District 17 encourages clubs and Units to lay the foundation for the future of bridge by encouraging our youngest players.  Junior is defined as players under the age of 26.  Youth is defined by ACBL as under age 20.

What can you do?  

Get a deck of cards into the hands of your grandchildren and teach them ANY card game to get them started.   Encourage the teenagers in your family to become sectional caddies.  Help ACBL boost student run college programs by being a mentor or sponsor.   Volunteer to be a partner and mentor for a junior/youth player.  Talk with your Unit Board about supporting an in-school program.

District 17 Offers Tournament Discounts

Junior/youth players get a $6 discount on entry fees at all of our D17 regional tournaments.  Players can pick up a discount coupon from directors, which requires a name, age and event.  To be eligible for the discount, the player must an ACBL member in good standing and not "playing for hire".

Let's hear about our younger duplicate bridge players!  Got pictures?   Got ideas?  Contact the Web Master, Rod Southworth, at  southworth15@yahoo.com

A Gallery of Youth and Student Players

Bridge players at Lakewood High School in Colorado.

 Lakewood High School (Colorado) bridge players!

Greg Herman (left) and Burke Snowden from Fort Collins, CO  (they were on the winning D17 GNT B Strat Team in 2014)


The 24 year old Justin Browning (right) playing in the Boulder Sectional with Dan Zwonitzer.  



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