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. and Russell, Z. (2022) Playing with Emotions: Emotional Complexity in the Social World of Elite Tournament Bridge, Emotions and Society, 4(2): 238-256.

Russell, Z., Punch, S. and McIntosh, I. (2021) Blurring the Boundaries Between Leisure and Work: Professionals as Devotees in the Mind-Sport Bridge, International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 5: 13–32.

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, 56(6): 804-822.

Punch, S. and Snellgrove, M.L. (2020) Playing your Life: Developing Strategies and Managing Impressions in the Game of Bridge, Sociological Research Online, 26(3): 601–619.

Punch, S. and Snellgrove, M.L. (Forthcoming 2023) ‘Bridging Time: Negotiating Serious Leisure in Intimate Couple Relationships’, Annals of Leisure Research.

Bridging Gender

Journal Articles

Punch, S., Snellgrove, M., Graham, E., McPherson, C. and Cleary, J. (In Press, 2023) ‘Bridging Brains: Exploring Neurosexism and Gendered Stereotypes in a Mindsport’, Leisure/Loisir Journal.

Rogers, A., Snellgrove, M.L. and Punch, S. (2022) Between Equality and Discrimination: The Paradox of the Women’s Game in the Mind-sport Bridge, World Leisure Journal, 64(4): 342-360.

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. (2022) ‘Negotiating Insider Research through Reactive Collaboration: Challenges, Issues and Failures,’ Qualitative Research Journal

Book Chapters

Bridging Minds

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

Book Chapters

Bridging Covid

MacLean, J., Punch, S. and Xu, M. (2023) ‘Card Confessions: Digital forms of deviance in the mindsport bridge.’ In: Lamond, I. (ed.) Deviant Leisure and Events of Deviance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. .

Snellgrove, M.L. and Punch, S. (2022) ‘Bridge during a time of disruption: Pandemic playing, everyday habits and situated writing’, in Sharp, B., Finkel, R. and Dashper, K. (Eds) Leisure in the Pandemic: Re-imagining Interaction and Activity during Crisis, London: Routledge.