Every university city in the Netherlands has a student bridge club. Except Maastricht. This is about to change, however, because Koos Vrieze, former professor of Maastricht University, is starting a course in the upstairs room of Ma van Sloun pub on the Tongersestraat, on Tuesday 27 September. Free of charge.
Vrieze, a keen bridge player in the First Division (the second highest league in the Netherlands), is vice chairman of Bridge club Vrijthof Maasvogels. “We want to set up a satellite club with members from the university community. The aim is not just to promote bridge among students (university employees are also welcome, by the way), we also want to give talent the opportunity to make their way to the Dutch top.” Together with Vrijthof Maasvogels member Leon Deliege, another First Division player, he is going to introduce students to the secrets of the bridge game in twelve Tuesday evenings. A follow-up course has already been planned. The language used will be Dutch, for the moment, but if there is foreign interest, then it will be English.
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