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Junior bridge: My $0.02 worth

There has been much written on these pages about how to promote junior bridge. Several well-known bridgewinners posters have devoted their time to help promising juniors improve their game. It is natural that bridgewinners people, who are mainly elite players, would be particularly interested in helping develop the next generation of bridge stars.

But I think it is much more important to recruit the masses of average players: People who will enjoy bridge as a pastime and who have no intention of playing professionally and no illusion of representing their country. Just look at the typical Regional: At least 75% of the players are over 60, and are not elite players. If they play all week, have a good time and get their 12 gold points, they are happy. These are the players we need to replace, not the Jeff Meckstroths.

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