WHO: Unit 169 Bridge Players in the 0-850 point range
WHAT: Mentoring Bridge players with 0-299 masterpoints
WHERE: The Triad Bridge Club Monday morning 0-299er game as well as the Wednesday morning Cindy’s Corner 0-299er game.
WHEN: Beginning July 13, every Monday and Wednesday morning 10 A.M. BBO game
WHY: Peter Boyd-Bowman and Cindy Wright are very excited about opening up these two games to folks with over 300 masterpoints as long as they are mentoring someone with less than 300 masterpoints. Many of you have been mentored and want to “Pay it Forward,” and many of you are really trying hard to learn the game and would love someone to help you with your bidding, declarer play and defense. (This mentoring is in addition to the folks who have 0-299 pts. and just want to continue playing with each other.)
HOW: You may already know someone in this point range that you have been wanting to play with, but the Open Games are too tough to compete in and you have too many points to participate in the Limited Games. You can certainly arrange this on your own…..OR…..if you are interested in either being mentored or in mentoring someone, and you need help finding you a mentor or mentee, you may contact one of the four people listed below:
If you live in the WinstonSalem/Kernersville/Advance/Clemmons/Lewisville/High Point/Salisbury areas, please contact:
Mentees please contact: Annie McKiernan (336-918-4872 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mentors please contact: Ann Paschold (336-978-8880 email@example.com)
If you live in the (Greensboro/Burlington/Reidsville/Eden/Martinsville/Asheboro areas)
Mentees please contact: Marcy Maury (336-420-2040 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mentors please contact: Susan Shroyer (336-273-9838 email@example.com )
These ladies have offered to help Peter and me match players interested in this mentoring opportunity. We also feel like folks who have 100-300 masterpoints can mentor folks with 0-50 masterpoints.
REMEMBER: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTORING IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO. YOU MAY CONTINUE TO PLAY IN THE 0-299ER GAMES WITH YOUR REGULAR PARTNER. YOU CAN BE MENTORED ONCE IN A WHILE. IF YOUR REGULAR PARTNER CAN NOT PLAY, YOU MAY WANT TO BE MENTORED THAT DAY. IT’S TOTALLY UP TO YOU!
1. How do I get started? If you already know someone with less than 300 masterpoints and you are willing to mentor them, please contact them and ask them if you can mentor them. If you know someone that you would like to mentor you, please contact them to see if they would be willing to do this.
2. What if I want to be mentored or want to mentor someone and don’t know who is interested? Contact Ann Paschold, Annie McKiernan, Susan Shroyer or Marcy Maury and let them know how many masterpoints you have and that you would like to participate. Let them know if you are willing to work with Standard American or Two Over One Bidding or either one of them. They will start taking names and matching folks up.
Thank you in advance for being willing to participate in this wonderful effort to either learn more about this game or teach someone more about this game that we all love.
Cindy Wright 336-407-9842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter James Boyd-Bowman 336-686-3680 email@example.com