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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