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2023 ABTA Convention in Chicago

July 10-12



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2023 Convention Schedule

Linda Tuff is The 2022 ABTA
Teacher of The Year

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The 2022 Master Teachers

Master Teachers 2022

Linda Green,  Morris Jones "Mojo", Sally Ann Rhea, and Buck Buchanan

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1st  Place    Terry Jones

            2nd  PLACE            Sydney Reuben
     3rd PLACE (Tie)   Pedro Durao
                                              Sharon Carter
                                                  David Libchaber
                                              Kathie McNab
                                            Enid   Roitman



  1. Robert Todd -  "Using digital tools to supplement in-person teaching" Click to view
  2. Adam Parrish - "Teaching the next generation of A players" Click to view
  3. Audrey Grant - "New initiatives from Better Bridge"  Click to view
  4. Dr. Samantha Punch - “Bridge research in schools: Promoting Mindsport Education" from the University of Stirling U.K." Click to view
  5. Patty Tucker - "Success Through Visualization" Click to view. Download  Patty Tucker Visualization (A) and Patty Tucker Visualization (B) files
  6. Larry Cohen - "What not to teach" Click to view


2022 Book Of The Year Awards

Winner in the Intermediate category was Play It Safe (Master Point Press)
by Barbara Seagram and David Bird.
Winner in the Advanced Intermediate category was Parrish the Thought: Volume 1 (Bridgewinners Press)
by Adam Parrish.

Winner in the Advanced category was Test Your Bridge Judgment (Bridge Winners Press)
by Barry Rigal.

Two groups of multiple titles were also recognized for excellence. Named Outstanding Collection – Intermediate was Bridge Cardplay: An Easy Guide (Master Point Press)
by David Bird and Marc Smith.
Outstanding Collection – Advanced Intermediate was won by Dr. James Marsh Sternberg and Danny Kleinman for ten books published in the past year (AuthorHouse Publishing).


The American Bridge Teachers’ Association (ABTA) has announced winners in its 40th annual Book of the Year contest, which recognizes excellence in instructional books for bridge players of all levels.

In the beginner/novice category, the winner of the 2021 ABTA Shirley Silverman Book of the Year Award was Larry Teaches Modern Bidding, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Bridge with Larry Cohen) by Larry Cohen. The latest in the “Larry Teaches” series, these three manuals focus on the basics of opening bids, responses, first rebids and competitive auctions.

Runner-up in the beginner/novice category was Building Bridges (Student manual & facilitator guide) by Jeanne Wamack.

The winner in the intermediate category was Barbara’s Bridge Tips (Master Point Press) by Barbara Seagram. Winner of multiple ABTA awards, Seagram offers concise, practical advice and examples designed to help players advance their games. 

Runners-up in the intermediate category were Coming Back to Bridge (Master Point Press) by Paul Goldfinger and Winning at Matchpoints (Master Point Press) by Bill Treble.

Winner in the advanced category was Two-over-One Game Force: The Final Word (Trafford Publishing) by Neil Timm. This 630-page volume is a detailed discussion of the popular 2-over-1 bidding system, complete with recommended conventions and many new ideas.

Runners-up in the advanced category were Masterpiece Deals (HNB Publishing) by Augie Boehm and Useful Probability for Bridge Players (Masterpoint Press)by Julian Laderman.

Winner in the technology category was Shark Bridge Teacher’s Console, a full-featured online teaching tool from Milen Milkovski. Runner-up was Tricky Bridge by Scott Hoffer.

ABTA Award Committee members were Sam Marks, Henry Meguid, Brenda Montague, Jeff Schuett and Karen Walker (chair).

ABTA is now accepting submissions for its 2022 awards, which will be announced next July. Authors or publishers wishing to enter new works in any of the above categories can get more information by emailing the Awards Committee chair, Karen Walker at 

The submission deadline is May 1, 2022.

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