Bridge Innovation


So many wonderful new platforms and digital innovations over the past two years. These are exciting times for the world of bridge!

 

What’s the latest on Face 2 Face tournament and club play in North America? Here’s a cool new link from MedCityBridge.com. Many thanks to Matt Baylow for submitting these ‘great’ bridge links.  F2F ACBL/VACB Tournaments and News here → | F2F ACBL/VACB Club Data Here →

MiniBridge on RealBridge – MiniBridge is used by many teachers around the world as a way to introduce newcomers to bridge, and to facilitate faster learning. As part of our ongoing program of enhancements to support Bridge teachers, in September 2021 we released MiniBridge on RealBridge, where learners can play MiniBridge with other learners at a table with integrated audio and video. Read more on Bridge Winners here →

Bridge Whiz - ACBLBridge Whiz! The ACBL Educational Foundation is launching BridgeWhiz on the 1st of September this year. BridgeWhiz 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 → | Opportunity! BridgeWhiz now has over 2000 students enrolled and is looking for people to help out. Be part of the excitement – read more here on Bridge Winners →

American Contract Bridge LeagueACBL has a new website! Have you seen it? We’re loving the new look and as web innovators ourselves, we appreciate the effort and work required to update a site as large as acbl.org. Well done! See the new site 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 →

Accessible interface on Real Bridge for users with sight loss. For the past few months I’ve been developing, in collaboration with RealBridge, a modified interface to provide accessibility to the platform for users with impaired vision. Read article on Bridge Winners ->

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 appBridgeBee 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 ->

Online Bridge Updates


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

Tricks and Treats Regional  Oct 28-31, 2021 on BBO – click here →

Important Real-Life Bridge Questions We Asked RealBridge  – Online bridge is alive with possibility, with the game getting fresh players and spectators on a daily basis. As the number of bridge players continues to rise amidst an international COVID-19 pandemic, clubs and groups have a lot of new things to consider. Read article here →

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 events@realbridge.online to find out more. Or visit realbridge.online 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 Video, Podcasts and Radio


Sorry Partner Podcast

SORRY, PARTNER, a weekly podcast about bridge and all things interesting to bridge players, brought to you by bridge partners and friends, Catherine Harris and Jocelyn Startz. They’ll be chatting with international bridge luminaries and up-and-coming stars, and sharing stories from around the world about this game we all love.

The Setting Trick – conversations with world class bridge players. View full list on acbl.org here →

TWITCH: The Bridge Section – includes streaming links and videos

YOUTUBE: The Bridge Channel – with 74 Bridge Channels

Bridge and Wellbeing. Wellbeing has five pillars: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (PERMA). Professor Martin Seligman examines the effect of playing serious bridge on each. An entertaining and engaging talk for the Bridge: A MindSport for All  Conference earlier this summer. View video here →

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

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 -.

BRIDGE MOVIES/DOCUMENTARIES


DIRTY TRICKS –  ‘Dirty Tricks’ Unveiled by 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.  Watch on Vimeo HereRead about the movie in this 2017 article.

THE KIDS TABLE – A documentary from Beyond the Porch Productions and the ACBL Educational Foundation that follows four young friends as they navigate the highs and lows of competitive bridge. Available on a variety of digital platforms. Visit Website ->

Bridge News


Recap and Updates of the Italian Open Trials Saga. The Neapolitan Club has gathered all the relevant material on their website including a comprehensive summary of the events. For those interested, please visit the Neopolitan Club website here →

International Players May Attend the Fall 2021 NABC. The ACBL has been working hard to receive approval for international bridge players to attend the Fall 2021 NABC being held in Austin, TX. Read all the details on Bridge Winners Here →

Mandatory vaccinations for 2022 Gold Point events in Australia.  The Australian Bridge Federation recently announced: In order to provide a safe environment for players and officials at ABF Gold Point events, 2022 Covid-19 Event Plans will include the requirement that all players and officials to be fully vaccinated. Read more →  https://www.abf.com.au/abf-board-meeting-august-13-2021/. It is expected that State Associations, Bridge Clubs and other Tournament Organisers will probably follow suit (so to speak).

ACBL Staffs Face to Face tournaments – After running the Covid-19 safety analysis for tournaments beginning in October 2021, four tournaments have met the organizations four major criteria and will be staffed, and an additional nine tournaments are being considered. Click here for the current list.  For the most up-to-date tournament status, please visit the tournament calendar on our website (click here).  Note: All ACBL F2F tournaments require proof of vaccination.  ACBL Covid Protocols →

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 →

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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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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