Living as I do inthe Netherlands, I am a member of the european bridgecommunity.
My modest bridge-abilities are expressed playing in what in America is probably regional competition (hard enough for me)
I was hooked on this game as a student and have been playing ever since (when moving the first research-point is what bridgeclubs are in the area)
I have 4 kids around 20 years of age who are more and more selfreliant and leaving home. I enjoy that process very much.
Plus... it's free!