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.

December 10, 2017

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Twenty five youth bridge players participated in our December pizza party.

Congratulations to Michael and Calix, Indigo and Kayden, Elijah and Allen, Kayla and Matt and Myles and Max for their first place finishes.

We welcomed first-timers Alvaro, Javier and Keenan. We also welcomed first timers Mathew and Zachary who participate in our after-school program at their school.

At the conclusion of play, everyone enjoyed cake while Frank Smoot read the names of the tournament winners who chose prizes and posed for photographs. Youth enjoyed receiving a playing-card pillow party gift as they left.

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!).