LONGEST DAY: The what, the where and the why

Longest Day 2016Dig out those bag chairs and pack up the coolers – ACBL/CBF’s Longest Day is one long day of bridge, bridge and more bridge.

ACBL/CBF Longest Day fundraises for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Teams are formed and encouraged to create their own experience, challenging participants to push their limits and complete approximately 16 hours of a consecutive activity – such as bridge! Register your team now and start raising funds then  prepare for 16 hours of fun on June 20, 2016.  Read more here >>

Upcoming Tournaments

World Bridge FederationWorld Wide Bridge Contest

The 2016 World Wide Bridge Contest will be held on six different days, with simultaneous pairs being held on: Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th April | Monday 9th & Wednesday 11th May and  | Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June

An exciting, revised Contest  with an amazing prize for the winning pairs – qualification to a Final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd – 25th September with a subsidy for travel expenses, free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund!  Read more here >

2016 World Youth Teams Championships

Salsomaggiore, Italy,  3 – 13 August 2016. Click here >> to go to the information pages for the Youth Teams Championship

2016 World Bridge Games, Wroclaw, Poland

3rd – 17th September at the magnificent Hala Stulecia, or Centennial Hall . This event comprises National Open, Women’s, Seniors and, for the first time Mixed Teams followed by National Open, Women’s Seniors and Mixed Pairs Championships. Great Bridge Links will host a ‘jump page’ with all the links, galleries, bulletins, and videos. But for now, you can find out more at the WBF information page click here >>

Bridge is the secret to adult neurogenesis ! Get Smart, Stay Smart.

Seniors play cardsThe ACBL, North America’s over arching bridge organization, is growing at the rapid rate of approximately 1000 new members a month and almost all of these new members are over 60 years of age. The reason for this is science. We have learned something wonderful over the past decade and it has changed our way of thinking and behaving during retirement.  Read More >

How To Play Bridge

Three Youtube videos – each showing you the very basics of the world’s most amazing card game. Enjoy!

        

How to Read Your Opponents

How to Read Your Opponents - Body Language

5 Body language signals you can learn to help you win at cards

Yvonne Hanson has always been fascinated by body language signals. A 3rd year Political Science major at SFU, Yvonne knows how important understanding these signals can be in her chosen field. We asked Yvonne to present what she feels are the top 5 body language signals that might help someone at a game of bridge. Yvonne doesn’t play bridge but she loves poker and many other games of skill so she was excited to research and write this article for us.   Read more >

Is Brain Fog affecting Your Bridge Game?

How to eat healthy at bridge tournaments. Eating healthy while traveling can be challenging, especially if you have other things on your mind, like that doubled game you made or the unlucky slam your partner played last night. Here are a few tips to keep you sharp and healthy at your next bridge tournament. Read more >

Sitting Won’t Kill You

Sitting won't kill you

But movement is still key

One thing is certain – bridge players spend a lot of time sitting. We used to think this kind of prolonged sitting was dangerous, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However a recent 16 year study of 3720 men and 1412 women concluded that sitting, in any setting, does not increase the risk of an early death.

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Puzzles, Columns and Articles

Bridge puzzles, columns and articlesBridge 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 bridge quizzes, puzzles, contests and whatever else I can find that fits into the category of “Puzzling Encounters” for bridge players. Click Here >

Bridge at the movies!

Bridge Videos Movies Youtube on Great Bridge Links

New on Great Bridge Links.

We’ve set up a page to feature links to bridge videos and bridge video channels. Visit the ACBL channel where you can find out how to learn bridge in a day! Visit the WBF channel and watch world championships, take quizzes, learn from great players. We’ll be adding more to this page over time so visit often! Hope you like it – Click here >

THE NEWSY BITS

Bridge Legends – the Bridge Bandit website had a cool little slideshow that features the bridge ‘timeline’ – visit their site and choose LEGENDS from their top menu. Then click on the timeline dots to travel through time! Click here >

The History of Playing Cards – The rich, fascinating and debated history of our favourite ‘toy’ is explored on our new page. Click here >

Do you know about the Women’s Online Bridge Club? They host twice-yearly Women’s Online Bridge Festivals which are specifically designed to promote women’s bridge. The main prize for the 2015 Autumn Festival and the 2016 Spring Festival to be held in 4th – 10th April 2016 will be Free entry to the National Women’s Pairs event to be held during the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland for the winner and a partner of her choice. Click here >


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Canadian Poker Sites. Both poker and bridge are card games that use a style of play that demands a routine, and both card games involve probabilities. However, in bridge you must play your cards the right way to win. When playing poker in Canada, it’s important to routinely fold bad hands, or risk becoming a losing player.

Gifts & Supplies for Card Players

Gifts and Supplies for Card PlayersWe spend hours scouring the web looking for novelty bridge items and gifts for your shopping list. Party Supplies and Costumes too! We’ve done the surfin’ for ya!

Visit giftsforcardplayers.com