Brid­ge club pre­pa­res for Sports Fe­s­ti­val

Mossel Bay Advertiser - - Skole | Schools - Rob P­hil­lips

The an­nu­al fe­s­ti­val of spor­ting and re­cre­a­ti­o­nal acti­vi­ties or­ga­ni­sed and coor­di­na­ted by the Mos­sel Bay Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty, which t­his y­e­ar runs from 22 Sep­tem­ber to 7 Oc­to­ber, has de­ve­lo­ped in­to an ex­cel­lent plat­form in which a wi­de va­ri­e­ty of mo­re than for­ty po­pu­lar spor­ting co­des and or­ga­ni­sed re­cre­a­ti­o­nal acti­vi­ties par­ti­ci­pa­te.

A­mong the­se, the Mos­sel Bay Brid­ge Club is an ent­hu­si­as­tic mem­ber. Brid­ge Club chair, Ber­ti Har­ris, said: “The Sports Fe­s­ti­val is keen­ly an­ti­ci­pa­ted e­ach y­e­ar, not on­ly by brid­ge play­ers but by all ot­her sports­men and -wo­men and par­ti­ci­pants in ot­her re­cre­a­ti­o­nal acti­vi­ties be­cau­se it brings pe­op­le to­get­her u­ni­que­ly and pro­mo­tes Mos­sel Bay.

"For ex­am­ple, our brid­ge en­trants’ list for t­his y­e­ar’s fe­s­ti­val tou­r­na­ment on F­ri­day, 6 Oc­to­ber, at the T­so­go Sun Gar­den Court Ho­tel, is ap­pro­a­ching mo­re than one hund­red brid­ge play­ers from as far a­field as Ca­pe To­wn and al­ong the Sout­hern Ca­pe and Gar­den Rou­te.

"The fe­s­ti­val brid­ge tou­r­na­ment is be­co­ming kno­wn for its good or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on, keen com­pe­ti­ti­on and the ple­a­su­re and con­ve­nien­ce of being lo­ca­ted in an ex­cel­lent ve­nue.”

Brid­ge is a card ga­me with a rich his­to­ry and pe­digree. It e­vo­kes a strong and pas­si­o­na­te fol­lo­wing a­mong mil­li­ons of play­ers wor­ld­wi­de. Brid­ge play­ers, wor­king in tan­dem with a brid­ge part­ner, en­joy the con­cen­tra­ti­on re­qui­red to out­think and out­ma­noeu­vre op­po­nents."

"Mind sports" is a new term for spor­ting acti­vi­ties, such as brid­ge, that are lar­ge­ly men­tal tes­ts. The­se en­com­pas­ses chess, a­mong ot­hers.

Brid­ge is a ga­me of men­tal skill, ex­tre­me po­wers of con­cen­tra­ti­on and sta­mi­na. In com­mon with wi­de­ly-re­cog­ni­sed sports, brid­ge is com­pe­ti­ti­ve and a test of keeping one's ner­ve un­der in­ten­se pres­su­re.

The Mos­sel Bay Sports and Re­cre­a­ti­on Fe­s­ti­val will on­ce a­gain de­li­ver a qua­li­ty and sti­mu­la­ting brid­ge tou­r­na­ment for all par­ti­ci­pants on F­ri­day, 6 Oc­to­ber.

La­te ap­pli­ca­ti­ons to play can be sub­mit­ted to Mos­sel Bay Brid­ge Club tre­a­su­rer Doro­thy Pot­gie­ter (044 698 1612 or 074 668 4016).

A s­tan­ding jo­ke in brid­ge so­cie­ty is how bid­ding dif­fe­ren­ces can so­meti­mes le­ad to strai­ned re­la­ti­ons­hips be­t­ween brid­ge part­ners, es­pe­ci­al­ly w­hen hus­band and wi­fe brid­ge part­ners­hips are in­vol­ved!

Mem­bers of the Mos­sel Bay Brid­ge club con­cen­tra­ting dee­ply.

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