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Bridge: A MindSport for All

BAMSA is an academic, research-led project that explores the social world of bridge and the benefits of mindsport.

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Testimonial

  • Bridge hand and dummy
  • Sally Brock - Bridge MindSport for All
  • Bridge at the Top - book cover
  • Chip Martel

Bridge at the Top

January 17th, 2021|

Bridge at the Top: Behind the Screens Bridge at the Top explores the experiences of elite bridge players competing on the international tournament circuit. Players reflect on participating in bridge settings before, during and after the game. In one-to-one interviews with Professor Samantha Punch, a selection of the world’s greatest [...]

  • Bamsa Bridge
  • bob Bridge Player
  • Hand of cards and bidding box
  • Bob Hamman laughing

Bob Hamman

December 3rd, 2020|

Bob Hamman (Multiple World Champion) The (Per)forming Identity paper is very strong on the point of mindsports and I liked what I read. The next step is to see what we can do with it. You identified the important issues in relation to mindsports. The notion that sport has to be a strictly physical activity is nonsense. For it to be a sport, [...]

  • Hand with cards
  • World Champion, US Player
  • Hand with cards
  • Zia playing Bridge

Zia Mahmood

February 20th, 2020|

Zia Mahmood (World Champion) Bridge is difficult to resist - it’s a pleasure and it’s a passion and it’s something that if you enjoy it, you don’t put it down. Professor Punch’s research at the University of Stirling on the benefits of bridge is just what the bridge world needs to attract new players to our amazing card game. [...]

Testimonials

  • Bridge hand and dummy
  • Sally Brock - Bridge MindSport for All
  • Bridge at the Top - book cover
  • Chip Martel

Bridge at the Top

January 17th, 2021|

Bridge at the Top: Behind the Screens Bridge at the Top explores the experiences of elite bridge players competing on the international tournament circuit. Players reflect on participating in bridge settings before, during and after the game. In one-to-one interviews with Professor Samantha Punch, a selection of the world’s greatest [...]

  • Bamsa Bridge
  • bob Bridge Player
  • Hand of cards and bidding box
  • Bob Hamman laughing

Bob Hamman

December 3rd, 2020|

Bob Hamman (Multiple World Champion) The (Per)forming Identity paper is very strong on the point of mindsports and I liked what I read. The next step is to see what we can do with it. You identified the important issues in relation to mindsports. The notion that sport has to be a strictly physical activity is nonsense. For it to be a sport, [...]

  • Hand with cards
  • World Champion, US Player
  • Hand with cards
  • Zia playing Bridge

Zia Mahmood

February 20th, 2020|

Zia Mahmood (World Champion) Bridge is difficult to resist - it’s a pleasure and it’s a passion and it’s something that if you enjoy it, you don’t put it down. Professor Punch’s research at the University of Stirling on the benefits of bridge is just what the bridge world needs to attract new players to our amazing card game. [...]