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

Fiction

"Bridge clubs are for old people"

Fact

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

 

Fiction

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

Fact

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

 

Fiction

It is expensive to join a bridge club

Fact

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

 

Fiction