Is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar with en in the US who play with adults

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said Sto­larsky as her part­ner, Agoglia, teased her. “She’s re­ally good,” she said, re­fer­ring to Agoglia.

Another perk to bridge, says Darbi Pad­bury of ACBL, is that it gets kids com­fort­able play­ing with and com­mu­ni­cat­ing with adults. And, in cases like the Tues­day evening games, it gets kids in­ter­act­ing with adults they wouldn’t oth­er­wise know.

“I started play­ing when I was 12 years old in New York,” Agoglia said.

“My three girl­friends and I taught each other one sum­mer.”

It was Jack­son’s sec­ond time play­ing with the se­niors. Both his mom and dad play bridge, but he re­ally got into it af­ter he at­tended a bridge camp in Illi­nois where he played seven hours a day for five days. (Wow!) He will re­turn to the same camp this sum­mer.

“I’m re­ally good at maths,” Jack­son said, which helps with mas­ter­ing bridge, as well as hav­ing a good mem­ory so you can re­mem­ber which cards have been played.

“But not all play­ers are good at maths,” he said. “You just have to prac­tise a lot and get ex­pe­ri­ence.”

There are a lot of rea­sons to play bridge, from test scores for kids to help­ing to pre­vent mem­ory loss for adults, but on a re­cent Tues­day at the re­tire­ment com­mu­nity, it seemed ev­ery­one was there for one rea­son: They just liked bridge.

“Nice play­ing,” Sto­larsky told the kids as she drove her mo­torised chair out of the game room. “They were good play­ers.” – Wash­ing­ton Post

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