DATE FOR SPRING TOURNAMENT CHANGED

February 8, 2018: The date and location of the Reno Youth Bridge-Washoe County School District Spring Duplicate Bridge Intramural Tournament has been changed to a new date and a new location.  To accommodate the rising number of WCSD Students to participate in the RYB sponsored Spring Duplicate Bridge Tournament, the RYB Board of Directors announced that the location of their Tournament previously scheduled to take place at the Golden Nugget in Sparks has been relocated to the Reno Bridge Center at 2850 Wrondel Way, Suite D, Reno, NV 89502 and the date has been changed to March 24, 2018.  Members are requested to forward this information to all of your club members .

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Reno Youth Bridge Winter Tournament

Reno Youth Bridge Winter Tournament

Saturday, December 16, 2017: Thirty-two Washoe County Bridge Club Members met today at the Reno Bridge Center to determine Winter Tourn 2nd placewho would win the Reno Dan Green Macharg trophyYouth Bridge Winter Intramural Championship Duprlicate Bridge Tournament.  Jefri Donovan, President of Reno Youth Bridge, Inc, a non-profit company sponsoring the learning and playing of the game in after school activity classes reported that this years event was the first of three intramural tournaments to be held in Reno-Sparks  venues during the school years of 2017-2018.  Reno Youth Bridge was founded in 2008 to introduce the game to students who wnated to enhance their academic studies and have fun playing contract Bridge, the oldest card game in the world.  A little known fact is that over the 9 years in which Reno Youth Bridge Instructors and Faculty Representatives at Middle school and High schools throughout the School System taught over 1500 students how to learn and play the game, those who took it seriously and made a sincere effort to become accomplished at this activity found their Grade Point average rise Winter Photo 15steadily as they became more accomplished at the game.  One student who began learning bridge in after school activity classes at Reno schools was one of the 1/2 of 1% of those taking the SAT and ACT College Preparation tests that got a perfect score in both SAT and ACT college preparation tests and he had his pick to enter almost any college in America.  He was asked what it was that he thought to be a critical factor in achieving such an amazing result.  After relating all the typical remarks about his teachers and family members encouraging him to work hard, he added that the inferential analysis he learned playing the game of bridge also had an important effect on his solving problems.  Someone in this group of students with mixed experience just might be the second Washoe County School System student who Aces the Colllege Boards.

Held this year in two sections reflecting experience, the overall winners were Sarah Macharg and Jamie Cohen with a match point score of 74.29%.  Second overall were Kathryn Heath and Gabe Reyes with a very respetable score of 60.21%. Following the tournament, the Students were provided with a light lunch during the award Ceremony.  Both Sarah and Jamie start off the year long competition with a big score in the Reno Youth Bridge Achievement Award Contest.  This year long competition concludes in June with the winner receiving a $1000 College Tuition Scholarship.  Readers may keep track of the points toward this award in the sidebar to this ond other pages of the Reno Youth Bridge Website.

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You are invited to join RYB

September 5,2017:  Come join your school’s Youth Bridge activity.  Learn and play the world’s most popular card game.  Not only experience a lifetime benefit for social activity but enhance your overall achievement in all academic subjects in the process.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

SUSAN POWELL (512) 351-1539

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RYB Board Sets Dates For Three 2017-18 Tournaments

Kathy Morse, Alex Mustard OrigJuly 2, 2017:  The Board of Directors for Reno Youth Bridge has set the dates for their three major intramural bridge tournaments during 2017-2018.  This year a change in format will also be introduced which will be applicable to all three tournaments.  Participants will be split into two sections, Group A will be populated with more experienced players who have the skill and comfort and experience for playing competitively without assistance.  Group B is to be established for those students, mostly in their first year who may call upon an instructor or teacher to help solve a bidding or playing problem.  The Dates and locations are as follows:

Event:                        Winter Pair’s Bridge Tournament

                           Date: Saturday, December 16th

                           Where: Reno Bridge Center  

                           Time:  9:30 AM Sign-in, 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.

Event:                        Spring Pair’s Bridge Championship

                           Date: April 21, 2018  March 24, 2018 

                           Where: Golden Nugget Hotel Reno Bridge Center

                             Time:  9:30 AM, sign-in 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.                                                                                               

Event:                        Year-end Pairs Championship Tournament

                           Date: May 19, 2018

                           Where: Reno Bridge Center 

                           Time:  9:30 AM Sign-in 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.

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RYB Sets 2017-18 Intramural Tournament Dates

July 2, 2017:  The Board of Directors for Reno Youth Bridge has set the dates for their three major intramural duplicate bridge tournaments during 2017-2018.  This year a change in format will also be introduced which will apply to all three tournaments.  Participants will be divided into two qualifications, Group A will be populated with more experienced players who have the skill and comfort and experience for playing competitively without assistance .  Group B is to be established for those students, mostly in their first year who may call upon an instructor or teacher to help solve a bidding or playing problem.  The Dates and locations are as follows:

Event:                        Winter Pair’s Duplicate Bridge Tournament

                           Date: Saturday, December 19th

                           Where: Reno Bridge Center  

                           Time:  9:30 AM Registration, 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.

 

Event:                        Spring Team Game Duplicate Bridge Championship

                           Date: April 21, 2018

                           Where: Golden Nugget Hotel, Sparks NV 

                           Time:  9:30 AM Registration, 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.                                                                                               

Event:                        Year-end Pairs Championship Tournament

                           Date: May 19, 2018

                           Where: Reno Bridge Center 

                           Time:  9:30 AM Registration, 10:00 AM Tournament Begins

                           1:30 PM Light Lunch and Award Ceremony

                           2:30 PM Students ready for Pick Up.

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Reno Youth Bridge 2017-18 Board Members

June 10, 2017: Reno Youth Bridge Inc. Board of Directors announced that Jefri Donovan has been elected President for the coming School year 2017-2018.  Jefri replaces Mike Slattery who resigned from the Board on June 20th after serving in that position for the past two years.  Ms. Donovan also announced the appointment of two new board members, Virginia Kellermeyer and LecClier Kelly. Both individuals have been active members of the American Contract Bridge League Unit 473 here in Reno.  Other members of the Board reelected to positions are: Kathy Lane, Secretary and Founder and, Susan Powell, Treasurer.   Serving as IT adviser is David Weinberg a former resident of Reno who is now living in London, England.  Ms. Kellermeyer has been a resident of Reno since 1980 and Ms. Kelly moved to Reno from San Francisco in 2013.  Reno Youth Bridge, an after school activity, offers students of Washoe County School District  the opportunity to learn, play and compete in Intramural competition among Reno’s Middle schools and High schools.

 

 

 

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