The World Bridge Federation is taking steps to help support NCBO's develop Youth Bridge. Four (4) Simultaneous Pairs will be held annually to Benefit Youth Programs. Clubs are urged to participate in these events the proceeds of which will be used strictly for financing Youth Team development and participation in World Championships. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS
The 2nd Youth Congress got on the way August 21, 2011. 27 Teams from 20 Countries are paticipating. Bulletin No 2 stated that: During the Opening Ceremony, the loudest applause was reserved for the Hungarian delegation, which apparently consisted of only one player, Kornel Lazar. We should point out this is a transnational event and he is playing on the Austrian team. Incidentally, the delegations of New Zealand (Liam Milne), Rumania (Radu Nistor) and Uruguay (Rodrigo Garcia) are equally numerous.
Also appearing in Bulletin No. 2 was this article on the Systems encountered on Convention Cards used by the Participants.
This Link Cronicles Youth Bridge World Events. Of Particular interest is that Opatija, Croatia, the Venue of the 2nd Youth Bridge Congress in August this year, hosted the 10th European Youth pairs Championships in 2010 and the 1st European Universities Championships in 2009.
Patty Tucker has led the charge for Developing "Bridge in School" Programs in the US. This iem links to a Camp she runs in Atlanta.