All authors available from Master Point Press

Below is a complete list of all authors from Master Point Press

Teukolsky, Roselyn

Before her retirement, Roselyn Teukolsky taught math and computer science at Ithaca High School in upstate New York. She is married to her favorite bridge partner, and they have two daughters. Formerly a regular contributor to various bridge magazines, she is working on a novel that has nothing to do with bridge.

Thomson, Matthew

MATTHEW THOMSON is a former member of the Australian Bridge Team, and has been a finalist in both the Olympiad and the World Bridge Teams. A bridge professional and teacher, he lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife, Cathryn, and with "Chubba", his Welsh Terrier.

Thurston, Paul

Paul Thurston, who lives in South Ontario, Canada, divides his time between golf and bridge. He is the bridge columnist for Canada's National Post newspaper, and has been teaching and writing about bridge for many years. A former national champion, he has represented Canada in world competition both as a player and captain.

Treble, Bill

BILL TREBLE (Winnipeg, Canada) is the author of four previous books, including the award-winning Defending at Bridge: A first course. He has won the Canadian Open Pairs championship on two occasions.

Trézel, Roger

Roger Trézel (1918-1986, France) was a multiple world champion. His partnership with Pierre Jais is regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the game.

Truscott, Dorothy Hayden

Dorothy Hayden Truscott (1925-2006) is one of a handful of candidates with a claim to being the best woman player of all time. She is one of only three women to have represented North America or the United States in the Bermuda Bowl. She won the inaugural Blue Ribbon Pairs in 1963, and it was another 40 years before another woman took home that trophy. In 1966 she was third in the World Open Pairs, still comfortably a high-water mark for a woman competitor. She won twelve medals in WBF events, four of them gold. Her contributions to bidding theory include splinters and DOPI, and her book <em>Bid Better, Play Better</em> is still in print.

Truscott, Alan

Alan Truscott (April 16, 1925 &mdash; September 4, 2005) was a bridge player, author and columnist. He wrote the daily bridge column for The New York Times for 41 years, from 1964 to 2005. <p>Truscott was born in Brixton, London, and showed early prowess at chess as well as bridge. He attended Whitgift School, and served in the Royal Navy towards the end of World War II. He studied at the University of Oxford from 1947, playing for the university at both chess and bridge. He was a member of the British team (along with Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro) that won a bronze medal at the European bridge championships in 1951, aged only 26. In 1958 he was a member of the British team that finished second, and in 1961 his team won the gold medal in the same event at Torquay. Truscott's team also finished third in the 1962 Bermuda Bowl held in New York City. He was also involved in the investigation of a cheating scandal at the Bermuda Bowl in Buenos Aires in 1965. A pair of British players (Reese and Schapiro) were accused of using their fingers to pass information about their cards by an American pair (B. Jay Becker and Dorothy Hayden). Truscott believed the British pair were guilty. They were subsequently adjudicated guilty by the World Bridge Federation authorities at the tournament in Buenos Aires. The British Bridge League (BBL) then convened its own inquiry, and several months later the BBL acquitted them. Truscott later published a book on the affair, entitled The Great Bridge Scandal. Reese published his own version of events in The Story of an Accusation. Truscott wrote 13 books on bridge, and was executive editor of the first three editions of The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge. <p>He had three children (Frances, Fraser and Philip) with his first wife Gloria, but they divorced in 1970. He married his second wife, Dorothy Hayden, an American mathematician and international bridge player who was one of the original accusers in the Buenos Aires affair, in 1972. He died at his holiday home in the Adirondacks.

Tucker, Patty

Patty Tucker (Dunwoody, Georgia) is an ABTA Master Bridge Teacher and cofounder of Whirlwind Bridge and Atlanta Junior Bridge. Her success at the bridge table culminated in her victory in the 2000 Baldwin Flight A North American Open Pairs with long-time bridge partner Kevin Collins. Patty and Kevin were married in 2006.