GREAT BRIDGE LINKS CAMPUS :: LEARN AND TEACH

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BRIDGE RESOURCES Click Here
The Great Bridge Links Resource Centre has lots of good information about tournament events, masterpoints, scoring, calling the director, and more.

BIDDING AND PRACTICE Click Here
Visit our Bidders Box for information on bidding, different systems and conventions, and forums.

BRIDGE NEWSGROUPS
The main Bridge Internet Newsgroup is rec.games.bridge. You can post your questions, tell your stories, or read all about the game. You will find lots of help and activity here. If you want to know more about Bridge Newsgroups, David Stevenson (England) has an informative page on the subject. Visit Rec Games Bridge through GOOGLE GROUPS

PLAY BRIDGE ONLINE!
Maybe you would like to try playing a bit of bridge with your compute. You will meet an awful lot of friendly people at the various online bridge clubs. There is also an awful lot of bridge software available - both shareware and commercial

 

 

 

IF YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED BRIDGE BEFORE

Here are great links for you! 

Clicke here for Bridge Boot Camp! A document for download from Quck Start Bridge Workshops.

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE (PC ONLY) - The ACBL & ACBL Educational Foundation - This FREE program was written by one of the top bridge software authors and is brought to you by the American Contract Bridge League, the largest bridge organization in the world. Download the program onto your computer, and take the lessons at your own pace, offline. You don't need any prior card playing experience to take these lessons.

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE - II (PC ONLY) (DEFENSE)
The ACBL & ACBL Educational Foundation have just released a sequal to the free software, Learn to Play Bridge. The initial program has been met with rave reviews. The sequel is written in the same easy to use style and allows you to develop more playing and bidding skills while introducing the art of defense. Click Here for more ::>

LEARN TO PLAY ONLINE WITH BRIDGE DOCTOR

Play Bridge online against the computer or with interactive Bridge lessons, video tutorials, or play live Bridge games on the Internet. Bridgedoctor now includes MiniBridge, a great way to start learning Bridge basics. BridgeDoctor is a great way of learning how to play Bridge online and it's available 24/7 for just US$7 per month. Click here for a free 7 day trial. No software to install - from sign-up to playing in just 60 seconds! CLICK HERE

LESSON NUMBER ONE

from Richard Pavlicek
Bridge is by far the greatest card game of all, and it can provide immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life. This lesson is intended for the complete beginner, one who knows nothing, or almost nothing, about bridge. If that is you, CLICK HERE.

THE CONVENTION CARD

There's lots of information online to help you fill out your bridge convention card. You can start here on the ACBL website Convention Wisdom

ADVANCED BRIDGE LESSONS

by Richard Pavlicek
For experienced players who want to master the game, this is the place to roam! Fifty advanced lessons and 150 exercises are now freely available for online study and reference. Stop by before your opponents do! rpbridge.net


INTERESTING CAMPUS LINKS

No Fear Bridge - The Website for Learners. Learn bridge! No Fear Bridge is the most fun way to learn how to play bridge. The member's site is packed with online learning activities for bridge beginners, improvers and advancers. Note: There is a fee after the first two weeks.

5th Chair FoundationJazzy New Website . The Fifth Chair Foundation has launched a newly revised - and very JAZZY - website with lots of goodies for learners, teachers and anyone interested in improving their Bridge game! www.fifthchair.org

Learning and Teaching Tools from the ACBL. Includes links, Find a Teacher and Bridge Hand of the Week. Aimed at the North American bridge player.

Mastering Bridge - This new website provides an online bridge community of bridge teachers and players which offers Free Lesson materials, Discounted classroom resources, news, and more. (May 2009)

American Bridge Teachers AssociationHelping those who teach bridge to do it better - more effectively - more knowledgeably - more professionally. The Americant Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) has a website of great interest to bridge teachers, authors and more.

Learn to Play and Improve Your Game from the ACBL. Here’s where you’ll find the basics you need to play bridge and resources you need to improve your game.
How to Play Bridge, How to Keep Score, Introduction to Duplicate Bridge, Conventions and Carding, Terms and Definitions

Really Easy Bridge - from English Bridge Union. A bridge website with a focus on making bridge easy to learn. Information such as 'Bridge Terms', 'Point Count Table', 'Really Easy Books' etc.

Huge Data base of deals in French, English. François Colin has collected a database of more than 10,000 deals from the highest level of bridge, including all deals from the world championships from 1955 to the present. He has organized them into training material previously available only to the French national teams. The material is now available to the general public for a fee. Contact fcolin@ffbridge.net for further information.

Online WBF Teaching Program
Free teaching program and material to be used for teaching bridge in schools or at bridge clubs or private classes by teachers in NBOs all over the world. . Visit website!

Ethics & Etiquettes from Jeff Tang "If someone had told me all the things I've written here when I first started playing bridge, it would have been saved me a lot of trouble." Click Here ::>

How To Be A Good Partner by Mark Horton
An excellent article found in the Boston NABC Bulletins, November, 1999


LINKS TO COMPREHENSIVE SITES

BRIDGE FORUM INTERNATIONAL Online bridge school. Courses for players of all levels including supervised play groups, courses, partnerships and private lessons. Many affiliated world renowned experts also offer forums on a variety of topics. Plus a monthly bidding competition. Click Here

 

5th Chair Org

The Fifth Chair Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to fostering bridge education on the internet and attracting new players to the game.

 

Bridge Today University

Bridge Today University (BTU) Bridge Lessons Direct by Email, magazines and digest, Learn to play bridge in 9 minutes. Click Here

The Bridge World Magazine's Introduction to Bridge
This site features great articles by well known bridge writers.


FOR TEACHERS AND TEACHERS' SITES

BridgeComposer allows entry and display of bridge hands in PBN file format; formats lesson handouts for bridge teachers; has a full-screen mode; formats web pages and emails; saves records of hands; deals random hands; has a double-dummy solver; interfaces with ACBLScore, Bridgemate and BridgePad; and more. Reasonably priced, free 30-day trial. (Windows)

The ABTA (American Bridge Teachers' Association)
A great resourse for teachers and students and includes a geographic listing of all ABTA members. ABTA Home Page

The WBF (World Bridge Federation) Website for Teachers :: http://www.wbfteaching.org/ - available in French, Spanish, Serbian, Chinese and English.

Find a Bridge Teacher (American Contract Bridge League)
They're all listed here! ACBL find a teacher page.

START WITH MINIBRIDGE - Want to teach your friends to play the game? MiniBridge may be the perfect way to introduce bridge concepts and mechanics. Its simple, easy to learn, and fun! CLICK HERE for the Rules as provided by Mickey Beutick-Warrren of the Netherlands.

BRIDGE TEACHER WEBSITES

Marty Bergen Website. Browse Bergen's bridge books, software, bridge cruises, lessons and more.

Ron Klinger Bridge Lessons Discussions of bridge games, techniques, duplicate bridge and more.

Barbara Seagram's website : Canada. Cruises, trips, books, products and lessons.

Roberta Sez. Bridge teacher. Classes with Roberta are fun and easy to follow. She makes the learning process exciting – no droning lectures and weary note-taking, since you are given her "Roberta Sez" books at your first lecture. There's no boring memorizing when you use her award-winning Bridge Guide.

Migry Zur Campanile's Improve Your Bridge With Me website.The personal page of Migry Zur Campanile, Bridge Professional and editor of the Israeli bridge magazine. The pages contain an extensive selection of articles from the English section of the magazine as well as bridge travelogues, bios, pictures, and articles on technique, humor and anything else that makes this game so stimulating and interesting. Pietro Campanile, managing partner.

Learn Bridge - Everything for the bridge novice and beginner - beginners course, weekly ezine, free tips and puzzles from David Clement

Just Play, Kathy Rolfe. I am a teacher of mostly beginners. I do most of my teaching in elementary schools through ACBL's school program but I also teach small groups outside of that venue as well.

Kitty Munson-Cooper, Bridge Teacher, presents a nice web page which features Lesson Sheets, Bridge Book Recommendations, and a Q & A page as well as free teaching materials for teaching school kids - including a 100 page lesson plan (teachers manual) based on the club series with activity sheets. The technique is to teach different card games (whist, MiniBrdge, BridgeIt) for 7 lessons leading into real Bridge with bidding at lesson 8. it consists of 15 lessons followed by a competition. Teaching this program in schools is sponsored by the ACBL Educational foundation. 


MISCELLANEOUS LEARNING SITES

Here we list links as they come in. Newer links can be found at the top pof this page.

Marty Bergen offers online lessons @ Marty Bergen Online Classes

Learn to play contract bridge - The Simiplicity Bridge Way. We play the modern version of bridge, contract bridge, a descendant of auction bridge, which developed from the 300+ year old card game whist. This game features taking tricks rather than making runs. It is more like pinochle and war than poker cribbage, or gin rummy. This website links you to products and books by Chris Hasney

No Fear Bridge - The website offers original bridge teaching resources and other items of interest for bridge learners and teachers, including free interative quizzes on bidding and play. Leigh Harding

Really Easy Bridge - from English Bridge Union. A bridge website with a focus on making bridge easy to learn. Information such as 'Bridge Terms', 'Point Count Table', 'Really Easy Books' etc.

Competitive Bridge from Bob McConnell - This site offers extensive information on how to become a duplicate, tournament bridge player. It's not for the beginner to bridge, but for the good bridge player who wants to move up to real competition. Total page count on the site is nearly 800 pages. A CD of the entire site, for off-line use, is available at a modest price from the author. R. D. McConnell.

Beginners' Guide to Bridge - Ontario, Canada Dan Berkley's site includes bridge lessons for beginners, links to Internet Bridge Clubs, bridge resources and sample lesson.

Warren's Free Bridge Lessons Workshop
Warren Hawley gives free party bridge lessons online. Read lessons, email questions. Challenges beginners, intermediates and seniors to raise the level of their play, the easy way!


OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

BRIDGE RESOURCES Click Here
The Great Bridge Links Resource Centre has lots of good information about tournament events, masterpoints, scoring, calling the director, and more.

BIDDING AND PRACTICE Click Here
Visit our Bidders Box for information on bidding, different systems and conventions, and forums.

BRIDGE NEWSGROUPS
The main Bridge Internet Newsgroup is rec.games.bridge. You can post your questions, tell your stories, or read all about the game. You will find lots of help and activity here. If you want to know more about Bridge Newsgroups, David Stevenson (England) has an informative page on the subject. Visit Rec Games Bridge through GOOGLE GROUPS

PLAY ONLINE!
Maybe you would like to try playing a bit of bridge with your compute. You will meet an awful lot of friendly people at the various online bridge clubs. There is also an awful lot of bridge software available - both shareware and commercial