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Bob, Ruth Ann, Sara and Lu

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How Did You Meet Your Soulmate?

For Some, It All Began at a Bridge Table!

How did you meet your soulmate? Online, at work, at a party? For some, it was at the bridge table! 

Fun and Games is a nonprofit bridge club that meets at the south end of North Park Mall. Scanning the tables lately, a number of couples can be spotted whose romance began there. Sara and Bob just celebrated their wedding anniversary—which may never have happened had they not been at the Fun and Games bridge table. 

Their story takes several twists and turns. They each arrived separately for some bridge lessons from F&G executive director Susan Williamson. Bob had a different bridge partner at the time, but Sara immediately spotted him and was hoping to be seated at the same table soon. After trying out a few other partners, Bob’s eyes finally locked onto Sara’s—and the rest is, as they say, history.

Ramona and Cherry already knew each other but were searching for a pastime they could do together and that they could do wherever (since they travel in their motorhome frequently).

For many (including the famous Bill Gates and Warren Buffet), bridge is the sport of choice and a lifelong educational and recreational passion. Ramona and her partner enjoy Fun & Games because it offers highly competitive bridge games and workshops to improve their game. When they travel, they can find a bridge studio in many locales, meet new friends and participate in tournaments, too.

Fun & Games bridge is offered at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays—along with special holiday events and First Sunday Potluck Bridge Lunches. Games and workshops for all levels of duplicate bridge players are offered. 

New players are welcome; no partner required! Gloria Smith, volunteer partnership chair, can be reached at 405.659.7373 or 

  • Bob, Ruth Ann, Sara and Lu
  • Cherry and Ramona