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 2020: February 27, March 31, April 30, June 30, July 30, September 29, October 29 (mentoring Swiss Teams), and December 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 2020

Mentor Mentee
Adler, Pete Getz, Renee
Albrecht, Betty Ward, Baker
Albrecht, Harold Roseberry, Linda
Anderson, Glen Howard, Ken
Bates, Darleen Vulinec, Lisa
Berry, Fran Brinkley, Margo
Blair, Leslie Trenery, Jeanne
Causley, Martin Popovich, Karen
Cobb, John LaWall, Nancy
Copeland, Karen Taylor, Trish
Cowen, Allen Ross, Mike
Dalal, Joyce Halkett, Wanda
Duke, Morgie Duke, Kitty
Dunas, Bob Oliver, Peggy
Dye, Ken Holbrook, Doug
Fuchs, Becky Carey, Mary
Fuller, Ed Dawson, Hana
Greenberg, Blue Baur, Rita
Gripman, John Stellings, Lynn
Hudson, Barbara West, Susan
Hungerford, Emily Brandt, Chris
Isihara, Kiyosi Fuchs, Brian
Johnson, Joanna Edwards, Carolyn
Kirby, John Gladieux, Marlyn
Kuhn, Gary Scanga, Lori
Laske, Lee Skiver, Melissa
Lin, Rosa Carr, Janet
Little, Sue Titchener, Roberta
Marriott, John Williams, Jeff
McGinity, Eileen Heavner, Pat
Mebane, Betsy Cozart, Valerie
Mullins, Cathy Stephenson, Bob
Oakley, John Folmer, Jaap
O'Briant, Neal Brandt, Al
Overcash, Susan Crouse, Helen
Papenhausen, Monika Spivey, Karen
Petro, Jack Kovach, Mike
Poindexter, Randy Farnsworth, Janice
Putnam, Mike Koger, Bob
Reeve, Sue Clayton, Linda
Rhew, Jim Little, Cathy
Rice, Jon Waldbauer, Beck
Robb, Bill Ferguson, Mary
Robb, Sue Schroeder, Margie
Rose, Bill Norris, Jones
Ross, Doraine Hessee, Betty
Schachte, John Bok, Eileen
Sedwick, Jeanne Iking, Leo
Senzel, Alan Hinshaw, Cindy
Shull, Audrey VonSeggern, Maryann
Shull, Lance DeGraffenreidt, Adrian
Smith, Mette Sajovec, Richelle
Sparks, Nancy Koury, Jill
Stein, Walter Chiulli, Kathy
Stemkovski, Tatyana Petty, Curlee
Stemkovski, Vladimir Oakley, Catherine
Tessin, Tim Buzcak, Jerzy
Vickers, Mary Schooler, Pam
Vinzani, Gil Haque, Abida
Vinzani, Kate Costello, Evelyn
Wang, Jui Schooler, Reuben
Weimer, Russ Korbin, Scott
Williams, Collins Day, Linda