Time to Send the Kid in Your Life to CAMP!

Bridge for Youth is pleased to announce our 14th year of day summer camp for the youth in the greater Seattle area.  B4Y will be running both an IN PERSON and ONLINE Bridge Summer Camps for students grades 5-12.  The ONLINE CAMP is structured for Intermediate/Advanced skill levels. The Online Camp will be held July 29 to August 2, 2024. The hours are 10:00 AM -1200 PM PDT and 1;00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT.

The IN-PERSON CAMP welcomes all Bridge skill levels including students that have never played bridge before. The In-person camp will be held August 5-9, 2024, at the Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Hours are 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT (Bring Lunch and Snacks).

The fee for each Camp week is $150 (financial aid is available).

B4Y is proud of its many camp alumni, including Arthur and Nathan Gong, Eddy and Eric He, Daniel Balof, Jabon-winner Jessie Cai, and many of the young players you see at our mentor/mentee events.

Camp is a great way to introduce a kid to the game.  If you have any questions, or would like to help volunteer at camp, please contact Ann Romeo at [email protected].  You can also check out our webpage at https://www.b4youth.org/bridge-camp.

Successful in Seattle

This one’s not for sleepyheads. And you won’t find Tom Hanks or Meg Ryan anywhere.

But do check out the article by Al Bender and Ann Romeo in the May issue of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. It’s on page 30.

You will learn about a fascinating initiative to get young people interested in bridge. Bridge for Youth offers online classes for young people including online summer camps.

See the next post (below) for details on how to register your kids or grandkids in a B4Y online summer bridge camp.


CNIB Bridging Barriers Charity Bridge Game

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is putting on a fundraising bridge game, Bridging Barriers Charity Game. Here’s a chance to contribute to a worthy cause while enjoying your favourite game.  And note that you don’t need to live in Canada* to play!

Game information

The Grand Prize!
  1. Where: on BBO
  2. When:  Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 10:00AM -12:30PM (PST)
  3. Format: 18 boards, stratified A/B/C (point ranges to be announced).
  4. ACBL Club Championship rating points (2X the normal club black points).
  5. The game will be run through Island Bridge Club, with Roy Stefaniec directing.
  6. Prizes will be awarded to top E/W – N/S scores for all three strats.
  7. Grand Prize – a 38” strand of pearls donated by Stones Jewellry, valued at $1195.
  8. The winner will be announced on game day, Sunday, March 7 at 9:55 am.

The cost is $50, eligible for an income tax receipt for the whole amount.

Specific instructions:

  1. Choose your partner (you must have a partner to play with, but register individually, to receive your tax receipt)
  2. Have your BBO username (handle) ready before you pre-register (required field).
  3. Pre-register through this link: https://www.classy.org/event/cnib-bridging-barriers/e317773
  4. Game day: log onto BBO between 9:00-9:30 am on Sunday, March 7.
  5. Select Challenge then All Tournaments. Type CNIB into the SEARCH field in the top right-hand corner.
  6. Click on CNIB and you will be placed at a table, one partner invites the other and you are ready to play!
  7. Draw for the Grand Prize takes place at 9:55 am, just before the game starts. Only players are eligible to win.
  8. If you have trouble logging on at game day, contact Roy Stefaniec at 250 812-1615.

* Note: Everyone is eligible for prizes but tax receipts are of use to Canadian taxpayers only.