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:

  • All mentees should be members of the RBC. If you haven't signed up for 2022 yet, please contact John Gripman at
  • All mentees should be Non Life Masters with less than 500 points at the beginning of the calendar year
  • Mentees will change mentors at the beginning of each year so people can benefit from mentors with different experience and perspectives
  • We ask that all partnerships sign up for the mentor/mentee games early, in coordination with the Program Coordinators. The setup for these games can be challenging for both the Program Coordinators and the Directors, so please be responsive when they ask for information.
  • If you have signed up for a given month and are unable to make it, please inform both your partner and Program Coordinator as much ahead of time as possible. Two instances of being a no-show will result in suspension from the program.
  • If you are not participating in the mentoring program in a given month but would still like to play in the game, we ask that either each member of a partnership be Non-LMs with less than 500 points, or be a non-regular partnership with one partner being a Non-LM with less than 500 points.
  • Online mentoring games are held on the last Sunday of each month at 7pm.
    • March 2022 mentoring game will be face-to-face on Thusday, March 31 (instead of Sunday, March 27)
  • Mentoring games are stratified.
  • Pairs may play SAYC, Standard American or 2/1.
  • Please contact Becky Fuchs, the Mentoring Program Coordinator, at 919 397 2295 if you have any questions.

Mentoring Pairs for 2022

Mentor Mentee
Albrecht, HaroldRoseberry, Linda
Anderson, GlenIking, Leo
Artz, RodShull, Carol
Barry, FranBrinkley, Margo
Bates, DarleenBecky Fuchs
Blair, LeslieTrenery, Jeanne
Cobb, JohnBok, Eileen
Copeland, KarenLahti, Diane
Cowen, AllenRoss, Mike
Dunas, BobBaur, Rita
Fuchs, BrianThayer Morrill
Fuller, EdRiegel, Lisa
Getz, ReneeWard, Baker
Greenberg, BlueCostello, Evelyn
Gripman, JohnBrandt, Al
Hudson, BarbaraTeeter, Jason
Ismail, ShafikPopovich, Karen
Kirby, JohnDawson, Hana
Laske, LeeMcCool, Joan
Lin, RosaVulinec, Lisa
Lindquist, MaggieBuczak, Jerzy
Little, SueDay, Linda
Mebane, BetsyPhillips-Bute, Barbara
Moll, ChrisPopovich, Karen
O'Briant, NealPetty, Curlee
Overcash, SusanCrouse, Helen
Petro, JackStephenson, Bob
Poindexter, RandyTichener, Roberta
Reeve, SueHolbrook, Doug
Rhew, JimColvard, Lynn
Rose, BillKoury, Jill
Sajovec, RichelleKeener, K
Schachte, JohnVonSeggern, MaryAnn
Schooler, PamTwiggs, Betty
Senzel, AlanStanczyk, Larry
Skiver, MelissaAnderson, Anne
Sparks, NancyMartin, Luisi
Stein, WalterFarnsworth, Janice
Stemkovski, TatyanaLaWall, Nancy
Stemkovski, VladimirHoward, Ken
Tessin, TimStanczyk, Gerri
Vinzani, GilGladieux, Marlyn
Vinzani, KateNorris, Jones
Wang, JuiCozart, Valerie
Williams, CollinsBrandt, Chris