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I played most weeks at a lovely bridge

club in Birmingham during my first year of

study.

Bridge lets you hone some skills which are

incredibly useful for other aspects of your

life. If there's a bridge club or society

which is associated with your university, I'd

wholeheartedly recommend joining it; I

regret that I didn't have the opportunity to

do so myself - the bridge society in the

Students' Union closed a few years before I

arrived. Rob Sassoon, Birmingham r

I became involved with my university's

team because I love playing bridge, but I

never imagined I would make such good

friends or have so much fun.

The president of the society has sought

to recruit new members by novel ideas,

such as 'give it a go bridge' and 'bridge on

tour', where we travel around locations at

the university playing bridge. And my

favourite part about playing bridge at

university is that the society is extremely

inclusive and leads to great friendships!

On the social side, Durham University

Bridge Society has hosted several

competitions, giving members a chance to

meet and play with other university teams.

We have experienced 'Pancake Bridge', held

on Shrove Tuesday where we made pancakes

together and enjoyed them over a round of

bridge, 'Christmas Meal Bridge' and are

looking forward to 'Formal Bridge' - this is

where all the members are invited to one of

Durham University's colleges for a formal

meal, not forgetting to mention '24-hour

Bridge'! Lauren Davey, Durham

Learning to play bridge has been a very

enjoyable and social experience. Not only

have I become part of a friendly and

welcoming community, but I have been

taught from scratch by approachable,

advanced players who have given me the

confidence to continue playing bridge at a

local club during vacations. I am grateful to

my university club for the opportunity and

encouragement to learn bridge and to play

regularly. Sophie Mitchell, Cambridge

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February 2016 English Bridge

www.ebu.co.uk EBED

Bridge at universities

Continued from page 45 * The Beer Card - In basic terms, if you win

the final trick with the 7 of Diamonds everyone

at the table should buy you a drink.

Cambridge B win the 2015 Portland Bowl

Freddie Illingworth, Kyle Lam, Stefan David,

Toby Nonnenmacher, Michael Alishaw (and

Helen Holmes, not pictured)

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