Announcements

Winnipeg is looking forward to welcoming everybody to the Canadian Bridge Championships and Regional being hosted here later this month. The Championship events start Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 am sharp, with the Regional beginning Monday, May 1st at the Radisson Hotel at 288 Portage Ave in downtown Winnipeg.  There is an Opening Night reception being held in the hospitality rooms on the 15th floor on Friday, April 28th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, open to everyone.

 

Regional Bridge Events at the Radisson: May 1-7...click here for flyer, events start at 10:00 am with second session from 2:30-5:30 pm daily, lots of Gold Rush events for players under 750 MP and strata under 200 MP.

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The complete daily schedule is available at http://cbf.ca/BWeek/17files/index.shtml on the CBF website. The Team captain meeting is at 9:15 am. Saturday. We have 44 teams registered, 18 of which are from Winnipeg! The B, C, and CWTC play a complete round robin on April 29 and 30, with the playoffs held on May 1st and 2nd. The Flight A play goes longer, through the end of the week. The Canadian Senior Team Championships and National Pair events take place May 3 through May 7. Daily play typically ends about 7:00 pm.

 

Team changes: deadline April 15th with CBF (maximum 6 players per team)

 

Parkade access: There is free parking. You will need an extra 15 minutes to park and access the playing site. (There are late play penalties!)

Heading northbound on Smith Street, turn left into the parkade and proceed up the ramp. Take your parking pass with you to get it approved for payment.

 

Lunch/Snacks: You are on your own so you might want to bring something; there is only 1 longer break of 45 minutes and 15 minute breaks between rounds.

 

Special Events

 

Friday, April 28:   6:00 - 10:00 pm: Opening Reception for everyone

Sunday, April 30:  8:00 - 10:00 am: Breakfast and CBF Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 2: 6:15 - 10:00 pm - Museum of Human Rights Tour $25 – includes bus transportation to and from The Forks/Museum, about 1 ½ hours for dinner at the Forks, the Museum tour, and a souvenir. Please register on the CBF site at http://cbf.ca/events/or email John Hindle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mavis Bollman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, May 3:  8:00 - 9:30 pm: CBF HALL OF FAME CEREMONY

Thursday, May 4: 6:00 - 10:00 pm: Club Regent Casino -free bus, gambling chits, coupons, etc.  Please register with Marlene or CBF - http://cbf.ca/events/calendar-of-events (or on the sign-up sheet at Chevrier Bridge Club or at the Radisson)

 

Hospitality 15th Floor

Saturday, April 29 through Saturday May 6 mornings from 8:00 - 9:45 am – continental breakfast/coffee in the Hospitality Room

Saturday, April 29 through Saturday May 6 evenings: enjoy a drink/snacks in the Hospitality room after bridge concludes for the day

 

Volunteers

If you have already volunteered to help out…thank you! We could still use volunteers for the hospitality rooms, helping move equipment and product, VuGraph and duplicating boards, caddies, etc. There are sheets at the club where you can sign up or email.

Event Chairs:Dave Brough/John Hindle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Entertainment:John Hindle/Mavis Bollman/ Marlene Pontifex:

Caddies Chair:Sylvia Phillips – most days need two caddies. Schedule being confirmed.

Volunteer Hospitality Chair:David Kirby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)We need volunteers for morning and evening shifts.

Food Hospitality Co-chairs: Sandy Tapper/Shirley Pearlman

VuGraph Chair: We need one right away! Volunteers require a laptop. Training will be provided.

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