Announcement on May 17th
Registration for May 18th game is closed.
Mentor / Mentee Games
If you are an up and coming bridge player with less than 200 master points, you won't want to miss these games. We will pair you with an experienced player from the Vancouver area who has volunteered to share their expertise to assist our members in developing their game.
As a Mentee you will play 24 boards with a Mentor at any or all of the 4 Mentor/Mentee games scheduled for 2013. As well as having time after the game to discuss the hands you have just played with your mentor, you will receive a complete hand record and analysis to take away with you at the end of the game.
The best way to improve your game is to play with the best partners, in the best games you can find, and here is your chance, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
What we ask from the Mentees is that you come to the game with an open mind, willing to learn. There are many different approaches to this game, what one expert may tell you may not be the same as the next. It is up to you and your partner to decide on the approach that best suits you.
Along with an open mind, we ask Mentees to bring 2 copies of their favourite convention card. Your Mentor will play your card.
Mentors, we are looking for experienced players but the most important trait we are looking for is a pleasant table manner and patience! If you think this description fits and you are interested in helping a Mentee to develop their game (just as others helped you in the past) please register as a Mentor.
Changes to the Upcoming Game
The first Mentor / Mentee game was a resounding success with 124 players coming out to play 24 boards at the Vancouver Bridge Centre. As a result of feedback received, the next 3 Mentor/Mentor games will be pairs games; Team games may be scheduled at a later date.
One question I am asked frequently is “can I play with same, wonderful, mentor in the next MM game?” We definitely want to encourage these partnerships and if your MM partnership is working and both partners are happy to continue then this is likely the best combination to help you improve and enjoy your game.
What we want to avoid is having experienced MM partnerships dominate the games when they would benefit more from playing in open games. Players often know when they have reached this level and stop playing in the MM games or better still, both partners register as mentors.
To assist in determining if your pair is too experienced to play in an MM game, we have developed a points system. 5 points for winning, 3 points for placing in the overalls, 1 point for winning master points. If a pair has accumulated 7 points or more in the past 3 games we will ask that they find a different partner for the next game.
2013 Mentor/Mentee Game Schedule
Next game: May 18th, 2013, 1 pm at the Vancouver Bridge Centre. Click here to register online
Future games: (subject to change) August 17th and November 16th
Cost: Mentee $9, Mentor plays for free (courtesy of Unit 430)
You may also register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Rhoda Tafler (604) 273-6980