Bricet Kloren and Penelope Shilling (Canberra BC)

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Penelope Shilling


How long have you been playing bridge for?

7 or 8 years

When you're not playing bridge you are... Sewing, reading or walking.


If you were shipwrecked with 3 birdge players, who would they be? People with a great sense of humour and a certain amount of skill and a little daring.

If you could re-name it, what would you call bridge?

I think it is perfect Why is Bricet so wonderful?

She takes my errors in bidding and my sometimes wild bids in her stride.


What do you love about your bridge club? It is quite a large club so there are always a number of players you can get on well with.



Bricet Klören


How long have you been playing bridge for?

7 or 8 years

When you're not playing bridge you are... Enjoying a wonderful life, including wrangling grandchildren, knitting warm, woollen blankets for cold humans (wrapwithlove.org), participating in Mazda MX-5 carclub activities, and enjoying Canberra’s almost limitless natural, cultural and other attractions. Maybe in the future, I’ll cross some borders and travel again!


If you were shipwrecked with 3 birdge players, who would they be? I would love to be shipwrecked with three fun-loving, friendly, and very good players. When finally rescued, I’d tell my rescuers what a terrific time we've all had and how much I've learned about bridge.

If you could re-name it, what would you call bridge?

The Pirate’s Game - because the rules are really more in the nature of general guidance Why is Penelope so wonderful?

When I met my bridge partner, for this competition for the first time this morning, I thought she was perfectly lovely, and shares the same relaxed approach to the game as I have.


What do you love about your bridge club? The Canberra Bridge Club is friendly and professionally run. The players, volunteers, and staff are all wonderful. I love playing there.

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