Bridge with Another Perfect Partner wins IBPA Book of the Year

Dec 14th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Bridge with Another Perfect Partner by John Carruthers has won the coveted 2022 IBPA Book of the Year Award.

Bridge with a Perfect Partner, by P. F. Saunders, was published in 1976. Many read and delighted in Saunders’ articles in Bridge Magazine (U.K.), and Saunders’ character Wilson, according to the flyleaf of the book, is “... an austere character, whose scholarly discourses are enlivened by frequent flashes of mordant wit.” The anonymous narrator comments, “He is very kind in explaining, when I go down in a contract, just how I could have made it and, when he goes down, just how my bidding misled him.” We’ve all played with partners like that, though few of them have had Wilson’s devastating, articulate wit.

In this sequel, one of the world's top bridge journalists takes the reader through a brilliant series of deals, collected from tournaments all over the world. The style is highly reminiscent of Sanders' original and will give its readers just as much pleasure.

Thank you very much to this years awards jury and a congratulations to the authors of the shortlisted titles.

Other Shortlisted Candidates


Pancakes and Waffles: Better Bidding by Simulation, self-published by Allan DeSerpa, John Mohan and Richard Catero