Ambassadors'tournament : Zia Mahmood

For the first time in the history of Funbridge, five professional bridge players known as the “Funbridge Ambassadors” will be joining you in the Ambassadors’ tournament from 22 to 30 May 2021!

Find out more about the first ambassador, Zia Mahmood

Zia Mahmood’s record

  • Bermuda Bowl 2009
  • World Transnational Mixed Teams  2004
  • Gold Cup  2010 
  • North American Bridge Championships (22)
  • ACBL Hall of Fame, 2007
  • ACBL Player of the Year 1991, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2012
  • IBPA Award (Personality of the Year) 2007
  • Le Bridgeur Award (Best Played Hand of the Year) 1984
  • Romex Award (Best Bid Hand of the Year) 1983, 1987
  • Precision Award (Best Defended Hand of the Year) 1995

What is your best memory from a tournament?

Whenever I used to play well or fall in love. Both are hard to do these days… So I stick to old memories!

How do you deal with stress and pressure?

I am very casual and don’t feel much stress.
It’s only a game

How do you prepare for a tournament?

I bid lots of hands and discuss system  with my partner usually while drinking good champagne.

Zia Mahmood’s tournament

Every month Zia Mahmood will invite you to pit yourself against him in a special Funbridge Points tournament. If you score higher than the champion, you’ll get free Diamonds!

How to track the Zia Mahmood progress? 

1. Follow Zia Mahmood using your Funbridge account 

  • Click “Friends” on the homescreen 
  • Click “Search”
  • Type in the ambassador’s username
    Zia Mahmood
  • Click on his Funbridge profile to access it
  • Once you are in the ambassador’s profile, click “Follow” 🔍

2. Filter the tournament rankings

In the general rankings of the tournament, select the filter “Friends” to display your friends and Zia Mahmood you are following only. This will allow you to see how you compare with the champion at any time.