Announcements

Announcements

The North American Pairs District 2 Finals will be taking place on BBO next month! Compete to represent District 2 in the North American Final, which will be held at the NABC in Reno, Nevada in March, 2022. Pre-registration must take place at least 48 hours prior to game time. Please click here for more details.

 

The CBF is hosting a Canada wide virtual BBO game on Friday, Oct 15 @7:00 EDT. It’s Club Appreciation week, and the games will be only $6 for Open and $5 for 499er, as well as double black points. This is an opportunity to play in a fun event against players from other parts of Canada!

I hope that your circle of Bridge friends and Club members will participate. If needed, there is a partnership desk.

Also, the Online Team League signup deadline is October 10.

Please contact Ina Demme for more information on either of these events, either at www.cbf.ca or by phone at 416-706-8550.

 

Neil Kimelman
CBF Zone 4 Director

Beginning Tuesday, September 14, Sue Treble and Joan Clasen will be hosting Barbara Seagram Bridge Tips classes on Zoom. The classes will run for 8 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00. Cost will be $65 ($40 for the classes and $25 for the book).

For those people interested in the classes and/or having any further questions, please contact Sue at 204-669-1458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

We are pleased to announce that face to face games at Soul Sanctuary will recommence on Monday, October 4th. Our first couple of weeks of in-person games will be Club Championship games, so extra black points will be awarded!

In order to help ensure everyone's safety, the following protocols will be in place:

  • proof of full vaccination will be required and verified
  • in compliance with current provincial mandates, masks will have to be worn at all times
  • hand sanitizer will be available at each table
  • food and drink will NOT be provided, and food will not be allowed in. Drinks may be brought in.

In addition to the in-person games, we will continue to offer a number of games online through our Virtual Clubs. Below is the complete weekly game schedule. This schedule is subject to change.

Live games at Soul:
Mondays @12:15: Restricted (0-2000)/0-199 Pairs; partnerships Dave (204)255-5823 or Shirley (204)390-4083
Tuesdays @12:15: Open/0-199 Pairs; partnerships Bill (431)337-5328
Wednesdays @12:15: Open/0-199 Pairs, mini-lesson by Doug Fisher at 11:30; partnerships Liliane (204)955-2253(text) or Shirley (204)390-4083
Wednesdays @7:15: Teams; partnerships Bill (431)337-5328
Thursdays @12:15: Open/0-199 Pairs, mini-lesson by Bill Treble at 11:30; partnerships Bill (431)337-5328
Saturdays @12:30: Teams; partnerships Deloris (204)795-4361 or Marielle (204)231-6021

Virtual Club games:
Fridays @12:00: Open Pairs, 5 BB$; partnerships Gloria (204)995-2423
Sundays @12:00: Open Pairs, 5 BB$; partnerships Liliane (204)955-2253(text)
Thursdays @6:30 p.m.: 0-199 Pairs, 4 BB$; partnerships Bill (431)337-5328
Mondays @7:00 p.m: Open Pairs, 4 BB$; partnerships Bill (431)337-5328

Please note that if there are insufficient table counts for the afternoon 0-199 sections, it may be necessary to combine the two sections.

 

As more of us are using BBO for both virtual club and for casual play, it seemed appropriate to provide some information regarding convention cards on BBO. The ACBL strongly encourages the use of CCs for the virtual club games and online tournaments and games. It is considerate to your opponents and helps clarify your agreements with your partners. Please see the following video for help on creating CCs on BBO and on sharing existing cards with other partners. 

Creating and sharing CCs on BBO

As always, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Thanks.