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Samantha Punch
Samantha Punch
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2015
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8 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Professor of Sociology at the University of Stirling, UK. Working to establish the 'Sociology of Bridge' as a new academic field and leading the Keep Bridge Alive campaign. Currently undertaking several bridge research projects, such as an exploration of partnership interactions and team dynamics including gendered inequalities; and a survey on the social benefits of playing bridge.

I play bridge for Scotland - in the women's team since 2008 (semi-finalist World Bridge Games 2016; 6 UK Lady Milne wins; qualifying for Venice Cup 2019) and in the open Camrose team (2013, 2016-18).

http://www.sociologyofbridge.wordpress.com   Twitter: @soc_of_bridge

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning Transnational Commonwealth Teams in Glasgow 2014; 6 wins UK Lady Milne Home Internationals; Semi-finalist World Bridge Games 2016 in Wroclaw, qualifying for Venice Cup 2019.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paula Leslie, Stephen Peterkin, Tim Rees
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Stirling
BBO Username
puncher
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Keep Bridge Alive Solutions
Here is helpful. The crowdfund page will be temporary just for the fundraising campaign.
"Social media"
http://greatbridgelinks.com/how-one-campaign-intends-to-transform-the-game-of-bridge/ Also some people have been asking whether the University of Stirling is a charity - it is, and the Charity Number is SC011159. The University of Stirling can accept charitable donations to KBA via cheques or bank transfers (including international) and I can email you details or ...
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
http://greatbridgelinks.com/how-one-campaign-intends-to-transform-the-game-of-bridge/ Also some people have been asking whether the University of Stirling is a charity - it is, and the Charity Number is SC011159. The University of Stirling can accept charitable donations to KBA via cheques or bank transfers (including international) and I can email you details or ...
"Social media"
During the Spring National in Memphis the focus of the social media materials will be on US players or those who play regularly at the nationals. We also have some short KBA videos available via links to YouTube which Chris Hasney kindly set up for us - see for example: https ...
"Social media"
We have experimented with social media for the Keep Bridge Alive initiative but here the purpose was to fundraise amongst the bridge community so it has been about raising awareness of KBA within the bridge world rather than promoting bridge generally (which will be the work we will do if ...
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
Yes please do, that would be great.
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
I'd love to have the references for the papers you mention. Our literature searches across disciplines have found very little robust academic evidence on the benefits of bridge which is published using rigorous methodology. There is quite a lot of anecdotal evidence or some work based on pilot studies ...
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
If KBA is lucky enough to exceed its target then we would like to conduct a three year study which demonstrates the wide range of skills that children develop when learning bridge. This could include randomised control trials at different schools as well as interviews with children, teachers and parents ...
What’s the Point of Keep Bridge Alive?
I should also add that all the KBA materials that are appearing on social media throughout the campaign (on FB, Twitter and Instagram) have been produced by a handful of volunteers without any funding. Imagine what we could do with funding! Many thanks to Zoe Russell, Kevin Judge, Natasha Graham ...
Challenges and concerns for the bridge community
What is the average age of bridge players in the US?
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