Bridge club prepares for Sports Festival
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.