Michael Gearing and Paul Brake are the QBA Youth Administration Officer and Youth Coordinator respectively.
Friday Night Youth Bridge
Youth players get together on Friday nights (6:30pm to 9pm) for a relaxed session at Queensland Contract Bridge club. Suitable for all experience levels. Sessions are free. For details contact Michael Gearing on 0419 733 930 or Jim Evans on 0421 116 658. (Sunday afternoon youth sessions have ceased. ) Click here for flyer.
We run Youth Bridge Fun Days during most school holidays. These free events give youths an interesting and enjoyable introduction to the game. Free lessons for ages 10-25. Contact Michael Gearing.
Free and discounted bridge for youth
Youth players are a large part of the future of bridge, so whatever can be done for youths will reap future benefits for the game. Players who have at most their 25th birthday in the current year can join the ABF Youth Club for free. They do not pay any ABF or QBA annual fee, and get a 50% discount on entry fees in all ABF/QBA and ABF/QBA licensed events (which includes Congresses held by clubs). Individual clubs set their own policies for membership fees and playing fees for their standard sessions and non-Congress competitions.
The QBA subsidises members of the state Youth team to attend the Australian National Championships, those attending Youth Week (typically in Canberra in January), and organises subsidised accommodation for youths at the Gold Coast Congress.
For current information about upcoming Youth Bridge events and what’s happening generally in the youth bridge scene, see our Youth Bridge Facebook Page
Youth players can of course also play in other QBA events on our Coming Events page.
We want your feedback
We want to hear Youth players about what you like and don’t like about the bridge world. Contact Michael Gearing or Paul Brake directly, or send your comments via our contact page.