Silicon Valley Youth Bridge

About our Pizza Parties

Young bridge players enjoy challenging competition and good food at the monthly Silicon Valley Youth (SiVY) Bridge party.

Aspiring bridge players ages 10-25 are welcome – as long as they know just a little bit about bridge and want to learn more.

Upon arrival the kids play casually and enjoy snacks. After pizza is served many players enter a mini-tournament while others keep playing for fun. Brand new players are taught the basics of the game, learning as they play.

The pairs in the mini-tournament practice skills in bidding as well as play. Prizes are awarded to the winners.

Volunteers are available to help the kids who play for fun.

Near the end of each party, dessert is served, while tournament winners are announced and prizes are awarded

The SiVY monthly events are held to provide kids from our after school classes a chance to meet aspiring players from other schools and organizations. They are also a great way for kids who have learned from adult family to play bridge with other young people.

March 20, 2015

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Twenty seven kids attended the March Pizza, Party, and Play event at the San Jose Bridge Center, the first time we have held our event there.

The location made it convenient for kids from other locations to attend:

After warming up with some casual play, the tournament started with six tables of experienced players. SJBC tournament director Mich Rivera filled in for Will Watson who was away at the National American Bridge Championships in New Orleans. Several payers won their first ACBL masterpoints!

One table of newer players continued playing and learning with a mentor after the duplicate started.

Pizza and cake were enjoyed by all as prizes were awarded to the duplicate winners.

SiVY thanks Mich, and the San Jose Bridge Center for hosting this event.


The bridge games at our parties are American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned awarding masterpoints (MP) to high scorers. ACBL membership is not required for our games but is strongly suggested. You can join online or at the Bridge Center on the night of an event. Adult membership is $29 for the first year and junior membership only $15 per year. Both include a monthly print magazine and registration of masterpoints (start earning towards becoming a Life Master!).