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 2018: January 30, March 29, May 29, May 31 (mentoring Swiss Teams), July 31, August 30, October 30, and November 29
  • 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 2018

MenteeMentor
Carpenter, KarenAdler, Pete
Keller, KathyAlbrecht, Betty
Compton, SarahAlbrecht, Harold
Schacte, JohnCobb, John
Skiver, MelissaCopeland, Karen
Schooler, PamCowen, Allen
Schooler, ReubenDennam, Mildred
Tichener, RobertaDuke, Morgie
Costello, EvelynDunas, Bob
Iking, LeoGreenberg, Blue
Little, SueGripman, John
Wilson, ElaineHudson, Barbara
Gladieux, MarylinHungerford, Emily
Korbin, ScottKuhn, Henry
Sparks, NancyLaske, Lee
Farnsworth, JaniceLin, Rosa
Buczak, JerzyMullins, Cathy
Meeks, LisaO'Briant, Neal
Holbrook, DougPapenhausen, Monika
Johnson, KarenPetro, Jack
Koger, BobRhew, Jim
Williams, JeffreyRice, Jon
Kovach, MikeRobb, Bill
Edwards, CarolynRobb, Sue
Williams, TimRose, Bill
Brinkley, MargoRoss, Doraine
Fuchs, BrianSenzel, Alan
Webster, CarolineShull, Audrey
Weinfurther, KyleShull, Lance
Webster, CarolineSmith, Mette
Heavner, PatStein, Walter
Vulinec, LisaStemkovski, Tatyana
Roseberry, LindaStemkovski, Vladimir
Stephenson, RobertTessin, Tim
Blair, LeslieVinzani, Gil
McLawhon, PaigeVinzani, Kate
Haque, AbidaWang, Jui
Wigley, RyanWilliams, Collins