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ACBL Bridge Beat #15 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #15 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #14 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #14 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #13 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #13 – Behind the scenes at a 1930’s bridge tournament with ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel…

In the June 1937 edition of The Bridge World, ACBL Hall of Fame member, Alexander M. Sobel described eight types...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #12 – The American Contract Bridge League is officially formed…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #12 – The American Contract Bridge League is officially formed…

The first week of October 1937, the American Bridge League merged with another leading bridge organization, the United States Bridge...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #11 – One of the first bridge love stories, A.B.L. Secretary Marries Former Women’s President…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #11 – One of the first bridge love stories, A.B.L. Secretary Marries Former Women’s President…

On June 9, 1937, the American Bridge League’s permanent secretary, Mr. William E. McKenney married the past president of the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #10 – Contract Bridge first taught in schools…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #10 – Contract Bridge first taught in schools…

One of the first school bridge programs was documented in January 1937. Helen Berry Baker began teaching contract bridge to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #9 – Crockford’s Bridge Club is a prime establishment on the New York social scene..
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ACBL Bridge Beat #9 – Crockford’s Bridge Club is a prime establishment on the New York social scene..

Founded by Ely Culbertson in 1932 and named after the English club of the same name, Crockford’s was a popular...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #8 – National Championships begin holding court on a regular schedule…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #8 – National Championships begin holding court on a regular schedule…

In the 1930s, National Championship tournaments were held twice a year, summer and winter. A spring tournament was added in...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #7 – The masterpoint is first introduced…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #7 – The masterpoint is first introduced…

In 1931, the masterpoint award system was first introduced at the World Masters Individual Championship event. All new players today...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #6 – Ely Culbertson’s challenge matches make daily news…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #6 – Ely Culbertson’s challenge matches make daily news…

In 1931, contract bridge started booming thanks to one of its greatest promoters, Ely Culbertson. Culbertson and his partner, wife...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #5 – The Bennett Murder makes bridge a popular headline…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #5 – The Bennett Murder makes bridge a popular headline…

September 1929, Kansas City, MO: Bridge makes headlines when Myrtle Bennett shoots and kills her husband, John, after he is...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #4 – Fall 1929, contract bridge continues to grow in popularity…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #4 – Fall 1929, contract bridge continues to grow in popularity…

In the fall of 1929, the American Auction Bridge League held its first National Championship tournament. Auction bridge’s claim to...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #3 – Two of the most prized trophies are placed into competition…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #3 – Two of the most prized trophies are placed into competition…

In 1929, two of the first national contract trophies were placed into competition at the American Auction Bridge League’s annual...
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ACBL Bridge Beat #2 – Dick Richards is elected president of the ACBL’s predecessor the American Auction Bridge League…
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ACBL Bridge Beat #2 – Dick Richards is elected president of the ACBL’s predecessor the American Auction Bridge League…

Shortly after the meeting in Hanover in 1927, Ralph R. “Dick” Richards’ proposed organization “to sponsor, promote and develop the...
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ACBL Bridge Beat # 1 – In 1927 the idea of organizing the game of bridge was born…
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ACBL Bridge Beat # 1 – In 1927 the idea of organizing the game of bridge was born…

The year was 1927. . . The New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games straight to win...
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