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Cathy Chua
Cathy Chua
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I'm an Australian living in Switzerland and consequently my bridge is on hold. I learned bridge in Adelaide while at uni and as I've moved around: for the Interstate championships, I've played on the Open team for SA, Victoria and NSW, winning in the case of Vic and NSW. Also played on the Women's team for those three States, winning on the SA and NSW teams. Best in the Open Juniors was second. I have largely declined to play women's bridge, but have played on the Australian women's team a couple of times and won the Far East in 1990. Alas I've never quite managed to get onto the Open team.

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I played high stakes rubber bridge full-time in Double Bay for years, a wonderful experience. I consider myself lucky to have been at a great rubber club before that form of the game finally died. Other bridge results in Australia include first in the Open Trials and the Grand National Open Teams. More seconds than you could poke a stick at, but in particular our team got to the final of the NOT the year the Italian world champions played in it. They beat us in the final, but during the Swiss we were the only team to beat them, albeit by a tiny margin. In the semis we beat a team that included Balicki-Zmudszinski. 

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Apart from bridge: I read alot, you can find me on goodreads; I knit, you can find me on ravelry. I work in antiquarian books/publishing/writing. I played chess seriously as a teenager, played a couple of Olympiads and was the first female to win a State Open Junior championship in Australia. Love cooking. Adore eating. Theatre, films, music that sounds like music.

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I have blogs of all sorts, my bridge blog was very popular and active for a long time, but I drifted away from it. These days, it has morphed a bit towards chess, but there is lots of bridge on it: https://swatchless.wordpress.com/

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