The CWTC is open to women members in good standing of the CBF.
The first National Final in the CWTC was held in Vancouver in 1984 (in 1980 there was a playoff held to select a Ladies team to go to the World Ladies Team Olympiad).
Prior to 1998 the CWTC was held as a stand alone event. Since 1998, with the exception of 2014, the CWTC has been held as part of the Canadian Bridge Championships.
Participants must be paid up members in good standing of the CBF. Teams must pre-register for the National Final, and pay the non-refundable round robin entry fee by the deadline indicated in the documentation.
Winners of the CWTC are awarded the Ruth Gold Memorial Trophy, established in 2016. Gold was a bridge player, teacher, director and a mentor who was always kind to new players, giving them the benefit of her knowledge. She epitomized the fun, intelligence and kindness required in any player, director or teacher.
Prior to 2016, winners of the CWTC were awarded the Tobi Mitchell Trophy. Mitchell was a woman player from Regina, SK, and was one of the first life masters in Saskatchewan.
Upon ratification by the CBF board of directors, the winning team receives a subsidy to represent Canada at that year’s world women team championship.
THE CWTC IN 2023
In 2023, the round robin of the CWTC and CSTC will be played online on RealBridge in January. This is to be able to free up the LIVE schedule for the many events the CBF is offering on the tournament site in Niagara Falls.
Round Robin CWTC: January 13 (starting 4pm eastern) and January 14. If registration is 9+ we may need to also have matches January 12 starting 4pm eastern.
The finals will be played in person at the Niagara Falls CBC in May, on Sunday 14 and Monday 15.
Click here To read important information on this event in 2023.
Click here Website for the Championships in 2023 (incl. Teams and Results)
Click on the year to access the championship archives.
|2022||Lucy He, Xia Hong, Xiufang Jia, Yanping Zhang, Wenmin Chen|
|2021||Pamela Nisbet – Brenda Bryant – Julie Smith – Judy Harris|
|2020||Pamela Nisbet – Brenda Bryant – Julie Smith – Judy Harris|
|2019||Sondra Blank – Hazel Wolpert – Brenda Bryant – Pamela Nisbet|
|2017||Pamela Nisbet – Brenda Bryant – Hazel Wolpert – Linda Wynston – Rhonda Foster – Lorna McDonald|
|2016||Joan Eaton – Karen Cumpstone – Katie Thorpe – Sondra Blank – Lesley Thomson – Ina Demme|
|2014||Isabelle Brisebois – Sandra Fraser – Kismet Fung – Francine Cimon|
|2013||Ina Demme – Karen Cumpstone – Joan Eaton – Sondra Blank – Sylvia Caley – Katie Thorpe|
|2012||Ina Demme – Hazel Wolpert – Linda Wynston – Lesley Thomson – Debbie Bennett – Pamela Nisbet|
|2011||Joan Eaton – Karen Cumpstone – Katrin Litwin – Sandra Fraser|
|2010||Susan Culham – Pamela Nisbet – Francine Cimon – Kismet Fung – Sondra Blank – Isabelle Smith|
|2009||Pamela Nisbet – Karen Cumpstone – Joan Eaton – Barbara Clinton – Kismet Fung – Susan Culham|
|2008||Pamela Nisbet – Karen Cumpstone – Martine Lacroix – Pascale Gaudreault – Susan Culham – Kismet Fung|
|2007||Sylvia Caley – Isabelle Smith – Julie Fajgelzon – Pamela Nisbet|
|2006||Rhonda Foster – Marcia Christie – Heather Pecket – Pamela Nisbet|
|2005||Francine Cimon – Linda Lee – Beverley Kraft – Joan Eaton – Dianna Gordon – Barbara Clinton|
|2004||Ina Demme – Hazel Wolpert – Irene Hodgson – Linda Lee|
|2003||Beverly Kraft – Brenda Bryant – Dianna Gordon – Joan Eaton – Barbara Clinton – Francine Cimon|
|2002||Bob Crosby (NPC) – Pat Lopushinsky – Susan Culham – Lorna McDonald – Kismet Fung|
|2001||Solange Bouchard – Lise Lapointe – Patricia Gagnon – Marcelle Tremblay – Pascale Gaudreault – Martine Lacroix|
|2000||Jim Green (NPC) – Dianna Gordon – Katie Thorpe – Beverly Kraft – Francine Cimon – Martine Lacroix – Rhoda Habert|
|1999||Dianna Gordon – Katie Thorpe – Beverly Kraft – Francine Cimon – Martine Lacroix – Rhoda Habert|
|1998||Dianna Gordon – Sheri Winestock – Beverly Kraft – Rhoda Habert – Francine Cimon – Barbara Saltsman|
|1997||June Pocock – Mary Lou Bert – Kathy Adachi – Leslie Gold|
|1996||George Holland (NPC) – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon – Barbara Saltsman – Beverly Kraft – Rhoda Habert – Francine Cimon|
|1995||George Holland (NPC) – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon – Barbara Saltsman – Beverly Kraft – Rhoda Habert – Francine Cimon|
|1994||Gloria Silverman – Joan Eaton – Roisin O’Hara – Barbara Clinton|
|1993||Judy Harris – Barbara Kupkee – Anne Pilon – Diane Christianson|
|1992||Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon – Beverly Kraft – Rhoda Habert|
|1991||John Carruthers (NPC) – Mary Paul – Francine Cimon – Katie Thorpe – Gloria Silverman – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon|
|1990||Mary Paul – Francine Cimon – Katie Thorpe – Gloria Silverman – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon|
|1989||Kathy Adachi – Ina Anderson – Pat Landau – Joyce Peters – Marge Neate – Alison Dorosh|
|1988||George Mittelman (NPC) – Mary Paul – Francine Cimon – Katie Thorpe – Gloria Silverman – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon|
|1987||George Mittelman (NPC) – Mary Paul – Francine Cimon – Katie Thorpe – Gloria Silverman – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon|
|1986||Mary Paul – Francine Cimon – Katie Thorpe – Gloria Silverman – Sharyn Reus – Dianna Gordon|
|1985||Anna Boivin – Rene Mancuso – Rhoda Habert – Beverly Kraft – Nancy Koffler – Barbara Saltsman|
|1984||George Mittelman (NPC) – Dianna Gordon – Sharyn Kokish – Francine Cimon – Sandra Fraser – Katie Thorpe – Mary Paul|
|1980||George Hannia (NPC) – Karen Allison – Pam Bridson – Francine Cimon – Dianna Gordon -Sharon Kokish – Mary Paul|