At Cruisedeals.com we have successfully booked many Bridge Club cruises. We are excited to announce that Cruisedeals.com, Turtle Creek Bridge Club, and Carnival Cruise Lines are partnering together for the First Annual Turtle Creek Bridge Club Cruise.
We find that members Bridge Clubs love playing bridge with their friends. And that traveling with friends on Cruise where the Club has scheduled organized Bridge Games is an event that they look forward to each year. We even have some groups that cruise twice a year together!
If you are part of Bridge Club and you want to plan your own Bridge Cruise please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Turtle Creek Bridge Club is located in San Antonio, Texas. The Turtle Creek Bridge Club Cruise will sailing out of Galveston on the Carnival Ecstsy, 3/2/09. If you are in the San Antonio Area and Play Bridge or interested in getting started, Click Here: Turtle Creek Bridge Club.
The Greatest Card Game
The world’s most challenging mental sport, bridge, is a game of skill, communication and infinite possibilities. Millions of people play worldwide. Bridge is a partnership game using a standard deck of 52 cards dealt equally among four players. The players bid to describe their hands to their partners and then play to make their contract.
Bridge traces its origins to the British game of whist, first played in the 16th century. The American Contract Bridge League was founded in 1937, and today it is the largest bridge organization in the world. The ACBL determines internationally recognized rules of bridge, sanctions clubs and tournament games, and encourages participation at all levels of proficiency and experience.
ACBL member demographics for 2008: 50% male, 50% female; 63% between the ages of 60 and 75; 20% college graduates and 45% have graduate or professional degrees; 56% have incomes of $100,000 or greater.
From Mind Games May Trump Alzheimer’s, Shankar Vedantam, The Washington Post, June 19, 2003 Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.
Seniors who regularly engaged in pastimes that stretched their minds – sorry, watching TV doesn’t count – lowered their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 75 percent, compared with those who didn’t exercise their minds. From a scientific standpoint is the idea that mental activity such as playing bridge can alter the molecular march of a neurological process. “Using the mind actually causes rewiring of the brain, sprouting new synapses – it may even cause the generation of new neurons, “said Joseph Coyle, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, “so psychology trumps biology.”
To be sure you have a “full deck” later in life, play bridge.” –Parade Magazine, May 16, 2004