Bridge: A MindSport for All has a range of resources that are free to download.

Son inspires mother to learn bridge

Henry Rose learnt bridge at school and inspired his mum, Helen, to take up the game. She says: ‘I learnt bridge and never looked back.’

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Ida Gronkvist bridge Player

Bridge: A MindSport for All (BAMSA) has a range of resources including academic articles and summaries, conference papers, workshop presentations, videos and other visuals. More resources are being generated and, over time, the resources will become toolkits for two different but potentially overlapping audiences:

  • Practitioners: bridge organisations, players, teachers, local organisers
  • Public: schools, teachers, parents, young people, universities, employers, policymakers

With the exception of the videos and photographs, the following resources originate from the BAMSA research projects. All BAMSA resources are free to download. Stakeholder presentations are listed on the Network page. If you share the resources please credit BAMSA and email [email protected] to let the researchers know how you have used the resources (or plan to use them).

Audiovisual Resources
Stakeholder Presentations

Academic Resources

Book

Bridging Minds

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

Journal Articles

Bridging Minds

Punch, S., Russell, Z. and Graham, E. (2021) ‘Serious Leisure Experience in a Dyadic Pursuit: Elite Player Motivations and Participation in Tournament Bridge,’ Leisure Studies, available at http://hdl.handle.net/1893/32638

Punch, S., Russell, Z. and Cairns, B. (2020) ‘(Per)forming Identity in the Mindsport Bridge: Self, Partnership and Community’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport (doi/10.1177/1012690220959648)

Punch, S. and Snellgrove, M.L. (2020) ‘Playing your Life: Developing Strategies and Managing Impressions in the Game of Bridge’, Sociological Research Online (doi/10.1177/1360780420973043)

Punch, S. and Russell, Z. (under review) ‘Playing with Emotions: Elite Bridge Players’ Emotional Performance, Management and Reflection in a Mindsport,’ Emotions and Society

Punch, S. and Snellgrove, M.L. (under review) ‘Bridging Time: Intimate Couple Relationships and Playing Bridge’

Bridging Gender

Journal Articles

Punch, S. and Rogers, A. (2021) ‘Building, not Burning Bridges in Research: Insider/Outsider Dilemmas and Engaging with the Bridge Community’, Journal of Leisure Research, https://dspace.stir.ac.uk/handle/1893/32480

Journal Articles

Bridging the Gap

Judge, K. and Punch, S. (2019) ‘Lessons Learned from Bridge: A Sociological Exploration of the New University of Stirling Bridge Club’, Stirling International Journal of Postgraduate Research SPARK, Issue 5

Journal Articles

Bridging Sociology

Snellgrove, M.L. and Punch, S. (under review) ‘Between Seeing and Unseeing: Managing Familiarity and Strangeness in Research Contexts’

Book Chapters

Bridging Minds

Punch, S. (2021) ‘Interview with Heather Dhondy’, Bridge at the Top: Behind the Screens, Toronto: Master Point Press

Online Papers

Bridging Wellbeing

Galbraith, C., Punch, S. and Small, C. (2018) ‘Competition and Mental Exercise in a Mind Sport: Building Bridges of Fun and Friendship’, Aylesbury: English Bridge Education & Development (EBED)

McDonnell, D., Punch, S. and Small, C. (2017) ‘Individual Wellbeing and Bridge: An Empirical Analysis’, Aylesbury: English Bridge Education & Development (EBED)

Ashworth, R., Punch, S. and Small, C. (2016) ‘A Review of Possible I