Advance Recorded Presentations
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Studying Bridge: Lessons Learnt
Professor David Scott (Recreation, Parks and Tourism Services, Texas A&M University, USA)
Professor Scott reflects on the ways that researching bridge has shaped three decades of his work. He outlines his personal interest in the social worlds of sport and he describes the academics that influenced his work. He discusses the role of specialisation within leisure pastimes and the segmentation of the bridge world into social and serious players.
The Growth of Contract Bridge as a Mindsport in China
Professor Shuxiang Zhao (School of Sport Science, Beijing Sport University, China)
Bridge is becoming hugely popular in China, and in 2018 it became an official event in the Asian Games. Academic and bridge player, Shuxiang Zhao has developed a programme to promote the sport of bridge. His course helps students understand the history and development of bridge as well as teaching them a natural bidding system, basic playing technique and logical thinking.
Characteristics of Bridge Players in Israel: The Role of Motivation and Use of Cognitive Strategies
Liat Hen-Herbst, Yael Fogel and Sonya Meyer (Health Sciences, University of Ariel, Israel) and Liron Lamash (Welfare and Health Sciences,