The 3rd annual CBF Online Team Championships are underway, with 2 all Winnipeg teams (Shafer & Tichon) and one other with a Winnipeg pair (Hornby) taking part in the Open Teams.  Additionally, there is a Winnipeg pair on a team (Summers) in the Womens Teams.  Matches are played on BBO and are normally scheduled for Saturday (Womens) or Sunday (Open) afternoon at 4:00 PM CST.  Given the cross Canada nature of this event, a lot of the matches have to be rescheduled to a different date &/or time.  Kibitzers (spectators) are allowed for these matches and there have been a number of requests from our members for match dates/times so they can watch.  Once you've signed into BBO, click on "Competitive" on the "Play or watch bridge" tab and then click on "Team matches" on that tab to find the match you want to watch.  Going forward, we will list matches on this website's calendar to the extent that our teams or pairs provide them.  Check the Unit website "Upcoming events" calendar for upcoming matches.

Open Teams match results and standings can be viewed by clicking here. The Womens Teams match results and standings can be accessed by clicking the right arrow at the top of the Open Teams page.  Additional information regarding the online team championships can be found here.

Jane Court passed away suddenly earlier this week.  Her funeral is 2:00 PM tomorrow (Saturday) at Headingly United Church located at 100 Bridge St in Headingly.

We will no longer have a phone line ringing into the facility at Soul Sanctuary however there will still be the ability to leave messages by calling 204-231-6047 or 204-453-0708.  Here is a list of contact numbers for board members and club directors:



MARIELLE BRENTNALL     204-228-9400
DOUG FISHER     204-803-2310
SHIRLEY GALLER     204-291-6758
JOHN HINDLE     204-782-6622
BOB KUZ     204-396-3199
RAY HORNBY     204-996-0025
DELORIS ANKROM     204-795-4361
MARLENE PONTIFEX     204-470-0154
GERRI HEWITT     204-894-7249
CAROLINE DOUGLAS     204-261-9845
SEKHAR     204-930-0625
ALEXA CAMPBELL     204-489-5471
LEN DOERKSEN     204-227-0726
BILL TREBLE     204-227-4983



Commencing Saturday, February 3rd, Kerän & Jim Sanders will be giving beginner bridge lessons at Soul Sanctuary. 


Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction


Learn the basics of one of the world’s most challenging and enjoyable games in a relaxed and friendly class of beginners. For people who have never encountered bridge, and those who have never studied it formally. 


You will learn the fundamental mechanics of the game with an emphasis on bidding and playing hands. 



1.  Evaluating hands, playing hands, bridge terms, etiquette

2.  No Trump opening bids and responses

3.  Major suit opening bids and responses

4.  Minor suit opening bids and responses



Dates:   Saturday mornings, February 03 - March 24

Time:    9:15 to 11:15 am

Where:  Bridge Manitoba, 2050 Chevrier Boulevard (Soul



 TEXT:   Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics 1: An introduction 

                        $15.95 Cdn

                Available for purchase from Vince Oddy in Ontario:




Instructors:  Kerän & Jim Sanders

Cost:            $100.00 for 8 weeks. Cash or cheque (payable to Kerän Sanders). Pay at the first class. 

To register:  Call 204-256-7191, or email Kerän at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.