Part of the Canadian Bridge Federation (CBF) mandate is to facilitate the selection of Canadian representatives to annual World Championships. To do that the CBF holds annual championships, usually in May, to select the following teams:


  • Open Teams (CNTC Flight A)
  • Women’s Teams (CWTCs, now a stand-alone event held in the summer)
  • Seniors Teams (CSTCs)


A lot of people do not realize that there are other events held during the eight days of the Championship:

1.     Flight B Championship (CNTC Flight B, under 2500 master points)

2.     Flight C Championships (CNTC Flight A, under 1000 master points)

3.     Canadian IMP Pair Championships (CIPCs) Cash prize for the top two.

4.     Canadian Open Pair Championships (COPCs) Cash prize for the top three.

5.     One day Swiss


All of these five events are open to all bridge players in Canada who are CBF members. Our Unit has a formula to subsidize Unit 181 members who decide to attend the Championships.  In addition, it is possible for all players to compete in multiple events held during the week. The CNTCs and the COPCs are a grass-root event with qualifying games at the club level in the fall and winter (even if you do not qualify at the local games you may still attend and compete in the above events at the CBCs).


The CBCs location is rotated throughout Canada, and will be held in Winnipeg in 2017.


For more information please email Neil Kimelman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click Here to view the Unit Final format.

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