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High School Bridge Camp. 2015 St. Joseph, MO
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2018 High School Bridge Camp is coming! at Missouri Western University
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Posted by Kathy on 2017/5/24 3:05:16 (201 reads)

Just had a great Youth Tournament at the KC Spring Sectional. 15 Kids (18 and under) played 16 boards (I was the 16th player - ineligible). I am proud to announce that Michael and Sara Caughron came in 1st overall (and 1st for EW) with a 58.33 percent game and earned .98 silver masterpoints! In 1st for NS (3rd overall) were Patrick and Kate Caughron with a 54.17% game, earning .55 silver points. The winners for NS and EW each win a $50 scholarship provided by the Rolfe Bridge Fund administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. They also received a small trophy. In 2nd overall (and 2nd EW), were Cecelia and Peter Caughron with a 57.29% game, earning them .74 silver points. Second NS were Miles and Joseph Caughron with a 52.08% game, earning them .34 silver points. Good job!

The winners and 3 of their siblings/cousins first took lessons in 2010. Two of the other participants first took a class in 2013. Another 5 have been taught by those first nine! All 14 played in this tournament. In addition, one student from Prairie Star Middle School, where I taught bridge this school year, was brave enough to give it a go! Very proud of her as well! I was her partner and she got a workout today as she was forced to play declarer on any hand when either one of us declared. This helped even the playing field for everyone. I only played when defending.

Posted by Kathy on 2017/4/28 20:38:56 (279 reads)

I just finished a year of teaching bridge to middle schoolers this week at Prairie Star Middle School in Leawood, KS. They were there every school day Thursday afternoon from the middle of September last year until the last Thursday in April. (I was there most of those Thursdays - sometimes they had to soldier on without me!) We finished off the last two weeks with a home style Swiss tournament with our 2 tables of players. Posted here are the second place pair, Dylan and George.

See more kids playing bridge at the Spring Sectional on May 20. Let me know if you want kids at your school to learn. I can teach for free in schools!

Posted by Kathy on 2017/1/25 14:09:00 (388 reads)

Some familiar favorites - Monday Mingler and Wednesday Wanna Play are now scheduled April through June. Monday Mingler may have some dates canceled due to a scheduling conflict, so be sure to check with me as the time gets closer.

Bridge Basics 3 is being offered again on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in my home in April and May. 12:30 - 2:30, cost is $12

A new course on how to be a better defender will be starting on Monday afternoons from April into June from 12:30 to 2:30 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee's Summit. It would be great if you could take them all but I know how busy we get! So just attend the classes you can fit into your schedule, pre-registration is appreciated. Cost is $13.

Download the
flyer for this spring schedule here and tell all your friends!

Posted by Kathy on 2016/10/19 3:19:08 (754 reads)

2017 High School Camp will be from June 11 to June 17!

CAMP CANCELED due to low numbers.

Details, flyer and registration forms under classes!

Posted by Kathy on 2015/9/11 0:01:55 (1086 reads)

The inaugural year for the high school residential bridge camp went off without a hitch this year! It was held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO from July 5-11. We all stayed in the dorms, ate in the student cafeteria, and had classes and tournaments in the Student Union.

Lots of learning and lots of fun! We took a tour of the campus on Tuesday and the outdoor volleyball and basketball courts close to our dorm became an immediate hit among our 11 students. Tuesday night we all went bowling at Belt Bowl on dollar night. So we each got a snack and drink and 2 lines of bowling, relatively inexpensively. The post camp survey proved this was a hit with everyone! Wednesday afternoon we had a docent led tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial, right there on campus. Thursday night was our talent show and what turned into a joke telling night as well. Friday night we went to the student production of "The Fantasticks". Besides the organized activities, the kids took full advantage of free time on the aforementioned courts, and there was also lots of movie watching, popcorn eating, and game playing going on during free time as well. And before we knew it, it was Saturday morning and everyone was going home! Look below for some pictures from our week.

Of course throughout the week there were bridge lessons for four and a half hours per day and a two hour bridge tournament each night. Click here to see most of the results

Contact Kathy if you are interested in the 2018 camp - we will be holding it at the same location the week of July 15-21. Camper apps for 2018 are here.
here to see the flyer.

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