Bridging Minds: Dynamics and Interactions of Elite Players

Bridging Minds - Andrew Robson England

Overview

This project examines the views and behaviour of elite bridge players and the strategies they use at the table. Findings are drawn from in-depth interviews with 52 elite players from the USA, UK and Europe carried out between 2013 and 2019. The interviews covered a wide range of topics including the characteristics of the card game, partnership and team dynamics, challenges, motivations, barriers to participation, opportunities for skill development, professionalisation, gender and engagement across the lifecourse.

The majority of interviews were held between 2013 and 2017. From 2018 until 2020 the data was analysed for academic purposes. The research findings were published between 2020-2023. Research paper summaries, infographic posters and a SciPod video are used by bridge organisations, teachers and bridge clubs to promote bridge as a mindsport.

Funders

World Bridge Federation, John Matheson, Bernard Teltscher, English Bridge Education and Development, European Bridge League, American Contract Bridge League Educational Foundation, American Contract Bridge League, BAMSA

Book

Bridging Minds

Punch, S. (2021) Bridge at the Top: Behind the Screens, Toronto: Master Point Press

Journal Articles

Bridging Minds