Joe Grue wins ACBL Goren Trophy.  He dominated the masterpoint winnings roster at the Honolulu NABC, amassing 422.31 points to win the award, which is given to the player who wins the most masterpoints at the Fall NABC. His closest competition, teammate Martin Fleisher, was 60 points out of the top spot.

The ACBL’s Winter NABC  in Honolulu November 23 – December 2. You can read the daily bulletins by clicking 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 –>

Mikael and Ola RimstedtAt 23 years old, Mikael (left) and Ola (right) Rimstedt of Sweden are not just rising stars; they are the reigning world pairs champions, having won the Open World Pairs in Orlando last month. On Friday they entered Bridge Winner’s The Well. Got a question for them? Here’s your chance to ask them directly!


World Bridge Team Championships 2019The 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 ->

IBPA 2018 AwardsInternational Bridge Press Association (IBPA) 2018 Awards have been announced. The prizes were awarded at an elaborate ceremony at the Hainan Bridge Festival in Sanya, China. Congratulations to sinners Bob Hamman (IBPA Personality of the Year), Boye Brogeland (Declarer Play of the Year), Dilip Gidwani (Defense of the Year), Wang Wenfei/Shen Qi (Best Bid Deal of th Year), Matt Smith (Junior Deal of the Year), The Language of Bridge Kit Woolsey (IBPA Book of the Year), and Bridge Baron – Stephen Smith & Ron Tacchi (Alan Truscott Memorial Award). You can view the articles and photos 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 >


Bridge Books 2018 - Great Bridge Links2018 New Bridge Books

There are two things there will always be room for in a card player’s inventory: a new deck of cards, and just one more book about playing cards!

Here are some recommendations for newly published and upcoming bridge books for 2018 – time to get cozy! Read more here –>

   Master of Bridge Psychology  Hand of the Week by Joel Martineau  The Blue Team in the History of Bridge by Alberto Perroux  Item Image Demystifying Defense by Patrick O'Connor  Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics - Book 1  Close Encounters - Mark Horton Eric Kokish

Just Play Bridge – Solitaire Bridge Games

Play Robot Bridge on FunbridgeWBF Robot Bridge Tournaments announces a new format.

Starting in a couple of months, the popular WBF Robot Tournaments will be changing their format with more rankings and prizes. All time overall rankings. Yearly rankings. Monthly rankings. And for the top five players there will be exciting prizes awarded by the WBF in the form of invites to the World Bridge Games 2010. Robot tournaments are played on Funbridge and available in Danish, German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish and Portuguese. If you’re not already playintg in these tournaments, come and join us. Read more here –>

Just Play Bridge – Test your skill with this Solitaire Bridge Game on

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.


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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