The 9th Annual Pizza Shoppe Fundraiser was held on Tuesday June 18, 2019. 10% of your purchase price was 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 this year! Sorry I forgot to take your picture Dave!
Normally Unit 131 holds a student competition at the Spring Sectional Tournament. 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. The cost of play will be $1 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.
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: AUG 7
Cost: $5 per person with light snacks provided.
You must register ahead of time. I cancel by late Tuesday evening via email communication with fewer than 3 people signed up. Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or email her to sign up and get directions if you need them.
Monday Minglers Returns! New Time!
We will play from noon to 2:30. It will still be at my home with beverages and snacks provided. Cost is still $5. Next Monday Mingler July 29! You must sign up ahead of time. I cancel by Sunday evening if not enough have signed up.
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
Played before, need to learn more about the bidding? Join us!
July 10: Opening 1 of a Minor and Responding. Chapter 12
July 24: Responding to 1 of a Major without support. Chapter 13
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!
Mo-Kan Bridge is just getting started. NEXT GAME IS July 26, 2019! Their first duplicate game is 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!