Search - List of Books by Tim Bourke
Tim Bourke is an Australian bridge author, player, and internationally-renowned collector and composer of bridge hands (indeed he has composed most of the hands in David Bird's "Abbot" series since 1996). He also owns one of the world's largest collections of Bridge books, magazines and memorabilia in English.
Total Books: 23
As an author, Bourke has written "The Maastricht Challenge", co-authored "Acol for Tournament Players", "The Magic of Bridge", "Saints and Sinners" and the Test Your Bridge Technique series with David Bird, Countdown to Winning Bridge with Marc Smith, "Bridge the Silver Way" plus "The Naked Bridge Player" with David Silver, "Imagination and Technique" with Martin Hoffman and "Bridge Play for the Improving Player" with Hugh Kelsey. Most titles are published by Master Point Press. He has also contributed articles to "The Bridge World", "Bridge Magazine", "Irish Bridge", "New Zealand Bridge" and, of course, to "Australian Bridge". He has provided articles to many Daily Bulletins of late, mostly as daily in a "Test Your Play" format.
As a player, he has won nine Australian national titles.
He has a degree in mathematics.
He has had published over 50 reports on Australian and Zone 7 Teams Championships Finals.
He is an expert in the obscure computer programming language APL and has written extensive Bridge odds-calculating routines in that language as well as many Bridge-related formatting routines.
He has prepared (with John Sugden of England) an extensive Bibliography of books and pamphlets published on Bridge Whist, Auction Bridge and Contract Bridge. This will be published shortly.
He is currently helping Anthony Moon in his multi-book project on Bridge squeezes.