270pp | ISBN 978-1-55494-797-3
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Do you ever expect to play in a world bridge championship? The 2012 Scotland Senior team surprised many by qualifying. The story of how they got to Bali, and what happened to them once they got there, makes for fascinating reading.
A wonderful tale — the best underdog story since the Jamaican Bobsled Team. A must-read for any bridge player who wants to see what it is like to play in a world championship. — Mike Passell
The authors give the reader a real sense of what is happening behind the scenes. I was left with the very nostalgic thought, "Wish I was there." — Barnet Shenkin
This book covers aspects of playing in a world championship in a way that I have not read elsewhere, so it is that rarity these days, an original idea. — Brian Senior
HARRY SMITH is a retired actuary who has played bridge for fifty years. He has represented Scotland in the Senior Team on five occasions with three different partners. He was captain of the Scottish Senior Team that won the Bronze Medal at the European Teams Championships in 2012, going on to captain them to the quarter-finals of the D’Orsi Bowl in 2013. Having published many bridge articles, he is the author of two bridge books for Master Point Press, both written jointly with Alex Adamson.
ALEX ADAMSON has played for the Scottish Open team, and for Scotland and Britain at junior level. He is a historian and project manager. He is married with two grown-up children. Alex has written two books for Master Point Press, both of which were written jointly with Harry Smith. He has also written a number of books on aspects of Scottish history.
In a realistic account of what it is like to enter a world championship, the authors make the reader feel part of the strategy and action; invariably, I found myself rooting for the underdog Scots.
— The Bridge World Date: 2015-07-29
For your expert or aspiring expert friends, if you want the feel of being at the world championships on an underdog team, try Scotland\'s Senior Moment. I am still reading it as we go to press and am utterly delighted with it.
— Kitty Cooper Date: 2014-11-25
I enjoyed the book, and I found the story pretty intense, even though I knew what was going to happen, ultimately. The whole thing was a bit of a roller coaster, and I went up and down with the captain. The authors covered, and gave color to, a wide variety of subjects: the events themselves, the captains\' role, preparing the players, dealing with the players and (of course) a lot of bridge. I especially liked the captain\'s insights when the team did not perform well - there was much value there for the reader.
— Michael Rosenberg Date: 2014-10-14
\"Knowing Harry, and all the Scottish players, well, I can say that this book is an honest retrospective of the event. Harry always wears his heart on his sleeve and his deep soul-searching to find the best line ups and doing the best for his team comes across naturally - a tribute perhaps to his co-writer, Alex Adamson. \" Read the full review at Paul Gibson\'s blog http://thebeercard.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/scotlands-senior-moment.html
— Paul Gipson Date: 2014-08-18
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