Dear UK and Irish Bridge Unions and EBED,
Hope you are doing ok in these strange times.Please find attached the first paper by our team – ‘Bridge: A MindSport for All’ (BAMSA) which has just been published on bridge identities in the academic journal: International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
I have attached two more accessibly written summaries which might be more helpful for bridge players. In particular, the practical summary indicates the evidence that has been documented and the implications of the findings.
You are welcome to use any of the attached in any way (so long as the ref is cited as below) as the paper is open access (because of an agreement between Scottish Universities and this academic publisher).
Punch, S., Russell, Z. and Cairns, B. (2020) ‘(Per)forming identity in the mind-sport bridge: Self, partnership and community’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690220959648
All the best,