IN THE NEWS

Billy-RosenBilly Rosen (1928-2019). Billy Rosen, whom Alan Truscott called one of the “greatest names in the game,” has died at the age of 90. “A 100% natural bridge player, he played the game with great ethics and ferocity and will always be remembered …  as a total winner and great competitor.” Bobby Wolff and others give tribute to this great player and great man on Bridge Winners here –>


Jose Damiani Answers Questions. As President of the French Bridge Federation, European Bridge League, World Bridge Federation, and most recently, the International Mind Sport Association, Dimiani has been the leader of the movement to define bridge as a sport, culminating in the International Olympic Committee’s recognition of the WBF as a World Sport Organization. Damiani answers questions on Bridge Winners’ In The Well –>


Bridge Club - Great Bridge LinksWhat web software solution would you all recommend for a Bridge Club? This was the question asked by John Vega on Bridge Winners last week and there were some excellent answers! If you run a bridge club you will want to read more here –>

 


Sandy DeMartinoIt’s Your Lucky Way. Bridge players tend to be eccentric, and the game gives them plenty of reasons to be concerned about their luck, so it’s not surprising that many have superstitions. What is your lucky charm?  Read more on Bridge Feed here –>

 


Aces-and-Knives-AudienceAlmost 400 people attended the world premiere of “Aces & Knaves” at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts on Monday at the Memphis NABC. Read story on Bridge Feed here –>

 


Jeff Meckstroth and Eric RodwellJeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell have been let go by the Nickell team, effective in 2020, to be replaced by Geoff Hampson and Eric Greco. Thomas Bessis and Frédérick Volcker will join the Fleisher team to replace the departing Hampson/Greco. (Source: IBPA Bulletin March 2019) Who are these guys ? Read more here –>


World’s Number One bridge player stripped of medal.World’s Number One bridge player stripped of medal. The bridge world was shocked earlier this month to hear top bridge player, Norwegian-born Geir Helgemo, has been stripped of his 2018 World Championship titles, medals and points by the World Bridge Federation and banned from the game until November, 2019 with immediate effect. This after a random drug test during the 2018 World Bridge Series in Orlando, Florida discovered banned substances in Helgemo’s system. Read more here –>


FunBridge and BBO MergerThe Best of Both Worlds: BBO and Funbridge – Bridge Base Online and GOTO Games’ Funbridge are two highly successful bridge platforms in their own right, and the recently announced merger has a lot of players wondering about why the two companies have decided to join forces – and how it will affect the future for players on either platform.  Read Alex’s article here –>


The Longest Day - ACBL and Alzheimer's AssociationThis year will mark the ACBL’s seventh year as the Alzheimer’s Association’s inaugural global partner for The Longest Day, and they are looking forward to bringing new energy and support to clubs across the country who work so hard to plan and execute the fabulous events that support The Longest Day Fundraiser. Teams can select a day during the week of the summer solstice, June 16-23 to play bridge from sunrise to sunset, host an event, or just play one game. Learn how you can participate in The Longest Day


The 44th World Bridge Team Championships, including Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, D’Orsi Senior Bowl, Mixed National Teams, and the 12th World Transnational Open Teams will be held at the Wuhan International Convention Center, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China from 14-28 September, 2019. Read more here ->


The Bridge Cartoon Store!

Table Talk The Bridge Cartoon StoreGoodwin Launches a Cartoon Store. Jude Goodwin, the popular cartoonist who brought us all Table Talk in the 1980s, is known for her light hearted cartooning style and real world bridge humour. From the early days with the Finesse Expert, to more modern single cell cartoons, Goodwin’s characters are enduring and timeless. Recently Goodwin has uploaded hundreds of these cartoons to her new Cartoon Store. “I thought I should put them up there for the world because I’m 65 and even cartoonists don’t live forever.” It has indeed been a long time since Goodwin brought us her autobiographical experiences as Sue, the newbie at the bridge club, but for many bridge players, it seems like yesterday. You can find her bridge cartoons at the Bridge Cartoon Store click here –>

Coffee Break!

Bridge Articles by Famous Authors - Great Bridge LinksEnjoy bridge on your coffee break. Bridge Players love puzzles! Crosswords, jigsaws, word play, logic problems …. and the ultimate puzzle, the game of bridge itself. On this page you will find links to daily bridge articles, bridge quizzes, puzzles, contests and whatever else we find in our travels around the ‘net. Click Here >

Just Play Bridge – Solitaire Bridge Games

Play Robot Bridge on FunbridgeRobot Bridge is anytime fun for all levels.

Enjoy playing bridge with robots anytime anywhere – on your phone, your tablet or your computer. Play one hand, a 4-hand tournament, or challenge tournaments. You are always playing against robots and with a robot partner.  Find all the best apps on our bridge apps page here →


Just Play Bridge – Test your skill with this Solitaire Bridge Game on acbl.org.

Ever want to just go online and play a few hands and not worry about signing in or setting up at a table? On the ACBL website and courtesy of Bridge Base Online you can Just Play Bridge. Read more here –>


WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION (WBF) ROBOT TOURNAMENTS

At the end of 2019 the leading three players in the 2019 overall ranking, determined on their best results achieved over a minimum of 100 tournaments will be invited to participate in the 2020 World Championships with a partner of their choice. Read more here –>

How To Play Bridge

Owls Playing Bridge - Great Bridge LinksLearn to play bridge with videos, lessons, apps and teachers. Visit our GBL Classroom to find everything you need!

Bridge can be played by anyone, young and old. It’s not only great for your brain but your social life as well! Bridge players can find friends in any city in the world.

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What is the game of bridge?

Keep Calm and Play Bridgefrom the World Bridge Federation:

Bridge is the ultimate trick-taking card game, easily the greatest source of enjoyment that four people can have with a pack of cards.

Bridge is a sport: the World Bridge Federation is recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Just like every sport, Bridge offers enormous benefits to its players.

It is enjoyed by tens of millions of people throughout the world – more so than any other card game. In social circles it is considered the card game. Whether you play casually among friends or seriously in clubs and tournaments, you will find it to be fascinating, challenging and enjoyable.

from the European Bridge League:

The game of bridge is a mindsport card game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Four players form two partnerships, taking the points of the compass. North plays with South and East with West. Each player receives thirteen cards (your hand) which should be sorted into suits: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.

The game is divided into two phases, bidding and play.

Should you be a bridge player - Great Bridge LinksShould you be a bridge player? Take this quiz

Millions worldwide have found bridge to be an enriching, even obsessive pastime. Do you have what it takes to join them? Take this quick quiz to determine your potential for learning and enjoying the world’s most popular card game.

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