Barbara and Alex Seagram
Barbara Seagram hails from Barbados, West Indies. She used to teach nursing & now teaches bridge in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, Alex Kornel.
Barbara & Alex owned the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio for many years (the largest bridge club in Canada and the fourth largest on the continent). In 2006, it was named by ACBL as the top Bridge Club in North America.
They now own and run a School of Bridge in Toronto as well as a bridge club. They teach well over 1000 students a year. They also travel all over the world teaching bridge and by April 2013, will have visited over 150 countries. They love to spend time with the people and nationalities of so many diverse countries. Their real passions are Africa, Cambodia and Laos.
Seagram has been the recipient of a number of awards in bridge: The Kate Buckman Award, given to the person who has contributed most to others’ enjoyment of the game and the most recent being the Audrey Grant Award for teaching. She & Alex are Gold Life Masters. She was recently named #40 on the list of the top 52 bridge personalities that have most influenced the game, ever.
Barbara is the co-author of 18 published bridge books; the most well-known being “25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know” which won Book of the Year award from A.B.T.A. (Am Bridge Teachers’ Association). This is now in its 13th. printing and has been translated into French, German, Japanese and Danish. This book has been the top selling bridge book of the last 60 years.