Bridge with Bells and Whistles - $19.95 USD - ISBN: 978-1-897106-69-3 - from Master Point Press, the Bridge Publisher
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Bridge with Bells and Whistles

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Mary Ann Dufresne      Marion Ellingsen

192pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-69-3

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $21.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £11.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Novice

About the AuthorABOUT THE AUTHOR         Critics’ ViewpointCRITICS’ VIEWPOINT

There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few ‘bells and whistles’ to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts encountered in a Beginner course on bridge, and takes the reader beyond them, gently but firmly. The reader’s ideas on bidding will be refined, and a number of useful conventions suitable for this level of player are described and recommended. The material is written by two very experienced teachers, and includes features such as end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes to help reinforce the concepts.

For Bridge Teachers: Be sure to download your free lesson plan, The Magic of Singletons and/or purchase additional teacher support materials for Teaching Bridge with Bells and Whistles.

Mary Ann Dufresne

MARY ANN DUFRESNE (Florida) is a retired U.S. government project manager. She lives in Weeki Wachee — mermaid country — with her beloved menagerie of furry dependents, and is a full-time bridge teacher.


Marion Ellingsen

MARION ELLINGSEN (Florida) is a retired school teacher who couldn't resist introducing her third graders to basic bridge. She lives in Spring Hill with her beloved husband, Art.


A useful book, nicely dressed up, for ambitious intermediate players.

— IMP magazine    Date: 2011-10-20

“This is a terrific new work — anyone looking to transition from simple, beginner bidding methods to a more advanced view of the auction would do well to check out this book.”

— ACBL Bulletin



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