We send our well deserved congratulations to Julian Laderman as this year the International Bridge Press Association presented him with the Alan Truscott Memorial Award for his book Bumplepuppy Days.
The Alan Truscott Award is presented periodically to an individual or organization that, in the opinion of the IBPA Executive, has done something in the world of bridge that Alan would have approved of and appreciated. Alan was an IBPA Executive member, serving as its president from 1981 to 1985 and was the long-time bridge editor of the New York Times.
Well received by many critics, Bumbplepuppy Days traces the development of the game of bridge and demonstrates how the worlds most popular card game came into being.
Congratulations go to David Bird and his book Winning Duplicate Tactics for winning the 2015 American Bridge Teachers' Association Intermediate-Advanced Book of the Year Award!
The American Bridge Teachers' Association also presented Julian Laderman with a Special Recognition award for Bumblepuppy Days: The Evolution from Whist to Bridge.
A special mention goes to Barbara Seagram and David Bird's Bidding at Bridge: a Quizbook, nominated this year for the ABTA Book of the Year Award.
The Rodwell Files was named book of the year. Watch the YouTube.com video of Mark Horton and Eric Rodwell talking about the book and about this award:
Watch the YouTube.com video of Mark Horton and Eric Rodwell talking about their new book::
Bridge With Bells and Whistles by Mary Ann Dufresne and Marion Ellingsen has been awarded the ABTA Book of the Year award at the awards ceremony and banquet this evening at the Royal York hotel in Toronto, ON.
Congratulations to Kathy Walsh, from Hilton Head, South Carolina, who won the 2011 MPP ABTA Teacher of the Year Award! To read about the ceremony and to learn more about Kathy, visit Andre’s Blog.
The 2011 Teacher of the Year, Kathy Walsh, stands surrounded by this year's
7 other top teachers and Linda Lee, from the co-sponsor Master Point Press.
Congratulations to Tina Radding, from Charleston, South Carolina, who won the 2010 MPP ABTA Teacher of the Year Award! To read about the ceremony and to learn more about Tina, visit Linda Lee’s Blog.
Tina Radding (wearing the yellow blouse) surrounded by a group of students
who travelled to New Orleans, confident she would be the winner.
As if you needed more proof that Master Point Press is a purveyor of the highest quality books on bridge! A recently compiled top ten list of recent bridge books has Master Point Press books occupying fully half of the list, and 75% of the notable mentions in several specialized categories …[READ FULL PRESS RELEASE]
Thursday, May 20, 2010: The American Bridge Teachers Association is proud to announce the eight finalists for its new Teacher of the Year Award, which is sponsored by Master Point Press, the world’s leading bridge book publisher (www.masterpointpress.com). They have been selected from an original sixty-six nominees …[READ FULL PRESS RELEASE]
On Monday, September 7th, 2009 at the World Bridge Team Championships in São Paulo, Brazil, the International Bridge Press Association presented one of the two awards for Book of the Year to author Ron Klinger. Right Through the Pack Again by Ron Klinger (Orion) has won the award jointly with North of the Master Solvers’ Club: The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine (Master Point Press).
Ray Lee, President of Master Point Press, presenting the IBPA Master Point Press
Book of the Year award to one of the two joint winners, author Ron Klinger. Photo courtesy of duas fotos.
For more information, visit Linda Lee's blog./p>
Not every bridge teacher has authored a bestseller, written a newspaper column, or become well-known enough to receive an entry in the Encyclopedia of Bridge.
Nevertheless, there are many teachers who continue to inspire their students day in and day out, promoting the game in their community and answering any question clearly, concisely and without judgment, whether it’s about Roman Keycard Blackwood or simply, “What’s a finesse?”. Their work too often goes unrecognized, yet it is vital to the future of the game… …[READ FULL PRESS RELEASE]
Have you heard the recent news from the International Bridge Press Association? North of the Master Solvers’ Club: The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine has tied with Ron Klinger’s Right Through the Pack Again to win the IBPA Book of the Year award for 2009.
Master Point Press is pleased to announce that the following titles have been nominated to receive the International Bridge Press Association Book of the Year award for 2009:
Other books on the short list include:
Read Linda Lee's blog for more information.
Master Point Press is proud to sponsor the Canada Master Point Press Women's Team at the 2009 World Bridge Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil this August/September.
From left to right: Joan Eaton, CBF President Nader Hanna, Kismet Fung, Zone VI Director &
tournament chair Peter Morse, Susan Culham, Barbara Clinton, Pamela Nisbet, Karen Cumpstone
Good Luck team!
Master Point Press is pleased to announce that A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play has been named the ABTA Book of the Year award for 2009. The American Teachers' Bridge Association made the announcement on July 23rd at the ABTA summer conference in Washington, D.C.
Julian Laderman is a New York math professor who writes a regular bridge column in The Bridge Journal. His first book, A Bridge to Simple Squeezes, was also named Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers’ Association in 2006.
This August and September, Bridgeblogging.com is holding a contest to pick the winners of the Bermuda Bowl and the d’Orsi Senior Bowl. Everyone who enters will receive a $10.00 gift certificate, plus the two winners will each receive their choice of one of five books.
Visit www.bridgeblogging.com for complete details.
The Aces on Bridge column by Bobby Wolff, which is a daily bridge column that has been appearing daily for over 25 years, is now available online at http://aces.bridgeblogging.com. The column is syndicated by United Feature Syndicate in more than 130 newspapers worldwide. All columns appearing online are posted at least two weeks after the original printed date.
Over 30 titles published electronically, including free and out-of-print titles. Read the press release for full details. …[READ FULL PRESS RELEASE]
Master Point Press is proud to sponsor Canada’s Youth (under 28) team in the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing this October.
From left to right: Team Captain Michael Yuen, David Grainger, David Sabourin,
Erin Anderson, Matthew Mason, Roy Yang Li, and Kai Zhou.
Good Luck team!
The USA team, including 77-year-old Marshall Miles, this week won the World Senior Bridge Championship in Istanbul, overtaking the Netherlands in the very last round. Miles has many national titles in his distinguished career, but this is his first world title.
Master Point Press is delighted to announce that Play or Defend? by Julian Pottage has been named the first winner of the IBPA Bridge Book of the Year award. The International Bridge Press Association made the award public this week at its Annual Meeting, which this year took place in Istanbul, Turkey, alongside the 2004 World Bridge Championships. An international jury of four prominent bridge journalists selected the winner from a short list of six, which included books from the USA, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. A second MPP title, Kantar on Kontract by Eddie Kantar, was also named to the short list.
Julian Pottage, who lives in England, is generally acknowledged to be one of the world's best creators of bridge problems. Two of his earlier books ( Positive Defense and Positive Declarer Play, both featuring Terence Reese as coauthor) are being released in new editions by MPP this Spring, while a new title Defend these hands with me is in preparation for a 2006 release date.
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