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Posted 2012-February-16, 04:02

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i'm looking to apply for financing for teaching bridge in the university and i'm searching (without much luck) for examples and best practices of using bridge in education. I know or i've heard that bridge is taught in Poland and in some schools in France and i think in Israel but i can't seem to find useful materials (in English or French) to prove that. Can you help me with such references from your country?

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Posted 2012-February-16, 04:11

Have you tried looking at the English Bridge Union Website? http://www.ebu.co.uk
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Posted 2012-February-16, 05:42

View PostRossoneri, on 2012-February-16, 04:11, said:

Have you tried looking at the English Bridge Union Website? http://www.ebu.co.uk

thanks, i've seen the site but they are providing resources for teaching. I'm mostly interested in for example a list of schools where bridge is taught or a national curricula that says to whom bridge is taught to or some report that says where bridge has been taught in school and which were the results
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Posted 2012-February-16, 06:00

View Posttheli, on 2012-February-16, 05:42, said:

thanks, i've seen the site but they are providing resources for teaching. I'm mostly interested in for example a list of schools where bridge is taught or a national curricula that says to whom bridge is taught to or some report that says where bridge has been taught in school and which were the results

There's some stuff here http://www.ebu.co.uk...ssresources.htm about the benefits of teaching bridge in schools, if that helps.
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Posted 2012-February-16, 07:41

There's quite a lot about schools & mini-bridge at http://www.ebu.co.uk...ntroduction.htm, and I think you could get more information about proper bridge & schools from John Pain john@ebu.co.uk
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Posted 2012-February-16, 07:51

Hi,
Try Ed O'Reilly - Kingston Ontario Canada

BridgeKingston@sympatico.ca or

BridgeCentre@Frontenac Mall

613 541-0034

Hope this helps
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Posted 2012-February-16, 08:07

The person responsible for teaching bridge in schools in Israel is (if I am not mistaken)
Oryah Meir oryah@bezeqint.net
You can try emailing her and asking for the material you need.
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Posted 2012-February-16, 09:13

Here is something I stumbled across years ago (can't remember where).

Why should you learn to play bridge? Here are some good reasons:
1. Bridge is a wonderful game. You will have a great time playing bridge!
2. Bridge is the most popular card game in the world. More books have been written on bridge than any other card or board game.
3. Many people enjoy bridge as a competitive game.
4. Many people enjoy bridge as a social game.
5. Playing bridge is good exercise for your brain.
6. By learning bridge you will improve your partnership communication skills.
7. By learning bridge you will improve your problem solving skills.
8. Bridge is a game for people of all ages, sexes, nationalities, races and religions.
9. Unlike other sports, you can play bridge up to the day they bury you.

Hopefully you have been convinced you should learn to play bridge!

(Somewhere else I read that playing bridge regularly, is one of the best ways to prevent (or stall) the onset of Alzheimerĺs disease. I have no idea if this is true or not.)
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Posted 2012-February-16, 10:11

Since you live in Romania, maybe with the aid of google translate, I suggest you give a try to the italian website, there you can read about cooperations with universities, for istance:
http://www.federbrid...ws.asp?cod=1165
http://www.federbrid...ews.asp?cod=935
http://www.federbrid...ws.asp?cod=1322
or medical research with the target to simplify doping regulations for bridge
http://www.federbrid...ws.asp?cod=1490

or about bridge at schools (I do not know how to link it better)
http://www.federbrid....asp?InsSect=01

etc
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Posted 2012-February-16, 10:42

There is a good collection of materials at http://www.schoolbridgeleague.org/ An interview with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and the benefits etc.

They now run a University League on BBO that is currently only U.S. but would highlight the interaction and competition available to you once you are underway. Lots of opportunity to set up challenge matches.

The rest of the material is aimed at younger players but still shows the benefits.

I'm about to start mini-tournaments, 6 hands Simultaneous pairs style matchpointed across the field for the little ones and will include a mini-bridge division. Once I get my database set up to handle volume, all comers will be welcome.

Anyone who is interested, drop me a note.
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Posted 2012-February-21, 02:35

Thank you all very much! I'm starting to build my case now and it's much stronger thanks to all of your information
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