Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Gwen Points Way to Playing Bridge; Card Club Offers New People Lessons

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Gwen Points Way to Playing Bridge; Card Club Offers New People Lessons

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ONE rainy day at the golf club, Gwen Liddell discovered the game of bridge a now 35 years later she's still playing.

aGolf's still number one,a she laughed.

Mrs Liddell is one of about 100 members of the Mackay Contact Bridge Club and she is encouraging anyone who loves a game of cards to come and try bridge.

aEvery year we hold bridge lessons,a she said.

The lessons are to help people understand the game and join in the friendly spirit of the club.

Teacher Bessie Baldry said classes were held every Monday and Tuesday.

aThey can come along and learn about bridge while having a free cuppa and biscuits,a Mrs Baldry said.

Her passion for the game is shown in her dedication.

aI play about six times a week,a she said. The game of bridge has four people sitting to a table in the directions of north, south, east and west.

aNorth and south play east and west,a Mrs Baldry said.

She said it wasn't a hard game to learn and it helped you keep a quick mind and improve concentration. …

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