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GS Jade Barrett
GS Jade Barrett

Sunday May 25, 2014 by GS Jade Barrett, CsbNews correspondent

The Bruce Reeve Junior Pairs, Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th at the Raleigh Regional

Raleigh Junior Bridge is a non-profit corporation offering children and young adults the opportunity to learn and play the card game of bridge. All contributions to RJB are fully tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

Kids just like you are learning bridge all over the world, in every country. The game of bridge has no boundaries. Children of any age, gender, physical ability, or economic resources can learn and enjoy bridge. In bridge, everyone plays…no one sits on the sidelines!

Bridge is an Activity that has No Social, Physical, Geographic or Economic Boundaries

  • Learning to play bridge is a vehicle to join our diverse community in a single pursuit.
  • Bridge levels the playing field.

Bridge and Math

  • Students who have a natural propensity towards Math will find the game of Bridge both challenging and rewarding.
  • For children that don’t, Bridge provides a fun way to improve their skills in critical thinking and math.
Numbers and Operations

Students incorporate multiple evaluation methods to assess their hand’s value along with their partner’s and how to weigh these findings.

Algebra Players reason from the bidding and play and visualize what they can accomplish with the help of their partner.
Problem Solving Each hand amounts to a set of problems that must be evaluated and re-evaluated in the span of a few minutes.
Reasoning and Proof Any player who can take the remaining tricks so states in the form of a proof. Flaws in the proof can result in automatic scoring adjustments.

Questions and reasoning arise during bidding and play which require clear and complete explanation. Partnerships must also agree to non-verbal cues admissible by the rules.

Representation Bridge hands can be communicated on paper using a universally-accepted set of symbols.

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