June 2, Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Contract Bridge Club is a growing club under the direction of Bob Simard. Part of the club’s success is due to their attention to newer players and their Mentor/Mentee game. They had 14 1/2 tables with every entry being a mentor playing with a mentee (I believe the Cincinnati BC holds these games). It gives the newer players an opportunity to learn from the more experienced players and the chance to play in an ‘open’ game while still being on a level playing field. Elaine played with Claire Downey and I played with Peggy Bonnie. It was an enjoyable afternoon and the players seemed very relaxed and like they were having fun.