Bridge: How about renaming duplicate bridge. . .trump? – Part 1

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March 14, 2016 Given the current presidential primary, there must be some way the ACBL could turn that name Trump into publicity for playing bridge. Ely Culbertson would have thought of something! Without Ely’s PR genius to call upon, my suggestion is to rename duplicate bridge into trump == with a small “t” so Donald… Continue Reading

Bridge: Promoting it as a game not a duplicate game

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February 1, 2016 My Google Alert for “play bridge” has brought several recent newspaper articles, any one of which a visionary marketing person at ACBL could run with to promote the game of bridge. Not duplicate bridge but the game of bridge. Which is what’s needed. I’ll be writing about each one of them in separate… Continue Reading

Bridge-playing Centenarians

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This morning, a story about Brenda Vickery, just turned 100, in The Argus out of Sussex England finally got me back to blogging after a hiatus of many weeks. “I play bridge,” says Brenda, “Which I think helps keeps the mind sharp.” Bridge plus “sea air, a good gin and tonic, and lots of walking” is her secret… Continue Reading

Bridge in Drexel Hill PA includes sociable bridge

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October 12, 2015 I like to take note now and then of ACBL Bridge Clubs that reach out to potential sociable players — both because I want my kind of bridge to survive and because I truly think it’s the only logical path to growing serious bridge as well. You can add to that forward-thinking list… Continue Reading