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Posted by Kathy on 2012/7/3 14:50:19 (1847 reads)

It was Youth Day at the Nebraska Regional Aug. 4, 2011. Four of my students made it there for the day, all 4 winning in the morning pairs competition. Then Warren Buffet and Bill Gates came to visit and talk with them during lunch. Bill was nice enough to pose with us. (Warren was swamped signing autographs!) Two of these students went on to win in the afternoon pairs game as well! Their grandmother and an aunt brought them up to play for the day but the really fun part was that these ladies went to play in the Novice Pairs Game (their very first try at duplicate!) that afternoon while the kids were busy playing.

Youth Day at the NE Regional this year will be Thursday Aug. 2, 2012. Who knows who you'll get to meet?

Posted by Kathy on 2012/7/3 10:46:05 (2439 reads)

2012 Scholarship Competition read about both new winners and repeat winners.
Click here for more details (pdf file).

Posted by Kathy on 2012/7/3 10:05:18 (1536 reads)

Kathy was nominated for the ABTA Teacher of the Year Award, becoming one of 7 finalists.
Read more about it here.

Posted by Kathy on 2012/7/3 9:35:08 (1289 reads)

The fall 2011 bridge Marathon has just finished. We had 10 pairs playing party bridge, keeping running totals from night to night.

1st place with 25370 points: Deb Garvick & Carol Thomas
2nd place with 20710 points: Kathy Rolfe & Alex Pope
3rd place with 20100 points: Shirley Bond & Virginia Gossett

Join us when we start up again in September 2014! Call or e-mail to sign up.

Posted by Kathy on 2009/2/27 18:00:56 (1933 reads)

Working in conjunction with the Unit 131 board, we will once again be offering a student section of bridge players at the Spring Sectional Tournament on April 24. This special section will begin play at noon and play 12 boards. This is for students in high school or younger with less than 5 masterpoints. Winners will be awarded masterpoints and the Unit is providing a trophy to the top winners as well. In addition, Kathy Rolfe is providing a $50 scholarship to the top winners through the Eugene J. Rolfe Educational Fund administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Unit 131 is also underwriting the cost of busing the students from the Lee's Summit, MO school district to the playing site at the Firefighters Hall at 6320 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64133. Any student who is a member of ACBL will be allowed to play in that session for free! The cost of play is being underwritten by Unit 131 as well. If a student has not become a member, the cost will be $6. As it only costs $5 for a one year student membership, this is a chance to try out ACBL and play free.

If you are a former student of Kathy's and would like to play in this tournament call or e-mail  to sign up and/or get more information. If you don't have a partner in mind, we will try to find a partner for you.

Click here for download of permission slip to get out of school (pdf file).

Click here for scholarship rules(pdf file).

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