BRIDGE IS A SPORT THAT SUITS US

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

THE card game bridge may spur din­ners, tour­na­ments and even ded­i­cated cruises, but that is not enough for Sport Eng­land, the na­tional body that pro­vides gov­ern­ment fund­ing for sport­ing ini­tia­tives, which has ex­cluded it from its list of sports.

Here is hop­ing, then, that the High Court rules in favour of the English Bridge Union, which has con­tested Sport Eng­land’s ver­dict.

Af­ter all, while Jewish sports­men may be few and far be­tween, the com­mu­nity holds an ex­cel­lent track record when it comes to the trick-tak­ing game — it fea­tures promi­nently at both the Mac­cabiah Games and the Euro­pean Mac­cabi Games, where its sta­tus as a sport is un­ques­tioned.

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