Magazine article The Spectator

Team Spirit

Magazine article The Spectator

Team Spirit

Article excerpt

Bridge

Team spirit

SOME people may think bridge is just a game, but anyone who falls under its spell knows that it's also - to use a piece of modern jargon - a bonding experience. There are few other intellectual pursuits where you find yourself sitting opposite someone who shares exactly the same aims and aspirations. Your hopes and fears come together, your emotions weld.

When you play in a team, there's an even greater sense of closeness. Now there are four of you - a little platoon, all fighting for a common cause. Few things are more exhilarating than scoring up with your teammates at the end of the match. The downside, however, is that when things go badly, you feel even worse: you and your partner have not just let each other down - you've let your teammates down too. …

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