[ubuntu-za] [OT] Ubuntu-ZA Bridge Club - anyone interested?

Tim Johnson tim at pteq.net
Fri Feb 19 15:13:22 GMT 2010

Hi Chris,

My wife and I have played Bridge for years, but always treat it as fun!

I'd be happy to help and we can play online.  Where are you (for live  


On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:56:23 +0200, Chris Schoonbee  
<cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za> wrote:

> Hi there,
> My apologies if anyone feels that this is too off-topic.
> I am keen to learn and play the game of contract bridge.  However I am
> finding it difficult to find interested people nearby.  There are clubs
> that are not too far but they either seem to cater for retired folk
> (since they play during the day) or they are a bit too serious for my
> level of aspiration.
> So then I though about getting an on-line group together.  Ubuntu-za
> members are one of the friendliest bunch of people I know and they
> presumably already know about doing things over the internet. :-)
> Thus I figured that there is no harm in asking the list.
> So if anyone would like to join together in learning bridge or if any of
> you already play and would be prepared to play with us, please let me
> know.  I think it would be interesting for readers to see the level of
> interest so perhaps it would be OK to reply to the list?  As soon as the
> level of interest has been established, we can take this 'project'  
> off-list.
> My preference is to learn the Acol approach to bidding - it seems easier
> and more natural/logical than Standard American and (although this is
> subjective) more fun.  To this end, I have found a free bridge-learning
> program (runs very well under Wine) which takes you from the basics and
> that people can follow at their own pace.
> I propose to meet and practice/play on-line using the Bridge Base Online
> website.
> I look forward to hearing comments from any interested ubuntu-za members.
> Regards,
> Chris

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