On 5 August the club organised a 'Come and Try Bridge' morning in the Griffith Central shopping mall. They had strong support from mall management and they conducted a promotional radio interview several days before the event.
Four tables were in action, complete with electronic scoring and associated computer equipment. Shoppers were fascinated to observe the dealing machine dealing some boards.
Members of the club thoroughly enjoyed guiding prospective players through the basics of playing a hand of bridge. The emphasis was on bridge being FUN!
Club members who participated in the exercise agreed that the opportunity to showcase their club was very positive and moderately successful in attracting some potential new members.
The Rockingham Bridge Club in Western Australia is planning a similar demonstration. Their event will be held in early October, during the WA Seniors' Week.
Remember; if you are planning a similar event you can access free promotional material from the ABF website. Click here to view what is available.