Bridge is probably the most skilful Card Game and is one of the ten events in the Decamentathlon. It is played worldwide, although there are individual formats of bridge competitions the bidding is rarely to the same standard as when established pairs are used and the differing international styles makes a common system difficult. Bridge is one of the few games that is played at the Mind Sports Olympiad that cannot be learnt in 10 minutes before the start of the competition. The terms such as Grand slam and conventions such as blackwood combined with a complex scoring system make for a lot to learn. This is why the game of Minibridge was invented. There have been a wide range of bridge competitions held at the MSO with many categories such as Ladies Pairs, Mixed Pairs and Novice pairs. The main event at the MSO has featured some of the top players in the world (e.g. Bermuda Bowl winner Geir Helgemo thanks to the support of players such as Zia Mahmood.
You can find out about opportunities to play Bridge live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.
MSO Bridge (Pairs) Champions
|2005||Alexander Morris||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2004||Michael Byrne||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2003||John Rudolf||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2001||Margaret Lee||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2000||Brian Senior||England||Olympiad Champion|
|1999||Espen Erichsen||Norway||Olympiad Champion|
|1998||Chris Jagger||England||Olympiad Champion|
|1997||David Higginson||England||Olympiad Champion|
Full results and other winners can be found in Results.
MSO Bridge - Pairs Ranked Players:
GRANDMASTERS:Ben Green, Bob Rowlands, Brian Senior, Espen Erichsen, John Armstrong, John Holland, John Rudolf, Margaret Courtney, Michelle Brunner, Paul Hackett, Pauline Rudolf, Rhona Goldenfield, Sally Brock, Ting To, Tony Wilkinson, U. Durmus, Ursula Harper
INTERNATIONAL MASTERS:Alex Wilkinson, Bernard Goldenfield, David Higginson, David Mcdouall, Dmytro Nikolayeno, Doug Smerdon, Eva Kaplan, J. Tesselaar, Jenny Morris, John Durden, John Hackett, Justin Hackett, Kevin Comrie, Kitty Teltscher, Lena Morrish, M. Beyer, Martin Hoffman, Michael Byrne, Michael Courtney, Michael Gold, Mike Alexander, Mike Walsh, Paul A. Lamford, Paul Chemla, Paul Fegarty, Paul Mendelson, Peter Tobias, Robert Sheehan, Ross Harper, Sheena Haytack, Stephanie Rohan, Su Burn, Zia Mahmood
CANDIDATE MASTERS:Byron Crittenden, Elizabeth Roberts, Howard Melbourne, James A. Bochsler, Joyce White, Kathleen Nelson, Tom Townsend, Tracy Capal
MSO Bridge - Teams Ranked Players: