Normally Unit 131 holds a student competition at the Spring Sectional Tournament. This year it will be at the 2 p.m. session of the summer sectional on Aug. 28,2021 being held at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, KS. Check out the flyer here. The students will play in their own section if there are at least 3 tables. If at least 10 students don’t participate, those attending will play in the 0-299 section with the adults. This is for students age 18 and younger with less than 20 masterpoints. Winners will be awarded masterpoints and the Unit provides a trophy to the top student winners as well. In addition, Kathy Rolfe is providing a $50 scholarship to the top winners residing within Unit 131 through the Rolfe Bridge Fund administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. It will be free to play. Contact Kathy via e-mail or call 816-237-0519 to let her know you plan on playing.
The 2019 Spring Tournament hosted 3 tables for the competition bridge scholarship on June 1. Finishing in first place were Peter Caughron and his grandmother Nancy Caughron (playing to complete the 3 tables) with a 60% game, picking up .92 Silver masterpoints and winning Peter a $50 scholarship when he graduates from high school next year. In second place were Patrick and Michael Caughron with a 57.5 % game picking up .69 masterpoints and $50 each in scholarship money to be used this fall at their college.
Tuesdays again in 2021 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. At least for now, those attending the game will need to have had their Covid-19 vaccinations.
June 15 & 29
July 13 & 27
Aug. 10 & 24
Oct. 12 & 26
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!
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! 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. We hope to continue this starting some time in 2021. 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.
SUMMER 2021 YOUTH LESSONS
Mo-Kan Bridge Academy is offering youth lessons and supervised play on Friday Mornings in conjunction with their duplicate game. From June 4 through August 13 – most Fridays anyway, they will offer a 45 minute lesson from 9:30 to 10:15, snack break until 10:30, and then continuing lesson/supervised play until noon. Any students the teacher deems ready for duplicate play may play in the duplicate game from 10:30 until about 2 for no additional charge if they wish, instead of playing in the supervised play until noon. Cost is $5 per student ages 8 and up! Adults are welcome to join the lessons for the same $5 as long as they bring a youth to learn too! Any adults switching to the duplicate game will need to pay an additional $3. This essentially gives the adults the lesson for free if they wish to play in the duplicate game. Sign up ahead of time is required and Covid restrictions will be in place as required at the time – so masks! No need to attend every session -Mo-Kan will provide instruction at your skill level! Absolute beginners welcome. See the 2021 summer flyer or check out the Mo-Kan Bridge Academy website.
FALL 2021 LESSONS
Fall 2021 Youth Lessons and Play to be held at ? Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 23. These lessons are for any youth, age 8 to 18. You don’t have to know any bridge at all to start! Flyer coming as soon as the details get worked out.
PLAY DUPLICATE WITH ME AS YOUR PARTNER
I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $35, 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 $35.
FALL 2019 HOMESCHOOL School Bridge Tournament
Hear why bridge for kids is fun for a lifetime, from one of our newest life masters., Brian Zhang.