Sia Parsanejad

Sia Parsanejad
Pennant Hills Bridge Club, NSW

How did you discover Bridge?
When I was studying at the university in USA around 1965, a relative of mine was an advanced Bridge player in USA. I asked him to teach me playing bridge. Knowing my love of card games, he warned me that I may fall in love with the game to the extent of interfering with my studies. I, therefore, decided to delay my learning bridge.  The opportunity arose again three decades later here in Australia around 1995 when I responded to a notice in UTS newsletter to attend a bridge teaching class.

Why did you decide to become a Bridge Teacher?
I enjoy playing bridge and I would like to help others do the same.

What do you enjoy most about playing/teaching Bridge?
I am an engineer with scientific research and teaching background. Bridge is a game based on mathematical probabilities with endless challenges. To a researcher, searching to improve your bridge skills is most satisfying and to a teacher sharing this acquired knowledge with others would be an added satisfaction.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you? 
I have a PhD in Structural Engineering and had taught at tertiary level for 30 years before retiring in 2001 from UTS. I had also been practising as a structural consultant for over 45 years.  Presently I enjoy playing bridge, oil painting, playing sports, reading books and socialising with friend and relatives.