Re: Age distribution of today's Bridge players?
- From: john.somerfield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 07:14:47 -0700 (PDT)
On 9 oct, 14:19, grizzly.swe...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Oct 8, 9:17 pm, John <no...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm 63 years old and learned to play Bridge when I was a senior in high
school. I am under the impression, possibly mistaken, that not many
young people are interested in the game. Therefore, I am quite surprised
by the very large amount of message traffic in this newsgroup, for two
reasons. The first is that Usenet newsgroups in general seem to be
falling out of favor compared to a few years ago, and the second is that
many people my age are not particularly computer literate.
What is the age distribution of today's Bridge players?
Please reply in this newsgroup. I never post my true
email address to prevent spam. Thank you.
while I certainly appreciate the discussion here and participating in
I have to say it seems like a very small group of regular/recurring
people posting here, isnt it?
seems like a couple of dozens or so, with the same names repeating...
Yes, there is a (relatively) small community of regular contributers,
but I suspect there are a lot of lurkers like myself (and the original
poster) out there.
Re. young people in bridge...
yes, its certainly a horrible marketing-flap for the bridge-community
as a whole...
Im thinking with all the interest in online games, computer games,
chess, poker, casinos, you name it, etc,
with some smarter marketing-efforts and positioning, the potential for
our game, esp. online, should be ENORMOUS.
Last time I was playing regularly (about 18 months ago at a small town
club in the UK), my partner used to joke that my being there brought
the average age in the room down below 70 (I am in my late 40's). That
said, prior to that I played in Manchester where the average age was
much lower, probably due both to the proximity of the university and
the club actively promoting bridge.
I do agree that there is an issue getting young people interested in
Bridge (my children all refused point blank to even consider learning
how to play), it definately has an image problem
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