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.

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.
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Total Books: 23
The Canterbury Bridge Tales
2015 - The Canterbury Bridge Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781771400190
ISBN-10: 1771400196
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

The Art of Declarer Play
2014 - The Art of Declarer Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781494247256
ISBN-10: 1494247259
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

15 Winning Cardplay Techniques
2012 - 15 Winning Cardplay Techniques (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781587761836
ISBN-10: 1587761831
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Avoidance Play
2005 - Avoidance Play [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154789
ISBN-10: 1894154789
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Safety Plays
2005 - Safety Plays [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781894154796
ISBN-10: 1894154797
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Defending Suit Contracts
2005 - Defending Suit Contracts [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154802
ISBN-10: 1894154800
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Entry Management
2004 - Entry Management [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781894154758
ISBN-10: 1894154754
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Planning In Notrump Contracts
2004 - Planning in Notrump Contracts [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154765
ISBN-10: 1894154762
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Elimination Plays
2004 - Elimination Plays [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154727
ISBN-10: 189415472X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Simple Squeeze
2004 - The Simple Squeeze [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154734
ISBN-10: 1894154738
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Planning in Suit Contracts
2004 - Planning in Suit Contracts [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781894154741
ISBN-10: 1894154746
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Maastricht Challenge Bridge Quiz
2003 - Maastricht Challenge Bridge Quiz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713487152
ISBN-10: 0713487151
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Magic of Bridge
2002 - The Magic of Bridge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780953873746
ISBN-10: 0953873749

Negative Doubles for Acol Players
2001 - Negative Doubles for Acol Players [Master Bridge Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780304357901
ISBN-10: 0304357901
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Bridge the Silver Way A Third Collection of Bridge Stories
2000 - Bridge the Silver Way a Third Collection of Bridge Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154161
ISBN-10: 1894154169
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Countdown to Winning Bridge
1999 - Countdown to Winning Bridge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154055
ISBN-10: 1894154053
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Tournament Acol A System For Winners
1996 - Tournament Acol a System for Winners [Master Bridge] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780575061132
ISBN-10: 0575061138
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Bridge Quiz for Improving Players
1993 - Bridge Quiz for Improving Players [Master Bridge] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575055360
ISBN-10: 0575055367
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Saints and Sinners The St Titus Bridge Challenge
Saints and Sinners the St Titus Bridge Challenge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154239
ISBN-10: 1894154231
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Endplays And Coups
Endplays and Coups [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154772
ISBN-10: 1894154770
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Reading The Cards
Reading the Cards [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894154819
ISBN-10: 1894154819
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Defending Notrump Contracts [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)
Deceptive Play [Test Your Bridge Technique] (Paperback)