Source: ACBL Dictionary
Alfred Sheinwold of Los Angeles, formerly of New York City, born in London England; bridge author and columnist. One of the most successful player-writer personalities. Member ACBL Hall of Fame. During World War II was chief code and cipher expert of OSS. From 1945-1955 he sang with the Cantata singers. Non-playing captain for North American Team in 1975 Bermuda Bowl when two Italian players were accused of cheating. He captained the 1985 North American Team that won the Bermuda Bowl. Won Chicago (now Reisinger) 1958, Men’s Teams 1964; placed 2nd Vanderbilt 1958, Chicago 1959.
Editor The Bridge World 1934-1963, successively as technical editor, managing editor and senior editor, editor of ACBL Bulletin 1952-1958, editor-in-chief of Autobridge since 1938.
For years he was bridge editor of the Los Angeles Times. Contributing editor Popular Bridge, games editor for Argosy, syndicated bridge and backgammon columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Pioneered bridge lessons on Pay TV 1963-1964. Chairman ACBL Laws Commission 1964-1975, chairman of Appeals Committee at North American Championships, chairman of ACBL Board of Governors 1970-1973, member Editorial Advisory Board, Bridge Encyclopedia. ACBL Honorary Member 1983. Co-inventor of Kaplan-Sheinwold system, author of 13 bridge books, notably Five Weeks to Winning Bridge, which has sold more than 1 million copies, and a series of Pocket Books of Bridge Quizzes.