The Online Team League is held on Bridge Base Online and is open to CBF members. We hope that we will be able to issue masterpoints this year.

Teams

Playoffs

Finals

OPEN Set 1 Set 2 Total   FLIGHT B Set 1 Set 2 Total
Liang 49       Dong 52 27 79
Xu 41       Hong 25 67 92
Hong: Jennifer Hong, Jinmei Lou, Juan Xu, Helen Chang, Rick Wu, Diana Jing, Jinmei Lou
Dong: Yunjiang Dong, Xiang Chen Zhu, Ashot Harutyunyan, Shih-Chieh Fuh, Stephane Turcotte, Benoit Lessard

Semi-finals

Open

Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total   Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total
Ohara 17 34 51   Xu 63 74 137
Liang 44 16 60   Kujirai 37 50 87

Flight B

Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total   Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total
Dong 33 96 126   Hong 40 60 100
Xue 59 37 96   Mai 45 25 70

Quarter-finals / Open

Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total   Teams Set 1 Set 2 Total
1A- Ohara 75 52 127   2A- Chen 20 35 55
1A- Fourcaudot 54 2 56   2A- Xu 22 60 82
                 
1B- Todd 12 34 46   2B- McPhee      
1B- Kujirai 87 13  100   2B- Liang     Winner

Group Open:

  • The playoff 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.
  • In the semi-final, the winner of the 1A match plays the winner of the 2B match. The winner of the 1B match plays the winner of the 2A match.

Group B :

  • The semi-finals and finals are 40 board matches played in two sets of 20 boards.
  • There is no carry over from the Round Robin.  Please send me the results as you complete the match and I will have it posted on the CBF website.
  • If possible, semi-finals and finals should be completed by the end of January but we can finish in February if needed.

Schedule & Results

To access the schedule and scores, please select one of the following. You can use the arrows on top to go from one Division/Flight to the other:

Setting up a match on BBO: Document 1 (new – with images) – Document 2 (from 2022)

2 Divisions: Open and B

Open Division

The Open division will operate as usual

B Division : under 2500 MP

Welcome to Team League play!

  • There will be a zoom training session on September 25 at 8:00 p.m. est. to review team game strategy and BBO set-up for team games. Thre will be a zoom training session on Monday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. Est. to review team game strategy and BBO set-up for team games. If you have any questions, please contact us! Join Zoom Meeting: Link to the Zoom Meeting
  • Round Robin format of 6 to 9 weeks with a playoff (completed by Dec. 31, 2023)
  • A great opportunity to practice for the Canadian Championship Round Robin qualifying tournament in January 2024.
  • This division will be free. However you must register your team and commit to the event.
  • Standard Contest Rules apply.

For each of the two divisions: Open & B (under 2,500)

Division Team Entry Fee Winning Team Prize
Open $240 $480
B Free Bragging Rights!

Contest Rules

Schedule

  • The Round Robin will start mid October with the first match date the weekend of October 14/15, 2022.
  • 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 1pm        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, Catherine Kinsella must be notified with the new date, otherwise a default will be entered.
  • The last match can not be reschedule for after the match date. 
  • If one, or both teams, is unable to play a match by its originally scheduled time or are unable to reschedule within the period allowed, the team(s) will be considered in default and forfeit the match.

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 Catherine Kinsella (catherine@cbf.ca) at least 12 hours before the match and she will randomly assign seats.
  • How to set up a Team Match on BBO – see this document.

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).

Irregularities During Play

There will be no Directors for this event. If something happens during the match that you need recourse for:

  • A situation where a scoring adjustment may be required — For example a bid that was not explained properly (please note that convention cards are required to be posted, so there should not be many of these complaints), hesitations (as this is an online event, please be careful about hesitation complaints. There are many reasons why a hesitation may happen online that have nothing to do with the actual bid) etc. Please email canbridge4009@gmail.com and a players committee (Tournament Ruling Committee) will be created to consider the issue. A penalty of 3VPs may be charged for frivolous complaints.
  • An ethics situation – please send a complete description to recorder@cbf.ca.
  • Zero Tolerance – please email canbridge4009@gmail.com .

You can refer to our Complaint Regulations & Procedures. (Under the ‘Complaints’ tab).

Play-Off Rules 2023/24

Teams will qualify for the playoffs as follows:
              (Subject to change depending on the number of teams registered)

  • The top four teams from each division will qualify for the playoffs.
  • The team finishing first in each division will choose from the 3rd and 4th place teams in the other division. The second place team will play the 3rd or 4th place team from the other division that was not chosen.
    • The match played by 1st place in Division 1 is designated the 1A match and similarly 2A for match played by the 1st place team in Division 2. The second place matches are designated 1B for the match between 2nd place in Division 1 vs. their opponent and 2B is between 2nd place in division 2 vs. their opponent.
  • In the semi-final, the winner of the 1A match plays the winner of the 2B match. The winner of the 1B match plays the winner of the 2A match.

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 2a).
    • 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

  • Matches will be 40 boards.
  • Round of 8 should be completed by TBD.
  • Semi final should be completed by TBD.
  • Final should be completed by TBD.

General

  • There is no carry over from the round robin stage.
  • The playoff 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.

Details of Previous Years

Online Team League 2022-2023

Online Team League 2021-2022

Online Team League 2020-2021

Past Winners

2022-2023 Open Division: Kamel Fergani, Marc-André Fourcaudot, Sondra Blank, Nicolas L’écuyer, Zygmunt Marcinski, Michel Lorber, Judith Gartaganis, Nicholas Gartaganis
2021-2022 Open Division: Yimei Cao, Kole Meng, Rose Hou, Yan Wang
B DivisionRobert Pratt, Kevin Strangway, Ping Ding, Jane Fyfe
C Division: Clarende Duby, John Prance, Christoph Wuerscher, Howard Coren
2020-2021 Open DivisionUday Maitra, Terrence Rego, Uttam Gupta, Koushik Mukherjee, Soumalya Ghosh, Shubham Acharya
B DivisionRay Hornby, Marielle Brentnall, John Hindle, Gongwei He, Len Doerksen
C DivisionGloria Woloshyn, Marsha Kimelman, Michael Szestopalow, Gongwei He
2019-2020 Open Division: Nader Hanna, John Rayner, Joan Eaton, Karen Cumpstone, John Carruthers, Martin Kirr
2018-2019 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
2017-2018 Open Division: Trish Malazdrewicz, Gerardo Malazdrewicz, Bilgin Batman, Jim Mathers, John Gillespie, Carole Berry
Restricted Division: Susan Culham, Lorna McDonald, Rhonda Foster, Peter Jones
2016-2017 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
2015-2016 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, Barb