The Bridge Journal (CD)

Item ImageThe Bridge Journal (CD)
The Complete Collection
by The Bridge Journal
Price: $79.95
1485 pages. Compact disc.

This collection contains digital replicas of all 30 issues (over 1400 pages) of The Bridge Journal ever published, reproduced exactly as they originally appeared. The Bridge Journal was a magazine published from 1963 to 1966, produced by unpaid young tournament enthusiasts who were hoping to improve the game in several dimensions: technique, partnership methods, logistics, laws, forthrightness in and quality of reporting and analysis, and entertainment. The publication had a considerable impact. Some of the methods that were first promulgated in its pages have become standard practice, others have retained lasting popularity among a minority, and discussions planted the seeds of further developments; tournament events underwent major changes based on Journal suggestions; and some of the magazine's approaches can be seen dotting the landscape of bridge literature--in particular, several of the major innovations have become permanent fixtures in The Bridge World magazine.