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ACBL Covid Protocols

Covid Protocols for ACBL National, Regional and Sectional Tournaments

The ACBL has just released an updated Covid Protocols notice which covers vaccination and masking. Read More Here -->
Women playing bridge

Women and Equity in the World of Bridge

Many years ago, when I first entered into the world of duplicate and tournament bridge, it became quickly apparent that the opportunities for my advancement, and that of other women in our circles, were much fewer than those of our  male peers. Read More Here -->
Institute for Bridge Arbitration

Status of the Institute for Bridge Arbitration

The Institute for Bridge Arbitration (“IBA”) is up and running and soon will be able to provide expert bridge arbitrators to resolve cheating allegations and similar disputes.  Read More Here -->
John Carruthers wins 2022 IBPA Book of the Year Award

The 2022 IBPA Awards

On the 10th December 2022, at their Annual General Meeting, the annual IBPA (International Bridge Press Association) Awards were announced.  Read More Here -->
New online bridge platform - Bridgestars

Bridgestars Dot Net: The platform you’ve always wanted

Great Bridge Links & Alex caught up with Castor Mann, founder of the newest online platform, Bridgestars which bills itself as "The platform you've always wanted." Read More Here -->
Into Bridge Online bridge Clube

Are You IntoBridge? A New Online Bridge Platform Appears…

Are you IntoBridge? Pair Stefan Skorchev / Christophe Grosset have launched a new online contract bridge platform that promises a sleek interface, famous bridge player presence, and an effective data processing system to rule out cheaters and creeps from the table. Read More Here -->

15 Fascinating Superstitions To Share At Your Next Card Party 15 Fascinating Superstitions To Share At Your Next Card Party So, what’s the weirdest belief, myth or superstition about cards you’ve ever heard? We went digging for tall tales and superstitions about cards. Read more here →

Into Bridge Online bridge ClubeAre You IntoBridge? A New Online Bridge Platform Appears… Pair Stefan Skorchev / Christophe Grosset have launched a new online contract bridge platform that promises a sleek interface, famous bridge player presence, and an effective data processing system to rule out cheaters and creeps from the table. Read more here →

Face Card Tik Tok Card StoriesFace Card & Other TikTok Terms for Card Players Have you ever heard someone referred to as a face card? The start of TikTok brings almost a whole new vocabulary to keep track of, where terms might not necessarily mean what you think! Read more here →

Bridge News


New website for Women’s Bridge in the European Bridge League which will bring regular updates regarding current and future activities for promoting women to the forefront of International Bridge. View website here

White House Juniors –  A news item in this month’s IBPA Bulletin notes that Tim Heeres and Bob Drijver report that there will not be a White House Juniors International anymore. They would like to thank their main sponsors Max Abram and Herman Drenkelford (Het Witte Huis) for their support over the years, and also for their support of (youth) bridge in general. They also thank all the players who have taken part in the event, for making it such a nice tournament. Tim and Bob, together with others, will continue to look for an opportunity to continue the tradition of a big junior tournament in The Netherlands in the future.

One of the all-time great bridge personalities, Zeke Jabbour passed away Jan 7, peacefully, in his sleep, at age 94. Read tributes on Bridge Winners here

Is Real Bridge real bridge? An interesting discussion on Bridge Winners regarding club face to face play vs RealBridge only – where do you weigh in?

Samantha Punch and BAMSA take on Neurosexism in Bridge Read introduction on Bridge Winners here →

ACBL Seeks Executive Director. Must have a willingness to re-locate to Horn Lake, MS (Memphis metro area) is a requirement. Read more on Bridge Winners →

Phoenix. ACBL’s fall NABC  November 24-Dec 4. Read Daily Bulletins and find results here 

IBPA News gets a new editor. Brad Coles of Canberra, ACT, Australia is the incoming Editor of the International Bridge Press Association Bulletin, replacing long time editor John Carruthers from Canada. Brad will commence his duties with the January, 2023 issue (Bulletin No. 696). He and John Carruthers will co-edit that number and Brad will take over as solo editor in February

ACBL creates the Institute for Bridge Arbitration – The Institute for Bridge Arbitration (IBA) is the specialized disciplinary body of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) that hears cases alleging an Ethical Violation. Read more on Bridge Winners here →

International Bridge Press Association welcomes two new columnists, Larry Cohen and Andrew Robson, to their monthly magazine. “Two more distinguished columnists we cannot imagine,” writes editor John Carruthers. Visit IBPA website

New ACBL Convention Card. The ACBL Board of Directors approved the new Convention Card during its Austin meetings. The ACBL expects to make the new card the official one sometime in the middle of 2022. Until then, either card will be acceptable. The formal use of the card in tournaments will take place sometime next year. Watch your Bulletin for articles that will help explain the changes and the proper way to fill out the card. Click here to download the card  → 

NEW BRIDGE LINKS – have you visited our New Links page recently? Lots of new bridge sites coming online over the past few months,  Check it out here ->

Bridge Innovation & Tidbits


New ACBL Convention Card Editor – Bridge Winners has updated its convention card editor to support the new ACBL convention card. Read intro here →

Asking The ACBL About Their Future Tablet Game. Alex gets to goods from the ACBL – read about the future of bridge! 

Should we consider the radical move of abolishing women’s bridge? The latest academic paper by Bridge: A MindSport for All (BAMSA) argues that no, there are good reasons for the existence of the women-only game. Read more here  →

Google Chrome Extensions for Bridge Base OnlineIf you are both a Chrome and Bridge Base Online user, then you’re in luck. Browser add-ons (also called extensions) can bring a little more to the game. Find out more

Does anyone know of a hand generator that can be used for partners to practice bidding from afar? This is a great question from Ken Bowlby on Bridge Winners with lots of good answers →

Bridge Whiz - ACBLBridge Whiz! is an exciting, free online program for young contract bridge students grades 4-12 who would like to learn more about the game. Read more here →  Bridge Whiz launched their new website this summer bridgewhiz.org

RealBridge: realbridge.online  takes online bridge to the next level, with built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online. See and speak to your opponents – just like face-to-face bridge. Bid and play using a modern, intuitive interface. Alex interviews Graham Hazel from the development team. Read article ->  

Tricky Bridge – a new bridge playing app to be launched at the end of summer. Great Bridge Links caught up with Scott Hoffer for more details about the launch and mechanics of Tricky Bridge, one of the most exciting apps of the year. Read more here – >

BridgeBee is a new bridge trainer app with a difference. A hybrid between a bridge lesson and an interactive AI-guided chatbot, this could be one of the best ways to inspire players and hone skills. It could do for bridge education what DuoLingo and its owl mascot has done for language learning. We interviewed Mary Maier from Baron Barclay about the beginnings of BridgeBee – and why every bridge player should check it out. Read article here ->

Bridge At The Movies!

Bridge video, podcasts, radio, and film links for your enjoyment.

Enjoy bridge on Youtube, Twitch, and Radio. There are many videos to help you learn to play bridge, movies about the great players – and even greater scandals – and ongoing podcast interviews with world champions.

Play Bridge Online

No need to spend time alone when there are so many places online where you can meet up with other bridge players and do what we all love – play cards!

You can play in tournaments against robots or you can play against real human players – with no chance of passing along a virus. See you there!

Just Play Bridge – Solitaire Bridge Games

Robot 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 – solitaire style!

Or if you just want to give it a quick try, click here for an instant solitaire bridge hand – no charge, no login!

How To Play Bridge

Learn 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.

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.

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