventions needed when responding to an opening bid of a major suit, then perhaps you just need Chapters 14 and 15. There are dozens of deals for practicing both bidding and play. Use the book the way that suits you best!
You can buy it directly from me at a slight discount or you can buy directly from MPP.
My new book, “Wanna Play Bridge The 2/1 Way?” is now available for sale!
It retails from Master Point Press for US $19.95.
If you buy it directly from me, via the link below,
I can sell it to you for $19 if shipped within the U.S.
This includes any sales tax and shipping and handling.