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Jerry Howarth: retired Toronto Blue Jay baseball announcer remarked:
(The Book) is so good and so good for beginners.The things you need to learn are right there. It makes the transition (to Duplicate Bridge) so much easier. Now it is right here for everyone to read. Way to go. This is excellent. So proud of you for taking your love of the game of bridge and how well you play it to others who are just starting.
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You persevered, your book is now done. Wasn’t the process so much fun?!
Learning to edit, to design pages through; thank goodness you found the key for “undo”!!
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Hoping your book makes many exclaim, “In this great read, I found the love of the game!’-J5
A Newcomer’s Guide Stress-Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Let’s Get Started
25.49, 100 pp., hardcover
9.95 on Kindle
by Brian R. Gray
reviewed by Paul Linxwiler, ACBL Bridge Bulletin May 2021 edition.
a picture book for beginners
Canada’s Brian Gray has produced a pictorial Guide for new players, helping them to understand the wonderfully complicated world of duplicate bridge. This is not a book that I’d show to someone about bidding, play or defense. Rather, it is an illustrated manual on rules, scoring, etiquette and hardware that make up the live bridge.
who’s never tried duplicate before; they might well find it overwhelming. But this is the perfect book for those who have tasted the fun of duplicate bridge and are clearly hungry for more. You can always tell the newbie addicts: They have a million questions. Gray’s book does a great job at answering almost all of them.
Experienced players can easily forget the steep learning curve our game has. Boards, guide cards, bidding boxes, scoring machines or travelers (not to mention how to keep score), and convention cards: The decor of the bridge table is ornate.
The Laws and the role of the director can be intimidating to new players, too. It’s bad enough remember how Stayman and transfers work. Keeping up with the arcane rules of our game is an additional layer of potential frustration, but Gray expertly handles all of these topics with friendly explanations and lots of pictures.
What are Beginners and Intermediate players, teachers, writers and club directors saying? They all are in agreement. The verdict is unanimous. They just love ‘A Handy Bridge Player’s Guide’, a tremendous resource book- a cornucopia of useful information to help guide the newcomer and intermediate player to understand the fundamentals and more of this intriguing game of Duplicate Bridge.
Looks terrific. Well done. SUCH a lot of work-Barbara Seagram, renowned teacher and writer.
I enjoyed your book a great deal. I think you have covered an awful lot and for someone who is not used to playing duplicate, it is a very handy guide. I thought you covered everything (and more) in your book, and it takes the reader from a duplicate beginner to quite a fair standard. I have only very few ideas for improvement I’m afraid, which I attach. That might mean I haven’t done my job very well, but I suspect that it is more to do with your authorship. So, well done, and good luck with it- David Banks, Stamford Club Director.
Well done YOU!! Such energy! Tremendous! Also really appreciate you ‘promoting’ Stamford Youth Bridge. Good luck with “A Handy Bridge Player’s Guide to Duplicate’. And sincerely hope you get the sales you deserve. Love the way it is set out. Thank you and Best wishes- Liz Dale, Retired SYBA Leader.
It (the book) does look like an interesting approach to bring new people into the bosom of the Bridge club based clearly as it is your own experience of the game and from the perspective of having played on both sides of the Atlantic. It does also appear to be very thorough in its coverage of everything the club novice could possibly encounter- Alan Shillitoe, EBU Youth Bridge.
Magnus Opus!- Robin Pugsley, Stamford partner.
Your Guide is informative, humourous, fantastic and totally awesome. You have the uncanny knack of helping all players of all levels to lighten up about Bridge and not be nervous when learning the game; all in a concise book. The second book is equal if not better than the first; you’re one talented man. Keep safe – Crystal Ingoldsby Bronze Life Master, Mobridge.
Well, I am impressed (book cover). In Britain, the word they would use is “Brilliant”. I don’t hear North Americans use this word, so get used to using it Brian when the book takes off-Anne Sixsmith, Ruby Life Master, Co-Editor,
Barbara Seagram, co-winner with David Bird of the 2018 American Bridge Teachers’ Association, Book the Year Award, ginner Category, “Planning the Play-The Next Level”.
Barbara Seagram, co-winner with David Bird of the 2018 American Bridge Teachers’ Association, Book the Year Award, Beginner Category, “Planning the Play-The Next Level“.
Jeff Bayone , Managing Partner, Honors Bridge Club (NYC).,Winner 2018 ABTA Book of the Year Award, Beginner Category for “A Taste of Bridge“.