Duplicate Bridge Opportunity

by Dan Darrow, Contributing Writer

Keeping an active mind is essential to good health.  A study by the University of Wisconsin found that playing card and board games can help people maintain their mental sharpness.  Researchers discovered that the frequency of playing games is associated with greater volume in several brain regions that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  Those who played more often also scored higher on cognitive tests.

The Port Ludlow Bridge Group is now playing every Monday at the Bridge Deck. They are a casual group that is American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned.  ACBL membership is not required to join the games.  In duplicate bridge, cards are dealt once and placed in boards.  All boards are played by each team and then the results are compared. Thus, you don’t need a “good” hand to do well.  Often the team that plays well on defense gets the top scores.  If you are new to duplicate, don’t worry; the Port Ludlow group is friendly and is happy to help newcomers.

Meet at the Bridge Deck every Monday at 12:15 p.m. and play until approximately 4:30 p.m. You will need to bring a partner. For questions and more information, contact Dan Darrow at 360-437-9208.

Keeping an active mind is essential to good health.  A study by the University of Wisconsin found that playing card and board games can help people maintain their mental sharpness.  Researchers discovered that the frequency of playing games is associated with greater volume in several brain regions that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  Those who played more often also scored higher on cognitive tests.

The Port Ludlow Bridge Group is now playing every Monday at the Bridge Deck. They are a casual group that is American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned.  ACBL membership is not required to join the games.  In duplicate bridge, cards are dealt once and placed in boards.  All boards are played by each team and then the results are compared. Thus, you don’t need a “good” hand to do well.  Often the team that plays well on defense gets the top scores.  If you are new to duplicate, don’t worry; the Port Ludlow group is friendly and is happy to help newcomers.

Meet at the Bridge Deck every Monday at 12:15 p.m. and play until approximately 4:30 p.m. You will need to bring a partner. For questions and more information, contact Dan Darrow at 360-437-9208.