The CNTC-A is Canada’s premier event. It is an open team competition with no upper masterpoint limit.

In 1968 and 1971 play-offs were held to select Canada’s team for the World Team Olympiad. The first CNTC was held in Toronto in 1977 with each province represented by a provincial champion. The format of the grassroot event changed in 1980 and teams had to qualify at the club, unit, and zone levels before reaching the National Final. In 2001 Unit Finals were eliminated, while Zone Finals were eliminated in 2009.

Participants must be paid up members in good standing of the CBF and each team member must have earned a club qualification or have purchased one from the CBF office for $100.

Teams must pre-register for the National Final, and pay the entry fee, by the published deadline in the conditions of contest.

Winners of the CNTC-A are awarded the Mark Molson Trophy, established in 2011. CBF Hall of Fame member Mark Molson, who died in 2006 at the age of 56, was a great Canadian player who, among his many accomplishments, won the CNTC seven times. Prior to 2011, winners of the CNTC-A were awarded the Sam Gold Trophy. Sam Gold is another CBF Hall of Fame member who was the second Canadian player to achieve the status of Life Master, and was “Mr. Bridge” to generations of Québecois.

Upon ratification by the CBF board of directors, the winning team receives a subsidy to represent Canada at that year’s world open team championship. The Eric R. Murray Trophy is awarded to the team representing Canada in the Open Teams at the World Bridge Games (formerly World Olympiad), while the Percy Sheardown Trophy is awarded to the team representing Canada in the Bermuda Bowl.

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Mark Molson Trophy

Mark Molson Trophy


 Sam Gold Trophy

Sam Gold Trophy

PAST CNTC-A WINNERS

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2016      Judith Gartaganis – Nicholas Gartaganis – Nicolas L’Ecuyer – Zygmunt Marcinski – Kamel Fergani – Frederic Pollack

2015      Daniel Miles – Jeffrey Smith – Daniel Korbel – Darren Wolpert – David Sabourin – Shan Huang

2014      Gray McMullin – Bryan Maksymetz – Samantha Nystrom – Tom Walsh – Rock Shi Yan

2013      Judith Gartaganis – Nicholas Gartaganis – Paul Thurston – Jeff Smith – Darren Wolpert – Daniel Korbel

2012      Nicolas L’Ecuyer – Vincent Demuy – Leslie Amoils – Danny Miles – Darren Wolpert – Daniel Korbel

2011      John Rayner – Michael Roche – Michael Hargreaves – James McAvoy – David Lindop – Doug Baxter

2010      Judith Gartaganis – Nicholas Gartaganis – Gordon Campbell – Piotr Klimowicz

2009      Nicolas L’Ecuyer – Kamel Fergani – Darren Wolpert -Jurek Czyzowicz – David Grainger – Daniel Korbel

2008      Nicolas L’Ecuyer – Marc-Andre Fourcaudot – Kamel Fergani – Dan Jacob – Robert Lebi – Vincent Demuy

2007      Waldemar Frukacz – Piotr Klimowicz – Hervé Chatagnier – Rene Pelletier – Jeffrey Smith – David Sabourin

2006      Bryan Maksymetz – Dan Jacob – Doug Fraser – Michael Gamble – Robert Lebi – Sandra Fraser

2005      John Carruthers – Joseph Silver – George Mittelman – Arno Hobart – Boris Baran – Allan Graves

2004      Ray Jotcham – Lewis Richardson – Jim Priebe – Steve Mackay – David Lindop – Mike Cummings

2003      Kamel Fergani – Nicolas L_Ecuyer – Jurek Czyzowicz – Darren Wolpert – Gavin Wolpert – Vincent Demuy

2002      Bryan Maksymetz – Allan Graves – Gordon McOrmond – Dan Jacob

2001      Judith Gartaganis – Nicholas Gartaganis – Gordon Campbell – Keith Balcombe

2000      Kamel Fergani – Nicolas L_Ecuyer – Doug Fraser – Jeffrey Blond – Darren Wolpert – Jurek Czyzowicz

1999      Ted Horning (Honorary NPC) – Robert Lebi – Nader Hanna – Drew Cannell – John Carruthers

1998      Michael Hargreaves – Gord McOrmond – Allan Graves – Bryan Maksymetz – Joseph Silver

1997      Michael Hargreaves – Gord McOrmond – Allan Graves – Joseph Silver

1996      Nader Hanna – Doug Fraser – Michael Roche – Jim Green – Paul Thurston – Rick Delogu

1995      Joseph Silver – Fred Gitelman – Mark Molson – Boris Baran – George Mittelman – Eric Kokish

1994      Joseph Silver – Fred Gitelman – Mark Molson – Eric Kokish – George Mittelman

1993      Michael Cafferata – Michael Kenny – Mary Paul – David Colbert – Michael Roche – Christopher Hough

1992      Jim McAvoy – Duncan Smith – Michael Strebinger – Peter Herold – Jim Dickie – Bruce Ferguson

1991      Ed Bridson – John Gowdy – David Lindop – Geoff Hampson – Boris Baran – Mark Molson

1990      Doug Heron – David Willis – John Valliant – Mike Betts – Randy Bennett – Ed Zaluski

1989      Mark Molson – Boris Baran – George Mittelman – Arno Hobart – Marty Kirr – Billy Cohen

1988      Maurice Larochelle – Jean Bernier – Andre Laliberte – Jacques Laliberte – Raymond Fortin – Kamel Fergani

1987      Mark Molson – Boris Baran – John Guoba – John Carruthers – Eric Murray

1986      Laurie McIntyre (NPC) – Michael Schoenborn – Harmon Edgar – Arno Hobart – Martin Kirr – Greg Carroll – David Turner

1985      Boris Baran – Mark Molson – Eric Kokish – George Mittelman – Pascal Menachi – Mark Stein

1984      Subhash Gupta – Doran Flock – Gordon Campbell – Mike Chomyn – Bryan Maksymetz – Drew Cannell

1983      Mark Molson – Boris Baran – Allan Graves – George Mittelman – John Guoba – John Carruthers

1982      Nicholas Gartaganis – Zygmunt Marcinski – Gordon Crispin – Voyteck Pomykalski

1981      Allan Graves – George Mittelman – Eric Kokish – Peter Nagy – Eric Murray – Sami Kehela

1980      Allan Graves – George Mittelman – Eric Kokish – Peter Nagy – Eric Murray – Sami Kehela

1977      Mary Paul – Maurice Paul – Don Cowan – Michael Cummings

1971*    Bruce Gowdy – Duncan Philips – Gerry Charney – Bill Crissey

1968*    Eric Murray – Sami Kehela – Percy Sheardown – Bruce Elliott – Al Lando (NPC) – Wolf Lebovic (ANPC)