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BRIDGE PLAYERS CELEBRATE SYDNEY'S SPRINGTIME IN STYLE

CANTERBURY NSW 29th October 2015 - To celebrate with the Jacaranda blossoms, Bridge players from all over the state wear purple and join together for a fun game at Canterbury Racecourse.

The Jacaranda Fun Day is part of the Sydney Spring National Tournament, which runs from 21st - 29th October this year. Over 700 bridge players have played in the championships in Teams or Pairs according to their experience level over the last 8 days. The main Teams event was won by a joint Australian-Kiwi team (Tony Nunn, Sartai Hans, Tom Jacob, Nick Jacob and Mike Ware). The main Pairs event, the Dick Cummings Open Pairs was won by Ron Klinger, the famous bridge book author with his partner Avi Kanetkar. The Jacaranda event marks an end to the State Tournament, and offers another social occasion for bridge players to get together for a fun game.

"Some people have an impression that bridge players are overly serious." Julian Foster, the Chairman of the NSW Bridge Association said, "Bridge does have a competitive side like any sports. However I will say, most of the time we are seriously having fun."

Commenting on the success of the event, Vanessa Brown, a sponsor, added, "We are pleased to see players from many areas, including Narrabeen, Mollymook, Macarthur and Bowral, attending this party to enjoy the natural beauty of Jacaranda blossoms."

NSW Bridge Association is a not-for-profit organization, committed to promote bridge by organizing classes, play sessions and tournaments. Over 150 bridge clubs are affiliated across NSW. The Association also organizes fun days and fund raising events to support NeuRA for brain research on Alzheimer's disease and NSW Stroke Recovery Association. If you are interested in learning bridge, please contact the NSW Bridge Association at (02)9264 8111 or office@nswba.com.au.