Fred Heywood

Fred Heywood
Bungendore Bridge Club, NSW

How did you discover bridge? When did you first start playing?
A friend asked if I wanted to learn bridge with him.  I have always played cards in various forms and bridge is the natural extension of this.  We only played for a year or two – then there was a twenty plus year break before I started playing again.

Why did you decide to become a bridge teacher? 
I am an ex-chalkie, and I saw a great need at my club.  Members were playing the same old way and not improving.  There was a lot of frustration at not being able to see the methods better players used as a matter of course.

What do you enjoy most about playing/teaching bridge? 
I enjoy playing bridge because I enjoy the challenge of each hand.  I enjoy teaching bridge because I like seeing the magic moments when something you have been teaching ‘clicks’ with a student.  It’s like a light goes on.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
When I was in Year 7 at high school I was an English and Art major. I changed schools and was put on the path of Maths and Science.  Had I not changed schools my life may have been totally different.  Maybe that is why I have a great interest in photography and taught it later in my career.
I also like to think there’s magic in the world, hence my photo with the Harry Potter train in Scottland.