IN THE NEWS

World Bridge FederationAlert Bridge Journalists! FUNBRIDGE and WBF have agreed to sponsor three new IBPA awards for play in online events: Best Declarer Play, Best Defence and Best Bid hand. The agreement is that these awards will carry the same cash value to journalists and players as do the regular annual IBPA awards. As well IBPA members are eligible for free plays in FUNBRIDGE online tournaments. Click here for all the information.


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. Read more here –>

To register a team for The Longest Day, visit www.alz.org/ACBL and use promo code “ACBL” to waive the $25 registration fee. More information specific to ACBL Longest Day events (including ACBLscore instructions) can be found at acbl.org/LongestDay. You can also email them anytime at thelongestday@acbl/org.


BBO Fun Bridge MergerBridge Base Online and GOTO Games, the video games publisher behind the bridge app Funbridge, have announced a merger. The two platforms will remain separate brands with owners stating players will be able to continue to play bridge via their favourite apps and software. Read announcement and comments on Bridge Winners Here ->


Calling all young players – your National Bridge Organisation has been invited to nominate an under 26 and an under-16 team to play in the 2nd edition of the Youth Online Teams Championships starting this March. The World Bridge Federation hopes your country will be able to do this and maybe you could help by contacting them if you wish to take part then maybe they will select you and your partner to play! Contact your NBO today –


Bridgescanner - Bridge tournaments portalBridgeScanner™ is advertised as an easy to use and powerful platform, to create and manage, promote and optimise Bridge events around the World. So far available in English, Polish and Russian. We interviewed the CEO – read the story here –>

 


World Bridge Championships - Great Bridge LinksWorld Bridge Federation – recent documents. Click on links to view PDF. 2019 World Youth Open Bridge Information Letter PDF here. 2019 World Team Championships Information Letter PDF here. Commentary on the 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge Click here.

 


Finnish Bridge Federation (FBF) recognizes gender variance in the conditions of contest. Finnish Bridge Federation (FBF) recognizes gender variance in the conditions of contest. FBF competitions, where gender categories matter are women and mixed events. In women events, both players must self-define themselves as women. In mixed events, one player must self-define themself as woman and one player must self-define themself as not woman. Lots of discussion on Bridge Winners – click here –>


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 BOOK TABLE

Bridge Books 2018 - Great Bridge Links2019 New Bridge Books

There are some great new bridge books scheduled for this year, and we’ve collected some of them so you can start your reading list for the new year – including fiction, nonfiction and lesson-oriented nonfiction that can help to make you a better bridge player.  Read article 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. Robot games and tournaments are played on Funbridge and available in Czech, Danish, German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish and Portuguese. Play one hand, a 4-hand tournament, or challenge tournaments. You are always playing against robots and with a robot partner.  Visit FunBridge 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 –>

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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AT THE CASINO

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