Sandy Sutton-Mattocks

Sandy Sutton-MattocksSandy Sutton-Mattocks
Bayswater Bridge Club, WA

Teaching bridge wasn’t a conscious decision; it was the result of an absolute instant passion for the game when I was a young school teacher, with my first lesson to a class of Academic Extension students on a final day of school before the holidays.
 
I taught them everything I knew about the game and in a few months two of the students, Paul Brayshaw and Matthew Raisin, were teaching me. They ran with bridge and became Australian Junior Champions and later played internationally for Australia while I continued to enjoy teaching and introducing people to this fantastic game.
 
I love the social side of bridge, the joy, the fun and the healing it can bring to people’s lives but most of all I love the constant thrill of getting better and learning something new about the game. 
 
Most people know me as a bridge player, teacher and mentor and think that I don’t have time for much else but I enjoy playing the mandolin, painting in acrylic on silk,  making geometric photo art and writing for WeekendNotes.