contract bridge

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contract bridge:

see bridgebridge,
card game derived from whist, played with 52 cards by four players in two partnerships. Basic Rules

The cards in contract bridge rank from ace down to two; in bidding, suits rank spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs.
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contract bridge

the most common variety of bridge, in which the declarer receives points counting towards game and rubber only for tricks he bids as well as makes, any overtricks receiving bonus points
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In 1925, the American millionaire Harold Vanderbilt introduced scoring bonuses in bridge while on a cruise ship voyage, which became known as Contract Bridge.
On September 5 an Anniversary Dinner is being held at the Knowle Masonic Hall, Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull, for the benefit of Club members only, apart from Mr J M Taylor who is Chairman of the Warwickshire Contract Bridge Association, accompanied by his wife.
Bridge, known more formally as contract bridge, has been described as "a trick-taking card game of skill and chance".
Mike, 15 and Lauralee, 16, both of Swansea have plumped instead for the rarified atmosphere of contract bridge.
Of course, everybody wants to safeguard the purity of the Olympics, lest skydiving or contract bridge become the next ``demonstration sport.
At a time when the average age of players within the American Contract Bridge League is 67, the winning team has a mean age of 31.
She was a keen contract bridge devotee, and her travels, both domestic and foreign, were extensive.
March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) announces Atlanta resident, Patty Tucker, as the 2011 Goodwill Member of the Year, an honor awarded for unselfish dedication to the causes of good conduct, worthy participation and ethical behavior.
He was the member of the American Contract Bridge League, Worcester County Bridge Club, and Cavendish Club, and was recognized as one of the finest bridge players in the area winning many trophies with his wife.
Shawn is an eleven time United States National Champion and is recognized by The American Contract Bridge League as a Diamond Life Master.
The tournament, one of three held annually by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), will feature card play from 9am to 2am for each day of the event.