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

Mentor Mentee
Adler, Pete Mendelsohn, Mike
Albrecht, Betty Oliver, Peggy
Albrecht, Harold Korbin, Scott
Anderson, Glen Trenery, Frank
Barbsy, Steve Trenery, Jeanne
Blair, Leslie Sparks, Nancy
Boak, Jeff McLawhon, Paige
Cobb, John LaWall, Nancy
Copeland, Karen Johnson, Karen
Cowen, Allen Williams, Tim
Debnam, Mildred Koury, Jill
Duke, Morgie Vulinec, Lisa
Dunas, Bob Heavner, Pat
Fuller, Ed Dawson, Hana
Geigerman, Josh Howard, Ken
Greenberg, Blue Halkett, Wanda
Gripman, John Hall, Lori
Hudson, Alex Wrather, Ted
Hudson, Barbara Beaumont, Suzanne
Hungerford, Emily Gladieux, Marlyn
Johnson, Joanna Edwards, Carolyn
Kirby, John Popovich, Karen
Laske, Lee Clayton, Linda
Lin, Rosa Schooler, Pam
Little, Sue Hall, Rick
Marriott, Asya Petty, Curlee
Marriott, John Williams, Jeff
Mears, Bill Cohen, Mitch
Mebane, Betsy Titchener, Roberta
Moll, Chris Walton, Mariee
Mullins, Cathy Kovach, Mike
O'Briant, Neal Holbrook, Doug
Overcash, Susan Crouse, Helen
Papenhausen, Monika Sajovec, Richelle
Petro, Jack Wigley, Ryan
Poindexter, Randy Farnsworth, Janice
Putnam, Mike Koger, Bob
Reeve, Sue Morris, Donna
Rhew, Jim Stephenson, Bob
Rice, Jon DeGraffenreidt, Adrian
Robb, Bill Schroeder, Margie
Robb, Sue Getz, Renee
Rose, Bill Bomgardner, Eric
Ross, Doraine Hessee, Betty
Schachte, John Bok, Eileen
Senzel, Alan Iking, Leo
Shull, Audrey VonSeggern, Maryann
Shull, Lance Premchander, Saumya
Smith, Mette Skiver, Melissa
Stein, Walter Norris, Jones
Stemkovski, Tatyana Roseberry, Linda
Stemkovski, Vladimir Carr, Janet
Stone, Beverly Brinkley, Margo
Tessin, Tim Buzcak, Jerzy
Urquhart, Molly Cohen, Jean
Vinzani, Gil Folmer, Jaap
Vinzani, Kate Meeks, Lisa
Wang, Jui Waldbauer, Beck
Weimer, Russ Teeter, Jason
Williams, Collins Haque, Abida