Bridge News Snippets from Great Bridge Links


The Best Bridge WriterDiscussion on Bridge Winners this week offers a fantastic list of great bridge authors, their books, and what makes them great. Who would be your pick for the best Bridge Writer?

ACBL Hall of Fame – The ACBL has announced the Candidates for the 2108 Hall of Fame: Lynn Deas, Ralph Katz, Bobby Levin, Beth Palmer, Judi Radin, Eric Rodwell & Janice Seamon-Molson – every one of them a World Champion.

1st World Youth Teams ONLINE Championships | March – June 2018. Official information here

The World Bridge Federation opens Robot Bridge Tournaments with WBF Masterpoint Awards Click here.

The 14th European Youth Pairs Championships will be staged at the Sport Hall Marino Cvetkovic in Opatija/Croatia 11-18 July. Entries are now open.

The dates of the 16th HCL Tournament 2018 have been preponed due to the Asian Games in Indonesia. The dates now are 9th to 14th August 2018. Click here

The Turkish Bridge Federation invites U16 to the 5th Turkish Bridge Federation U16 Bridge Summer Camp 18-25 June 2018, Turkey. Click here. 

The son of Bridge masters, a father himself, a game store buddy. A MTG Pro Tour winner, a World Champion. Meet Seth Manfield.

The Setting Trick - Podcasts with John McAllisterNew Podcasts from John McAllister

Listen to the first podcast from As John writes: This podcast interview with Gavin Wolpert is intended for serious bridge players. We talk about hands, the psychology of the game, the next step for Bridge Winners, great plays, etc. Please enjoy the first episode of The Setting Trick.


2017 Bridge Book of the year - Great Bridge LinksBest Bridge Books of 2017

Are you looking for books to fill your shelf or ebook reader with this January? We’ve collected some of the best bridge books for 2017 for you to take on your way to 2018. Read all about it here >>


Bridge Magazine UK - Great Bridge LinksBridge Magazine closes – and opens

BRIDGE Magazine (U.K.), has ceased publication with the December 2017 issue. BRIDGE was the world’s oldest bridge magazine, having begun publication in 1926. In 2011, the magazine went from a printed to an online format. The magazine’s editor, Mark Horton, and its jack-of-all-trades, Ron Tacchi, have begun publishing “A NEW BRIDGE MAGAZINE” online. The new magazine will be offered free of charge.  Their first issue can be found here. To receive notification each time the new magazine is published, go to and register (Source: IBPA Bulletin, Jan 2018)

Leo Bridge - Great Bridge LinksLeo Bridge now available for Android and iOS devices

Leo Bridge, the online social media platform that strongly supports the social side of the game is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Intuitive design, ease of use and a large friendly community are the advantages of Leo Bridge. App Store | Google Play

Minibridge is now available online.

 Minibridge is like a typical game but without the auction. Because bidding is sometimes one of the more stressful parts of bridge, Minibridge is a fast, easy way to jump in and start playing. Powered by Bridge Base Online, the online Minibridge allows players to pick the trump suit and predict the number of tricks they think they can take. Then your students play the hand as usual. While you’re introducing your students to the game, show them how they can practice online with Minibridge. They can access it at  (Source: IBPA Bulletin, Jan 2018)

Aces & Knaves: The Bridge Film of the Century

If you’re an avid bridge player and cinema buff, you might already heard whispers of an upcoming bridge flick which could quite possibly turn out to be the bridge film of the century! It promises to take viewers behind the scenes of the game – and into the minds of the people playing it.  Read Article Here –>


















The GBL Magazine

games for bridge players - great bridge linksARTICLES. STORIES. HISTORY. HUMOUR

Visit the GBL Magazine where you’ll find all your favourite stories and everything categorized to make sure you don’t miss anything new. Kudos to our great writers Alex Coyne and Katie Coopersmith. Enjoy!

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Laugh out loud

Bridge jokes and humour - great bridge linksI’m pretty sure most bridge players would agree that some of our biggest laughs have been at post mortem parties. Are the stories ever as funny the morning after? Damn right they are!

Bridge Winners.
Karen Allison has started a thread on Bridge Winners where you can read, and post, funny bridge stories. Find it here –>

Cheer Up! Bridge Humour and Jokes. Our untiring researcher Alex J. Coyne has collected some great bridge humour resources in his article. Find it 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

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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