Judy Kay-Wolff

The First 50 Years of the World Bridge Federation — a “MUST READ”!

This masterpiece was just released (after many years in the writing and collection of material) by JAMES ORTIZ-PATINO, the Godfather of the WBF.  It covers the years 1958-2008.  I have just started reading it and have been mesmerized by the information I have gleaned from just the introduction and first chapter.

More to follow ….


JaneSeptember 26th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

When was this book released? How much is it? And .. who carries it? Never heard of it before, but your writeup is tantalizing.

Judy Kay-WolffSeptember 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I have gotten a couple emails similar to your comment. I am trying to get the information and relate it. For real bridge lovers, it is really fascinating and so much to be learned about the goings on with the different bridge playing countries and their views and administration.

venkatOctober 18th, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thank you for sharing this post…………….

Judy Kay-WolffOctober 18th, 2012 at 3:18 pm


Bridge has changed so much in the last 75 years (not necessarily for the best) — but the book is very candid and quite informative.

Thanks for writing.


LarryJanuary 5th, 2013 at 10:06 pm


Have been unable to find out how to order his book. Amazon says:

Out of Print–Limited Availability.