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Recap Of 11/13/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Thursday November 14, 2019 15:21:21

Only 4 double digit swings today with a different theme than usual.  One was a slam decision, one was a part score 'battle' that ended poorly when the same team declared at both tables with neither contract successful, but the other two were a different theme than normal.  For both of these hands, the defense was able to defeat the contract at […]


Recap Of 11/4/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 4 Comments

Wednesday November 06, 2019 08:09:06

Apologies in advance.  You are not going to see a lot of good bridge today, but I'm just reporting what happened.  Here is a preview of things to come.  Defense played a significant role in 3 swings (see if you would have done better?).  Twice a minor suit slam was bid vs. 3NT - once a very good one to win IMPs, once not a good slam to lose […]


Bridging Two Worlds By Martin Hoffman - A Review

Linda Lee ~ No Comments

Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:25:45

I loved this book, even the first half. The first half is about the struggles Martin faced as a child first in the ghetto and then after avoiding selection for the gas chambers, as a prisoner in Auschwitz, on the long march to Buchenwald, and then as a displaced person.Having read this section I realized how much Martin's personality, perseverance […]


Recap Of 10/21/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 5 Comments

Tuesday October 22, 2019 06:26:24

When we play, our movement is an individual movement with 7 rounds, 4 boards each round with everyone else who is playing being your partner for 4 hands.  Round 3 had, for the first time, all 4 boards with double digit swings (11-12-12-11 IMPs respectively) and those were the only double digit swings all day until one more came in the last […]


American Bridge Teachers' Association Book Of The Year Awards

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Wednesday July 24, 2019 16:03:26

On Thursday evening, at the annual American Bridge Teachers' Association banquet, the 2019 Book of the Year awards were presented by chairperson Brenda Montague. The committee this year consisted of Sam Marks, Henry Meguid, Brenda Montague and Karen Walker. Master Point Press is proud to announce that two of its books won awards this year.The […]


Announcing The 2019 Abta Master Point Press Teacher Of The Year

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Tuesday July 23, 2019 16:43:04

Congratulations go out to Jim Ricker from Knoxville, TN, winner of this year's ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year award![caption id="" align="alignleft" width="786"] Jim Ricker, 2019 Teacher of the Year[/caption]The award was presented by chair Richard Braunstein, representing the panel of ABTA teachers Mary Jane Orock, Joyce Penn, Tina […]


From Bad To Worse !

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Tuesday July 23, 2019 02:49:09

For most of its history,  the ACBL  allowed players at clubs to send reports or complaints to their Unit Recorder. This was of particular advantage to players in one-club towns (or smaller cities) who had complaints involving the club manager or club owner, as their complaints would obviously not receive a fair hearing, and they could not vote […]


What Happens In Vegas...

Sally Sparrow ~ No Comments

Friday July 19, 2019 20:22:03

This is my first trip to Las Vegas, and it's been a whirlwind so far. There's so much to do and see! I'm spending the week here for the annual American Bridge Teachers' Association conference, where I spoke today about our new books at Master Point Press. What a great week with a fun bunch of people. Bridge teachers really are the best people. […]


Bridge Interrupted

Alex Coyne ~ 1 Comments

Sunday June 02, 2019 07:48:52

I haven’t been practicing my bridge game as often as I should – which is, frankly, shameful – although there’s reason. We’ve been served with a surprise eviction notice by our landlords, who themselves are supposedly bridge players, to be out on the 29th of May. Illegal, and our lawyers have taken over.  So far, we’ve been asked if […]


Bridge Beyond The Bridge2success Fest

Alex Coyne ~ No Comments

Saturday May 11, 2019 14:06:49

• More information about Bridge2Success can be found at their official website.• Read more about the bridge scene in Poland at Great Bridge Links. It’s the International Bridge Fest in Warsaw, Poland today. It’s a great opportunity to play bridge, introduce new people to bridge and network – and it’s it also continues far beyond only […]


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