In 2013 Joe Stokes revitalized the USBF Junior Program, after which Michael Rosenberg, Barry Goren, and Debbie Rosenberg started the USBF Junior Online Training Program. Currently Joe is the Junior Coordinator for the USBF, and Alex Kolesnik organizes and runs the online training. About 130 Juniors are currently in the training program; they practice weekly on BBO, usually on Sunday or Monday evenings. Each group of 4-8 juniors works with a mentor, who watches the play and provides feedback after the sessions.
The training program couldn’t happen without the support of our mentors. We are very grateful for their help with the juniors. As of May 2020, Regular Online Training mentors include:
|Craig Allen||Li-Chung Chen||Adam Grossack||Michael Rosenberg|
|Ifti Baqai||Chris Chung||Michael Huston||Michael Shuster|
|Franco Baseggio||Phil Clayton||Christian Jolly||Aaron Silverstein|
|Leo Bell||Sam Dinkin||Alex Kolesnik||Gary Soules|
|David Berkowitz||Patricia Dovell||Mike Kopera||Stan Subeck|
|Craig Biddle||Mitch Dunitz||Ai-Tai Lo||Karen Walker|
|Bart Bramley||Bob Etter||Kent Mignocchi||Will Watson|
|Dave Caprera||Mike Gill||Glenn Milgrim||Kit Woolsey|
USBF Members who have volunteered to help or to play with and against Juniors online, providing wonderful feedback to our developing players:
Migry zur Campanile
Rich Pavlicek Jr.
Ron Smith Mel Colchamiro
Cenk Tuncok Dan Zagorin
Thank you all for your time, effort & enthusiasm with this project! And of course, as always, a HUGE thank you to BBO for providing an environment where players from around the country can play together and help aspiring players improve. And also a major THANK YOU to USBF Junior Coordinator, Joe Stokes, without whose energy and enthusiasm this project would never have gotten off the ground.