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Oct 25th 2011: IBPA Book of the Year: The Rodwell Files

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:

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The Rodwell Files

Secrets of a bridge champion

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Eric Rodwell
      Mark Horton

ISBN 978-1-897106-67-9

CDN  $27.95        US  $27.95        UK  £17.95

Categories: Advanced | Declarer Play | Defense

 

July 26th 2011: The Rodwell Files

Watch the YouTube.com video of Mark Horton and Eric Rodwell talking about their new book::

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The Rodwell Files

Secrets of a bridge champion

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Eric Rodwell
      Mark Horton

ISBN 978-1-897106-67-9

CDN  $27.95        US  $27.95        UK  £17.95

Categories: Advanced | Declarer Play | Defense

 

July 22nd 2011: ABTA Book of the Year: Bridge with Bells and Whistles!

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.

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Bridge with Bells and Whistles

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Mary Ann Dufresne
      Marion Ellingsen

ISBN 978-1-897106-69-3

CDN  $21.95        US  $19.95        UK  £11.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Declarer Play | Defense

 

July 20, 2011: ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year: Kathy Walsh!

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.

July 22, 2010: ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year: Tina Radding!

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.

June 11, 2010: Master Point Press Dominates Best Bridge Book List

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]

May 20, 2010: Master Point Press Teacher Of The Year Award Finalists Announced by American Bridge Teachers Association

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]

September 14th 2009: IBPA Book of the Year award presentation

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>

September 4th 2009: Announcing the ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year Award

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]

September 4th 2009: IBPA Book of the Year Winners!

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.

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North of the Master Solvers' Club

Joint Winner: IBPA Book of the Year 2009

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Frank Vine

ISBN 978-1-897106-40-2

CDN  $19.95        US  $18.95        UK  £11.50

Categories: Bridge Humor | Bridge Fiction

 

August 10th 2009: IBPA Book of the Year Nominations

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:

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The Setting Trick

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Ian McCance

ISBN 978-1-897106-41-9

CDN  $19.95        US  $18.95        UK  £11.95

Categories: Intermediate | Advanced | Defense | Problems & Puzzles

 

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North of the Master Solvers' Club

Joint Winner: IBPA Book of the Year 2009

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Frank Vine

ISBN 978-1-897106-40-2

CDN  $19.95        US  $18.95        UK  £11.50

Categories: Bridge Humor | Bridge Fiction

 

 

Other books on the short list include:

  • Wielding the Axe – the vanishing art of the penalty double by Augie Boehm
  • Right Through the Pack Again by Ron Klinger
  • The Devil’s Ticket by Gary Pomerantz
  • Frank Stewart’s World of Bridge

Read Linda Lee's blog for more information.

August 5th, 2009: Proud sponsor of the Canada Master Point Press Women’s Team

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!

August 4th 2009: A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play

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.

July 18th 2009: Bridgeblogging World Championship contest!

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.

March 25th 2009: The Aces on Bridge column goes live!

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.

Feb 17th 2009: Master Point Press goes Digital

Over 30 titles published electronically, including free and out-of-print titles. Read the press release for full details. …[READ FULL PRESS RELEASE]

October 16th 2008 Proud sponsor of Canada’s Youth Team

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!

2004: Marshall Miles wins World Seniors championship

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.

2004: Play or Defend by Julian Pottage

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.