The Directors of Reno Youth Bridge, Inc. are hosting the 2013 Spring Team Game Championships in the Ruby Room of the John Ascuagas Hotel in Sparks again this year. Middle school teams representing their school’s interest in being awarded the possession of the RYB-WCSD “Silver Cup” perpetual trophy for the next year are gearing up for the 2nd of three major tournaments sponsored each year by Reno Youth Bridge in Partnership with Washoe County School System. Volunteers from Kohl’s Department Store will assist in the set up and take down of the playing equipment as well as act as caddies for the team game. Kohl’s Department Store has also contributed $500 to help defray the cost of lunches for students parents and teacher-monitors. With about four weeks to go following this tournament until the Year-end Pairs Championships on June 1st, the students finishing high in placement at the Team Game will earn substantial number of RYBAP Points contributing to their opportunity to win a $1000 College or Trade School Tuition scholarship and merchant gift certificates totaling up to $3000. Certificates are earned and awarded to the top 20 placements in the RYBAP race. Although at this time students holding the top ten positions as shown in the side bar on this page are well in front of many, there is still opportunity to win over 200 points during the remaining weeks of play by participating in as many events as they can. Almost every activity available to the student bridge players will offer RYBAP points just for participating. Additional points are earned by standings or successful testing of their knowledge and skill. Saturday teaching table and weekend bridge quizzes provide opportunity to win 15 points and the play at the Bridge Center or online with a Director pays 10 points and 5 points respectively. So there is lots of points available for students who want to earn enough to receive one of the merchant gift certificates by the end of the contest, June 1st. For futher information on this plan click on RYBAP Standings on the Menu Bar.Learn More
Middle School students who wear black Tee shirts with the logo as shown on this page have participated in one or more Reno Youth Bridge-WCSD interscholastic duplicate bridge tournaments. Reno Youth Bridge sponsors three of these major tournaments and the Mid Winter Tournament just completed was the first one during the 2012-2013 school years. This being the first experience for many of the players, all participants found out just how much fun it is to be a part of this bridge learning and playing program. Beginning in January RYB will introduce the use of Bridge Base online, a software application that allows the user to play the game right on their Web Browser. Sometime in March, the Directors of RYB will invite students from all the participating schools to form teams of four and enter the WCSD-RYB Online Team Game in which a Swiss Team format will provide for three or more schools to play in head to head matches against each other. The winners of this team game tournament will receive a special RYBAP points award bonu,s the amount of which will depend upon the number of teams that play in the event. Watch for more information on this website
Reno Youth Bridge Mid Winter Tournament
The rankings and master points awarded for the first four places overall and for the first and second place in each section are shown in the table. Master points are red points which are awarded when you play in Regional tournaments as this one was.
Bud Brewer 20
May Smith 50
Richard Baumgarten 60Learn More