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Around the world, the game of bridge has become popular, and newspapers of all countries have been publishing articles and columns and diagrams of bridge hands. This has not changed, but the Internet has brought the newspaper into the home via the computer.

It is now possible to view the current published combination of cards with explanations, and to view the archived publications. Instead of cutting and snipping the newspaper article, the visitor and the inquisitive can now simply click on a link and view all of the published articles.

We are thankful to the WebMasters and Website creators who have spent time and energy constructing and maintaining these Websites for the enjoyment of others.

In the evolution of the game of bridge, many authors have turned to the medium of newspapers to enhance the knowledge of the many bridge players around the world. However, with the introduction of the computer and online bridge, several of these bridge jounalists have ceased their daily or weekly publications of newspaper bridge columns. This will continue to be the case in this evolution, mainly owing to the reason of being accessible to a wider audience. Below are the links to the online reproduction of bridge columns of bridge authors, who are published also in various newspapers.


Phillp Alder - The New York Times presents the Bridge Column of Phillip Alder every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The reader can select between Current Columns and Archived Columns dating back to May 8, 1997.

Andrew Robson - Andrew Robson is widely regarded as Britain's leading player/teacher. He has represented England for over ten years, most recently winning the Reisinger, the USA's most prestigious event and has taught at most of London's bridge clubs.

The visitor can also go directly to Times OnLine, click on Games in the Menu and select Bridge to view the bridge articles of Mr. Andrew Robson.

Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies Presents Daily Bridge Club by Frank Stewart

Baron Barclay presents the daily featured bridge articles of Frank Stewart and contains the archives of his masterfully written newspaper articles beginning April 2000. A very nice, easy and quick format to read again that article, which one may have forgotten to have save. Nicely presented and well designed.

Tribune Media Services - The reader must click on domestic to access the Bridge Column of Mr. Frank Stewart. Then click on Crosswords, Games & Jumble in the left column; click on the Select One icon and select Games; and then finally select Daily Bridge Games to view the daily bridge column. Archives are for 90 days.

Mr. Frank Stewart has been involved with bridge as a journalist, author, editor, competitor, teacher and columnist of the popular Daily Bridge Club column. Mr. Frank Stewart is a longtime enthusiast of the game. In 1968, while serving in the U.S. Army, he represented South Korea in the Far East Bridge Championship. He went on to win several regional events in the 1970s before discontinuing tournament play to devote full time to writing about bridge.

He is the author of 19 books -- including The Bridge Player's Comprehensive Guide to Defense, Better Bridge for the Advancing Player and The Devyn Press Bridge Teacher's Manuals and Student Texts -- and has also published hundreds of technical articles, tournament reports and fiction and humor pieces in most of the world's leading bridge magazines, and on-line publications.

He was co-editor from 1984 to 1989 for the most widely circulated of these - The Contract Bridge Bulletin - and continues to contribute a monthly instructional column he began in 1981. He edited the American Contract Bridge League's World Championship books from 1983 to 1987 and was a principal contributor to the Official Encyclopedia of Bridge from 1986 to 1989.

Mr. Frank Stewart is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He and his wife Charlotte, a speech-language pathologist, make their home in Fayette, Alabama, United States.

Dallas News - (Archived News Report). As reported in the local news by Mr. David Flick of The Dallas Morning News the recreational center in Dallas enacteda No Pay, No Play rule to raise funds, and some seniors called it quits, but the story ended on a positive note. The visitor can read about it in .pdf file format, which has been only archived and preserved on this site for future reference.

The Mercury News - Mr. Phillip Alder presents the bridge column. Once the web page appears, click on the menu bar and select Entertainment, select Puzzles and Games.

Daily Bridge Quiz with the Granovetters - Besides offering a bridge hand for the visitor, the Granovetters, long time bridge players and brige columnists, offer many more features such as Introduction to the Game, Opening and Responding, Conventions and much more. Although not appearing in a physical newspaper, we have chosen to present this Website for its originality. A well designed Webiste and very well presented.

The Columbus Dispatch - This Internet edition offers the daily bridge columns penned, collected, and presented by Tannah Hirsch and Omar Sharif. On the Home Page enter the term bridge in the Search Field and the list of bridge columns become available for reading. Tannah Hirsch, as has been reported, has penned, written, and had published (also syndicated), bridge columns for various newspaper publications since 1978, but began his writing career in the 1960s. A search will list those publications, which carry his bridge column. The column was originally referred to as Goren On Bridge by .... Other Internet sites include: CantonRep, STLtoday.



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