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Time of yourlife | Bridge Club
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IF YOU THOUGHT the game of bridge was for the
mathematically inclined, the lateral minded or
trained card sharks -- think again. Learning to play
bridge at any stage or age can be just the trick!
The card game bridge in its present form came
about in the early 1900's, when Harold Vanderbilt
changed the rules of auction bridge to contract
bridge as we know it today.
The game continues to be the most popular card
game in the world and is played in nearly every country
and town, the Southern Highlands being no exception.
Bridge is not just a game for those who nd they
have time on their hands during retirement. Both
young and old alike, delight in playing together
in tournaments, competition or simply for the
Joan Power teaches bridge from her home in
Bowral on Saturday mornings. She will then guide
players through games as they progress and improve.
Six lessons are all it takes to be able to play a
decent game. Joan, who has won the Regional Pairs
Championship, says "if you have a brain -- you can play".
The game does not require any particular academic
capacity, as it is won mostly on skill, psychology
Joan's husband Gerry describes bridge beautifully
by calling it a "wonderful social lubricant", and this is
clearly the case as many bridge partners and teams
form long alliances that endure the test of time.
It's a fascinating card game and those who play it
never stop learning or trying to improve themselves.
Although the game can provide an immense
challenge, it also o ers enjoyment for the rest of
Bridge is universal and can be played anywhere in
the world. Fanatics, when traveling, visit the local
bridge club before anything else.
Those who know the game know that it is the hub
of any social circle and the place to meet each week.
A typical game can last for up to three hours,
with often much social chatter and refreshments in
between. Details and lessons: Joan, 4861 4755. n
Bridge time of life
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