Online Bridge Updates

Bridge Tournaments Update July 2021keep on top of what’s happening, click here.

North American Bridge Online NAOBC July 2021

July 15-25 – The Summer NAOBC features the finals of the GNT (all flights), two Two-day Pair events (July 17-18 and 24-25), NAOBC Open Knockout Team event (July 19-25), a Two-day IMP Pairs Event (July 21-22), and a Three-day Pairs event (July 23-25), as well as one-day pair events (July 18, 21, 22, and 25). All events will have Open, 0-5000, and 0-1500 games.

Take a ride on the Alt Elevator

From July 26th through July 30th, ALT will be holding a special 1-week event with an exciting new format.

Online Bridge – Different Mechanics, Same Laws – information bulletin form ACBL Click here for PDF.

Junior Bridge Players fill the table at Real Bridge’s Junior Events. Two more events this month. Last event had 43 teams from 17 countries.  Events are free of charge.  Contact to find out more. Or visit here.

The country’s premier event is not the place to be experimenting with novel gadgets. Steve Weinstein weighs in on why he’s against the use of tablets in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals of the USBF Championships. Read “A Hard Tablet To Swallow: Bridge Winners here ->

WBT (World Bridge Tour) publishes a Player Contract and Policies in light of recent events. “An important part of our set-up is that WBT has a contractual commitment to keep the community safe for all our members.”  Read more on Bridge Winners here ->

Gabriel Chagas Suspended for One Year. Suspended from participating in tournaments promoted by the Brazilian Federation of Bridge and its associated clubs for a period of 1 (one) year as well as from representing Brazil, nationally or internationally, for a period of 1 (one) year, as of the present date. Read more on Bridge Winners – >

Bridge Winners runs Club Games on Real Bridge – Weekly. Single Session. 2 Hours. $3 per person. Juniors play free. Read about it here – >

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Bridge News

Bridge Clubs after Covid – Websites and platforms promise to help people find their way back to the club. Read more here →

Tablet Talk: How Tablets Will Change Face-to-Face Bridge Tournaments. “I’m sure that face-to-face play using tablets is the future of competitive bridge, whether we get there this year or later,”says Jan Martel.  Read more here →

Catching Up with New Tricks Bridge – New Tricks Bridge Club is an online resource that encourages learning bridge for everyone. Free lessons, a Tournament Series with expert commentary, and videos about bridge are just some of what NTBC has to offer. Read more here  ->

Bridge Lessons

Learning Bridge In June? Add These 12 Excellent Bridge Lesson Websites! Alex has collected some of the greatest expert players, bridge writers, and card tutors to bring you this list.

The WBF is very pleased to announce that, as approved by the Management Committee, a Letter of Intent has been signed with the Polish Bridge Union for the organisation of the 2022 World Bridge Series (Rosenblum Cup, McConnell Cup, Rand Cup, Mixed Teams, Open/Women/Senior/Mixed Pairs) to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 2nd to 17th September. Read more ->

Magnetic Bridge – Face to face play is returning and this summer you’ll see a lot of card games taking place out of doors. The last thing you want is for your expertly bid 6NT to suddenly lose its dummy in the wind. Enter Magnetic Bridge Cards. 

BAMSA Bridge is a mind sport for allBAMSA (Bridge A Mind Sport for All) is an academic, research-led project that explores the social world of bridge and the benefits of mindsport. Registration is now open for the BAMSA Conference: Bridging Academia, Policy and Practice.  (online 28 June to 1 July 2021). Click here to find out more and register ->

New Regions in the ACBL. The ACBL has reorganized their government, clumping their 25 Districts together into 13 Regions, and reducing the size of their Board of Governors. Read more on the ACBL Website here – >

Ohhhhh Canada! Were Canada’s Premier National Championships sidelined by cheating? Read Ohh Canada! currently trending on Bridge Winners ->

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 ->

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Bridge Video, Podcasts and Radio

ALT TV / Bid72 Channel – The popular ALT Invitation series of Team Tournaments can be found on Youtube.

New Tricks Bridge has a series of fun videos matching 8 bridge experts in individual play. Check out their YouTube channel here ->

The Setting Trick Podcast – Over 35 Conversations with World Class Bridge Players

The Bridge Zone Radio Show – It’s is a radio show and podcast encouraging fellow Bridge players to share the passion that enthusiasts have in playing this challenging game.

The Bridge Channel with Bridge Videos. A cool site that curates bridge videos from around the world and down through time.

Are You Twitching To Stream Your Game? There was a time when bridge blogs were all the rage. Today, live streaming seems to be the ‘new blog.’ Learn how you can get started streaming your bridge game on Twitch, and find out who else is there.

Bridge. A Game For Life. This insightful talk and introduction to Bridge by twelve-year-old Mumbai resident, Anshul Bhatt, highlights his passion for the game. Anshul is the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Joan Gerard Youth Awards at the World Youth Open Bridge Championships, where he represented India in the U16.  Watch on You Tube Here ->

Why is Bridge Awesome?  Multiple Australian National Champion and representative Peter Hollands shares why he thinks bridge is awesome. YouTube -.



DIRTY TRICKS –  ‘Dirty Tricks’ Unveiled by Yes Studios. Yes Studios. Its world premiere was at Hot Docs but if you missed it there you can watch it at upcoming festivals. Find out more ->

ACE OF KNAVES – The Bridge Film of the Century. “If I sat with you for 10 minutes at the bridge table, I would know more about you than your closest relatives do. ” – Zia Mahmood.   Read about the movie in this 2017 article.

Apps, Robots, and Computer Bridge Updates

Bridge On BBO: Now With Live Audio

FunBridge introduces video chat. A smile, a glance, raised eyebrows… Do you miss seeing and hearing other players’ reactions live around the table? Good news! You can now enable your camera and/or microphone during your multiplayer games (feature currently available for “Create a private table” mode only). Read more here – >

Big news from Bridge Base Online! Video Chat can now be enjoyed by millions of bridge players worldwide. . Read Press Release Here – >

Live Audio on BBO – We spoke to Dan Storch from Bridge Base Online about the new live audio feature for games. Here’s how it works, why it’s there, and how to use it. Read interview here – >

Tricky-Bridge-Learn-and-Play-BridgeTricky Bridge: 7,000 beginners in Week 1 – the new iPhone/iPad app dedicated to making the very beginning of the bridge learning process fun, free, and appealing for people of all ages to try  introduced over 7,000 beginners to bridge in its first week as a live game. Development was partly funded by the Ed Foundation – read our interview here – >

Bridge Baron and Great Game Products acquired by 52 Entertainment monopoly. 52 Entertainment is the ultimate holding company of Goto Games, Funbridge, Bridge Base Online (BBO), Le Bridgeur and China Bridge On Line, which together forms the world’s uncontested leader in bridge entertainment and software. Read our article and interview here ->

Play Bridge Online

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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!

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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. Play one hand, a 4-hand tournament, or challenge tournaments. You are always playing against robots and with a robot partner.


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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.

Why Play Bridge?

There’s a reason why millions of people around the world play bridge, many of them as a lifelong hobby. It’s a social game that creates partnerships through teamwork and sportsmanship. Bridge may be thrilling when you win and humbling when you don’t, but there’s one thing it will never be – boring.  The game of bridge creates a community. With just a deck of cards and a group of friends – or even strangers – you can have fun and dive into a game that has been drawing new players for centuries. Not only does it sharpen the mind and challenge your wit, bridge opens new doors with opportunities to network and socialize with other sharp-minded competitors. Find out more on Try Bridge Dot Org!

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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