Playing Bridge on and off since 1987 when I was 27. I got addicted at day one. I qualified to represent my country on the ladies team in 1988 in Venice. The team got canceled at the last minute but I was so excited to get to a world championship, and had been saving up for it for months, that I went anyway to watch. I did get to play a few matches on our open team.
I kept playing with the ladies team for a few years although my regular partner is a man. Eventually, I decided to play on
Plus... it's free!