Barbara Conquest

Barbara Conquest
Moonee Valley Bridge Club, VIC

I grew up in a card playing family. My grandmother used to have solo evenings at her house each week. She would bring treats the next day in the form of surplus chocolates and cakes from the night before, which was a bonus for my sisters and me when we came home from school.

My parents also had card evenings on occasions and witnessing the fun that they had I learnt to expect to be playing cards in some form when I retired and I am so glad that I did start to play bridge.

I first discovered bridge about twenty years ago and I decided to become a Bridge Teacher because I feel strongly about the need for people to be able to learn bridge and fill their spare time with such a stimulating activity.

Playing bridge (and continuing to learn bridge) is mentally stimulating and socially rewarding. The most enjoyable part of teaching bridge I find is to be able to provide the information and materials which allows the “bridge beginners” to become empowered and progress to a point where they continue to play bridge in the unsupervised sessions run at the club.