Jim Donaldson Trophy

Jim Donaldson Trophy

The COPC is our national pairs championship. Participants must be paid up members in good standing of the CBF. In addition, each player must have earned a club qualification OR must have participated in an event designated in the Conditions of Contest. Club qualifying games are held between September 1st and December 31st of each calendar year. Any player registered for a Championship Team event will automatically be qualified for the COPC.

Click here   2023 Canadian Bridge Championships website (incl. Teams and Results)

2023 CBC – Conditions of Contest
2023 CBC – Supplemental Conditions of Contest

The Jim Donaldson Trophy is awarded to the winning pair plus a cash prize of $1000. The 2nd place pair receives $700, and the 3rd place pair receives $300.

Jim Donaldson, a British Columbia player who tragically died of cancer in his forties, was a true sportsman, gracious opponent and fiercely ethical. In Allan Graves’ words “he was undoubtedly one of the top ten Canadian talents of all time.”

COPC WINNERS

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2022
1. Terry Du, Kole Meng
2. Robert Kuz, Stephen Mackay
3. Neil Kimelman, Paul Thurston

2019
1. David Caplan – Mark Caplan
2. Sheldon Spier – Michael Ainsley

2018
1. Marc Lachapelle – Xavier Combey
2. Terry Du – Kole Meng

2017
1. Jurek Czyzowicz – Dan Jacob
2. Stephen Cooper – Boris Baran

2016
1. Ken Scholes – Peter Harold
2. Morrie Kleinplatz – Stephan Cooper

2015
1. Jurek Czyzowicz – Dan Jacob
2. Brad Bart – Neil Kimelman

2014
1. Piotr Klimowicz – Dan Jacob
2. Charles Martineau – Andre Chartrand

2013
1. Jordan Cohen – Stephen Cooper
2. Bryan Maksymetz – Gray McMullin

2012
1. Lino D’Souza – Uday Maitra
2. Fred Hoffer – Don Piafsky

2011
1. David Smith – Doran Flock
2. Daniel Korbel – Danny Miles

2010
1. Naveed Ather – Lino D’Souza
2. Daniel Lavee, – Samantha Nystrom

2009

1. Bob Todd – Douglas Fisher
2. Michael Yuen – Maurice De La Salle

2008

1. Cameron Doner – Bradley Bart
2. Judith Gartaganis – Nicholas Gartaganis

2007

1. Kamel Fergani – Pierre Daigneault
2. Thomas Gandolfo – Maurice De La Salle

2006

1. Rashid Khan – Bradley Bart
2. Jerry Richardson – William Koski

2005

1. Waldemar Frukacz – Pierre Daigneault
2. Ken Scholes – Peter Herold

2004

1. Jurek Czyzowicz – Darren Wolpert
2. Stephen Cooper – Jordan Cohen

2003

1. John Rayner – John Duquette
2. Carole Berry – John Gillespie

2002

1. David McLellan – William Treble
2. Charles Roberts – Glenn Cossey

2001

1. Jean Castonguay – Andre Chartrand
2. Barbara Saltsman – Nancy Koffler

2000

1. David McLellan – William Treble
2. Gloria Silverman – Andy Altay

1999

1. Dan Jacob – Lawrence Hicks
2. Paul Janicki – Detlef Ladewig

1998

1. Douglas Heron & Alex Heron Jr.
2. Ken Scholes – Peter Herold

1997

1. Michael Betts – Randy Bennett
2. Felipe Hernandez – Michael Neagu

1996

1. Dave Willis – John Valliant
2. Nicolas L’Ecuyer – Darren Wolpert

1995      1. Jim Reigle -Pierre Treuil
1994      1. Dick Anderson – Peter Basarsky
1993      1. Pierre Treuil – John Zaluski
1992      1. Pierre Treuil – John Zaluski
1991      1. Michael Cafferata – Ken Warren
1990      1. Katie Thorpe – John Carruthers
1989      1. Ron Borg – Michael Strebinger
1988      1. John Valliant – David Willis
1987      1. Maurice de la Salle – Mark Chalfin
1986      1. Gary Whiteman – Ken Warren
1985      1. Boris Baran – Mark Molson