Bridge in the Ballroom


Bridge in the Ballroom

Exciting news from Victoria!

160 bridge enthusiasts gathered for Bridge in the Ballroom at Government House, hosted by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Governor of Victoria. From new players to distinguished guests, the day celebrated the spirit of bridge, breaking geographical barriers from Paynesville to Warrnambool and Wodonga. Highlighting inclusivity, Victoria’s highest masterpoint earner (10,000+ MPs) partnered with a player boasting just 10 masterpoints!

The occasion was also a chance to celebrate Victorian Bridge which is home to the first Vice President of the World Bridge Federation Executive Council, the World Bridge Federation Chief Tournament Director, the world’s most popular bridge YouTuber and the world’s most popular bridge Podcaster. In addition to this, Victoria continues its reputation as the education state with one of the world’s largest bridge book collections, the Bourke Collection in the State Library.

Let’s celebrate this game of skill levels and the inclusive spirit of our community! Events like these not only elevate the profile of bridge but also pave the way for more to come. Catherine Harris from Sorry Partner podcast has created a template article about the day that can be used to help boost the games profile.

Catherine’s article and more about the historic occasion can be found at

Collaborating with the Government House team to bring this day to life has been a pleasure for myself and Real Deal Bridge!

Thanks to the Governor, the players on the day, those behind the scenes and the equipment provided by Bridge Victoria for making it happen!

Laura Ginnan

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