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 9 mentor/mentee games in 2019: January 28, March 28, April 30, May 30, July 30, August 29, October 29, October 31 (mentoring Swiss Teams), and December 19
  • 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 2019

MentorMentee
Adler, PeteMendelsohn, Mike
Albrecht, BettyOliver, Peggy
Albrecht, HaroldKorbin, Scott
Anderson, GlenTrenery, Frank
Barbsy, SteveTrenery, Jeanne
Blair, LeslieSparks, Nancy
Boak, JeffMcLawhon, Paige
Cobb, JohnLaWall, Nancy
Copeland, KarenJohnson, Karen
Cowen, AllenWilliams, Tim
Debnam, MildredKoury, Jill
Duke, MorgieVulinec, Lisa
Dunas, BobHeavner, Pat
Fuller, EdDawson, Hana
Geigerman, JoshHoward, Ken
Greenberg, BlueHalkett, Wanda
Gripman, JohnHall, Lori
Hudson, AlexWrather, Ted
Hudson, BarbaraBeaumont, Suzanne
Hungerford, EmilyGladieux, Marlyn
Johnson, JoannaEdwards, Carolyn
Kirby, JohnPopovich, Karen
Laske, LeeClayton, Linda
Lin, RosaSchooler, Pam
Little, SueHall, Rick
Marriott, AsyaPetty, Curlee
Marriott, JohnWilliams, Jeff
Mears, BillCohen, Mitch
Mebane, BetsyTitchener, Roberta
Moll, ChrisWalton, Mariee
Mullins, CathyKovach, Mike
O'Briant, NealHolbrook, Doug
Overcash, SusanCrouse, Helen
Papenhausen, MonikaSajovec, Richelle
Petro, JackWigley, Ryan
Poindexter, RandyFarnsworth, Janice
Putnam, MikeKoger, Bob
Reeve, SueMorris, Donna
Rhew, JimStephenson, Bob
Rice, JonDeGraffenreidt, Adrian
Robb, BillSchroeder, Margie
Robb, SueGetz, Renee
Rose, BillBomgardner, Eric
Ross, DoraineHessee, Betty
Schachte, JohnBok, Eileen
Senzel, AlanIking, Leo
Shull, AudreyVonSeggern, Maryann
Shull, LancePremchander, Saumya
Smith, MetteSkiver, Melissa
Stein, WalterNorris, Jones
Stemkovski, TatyanaRoseberry, Linda
Stemkovski, VladimirLewis, Donna
Stone, BeverlyBrinkley, Margo
Tessin, TimBuzcak, Jerzy
Urquhart, MollyCohen, Jean
Vinzani, GilFolmer, Jaap
Vinzani, KateMeeks, Lisa
Wang, JuiWaldbauer, Beck
Weimer, RussTeeter, Jason
Williams, CollinsHaque, Abida