Mentoring Program

The Raleigh Bridge Club sponsors a mentoring program that pairs interested players with supportive mentors. The program fosters at-the-table learning, knowledge transfer from mentor to mentee and growth in confidence for the mentee. Details of the program:

  • The program is open to dues-paying members of the RBC.
  • Mentors (Life Masters) are paired with Mentees (Non-Life Masters) for one calendar year.
    • Regular life master/non-life master partnerships are discouraged on mentoring nights
    • Occasionally a mentor/mentee pair will exist for a second year if the first year has included unusual circumstances and if both players are agreeable.
    • Pairs who are both non life masters may play on mentoring nights.
    • Pairs who are both life masters may not play on mentoring nights.
  • The 5th Tuesday and 5th Thursday of each month are designated as mentoring games.  Mentoring pairs play in each scheduled mentoring game or schedule a make-up game.
    • There are 8 mentor/mentee games in 2017: January 31, March 30, May 30, June 29, August 29, August 31 (mentoring Swiss Teams), October 31 and November 30
  • Mentees pay a $10 fee and mentors pay $5 at mentoring games.
  • Mentoring games are stratified.
  • Pairs may play SAYC, Standard American or 2/1.

Mentoring Pairs for 2017 (by Mentor)

MenteeMentor
Heavner, PatAdler, Pete
McLawhon, PaigeAlbrecht, Betty
Schooler, ReubenAlbrecht, Harold
Schacte, JohnCobb, John
Farnsworth, JaniceCopeland, Karen
Whitehourse, SharonDuke, Morgie
Holbrook, DougGreenberg, Blue
Whitehouse, GlenGripman, John
Korbin, ScottLee Laske
Wilson, ElaineHungerford, Emily
Lefort, TerryJohnson, Joanna
Fuchs, BeckyKemf, Peggy
Johnson, KarenKuhn, Henry
Weinfurther, KyleMarkey, John
Blair, LeslieMebane, Betsy
Costello, EvelynMullins, Cathy
Roseberry, LindaO'Briant, Neal
Fuchs, BrianPapenhausen, Monika
Koger, BobRhew, Jim
Petro, JackRobb, Bill
Edwards, CarolynRobb, Sue
Webster, CarolineShull, Lance
Cooley, BillStein, Walter
Kaufman, JillStemkovski, Tatyana
Skiver, MelissaStemkovski, Vladimir
Kovach, MikeTessin, Tim
Bomgardner, EricWilliams, Collins
Walton, MarieeWilliford, Barbara

Mentoring Pairs for 2017 (by Mentee)

MenteeMentor
Blair, LeslieMebane, Betsy
Bomgardner, EricWilliams, Collins
Cooley, BillStein, Walter
Costello, EvelynMullins, Cathy
Edwards, CarolynRobb, Sue
Farnsworth, JaniceCopeland, Karen
Fuchs, BeckyKemf, Peggy
Fuchs, BrianPapenhausen, Monika
Heavner, PatAdler, Pete
Holbrook, DougGreenberg, Blue
Johnson, KarenKuhn, Henry
Kaufman, JillStemkovski, Tatyana
Koger, BobRhew, Jim
Korbin, ScottLee Laske
Kovach, MikeTessin, Tim
Lefort, TerryJohnson, Joanna
McLawhon, PaigeAlbrecht, Betty
Petro, JackRobb, Bill
Roseberry, LindaO'Briant, Neal
Schacte, JohnCobb, John
Schooler, ReubenAlbrecht, Harold
Skiver, MelissaStemkovski, Vladimir
Walton, MarieeWilliford, Barbara
Webster, CarolineShull, Lance
Weinfurther, KyleMarkey, John
Whitehourse, SharonDuke, Morgie
Whitehouse, GlenGripman, John
Wilson, ElaineHungerford, Emily