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.

September 29, 2019

Tourbament ResultsEvent Pictures

We had 34 youth in total. After casual play and pizza, 20 youth played in the tournament. The remainder played casual bridge or learned bridge basics with our table helpers.

6 of our attendees were new, including Alan, Athena, Brandon, Dite, Liam, and Markel. Alan’s dad, Barndon’s mom and Liam’s dad play bridge and were all looking for a shared interest with the kids.

Markel is taking Bridge lessons taught by senior SiVY players Michael and Arthur at Miller middle school every Friday night. A few other new players were also interested in and asked about this class

Following play everyone enjoyed snacks while the tournament and raffle winners chose prizes and posed for pictures.

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 $5 per year. Both include a monthly magazine (print for Adults, online access for Juniors) and registration of masterpoints (start earning towards becoming a Life Master!).