Asian Games: Singapore's gold medallists hope Asiad triumph will raise awareness of contract bridge

Poon Hua (right) and Loo Choon Chou (second from left) on their way to the Asian Games bridge men's team gold for Singapore against Hong Kong on Aug 27. The duo are professionals unlike their four team-mates.
Poon Hua (right) and Loo Choon Chou (second from left) on their way to the Asian Games bridge men's team gold for Singapore against Hong Kong on Aug 27. The duo are professionals unlike their four team-mates.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Contract bridge players hope Asiad gold will spur interest but it has a steep learning curve

To most Singaporean professionals, an overseas holiday sounds like a good way to unwind after a stressful period at work. Not to Loo Choon Chou and Poon Hua.

Ask the duo about the last time they went on an overseas trip for fun and the 37-year-old Poon will raise his eyebrows, chuckle, and ask: "Fun?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'Golden chance to bridge gap'. Print Edition | Subscribe