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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Roy Hughes

Interviewed by Libby Stoker-Lavelle

Roy Hughes, author of The Contested Auction, discusses his influences, his experiences in world championship bridge, and some of the challenges facing modern partnerships.

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September 14th 2009: IBPA Book of the Year award presentation

On Monday, September 7th, 2009 at the World Bridge Team Championships in São Paulo, Brazil, the International Bridge Press Association presented one of the two awards for Book of the Year to author Ron Klinger. Right Through the Pack Again by Ron Klinger (Orion) has won the award jointly with North of the Master Solvers' Club: The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine (Master Point Press).


Ray Lee, President of Master Point Press, presenting the IBPA Master Point Press Book of the Year
award to one of the two joint winners, author Ron Klinger. Photo courtesy of duas fotos.

For more information, visit Linda Lee's blog.


September 4th 2009: WINNERS: IBPA Book of the Year

Have you heard the recent news from the International Bridge Press Association? North of the Master Solvers' Club: The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine has tied with Ron Klinger's Right Through the Pack Again to win the IBPA Book of the Year award for 2009.

North of the Master Solvers' Club

by: Frank Vine

eBook edition: $14.95 USD



August 7th 2009: IBPA Book of the Year Nominations

Master Point Press is pleased to announce that the following titles have been nominated to receive the International Bridge Press Association Book of the Year award for 2009:

The Setting Trick

by Ian McCance

eBook edition: $14.95 USD

North of the Master Solvers' Club

by: Frank Vine

eBook edition: $14.95 USD

Other book nominations include:

  • Wielding the Axe – the vanishing art of the penalty double by Augie Boehm
  • Right Through the Pack Again by Ron Klinger
  • The Devil’s Ticket by Gary Pomerantz
  • Frank Stewart’s World of Bridge

Read Linda Lee's blog for more information.


August 5th 2009: Proud sponsor of the Canada Master Point Press Women's Team

Master Point Press is proud to sponsor the Canada Master Point Press Women's Team at the 2009 World Bridge Championships in São Paulo, Brazil this August/September.


From left to right: Joan Eaton, CBF President Nader Hanna, Kismet Fung, Zone VI Director & tournament chair
Peter Morse, Susan Culham, Barbara Clinton, Pamela Nisbet, Karen Cumpstone

Good Luck team!


August 4th 2009: A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play

Master Point Press is pleased to announce that A Bridge to Inspired Declarer Play has been named the ABTA Book of the Year award for 2009. The American Teachers' Bridge Association made the announcement on July 23rd at the ABTA summer conference in Washington, D.C. Julian Laderman is a New York math professor who writes a regular bridge column in The Bridge Journal. His first book, A Bridge to Simple Squeezes, was also named Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association in 2006.

July 18th 2009: Bridgeblogging World Championship contest!

This August and September, Bridgeblogging.com is holding a contest to pick the winners of the Bermuda Bowl and the d’Orsi Senior Bowl. Everyone who enters will receive a $10.00 gift certificate, plus the two winners will each receive their choice of one of five books. Visit www.bridgeblogging.com for complete details.

March 25th 2009: The Aces on Bridge column goes live!

The Aces on Bridge column by Bobby Wolff, which is a daily bridge column that has been appearing daily for over 25 years, is now available online at http://aces.bridgeblogging.com. The column is syndicated by United Feature Syndicate in more than 130 newspapers worldwide. All columns appearing online are posted at least two weeks after the original printed date.

Feb 17th 2009: Master Point Press goes Digital

Over 30 titles published electronically, including free and out-of-print titles. Read the press release for full details.

Proud sponsor of Canada's Youth team

Master Point Press is proud to sponsor Canada's Youth (under 28) team in the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing this October.

From left to right: Team Captain Michael Yuen, David Grainger, David Sabourin, Erin Anderson, Matthew Mason, Roy Yang Li, and Kai Zhou. Good Luck team!

Marshall Miles wins World Seniors championship

The USA team, including 77-year-old Marshall Miles, this week won the World Senior Bridge Championship in Istanbul, overtaking the Netherlands in the very last round. Miles has many national titles in his distinguished career, but this is his first world title.

Play or Defend by Julian Pottage

Master Point Press is delighted to announce that Play or Defend? by Julian Pottage has been named the first winner of the IBPA Bridge Book of the Year award. The International Bridge Press Association made the award public this week at its Annual Meeting, which this year took place in Istanbul, Turkey, alongside the 2004 World Bridge Championships. An international jury of four prominent bridge journalists selected the winner from a short list of six, which included books from the USA, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. A second MPP title, Kantar on Kontract by Eddie Kantar, was also named to the short list.

Julian Pottage, who lives in England, is generally acknowledged to be one of the world's best creators of bridge problems. Two of his earlier books (Positive Defense and Positive Declarer Play, both featuring Terence Reese as coauthor) are being released in new editions by MPP this Spring, while a new title Defend these hands with me is in preparation for a 2006 release date.


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