I am currently on my 5th bridge episode. The earlier episodes were brought to an end by moving to a different city or country. I have played bridge in England, France, Germany, Belgium and now New Zealand.
I have been playing in Auckland for the last five and a half years. Until earlier this year, I was just a now and then club player with a range of partners and the occasional success. In the last few months, I have found myself in a position to play in a number of tournaments as well as in club events and my success in tournaments means that I find it easier to get partners to play in more tournaments.
In the last ten weeks, I have played in 12 tournaments, won master-points in all of them and brought home prize money in 8. I think that is a reasonable strike rate and I feel that my bridge is on a clear upwards trajectory.