Anthoney Ritter-Caden Boehme-March 24, 2018: Putting together a monstrous game score of 71.67%, Caden Boehme and Anthoney Ritter of Reno High School were the overall winners of the A Section Reno Youth Bridge Spring Pairs Championship held at the Reno Bridge Center last Saturday March 24th.  Rerno Youth Bridge sponsors three major tournaments each school year for Middle and High School students who are members of the Washoe County School District’s after school activity teaching the values of learning how to play the game of bridge.  An important potential benefit earned by Caden and Anthoney is their award of RYBAP points toward the possibility of earning the Reno Youth Bridge’s annual award of a College Tuition Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00.  This scholoarship is awarded to the Student who accumulated the highest number of RYBAP points each school year ending in June.  For winning this tournament they will earn 15 RYBAP silver points.  Students accumulate RYBAP points for weekly attendance in the Bridge Club classes, playing in American Contract Bridge League tournaments and playing 12 or more hands with instructors on Bridge Base Online.  In second Place were Joseph and Daniel Watts with a score of 65% which was also a fine score and normally might win the section.  In third place in the A Section were Sarah Macharg and Kat Kallas with a score of 48.5%.

In Section C, the winners were Sophia Paiva and Josie McCue who had a score of 51.67% closely followed by Sebastion Martinez and Donovan Mustard who scored 50%.  The third place pair in the C Section were Ella Paiva and Emree Paiva.


Event Name Saturday Morn Session March 24, 2018

Scores after 5 rounds  Average:   15.0      Section  A

Pair    Pct   Score  Rank

  5   71.67   21.50   1   Caden Boehme – Anthony Ritter

  1   65.00   19.50   2   Joseph Watts – Daniel Watts

  6   48.33   14.50       Sarah Macharg – Kat Kallas

  2   45.00   13.50       Wally DeBarger – Allie Mustard

  4   40.00   12.00       Rachel Clawson – Lucy Burnham

  3   30.00    9.00       Daphne Quint – Alex Mustard



Event Name Saturday Morn Session March 24, 2018

Scores after 5 rounds Average:   15.0      Section C

Pair    Pct   Score  Rank

  5   51.67   15.50   1   Sophia Paiva – Josie McCue

  1   50.00   15.00   2   Sebastian Martinez – Donovan Mustard

  3   45.00   13.50       Ella Paiva – Emree Paiva

  6   43.33   13.00       Vincent Vega – Anthony Salas

  4   41.67   12.50       Eden Richards – Izzy Stillwater

  2   68.33   20.50  NE   Katy Paiva – Tracey Hartwick

Seawbastian Martinez-Izzy Stillwater-Donovan Mustard--Eden Richards Josie McCue-Anthony Salas-Sophia Pavia-Vincent Vega Katy Pavia-Tracey Hartwick-Emree Pavia-Tracey Hartwick-Ella Pavia

Danial Watts-Lucy Burnham-Joseph Watts-Rachel Clawson Caden Boheme-Sarah Macharg-Anthony Ritter-Kat Kallas Caden Boheme-Sarah Macharg-Anthony Ritter-Kat Kallas

Amiee Newberry(RHS),Shanie Mustard (McQueen HS) Terry DeBarger (Reen HS) Amiee Newberry(RHS), Sullivan (Reno) Terry DeBarger (Reed HS)Shanie Mustard (McQueen HS Allie Mustard-Alex Mustaqrd-Wally DeBarger-Daphne Quint

Anthoney Ritter-Caden Boehme-Daniel Watts-Joseph Watts- Kat Kalla-Sarah Macharg Sophia Pavia-Josie McCue-Donovan Mustard-Sebastian Martinez-Ella Pavia-Emree Pavia

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Molly Rakestraw Celebration of Life

Sunday, March 4, 2018: When you entered the Reno Bridge Center to play on any day of the week, you couldn’t help but notice that elegant lady, usually in a mollysmart red dress, sitting with one of her favorite partners preparing to play this great game of bridge. Today, they were celebrating the life of their good friend, Molly Rakestraw.  Many brought delicious food to share and relate stories about their friend Molly, who had introduced many of them to the game of duplicate bridge and taught them how to play and win.  Her son John brought a sheet cake for Molly and told of how she and his dad Albert, who pre-deceased Molly by almost a decade, met at a “Coming Out Party” put on by her family. These functions were traditional events held by wealthy families in the last century to introduce their young daughters to society.  Albert was invited to this event and they fell in love at first sight.  John brought a few pictures of Molly as a young lady. She was always strikingly beautiful and that never changed. Several of the folks spoke of experiences they had with Molly and Kathy Lane related how important her services were in the founding and administration of Reno Youth Bridge LLC, a non-profit organization set up to teach Washoe County School District students the values of learning and playing the game of bridge. Many others shared loving stories about Molly’s manners and friendliness.  John stated that Molly was raised as a Christian Scientist and believed that all people were perfect.  He said the stories he heard today reflected Molly’s attitude of finding the goodness she saw in all her friends.  Molly, you will be missed!


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GroupGreetings Members of Reno Youth Bridge.  Nine years ago four active members of the Reno Unit of the ‘American Contract Bridge League, Kathy Lane, Grace Martin, Bud Brewer and Molly Rakestraw founded Reno Youth Bridge, Inc.,  a nonprofit Nevada Corporation for the purpose of organizing after school Bridge Clubs and teaching WCSD students to play the great game of contract bridge. Members of this year’s program have the opportunity to earn the award of a $1000 College Tuition Scholarship just by learning and playing the game of bridge.  The scholarship is awarded to the student who accumulates the largest number of Reno Youth Bridge Achievement Points (RYBAP) during the school year and is awarded at the end of the Spring semester. RYBAP points are earned for attendance in the after school class each week, attending and playing in one of the three RYB intramural tournaments, and for playing on line with an instructor on the App called  Special Silver points are awarded for ranking in the three intramural tournaments or for ranking in any game played at the Reno Bridge Center.  You can go online at and learn who is leading this competition at the moment.  The current standings are shown in the column at your right and as you can see the current leader in the competition has registered only 62 RYBAP points to date.  Any RYB member could earn 100 or more points between now and the end of this semester just by disciplined bridge class attendance, playing and ranking high in either of the two tournaments yet to play and by asking your teacher or a board member to play a few hands online at Thirty (30) RYBAP points are awarded for winning your section in either of the remaining tournaments, 20 for second and 10 for third.  If you work hard leaning and playing, you just may be the winner of a $1000 college tuition scholarship this June. For more information on this, contact your teacher or RYB President Jefri Donovan (


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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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