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.

November 10, 2017

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Thirty five youth bridge players participated in our November pizza party.

 It is no surprise that our national champions, Kevin Huang -Brent Xiao and Sarah Youngquist - Cornelius Duffie, claimed the first place in NS and EW in section A. But it is very exciting to see Kayden and Charlie win the first place in section B following their successful partnership at the Saratoga sectional two weeks ago.

There were quite a few new faces this time, including Eric, Bryan, Maxwell, and twins Richard and LeeRoy. They all come from the after school program at their schools!

At the conclusion of play, everyone enjoyed cake while SiVY President Randy Ryals read the names of the tournament winners who chose prizes and posed for photographs.

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!).