Bridge: A MindSport for All is a global research project based on partnership

A range of national and international organisations support BAMSA. These partners have contributed to the success of the project by making funds available, by helping develop projects and by disseminating research findings. Bridge businesses from across the world also work in partnership with BAMSA.

If you represent an organisation that has an interest in becoming a BAMSA partner, please email [email protected].


Gianarrigo Rona

‘The World Bridge Federation (WBF) is extremely supportive of the research being undertaken by Dr Samantha Punch and her team. The WBF recognises the importance of bridge as a mindsport for all age groups and across all nations. It is a sport where players of all abilities – able bodied or disabled – can come together and enjoy playing as well as socialising with a like-minded group of people.

‘The research being undertaken will give the WBF a greater insight into ways in which people can be encouraged to participate in bridge thus enhancing both the image and sustainability of bridge as a mindsport and helping to develop a wider network of participants. The WBF will be able to utilise the research to develop educational and teaching programmes, both for the teachers themselves and also for those wishing to learn or further develop their skills at the table.’

Gianarrigo Rona, President of the World Bridge Federation

EBL President Jan Kamras

‘The European Bridge League, which administers the sport of bridge in Europe, is pleased to lend its support to the Sociology of Bridge research projects being undertaken by the University of Stirling under the leadership of Professor Samantha Punch. Better understanding of the sociological and educational aspects of bridge, through evidence-based scientific research, will greatly enhance the development of our sport to the ultimate benefit of society.’

Jan Kamras, President of the European Bridge League

‘Through this research, Professor Samatha Punch and her colleagues further the understanding and resulting implications for mind sports, of how elite bridge players have developed sociologically in their sport from a very early age through to mature competitive age.’

Geoffrey Borg, Executive Director of the International Mind Sports Association