There are two kinds of bridge players – those who want to improve their skills and those who don’t (although there aren’t very many in the latter category). If you belong to the former category, you might want to get involved with our club’s mentoring program. From the very beginning, we wanted our club to be more than just a place to play bridge – somewhere that everyone could play and learn in a welcoming environment (you may have heard these words before). We have many ongoing mentor/mentee pairs, from beginner to advanced, Usually they play together 4 to 6 times, but some continue longer. These arrangements ebb and flow, like all partnerships. Most work out well and have proved to be very rewarding for both mentors and mentees. In the past year, club members have enjoyed more than 35 mentorships, and from the club’s point of view, mentorships are awesome, as we are always trying to find more ways to mingle our members of varying skill levels. If you might be interested in being either a mentor or a mentee – or both – contact our mentorship lead, Cheryl Kip and she will be more than happy to work with you.
2019 Mentor of the Year
Congratulations to Vivian Zochowski, the 2019 winner of the Mentor of the Year award. Vivian has been instrumental in officially and unoffically helping less experienced players develop their skills and their love of the game.
When an individual does not have a partner for a game, the applicable game director will make his/her best efforts to find that person a partner for the game.
To help facilitate the process, it is recommended that the individual call into the bridge club (519-578-4434) ahead of time to identify the need for a partner so that if there is another person looking for a partner for that game, the game director can match the two individuals. It is recommended that an individual needing a partner, arrive at the bridge club a half hour before game time to allow time for a partner to be found, including the calling in of a 'spare' from each games, 'spare list'.
Individuals looking for a partner can also advertise on Pianola, using Partner finder. This has proven over time to be a successful methodology.
Are You Looking for a Long-Term Partner?
If you are looking for someone to play with on an on-going basis, we maintain a list of players who are interested in developing longer term partnerships. If you would like to be added to the list, please send our membership lead, Cheryl Kip, an e-mail to let her know what times you are available to play and any other information you think relevant. Every time there is a possible match, she will send both of you the other's contacts and leave it up to you to follow up. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org