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.