why we love bridge

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bridge

the game for life

Bridge combines strategy, logic, intuition and fun to create the best game you’ll ever play. Played by all ages, across the globe, Bridge not only introduces you to a whole new community of people, but research studies have shown that Bridge also benefits your personal wellbeing and brain health.

More than just about the game, the Bridge club is for many, their “third place” (after home and work) … that brings together people from all ages and social and ethnic groups.

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How Many Players?

Bridge is a card game for four players, two against two.

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How is it Played?

Bridge is a trick taking game and shares similarities with Whist and Five Hundred.

Is it Hard?

Bridge can be played and enjoyed at all levels - from novice to masters.

Where can I Play?

You can play Bridge casually or on a regular basis – both online and in clubs.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRIDGE

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Isacc Mizrahi, New York Fashion designer

“Seriously, nobody cool doesn’t play Bridge – everybody I know that plays Bridge is super cool”

Warren Buffett, billionaire investor

Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”

W. Somerset Maugham, Author and playwright

“when all else fails – sport, love, ambition – Bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.”

Martina Navratilova, Tennis legend

“No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the Bridge table.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and billionaire

“I love Bridge – everybody that is good at Bridge is going to be good at a lot of things.”

Who plays bridge?

Meet some of our local club members

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