Now, a cafe for Bridge lovers in city

Now, a cafe for Bridge lovers in city

 Gone are the days when only people at Catholic Club or Bowring Institute could play Bridge, as the city now has an exclusive café for the game.

Tucked away in Abshot Layout near Hotel Windsor Manor, 13BC will provide you with a quiet environment to play Bridge all week long. Though the café is a pilot centre with 10 tables, it plans to expand in and outside Bengaluru. Café promoter R T Kumar said: “I hope to create awareness about the game along with my Bridge partners and trainers.”

“I find youngsters interested because it involves analysis, exercise of the mind, and mathematical ability,” he added.

Many women are participating in the inaugural matches on Saturday, but more would have featured if not for a tournament at the Bangalore Club, Kumar added.

The café has strived to meet international standards in providing players with a convenient and comfortable experience.

Karnataka State Bridge Association secretary Girish Bijoor says he hopes to procure bridgemates for instantaneous scoring and state-of-the-art dealing machines to cater to a number of tables.

Bijoor will be involved in training youth and new learners along with Madhav Gokhale, national Bridge champion, and Rajini, a Bridge player and trainer.

The café aims to promote Bridge amongst the youth by providing varied levels of training classes, starting from the basics. It will host tournaments in the future, which will be webcast on www.bridgebase.com, where people from all over the world can view and play bridge with the café’s visitors.

On Saturday, the IMP Pairs Event will be held between 10 am to 1 pm.

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