Bridge is Sport –Official

Posted: 14th April 2011

Hitchin bridge club has successfully registered itself as a charity under the Charities Act. The application was successful after the Charity Commission accepted that sitting down for a few rubbers of the world’s most popular card game was a game of mental skill and exertion which qualifies as a sport under the legislation.

The Charity Commission considered that it met the criteria because of:
  • The level and degree of mental skill and exertion required;
  • The potential health benefits from the exercise of the mental skill and exertion; and
  • The public benefit conferred.
The club had produced evidence that bridge has beneficial effects as regards dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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