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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPOSTER - MOIRA E MCLAUGH­LIN

a) Hang­ing out at the pool with your friends.

b) book.

c) Play­ing bridge with peo­ple who are more than eight times your age. A RAN­DOM week night this sum­mer may find you do­ing the fol­low­ing:

Read­ing a great sum­mer

Did you an­swer C? For a hand­ful of avid young Vir­ginia bridge play­ers, C is cor­rect.

“I just like play­ing cards,” said Quinn Eg­gle­ston, 13, from the US, who has been play­ing bridge for about five years. He and his part­ner Jack­son Miller, 12, spent a re­cent evening play­ing bridge at a re­tire­ment home against Muriel Sto­larsky, 95, and Clare Agoglia, another se­nior who wouldn’t give her age.

Bridge may seem like a game for older peo­ple. But ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Con­tract Bridge League ( ACBL), which is the big­gest bridge group in the coun­try, the game has been grow­ing more pop­u­lar among kids in the United States.

More schools are start­ing bridge clubs, and more bridge youth com­pe­ti­tions are form­ing. It may be be­cause adults think bridge may help you with test

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