2017 World Bridge Championships - Great Bridge LinksAll eyes on Lyon!

The City of Lyon hosts the 43rd World Bridge Championships from 12 to 26 August 2017. Click here

Great Bridge Links has started their annual Championship Jump Page where we will gather together links, videos, blogs and more. Find it here or by clicking on the image.

Toronto NABC

Daily Bulletins are a great source of reading, information and more. Click here

Stop card - Great Bridge LinksThe end of the Stop Card

From NABC Daily Bulletin #6 – After roughly two decades of use, the oft-controversial Stop card found in most ACBL bidding boxes will soon be missing from ACBL tournaments. During meetings at this tournament, the ACBL Board of Directors voted 20-5 to eliminate the Stop card for any sanctioned tournament that starts after Jan. 1.

The Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. On June 14, 2017, The World Bridge Federation announced that it has reached a cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel to collaborate on content for the global platform. Read article here >>

Scientific conference held on the benefits of bridge

A conference, organised by the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland, took place on 20-21 April, with speakers addressing the topic of “Recreational Activity and Joy in Senior’s Life”. Supported by the World and European Bridge Federations, the first day was devoted to the positive effects that bridge can have in this area, in both improving social interaction, and in reducing cognitive decline. This was the first scientific conference of its kind. Read more here >>

Coffee Break!

Bridge Articles by Famous Authors - Great Bridge LinksExcellent daily Bridge Columns and Articles from some of the best bridge journalists and teachers around the world can be foun d on our Coffee Break page. Enjoy! Read more here >>

Daily Bridge Bulletins are also a great source of high quality bridge columns and articles. The  8th European Open Championships, in Montecatini, Italy 10-24 June, 2017 offers two weeks of championship bridge and daily bulletins! Enjoy yummy bridge journalism along with your coffee.  Read more here >>

What is 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:

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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Just Play Bridge

Just Play Bridge - ACBL

Test your skill with this FREE Solitaire Bridge Game.

Ever want to just go online and play a few hands and not worry about signing in or setting up at a table? The ACBL has recently launched Just Play Bridge – courtesy of Bridge Base Online. Go to this link and you can start playing right away! The robots play a basic 2/1 system with 5 card majors and strong notrumps. They can occasionally be quirky. Hover over a bid for an explanation. This will help avoid misunderstandings. This is non-masterpoint play. You can play with or without registering.

How To Play Bridge

Three Youtube videos – each showing you the very basics of the world’s most amazing card game. If you like what you see, click here to visit our Learn To Play area, or choose Learn to Play Bridge from our menu at top of the page. See you at the table!


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