This summer there are some some unique opportunities for your child to play and to continue learning. Children from all over North America and the world will be in Atlanta this year playing bridge and making friends. If you are worried that your child might not know enough yet to play in a tournament… don’t worry. They may not play well. They may not win. However the experience of meeting other kids who enjoy bridge, who share their interest in the game and the competition will be invaluable. Literally thousands of bridge players will be attending the North American Bridge Championships (NABC) and hundreds of children from around the globe will be in Atlanta. For some of our young players this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t let them miss it. (Flyers are enclosed and a description of the events is listed below.)
2013 Youth NABC (YNABC) – In July of 2008 Atlanta created and held the 1st Youth NABC. August 1st through 3rd the YNABC returns to Atlanta. Entry to the Youth NABC events, all entertainment, prizes, gifts, awards and closing ceremonies is free with purchase of a $15.00 ACBL Junior Membership. Though you do not have to pre-register to attend, pre-registration is requested and only those children who do pre-register are assured of receiving registration gifts. A link to join the ACBL can be found at http://www.youth4bridge.org/events/youthnabc/register.php . If the membership fee is a financial hardship, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to you Atlanta Junior Bridge teacher. AJB has some scholarship money available to assist where needed.
2013 World Open Youth Bridge Championships (WOYBC)– Opening ceremonies are held on August 3rd at the close of the YNABC and play begins on August 4th. Entry to the WOYBC events varies but the information is available on the Atlanta Junior Bridge website. Entry to the WOYBC events is being subsidized by ACBL who will pay ½ the entry for any ACBL junior member in good standing. In addition, if the remaining entry fee is a financial hardship, please email@example.com or speak to you Atlanta Junior Bridge teacher. AJB has some scholarship money available to assist where needed. Entry into the events also includes meals.
Georgia Youth Swiss Team Championship – Friday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. the Swiss championship will be held during the Memorial Day Sectional at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Entry is $5.00 per player. A second game (attendance permitting) will be held for our new, less experienced players. Snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome to play! If you need help finding a partner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to your AJB teacher. In addition, if the entry fee creates a financial hardship, please email@example.com or speak to you Atlanta Junior Bridge teacher. AJB has some scholarship money available to assist where needed.
Summer Camps – Week long summer camps are available throughout the greater Atlanta area. All camps are free. Camps for those just learning bridge and camps for advancing players are both available. A complete listing is on the Atlanta Junior Bridge website (address above) under 2013 Summer Bridge Camps. Other camps are being added. If you would like a camp in your area, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if it is possible to add another opportunity for the children to learn.
Raleigh NC has a Youth Bridge summer camp scheduled for June 17th thru June 21st. See their website http://www.raleighjuniorbridge.org/
Unit 223 Youth Bridge Camp is scheduled for June 30th through July 6th. See their flyer .