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

Entry Fees and Prizes

 For each of the three divisions: Open, B (under 3,500), C (under 1,000)        

Open – Team Entry Fee:  $240          Winning Team Prize $480 in CBF credits
B&C – Team Entry Fee: $180             Winning Team Prize: $360 in CBF credits

CBF Credits can be used for entry fees to other CBF events

Registration

  • Registration deadline is October 7, 2022.
  • Should fewer than 6 teams register for any division, that division will be cancelled. Teams registered will have the option of joining another division.
  • If anyone on a team has CBF credits, please email Ina Demme (canbridge@rogers.com) for a refund of that portion of the registration fee.
  • Registration Link.

Schedule and Scores

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

(Coming Soon)

Contest Rules

  • There will be 3 divisions if there are sufficient entries: Open, B (under 3,500 masterpoints), C (under 1,000 masterpoints). Masterpoints as of September 2022 ACBL report.
  • For each division, all players on the team must have masterpoints below the level specified as of their September 2022 ACBL report.
  • 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.
  • A substitue can only play for one team only.
  • 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.
  • Convention cards and BBO handles should be submitted to team-info@cbf.ca. These will be posted online.
  • 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 Team League, 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. If less than 15 boards have been compared, then the remainder of the match needs to be rescheduled and the score of any boards compared at both tables will stand.
  • 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 that has fewer than 8 members may use one substitute player for a match. The substitute must meet the criteria of the flight they are playing in.
  • No substitution is allowed in the middle of a match.
  • Substitutes are not allowed in the playoffs.
  • If a substitute is needed, the team captain must, before the match, email Ina Demme at canbridge@rogers.com with the identity of the substitute. The other team must be notified of the substitute and the card being used.
  • When entering the results, the team captain can select “substitute” for that player.

Schedule

  • The Round Robin will start mid October with the first match date the weekend of October 22/23, 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, 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 are unable to reschedule within the period allowed, the team(s) will be considered in default and forfeit the match.

Round Robin Tie-Breaking Formula

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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 (canbridge@rogers.com) 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).

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 canbridge@rogers.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 canbridge@rogers.com.

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

Play-Off Rules

  • To be finalized later when we know how many teams.
    • Matches will be 40 boards
    • Round on 16 should be completed by …
    • Round on 18 should be completed by …
    • Semi final should be completed by …
    • Final should be completed by …
  • 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.

Details of Previous Years

Online Team League 2020-2021

Online Team League 2021-2022

Past Winners

   
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 – Barbara Saltsman

Test to get ready

A – All Teams – Convention Cards – BBO handles
B – All Teams – Convention Cards – BBO handles

A – Schedule
and Scores
A – Team Rosters
and BBO handles
B – Schedule
and Scores
B – Team Rosters
and BBO handles

https://www.foobart.com/impleague/league.php?league=2&event=20
(You may need to scroll between divisions and events by using the arrows beside the event name.)