The Online Team League is held on Bridge Base Online and is open to CBF members. This event is not sanctioned (i.e. no masterpoint awards).

Schedule and Scores

To access the schedule and scores as well as team rosters and BBO handles, please select one of the following:

and Scores
Team rosters
and BBO handles
A – Division 1 Rosters and BBO
A – Division 2 Roster and BBO
A – Division 3 Roster and BBO
Flight B Roster and BBO
Flight C Roster and BBO

Entry Fees and Prizes

            Team Entry Fee:  $150            Winning Team Prize CBF polo shirts


Open Flight  – Final

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
 Kovacevic 43 35 78
 Maitra 57 39 96

 Flight B – Final

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Hornby 58 56 114
Moffatt 36 47 83

Flight C  (0-1000) – Final

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Woloshyn 48 41 89
Robinson 33 21 54

Open Flight – Semi final

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Kovacevic 47 67 114 Maitra 47 51 98
Findlay 54 35 89 Wang 44 22 66

 Flight B – Semi final

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Hornby 54 37 91 Trudelle 48 38 86
Ainsley 45 28 73 Moffatt 62 41 103

Open Flight – Round of 8

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Lyder 48 13 61 Findlay 66 43 109
Kovacevic 47 34 81 Jacob 40 42 82
Maitra 30 80 110 Waterman 20 46 66
Peng 27 31 58 Wang 70 27 97

Open Flight – Round of 16

(16 team bracket)

Teams 1st half 2nd half Total Teams 1st half 2nd half Total
Lyder 29 49 78 Baxter 16 29 45
Weisz Margules 24 13 37 Kovacevic 47 14 61
Willis 46 37 83 Jacob 40 24 64
Findlay 42 59 101 Bourdeau 19 23 42
Maitra 58 45 103  Jotcham 9 24 33
J Smith 23 2 25 Peng 43 42 85
Waterman 22 73 95 Wang 43 34 77
Turner 43 28 71 Fourcaudot 35 33 68

Contest Rules

  • There will be 3 divisions if there are sufficient entries: Open, B (under 5000 masterpoints), C (under 1000 masterpoints). Masterpoints as of August 2020.
  • Round robin matches will be 20 Boards in length.
  • WBF 20 point VP scale will be used.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 8 players. If a team has fewer than 8 members, they may use a substitute.
  • All participants must be CBF members and in good standing with the CBF.
  • ACBL Open+ chart is allowed for the A, Open chart for the B and C. Please make sure each partnership has a card filled out and available on BBO. Each person is required to self-alert any bids requiring an alert.
  • If a pair that uses a convention which requires defense is scheduled to play a match, the team captain is required to notify the other team’s captain at least 72 hours ahead of their match.
  • CBF Zero Tolerance rules apply with respect to behaviour while playing and for all communications to do with the Online Championships, including emails.
  • 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. If 15 or more boards have been compared then the result of the match is official, otherwise the complete match has to be rescheduled.
  • A team which is deemed to forfeit a match shall score zero Victory Points for that match. The team winning the forfeited match will receive the greater score between: (a) 12 VP, (b) the teams average, and (c) the average score obtained by all the other opponents against the team in default.
  • Substitution Rules:
    – If needed, a team may use one substitute player for a match if the team has less than 8 members.
    No substitution is allowed in the middle of a match.
    – Substitutes may not play for more than one team and are not allowed in the playoffs.- If a substitute is needed, the team captain must, before the match, email Ina Demme at with the identity of the substitute.
    – When entering the results, the team captain can select “substitute” for that player.


  • The Round Robin will start the week of October 25, 2020 and, subject to the number of participating teams, should be completed by the last match date in the posted schedule.
  • The draw and match schedules will be published shortly after the registration deadline.
  • The default time for matches will be: Open Sundays 1pm, B Saturdays 5pm, C Sundays 4pm. All times are Eastern.
  • Should one or both teams wish to play the match at a different time than originally scheduled, the two team captains will be responsible for agreeing on a new match time which ideally is earlier than the originally scheduled time for the match, but in no case later than 10 days after the originally scheduled time. If the match is scheduled after the original date, Ina Demme must be notified with the new date, otherwise a default will be entered.
  • If one, or both teams, is unable to play a match by its originally scheduled time or agree to reschedule within the period allowed, the team(s) will be considered in default and forfeit the match.

Play-Off Rules

Teams will qualify for the playoffs as follows:

  • In C (0-1000), the top 2 teams will play a 40 board final.
  • In B (0-5000), the top 4 teams will play a 40 board semi-final and final.
    The team finishing first in the round robin will choose their semi-final opponents from the teams finishing third and fourth.
  • In A, the top 5 teams from each division plus one wildcard from the 6th place teams determined by the highest +/- ratio.
    Teams qualifying for the playoffs will play according to the attached 16 team bracket.

Round Robin Tie-Breaking Formula:

  • A two-way tie is broken in the following order:

– All matches played will be scored on the basis of: WIN – 1 point; TIE – ½ point; LOSS – 0 points.
– The result of the match between the tied teams.
– A 5-board playoff between the tied teams. If still tied after five boards, continuing sets of five boards will be played until the tie is broken.

  • A multi-tie is broken by:

– All matches played will be scored on the basis of: WIN – 1 point; TIE – ½ point; LOSS – 0 points.
– Matches played between all tied teams will be scored on the basis of the method described above.
– Victory Points of matches between all tied teams.

In the event a multi-tie is reduced in number by one of the foregoing steps, only the remaining teams should be considered in tie-breaking procedures for succeeding steps. In the event a multi-tie is reduced to two teams, the procedures for two team ties are applied.

Open Flight

  • 16 team bracket.
  • Matches will be 40 boards.
  • Round of 16 should be completed by Jan 3.
  • Round of 8 should be completed by Jan 17.
  • Semi final should be completed by Jan24.
  • Final should be completed by Jan 31.


  • There is no carry over from the round robin stage.
  • The play off rounds 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 each level of the playoffs to qualify for the next round and one half of the final match.
  • In case of a tie at the end of a playoff match, the teams will play a 4-board playoff. If still tied at the end of the extra boards, continuing sets of extra 4 boards will be played until the tie is broken.

Match Set Up

  • The two team captains are responsible for agreeing on 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 ( at least 12 hours before the match and she will randomly assign seats. (If Ina’s team is involved in the dispute she will forward the request to a CBF Board member).

Recommended Match Parameters

The following match set up parameters are the default even though the two captains may mutually agree to a different set up:

  • Undos – not be allowed
  • Kibitzers – not allowed
  • Barometer scoring – Off/Unchecked. (so that play at each table is unaffected by the current score in the match).


  • Registration deadline is October 4, 2020
  • Should fewer than 6 teams register for any division, that division will be cancelled. Teams registered will have the option of joining another division.


2019 Open Division: Nader Hanna – John Rayner – Joan Eaton – Karen Cumpstone – John Carruthers – Martin Kirr
2018 Open Division: 1/2 Gordon Campbell – Ian Findlay – Susan Culham – Peter Jones
1/2 Nader Hanna – John Rayner – Joan Eaton – Karen Cumpstone – Katie Thorpe – Martin Kirr
2017 Open Division: Trish Malazdrewicz – Gerardo Malazdrewicz – Bilgin Batman – Jim Mathers – John Gillespie – Carole Berry
Restricted Division: Susan Culham – Lorna McDonald – Rhonda Foster – Peter Jones
2016 Open Division: Boris Baran – Jim McAvoy – George Mittelman – Robert Lebi – Doug Fraser – Sandra Fraser – Fred Pollack – Kamel Fergani
0-2500 Division: Bryant Town – Andrew Speers – Jason Dufault – Gary Karst – David Johnson – Mike D’Aguiar
2015 Open Division: Trish Malazdrewicz – Gerardo Malazdrewicz – Jim Mathers – Bilgin Batman – James Kirby – Karl Hicks
Women Division: Sylvia Summers – Brenda Bryant – Pamela Nisbet – Linda Wynston – Hazel Wolpert – Barbara Saltsman