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.

April 9, 2016

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Our April pizza party took place at West Valley College in Saratoga as part of the Unit 507 ACBL Sectional tournament.

Forty-five ACBL Juniors (age 25 and Under) attended. Nine competed in both sessions of the tournament and joined the pizza party between them. Two competed in the 10:30 AM session, only, before attending the party and fourteen competed in the afternoon session, only, after attending the party. Twenty played casual bridge without playing in the Sectional.

SiVY players did well in the tournament, many winning masterpoints:

Some of the other highlights of the day were:

Many thanks to Unit 507 for hosting the party, and to all the volunteers who helped out.

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!).