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Recap Of /10/2/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 5 Comments

Friday October 04, 2019 02:51:36

Today there were 6 hands with double digit swings where, again, bidding played the major role, but leads, defense and declarer play added opportunities that could have reduced/eliminated the swing. […]


Recap Of 8/7/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 1 Comments

Thursday August 08, 2019 21:36:39

There were six hands with double digit swings, most of which involved bidding judgment (remarkably, on 4 of the 6 hands, it was the opening bid that got things started down a different path).  Other opportunities were available on defense and declarer play for substantially different results, so the judgment in bidding wasn't the only factor […]


Recap Of 8/5/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 4 Comments

Tuesday August 06, 2019 02:26:08

Only 4 double digit swings today.  All involved bidding judgment, but the largest two swings of the day involved a player that thought it would be wise to interfere in the auction with hearts.  Spoiler alert:  It wasn't. […]


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 ~ 3 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 […]


Initiative: Getting People To Play More Bridge

Alex Coyne ~ 1 Comments

Saturday April 20, 2019 14:15:24

As part of the Bridge2Success initiative and the upcoming International Bridge Fest taking place in Warsaw, Poland on the 11th of May this year, I’ve put a lot of thought into how more players can be brought to the game.This post is a collection of thoughts around drawing players that will hopefully be useful to clubs and players.More […]


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