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News & Updates

2017 World Championships in Lyon France

Our Womens and Senior Teams will be competing for the Venice Cup and D’Orsi Trophy respectively in Lyon August 12-26. You can see how they are doing on the World Bridge Federation website by clicking on the Results link here: http://db.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/lyon.17/microsite/participants.asp

Let’s wish them luck!

Ron Zambonini (1946 – 2017)

Ron Zambonini, Emerald Life Master and the former CEO of one of Canada’s greatest software firms, died Sunday July 23, the victim of a lung cancer that had been discovered last year. He was 70. Ron loved golf, so perhaps it was fitting that he spent his last day watching the final round of the British Open.

Test Your CNTC Double Dummy Play

Here is an interesting play problem that many faced at the elite CNTC Open Teams event during the recent Canadian Bridge Championships. Let’s see if you can do better in finding the line to make this contract. The solution can be found in the August Bridge Canada. For those who do not belong to the CBF, membership is $18 CDN. Go to ‘Join the CBF’ on this page.

Audrey Grant-CBF Tour Coming to Toronto

Last year the Canadian Bridge Federation (CBF) partnered with Audrey Grant and Better Bridge to offer a cross Canada educational bridge tour. This initiative was undertaken to bring new tools to bridge teachers, introduce more Canadian players to the world of bridge, and educate advancing players in modern bridge methods. In the meantime, the tour aims to acknowledge and promote the Canadian Bridge Federation as the national bridge organization serving players across Canada.

Since the fall of 2016, Audrey Grant and team held workshops in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Halifax, Moncton and Charlottetown. The next tour stop is scheduled for September 12-13 at Hazel’s Bridge Club in Toronto.

Canada-Mexico Playoffs

The Canadian Open, Women and Senior teams played against their Mexican counterparts June 10 & 11 in Mexico City . The winner of each of the three 120-board matches earned the right to compete in their respective event at the World Bridge Teams Championships to be held August 12 – 26 in Lyon, France.

To see the results …

2018 Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships

The 4th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championships will take place from February 14 to 18th in Australia — at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Broadbeach, Queensland. Canada is able to to send 2 teams if there are teams that are interested. The CBF will partially subsidize the entry fee for one team and provide uniforms. Please let us know if you are interested in attending by emailing canbridge@rogers.com and we will provide additional details.

Membership Perks

Through our partnership with Perkopolis, the following discounts are available to CBF members:

25% off Teleflora bouquets
up to 33% off select Lenovo PCs & Tablets (limited time)
20% off Cineplex
58% off Canadian Geographic
up to 10% off Westjet
discounts on airport parking
and more!