Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 10:30am to Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 1:30pm

British Council Bengaluru in association with Karnataka State Bridge Association is organising a fun filled workshop for children and parents - Mind your cards!

It is a 6 hour workshop introducing the mind sport called Bridge to children and their parents. The workshop is open for both British Council library members and Karnataka State Bridge Association members. Registrations will be taken for pairs only (one child accompanied by one parent). This workshop is appropriate for children in the age group of 10 to 15 years. 

Programme details:

Day 1:  Puzzle solving in general, some types of puzzles, The Bridge game - basics, graded puzzle solving session, summary by the coordinator

Day 2:  How we learn? How does our mind solve puzzles? Some more Bridge puzzles. Mini-Bridge – simple rules, Mini-Bridge puzzles, summary by the coordinator

BRIDGE – Duplicate Bridge an indoor mind-sport is a part of the International Mind Sport Association (IMSA) along with Chess and similar sports. All mind-sports are skill and memory based non-gambling games. Working professionals recognise BRIDGE as a game that keeps their analytical, logical, out of box problem solving abilities sharp while exercising memory. Playing Bridge from a young age improves academic1 performance as demonstrated by studies conducted in UK schools2 and others. Schools are also increasingly adopting alternate Math training methods3 with Bridge as a tool.  As one of the most popular social games in Britain, USA and other European nations, playing Bridge has also been proven to slow down onset of age-related mental illnesses and improve immune system.

Bridge is played with a pack of cards. Bridge and Chess are the ONLY two mind-sports included in the list of sports at the Asian Games to be held at Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in 2018. 

Karnataka State Bridge Association (KSBA) – KSBA is a non-profit sports body affiliated to the Sports Authority of Karnataka and is the apex body for administration of the game of Bridge within Karnataka. They have programmes introducing Bridge to children, families, working professionals and the elderly thru schools, apartment associations, recreation clubs and social organisations, workplace HR initiatives, hobby clubs and consulates among others. KSBA membership has a wide spectrum of intelligentsia from Bangalore and Karnataka including scientists, doctors, software professionals, professors, teachers, bankers, armed forces personnel, IAS, IPS, administrative officers from I Tax, Electricity boards, Telephone companies, homemakers, industrialists, businessmen among others. 

Date: Saturday 27 May 2017 and Sunday 28 May 2017

Time: 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (both days)

Venue: British Council Bengaluru

Fee: INR 500 per team (one child and one parent)

For further details and registrations please write to



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