The Canadian Online Team Championships are held on Bridge Base Online. The championships are open to CBF members and consist of two divisions; Open and Women. The championships are not sanctioned (i.e. no masterpoint awards), however there are prizes for each member of the winning team in each division.
Entry Fees and Prizes
Team Entry Fee: $100
Individual Prize: $80 entry fees credit at the 2016 Canadian Bridge Championships OR $40 cash
Team Entry Fee: $75
Individual Prize: $60 entry fees credit at the 2016 Canadian Bridge Championships OR $30 cash
If you have any questions please contact Ina Demme at email@example.com or (416) 706-8550
2015 Contest Rules
- Matches will be 20 Boards in length.
- WBF 20 point VP scale will be used.
- Round robin matches are scheduled approximately once a week for the Open and once every 2 weeks for the Women. The Round Robin should be completed by the end of January 2016, with the top 4 teams qualifying for the semi-final.
- Each team can have a maximum of 6 players. All participants should be members in good standing of the CBF.
- A team may use a substitute player if needed. Substitutes may not play for more than one team and are not allowed in the playoffs. If you need to use a substitute, please email Ina at firstname.lastname@example.org with the identity of the substitute. (When entering the results, you can select “substitute” for that player.)
- ACBL mid-chart conventions are allowed for these matches. It is preferable for each pair to have a completed a BBO convention card, but each person is required to self-alert any bids requiring an alert.
- If a player is disconnected for any reason and is unable to rejoin the match within 15 minutes, the match is terminated unless the players agree to wait longer. No substitution is allowed in the middle of a match. If 15 or more boards have been compared then the result of the match is official, otherwise the complete match has to be rescheduled.
- The semi-final and final should be played during February 2016.
- The team finishing first in the round robin will choose their semi-final opponents from the teams finishing third and fourth.
- There is no carry over from the round robin stage.
- The semi-finals and finals are 40 board matches that are played in two halves (20 boards each). Each half may be played on a different day.
- Each member of the team must play at least one half of the semi-final match and one half of the final match,
Match Set Up
The two team captains are responsible for agreeing on the match time, who will set up the match on BBO, and what parameters to use.
There are no seating rights during the round robin. Ideally, when the match is set up, each captain should provide their line-up indicating who will be sitting EW and NS, and their BBO handles. If either captain is not happy with the seating arrangement, they can email Ina Demme (email@example.com) at least 12 hours before the match and she will randomly assign seats. (If Ina’s team is involved in a dispute in the Women’s she will forward the request to a Board member).
Recommended Match Parameters
The following match set up parameters are recommended though the two captains may mutually agree to a different set up:
- Undos – not be allowed
- Kibitzers – Allow Silent
- Barometer scoring – Off/Unchecked. (so that play at each table is unaffected by the current score in the match).