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If you got to this site by typing WannaPlayBridge you are at the right place! This site and all of my bridge services are carried out through my company Rolfe Bridge Services LLC.

I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and why I started this site. I learned how to play bridge at the age of 9, while watching my mother teach bridge to adults and filling in when someone didn't come to the bridge class. I've grown to love the game, playing it frequently (over the past 4 decades plus). I've played mostly party bridge, but started playing duplicate bridge in 2002. I love it all! I felt like it was time to pass on the love of this game to the next generation. In November 2001 I became an ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) Accredited Teacher. I taught bridge to 4th through 6th graders in the Lee's Summit School District Gifted and Talented Program (ASPIRE) from 2002 to 2011. I've also taught in the Hickman Mills School District, at a Catholic School, and to homeschoolers. Several of my students placed in the ACBL Instant Matchpoint Competition held in the spring through 2006. Since that competition was discontinued, we have held our own student sectional tournament in conjunction with the Kansas City Unit 131 Spring Sectional. Trophies and scholarship money are available to the winners. Check out the News link. Interested in getting bridge classes into your school - during classes or after-school programs? If you are in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, I'd be glad to help if we can work out a convenient schedule, call 816-237-0519 or e-mail me. ACBL provides the textbooks and a cap to each child as well as paying me a small stipend, so the class is free to the school. If you are outside my area contact ACBL to see if they can find someone close to you to provide the service.

What I've found is not only young people who want to play this game of Bridge but also adults who either want to learn how to play or want to get better. I have begun offering classes to meet those needs as well. I am also an ACBL Club Director, ABTA Master Teacher. and a Silver Life Master!

I also direct games for clubs in the Kansas City area - you can find me at some ABA games at the Brush Creek Community Center as well as the newly formed game at the Kansas City Country Club. If you need a director, give me a call!

For my group classes, outside of the school system, I teach from the Audrey Grant Better Bridge Series. Check out the classes offered and details as to cost and how to sign up.

I have been the Business Manager for ABTA (American Bridge Teachers Association) since August 2010. I have served on the Board of Directors for Unit 131 from 2006 to 2012, in several positions many of them concurrently - Education Chair, Declarer Editor, GNT/NAP/Bragging Rights Coordinator, Vice-President, President, and Immediate Past President. I am also a teacher trainer for the ACBL.