News & Updates

Canada-Wide Game on BBO: Qualifiers CNTC Dec. 3, 1:00pm (teams) & COPC Dec. 16, 1:15pm (pairs)

In October, November and December, CBF matches on BBO will serve as qualifiers for the COPC and (CNTC -A, B, C) , events of the Canadian Bridge Championships.
The dates are:
Qualifiers for the COPC are in pairs: Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. All at 1:15pm.
Qualifiers for the CNTC are in teams of 4: Oct 30, Nov. 16 and Dec. 3rd. At various times.
You can also qualify at your COPC/CNTC sanctioned club game (extra MPs) to ensure you are eligible to play in the Canadian Championship Team (CNTC -A, B, C) Round Robin being held online in January and February 2024.
Continue reading for times, information on how to register to swis teams, and more.
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2024 Canadian Championships

The 2024 Canadian Championships will be held in Penticton, B.C. from June 10 to 18 in parallel with the Penticton Regional. 
For all team events, the Round Robin stage will be played online in January and February, and the finals will be held in Penticton, as well as the COPC and CIPC events.
Continue reading to see the registration deadlines and the round robin dates for the various events… and more information.
Register a teamfollow this link.
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2023 Erin Berry Rookie-Master

Congratulations to Trevor Dundas and Al Locklin from the Peterborough Bridge Club who had the top result of 68.33% at the Erin Berry Rookie-Master game! In second place were Danuta Trafford and Jodie Winquist of Partnes DBC with 67.38%.
This year, we had 11 clubs and 101 total tables in the Rookie Master game that was held on October 17, 2023. Congratulations and thank you to all the players and clubs who participated.
Results are available here: Top 25 – Canada-Wide and Top 5 – By Zone.
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October 23 issue of Bridge Canada is online

Get to know Bridge Canada, the online magazine of the CBF. You can access the magazine through the top menu or the red tab on the left side of this page.
Which expert won the ‘Self-Deprecating Hymour Award with this comment: ‘Another impossible set of problems’ Do they ever get easier?’. Find out in the article ‘TGCBC – Four years later’ is issue of Bridge Canada.
Whatever your level, you will find informative and interesting articles.
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The Great Canadian Bidding Contest – March 2024 Problems

For the October problems, Andy Stark and Dan Jacob tied for the top expert score with 46. On the reader’s side, Fred Lerner had the top score, followed closely by Richard Bickley.
Join in the fun and enter your bids for the March 2024 problems by February 10th, by sending your choices to editor@cbf.ca. Scoring and expert responses will be included in the March issue of Bridge Canada. Have fun!
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2023-2024 Online Team League

We will once again play our Online Team League on BBO.

New this year: Division B for any team with players having less than 2500MPs and free for this group.
Zoom Meeting for the B teams, on Monday, September 25 at 8:00pm Est.

The registration deadline for the 2023-2024 season is September 22, 2023. To register, click here.
Read all about this friendly competition on the webpage specific to the 2023-2024 Online Team League (under Events). You can also contact us if you have any questions.
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CBF Board of Directors

Elections this year are for Zone 3 and Zone 6 of the CBF.
Zone 3 is Units 166, 246, 249 and 255, and Zone 6 is Units 429, 430, 431, 456, 571 and 574. 

The 3-year term begins January 1, 2024. 
If you are interested, please send an email to canbridge4009@gmail.com by September 30, 2023.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
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Membership Rate Increase

Due to increased costs post Covid, the CBF needs to increase membership dues. Effective July 1, 2023 the CBF annual membership will increase from $20 to $25: $25 for one year, $65 for 3 years.

Please ensure you renew your membership and continue to support Canadian Bridge. To join the CBF or renew your membership, click here to get to Members/Join the CBF.
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