It’s been billed as a battle of the ages.
Two Wagga men in their 20s have played their best hand yet and will represent NSW in the state bridge championships.
It’s a “massive” feat for the Wagga Bridge Club, which is keen to highlight that the game can be loved by all and played by every generation.
Brothers Charles and John McMahon burst onto the card-playing scene one year ago and have since elevated themselves to become state representatives in the youth category.
The trick-taking card game is not easy. It centres around two main objectives: bidding and playing.
Within that mix, players need to be acutely aware of their partner to build the best card trick.
“It’s a fantastic challenge, it’s competitive and social – not what you would expect,” 23-year-old Charles said.
“So we’re looking forward to the championships.”
Bal Krishan, of Wagga Bridge Club, applauded the McMahon’s youth and said they “were new to the game and yet they are going so far”.
“It’s remarkable,” he said.
The duo will fly to Perth later this month for the championships.
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