From L-R: Marlene Pontifex, Neil Kimelman, John Hindle, CBC Chairperson

Reflections of the President

Winnipeg CBCs – Thank You Winnipeg Volunteers!!

From L-R: Marlene Pontifex, Neil Kimelman, John Hindle, CBC Chairperson

From L-R: Marlene Pontifex, Neil Kimelman, John Hindle, CBC Chairperson

Congratulations to all the winners at the recently completed Canadian Bridge Championships. A list of all winners and medalist can be found in this issue. The tournament had it all – great hospitality, some first time winners and some repeaters. Also the CNTC As may have been the most exciting one ever, culminating in a big comeback on the last few boards, with the Todd team overtaking the defending champion, L’Ecuyer!

I apologize for the delay and inconsistent updating of scores on the Championship Website. It is something I pledge will not be repeated next year.

Finally thank you to all my fellow Winnipeg bridge players, who volunteered to make this tournament successful and hospitality bar none. John Hindle came in as a last hour Chairperson, and maintained his cool in ensuring all went smoothly. Well done John! Finally, thank you Dave Brough for becoming a last minute replacement as Vugraph Coordinator and ensuring that the Finals of the CNTC A’s was available for all to watch in Canada and around the world, showcasing the considerable bridge talent our country can offer!

Thank you Doug Fisher, Marielle Brentnall, Jeff Gossman, Shirley Pearlman, Sandy Tapper, Marlene Pontifax…and the rest of the volunteers who worked so hard!

 

Neil Kimelman
CBF President and Bridge Canada Managing Editor
President@cbf.ca