the CBA Mentoring Program?
The CBA mentoring program matches experienced players (mentors) with
advancing players (mentees) to improve the mentee’s bridge skills by playing in
duplicate games. Although these are master-point games, the emphasis of
the program is on improvement of the mentee’s bridge game. It is hoped that
mentor-mentee pairs play bridge together at least four times.
The Mentor Programs run at one of two locations:
The Cincinnati Bridge Center and the Northern Kentucky Bridge Club.
Cincinnati Bridge Center - 2860
Cooper Road, Cincinnati OH 45241
mentors and mentees need to register. Either click on the link below and fill
out the application, or pick up an application form at the club. Return the
paper application to a director at the Bridge Center or return it to John
Williams firstname.lastname@example.org .
Specific information for the mentor-mentee games appears below in
Frequently Asked Questions.
and Mentees Click the Orange Button to register.
Cincinnati Bridge Center Dates
Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm
Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm
Monday, July 25, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 1, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 8, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 15, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 22, 7:00 pm
Monday, August 29, 7:00 pm
Monday, September 5, 7:00 pm
Monday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 7:00 pm
Cost for all games is half price for the pair and the pair plays one
stratification lower than the mentor. Contact Information John Williams
Northern Kentucky Bridge Club -
The Erlanger Lion's Club 5996 Belair Drive Florence KY
Games are on alternate Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings, and Fridays throughout
May, June, and July. Cost is the going rate and you play in the mentee
Mary Ann Jacobs
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be both a mentor and a mentee?
Who may be a mentor?
Any player who is willing and able to help less experienced
Who may be a mentee?
Any player with less than 300 ACBL master points
who has an interest in advancing her/his
Yes, anyone who meets both criteria
above. Some newer players will be more receptive and/or less intimidated
sitting down at the table with an experienced non-Life Master than with a player
with many hundreds of master points.
Can I be a mentor to more than one
Can I choose my own mentor/mentee?
Yes. As long as both of you
are in agreement and each other’s names are entered on the Mentor-Pair
Application, the two of you will be paired together. We prefer that you not
choose someone you play with on a regular basis or who you have been paired in
the past, although this is not a requirement.
How will mentors and mentors be
paired for those who haven’t already reached an agreement?
Partnerships will be
made based on Masterpoint and experience levels. The committee will look
at the information provided on
the applications and attempt to make the best pairings possible.
For example, the newest players who do not play modern conventions might be
paired with non-Life Masters for the most part. An experienced non-Life Master
with 200 or more Masterpoints might be paired with a mentor with thousands of
points since they are more able to take advantage of the mentor’s Bridge
Must mentees be ACBL members?
Yes. If not, s/he will be
asked to send in dues to get his/her membership up to date before being allowed
to participate in the program.
What are the responsibilities of the mentee?
Contact your mentor to arrange
dates for playing Bridge. Do not wait until the last minute. Inform your mentor what you would like to work on to
improve your play. Ask your mentor for input/suggestions. Be willing to
What are the responsibilities of the mentor?
Be kind and
patient with your new partner. Your mentee is less experienced and is looking
to you for guidance. The “extent” of your mentoring is up to you. Be willing to
share what you know and direct your mentee to any other resources s/he might
find helpful. CBA has a great library available, and there's lots of information on the CBA website!