The Game of Bridge. Explore the Fact and Fiction
Bridge has been played for a long time, first played professionally in 1925. It has always had an air mystery and elitism about it
Let us look at a more realistic point of view
"Bridge clubs are for old people"
The average age of a bridge club is usually 60+, But try and tell our members they are old and you will soon be put right
People of all ages are welcome
Bridge is a game for "posh people"
Bridge is often portrayed by television as a game played by the "upper classes" in their big houses
Nothing could be further from the truth, bridge may be played in the grand houses
It is also played in: Peoples kitchens/dining rooms; Church and village halls: Pubs, clubs all over the country
It is expensive to join a bridge club
Some clubs do charge an annual fee, these are clubs that normally have their own premises
Most clubs do not, Table fees are typically £1 to £3 per evening, and this often includes tea, coffee, and free parking
Unlike other sports/pastimes no expensive kit is required, as in golf for example
we all share the same decks of cards provided by the club