We all know how important it is to have good tutors and partners, in order to improve one’s game. However, it is often difficult to find the right person. Where are the bridge professionals? How does one approach them? In particular students new to the game are not familiar with the bridge circles and often find themselves stuck, when the classes at their local club are over and they want to take their game forward.
ProBridge addresses precisely this issue. ProBridge is a website where students and players can look for bridge professionals. Each pro has a profile which describes their skills, achievements and offer. Looking for a teacher? Or somebody to play with in local, national or international events? ProBridge has a search feature that allows to filter bridge professionals according to what they are available to do. Players such as Zia Mahmood and Andrew Robson have joined the ProBridge community.
I believe this is a small revolution in the world of bridge in the UK. I am very hopeful that ProBridge will change the way we look at bridge professionals, finally transforming the current situation into an organised and approachable environment.
Here you can read the words of the creators of ProBridge:
“Saturday May 3rd saw the launch of an exciting new bridge venture. Sally Brock, Simon Cope and Ben Green are the trio behind ProBridge, a professional bridge agency. The idea is that bridge professionals in all areas of the game (be it playing professionally or teaching, both online and face-to-face) sign up to the site and then potential clients can browse and find a professional to match their needs.
Visit www.pro-bridge.co.uk and see what everyone’s talking about.”
Laura Cecilia Porro