Scotland's Senior Moment

An Honors eBook

by: Harry Smith and Alex Adamson

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Do you ever expect to play in a world bridge championship? The 2012 Scotland Senior team surprised many by qualifying. The story of how they got to Bali, and what happened to them once they got there, makes for fascinating reading.

A wonderful tale — the best underdog story since the Jamaican Bobsled Team. A must-read for any bridge player who wants to see what it is like to play in a world championship. — Mike Passell

The authors give the reader a real sense of what is happening behind the scenes. I was left with the very nostalgic thought, "Wish I was there." — Barnet Shenkin

This book covers aspects of playing in a world championship in a way that I have not read elsewhere, so it is that rarity these days, an original idea. — Brian Senior

Critics’ Viewpoint
In a realistic account of what it is like to enter a world championship, the authors make the reader feel part of the strategy and action; invariably, I found myself rooting for the underdog Scots. — The Bridge World  07/29/2015
For your expert or aspiring expert friends, if you want the feel of being at the world championships on an underdog team, try Scotland's Senior Moment. I am still reading it as we go to press and am utterly delighted with it. — Kitty Cooper  11/25/2014
I enjoyed the book, and I found the story pretty intense, even though I knew what was going to happen, ultimately. The whole thing was a bit of a roller coaster, and I went up and down with the captain. The authors covered, and gave color to, a wide variety of subjects: the events themselves, the captains' role, preparing the players, dealing with the players and (of course) a lot of bridge. I especially liked the captain's insights when the team did not perform well - there was much value there for the reader. — Michael Rosenberg  10/14/2014
"Knowing Harry, and all the Scottish players, well, I can say that this book is an honest retrospective of the event. Harry always wears his heart on his sleeve and his deep soul-searching to find the best line ups and doing the best for his team comes across naturally - a tribute perhaps to his co-writer, Alex Adamson. " Read the full review at Paul Gibson's blog — Paul Gipson  08/18/2014


Harry Smith
Harry Smith
Harry Smith (Scone, Scotland) has represented Scotland in both the Open and Senior Teams. As NPC, he captained the Senior Team to a European Bronze Medal in Dublin in 2012, and to the quarterfinal of the World Championships in Bali the following year, the story of which is told in Scotland’s Senior Moment.

Alex Adamson
Alex Adamson
ALEX ADAMSON (Linlithgow, Scotland) is a Scotland Open Team player.  He has captained the Scottish Open, Junior and Women's teams.  After a successful European Championships in 2018, he will captain the Women in the Venice Cup in 2019.

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