Contact Bridge

It was not until 1925, literally overnight during a cruise through the Panama Canal, that Harold Vanderbilt and his gamy entourage invented the scoring scheme which soon became known far and wide as Contract Bridge. With new emphasis on the concept of vulnerability as well as above-and-below the line scoring for games and bonuses, Contract Bridge took the game a giant leap forward.

(FROM: Robert Locke, 2010)

Bridge Trivia
Photo: Harold Vanderbilt featured in a 1925 Time Magazine cover. He developed the game of Contract Bridge while cruising with the USS Finland shown at right. So, Bridge started out as a game for the idle rich but now can be enjoyed by idle retirees as well.