Regional Tournament – Canadian Bridge Federation

WhereSheraton Dorval

555 Boulevard McMillan, Montréal, QC H9P 1B7

WhenApril 6-10, 2016

PointsRegional Tournament - Gold and Red Points

ScheduleSee the program


On the ACBL website, when selecting “Live“, the screen shows the different types of tournaments, then tournaments under each category. The Montreal Bridge League refers all bridge players to that site for overall and detailed results as well.  
– Pairs events: Overall results (total of 2 sessions) and Leaderboard (1st session), recap, and hands played.
– Team events: results per round and “Overall“.
If your computer is set to 10 entries, you can change it to 25 or 50, to see more events on the same page.

On the same website, results are also posted at the end of the tournament, under Tournaments. They are presented in the same format bridge players are used to, containing less information than the new format previously described. Resultats.



Each year, the Canadian Bridge Federation holds a regional tournament in a Canadian city. This regional tournament takes place in Montreal every 4 or 5 years, and the Montreal Bridge League is pleased to host the tournament this year.

The program presents a variety of competitions for pairs and teams of different levels, in a schedule that aims to be as user friendly as possible to allow the participation of the largest possible number of bridge players.

Any bridge player can participate. The rate for each session is $ 16 for ACBL members. It will cost $ 4 more for non-members of the ACBL . The League encourages membership in the Canadian Bridge Federation, but you can participate at no additional cost if you have not joined the CBF.

See the program.


Looking for a partner?

We’re here to help. To maximize your chances of finding a partner, Ginette, responsible for pairing players, recommends to contact her as soon as possible.

     (514) 683-4518 or (438) 345-1441

You are not a member of the ACBL? You are a member but your experience is greater than your ACBL masterpoints allow to see? Read this.

Players in the tournament must play in the strata/category that corresponds to their actual level, whether in pairs or teams competitions, in order to ensure equity among the players.

ACBL rules:

  • The right of a non-member of the ACBL to play in an event restricted by masterpoints is subject to approval by the director of the tournament, to include the player in the right category. Players must register in the stratum equivalent to their experience.
  • A non-member who has attained a status at a given time can not subsequently play in a lower-level category.
  • The tournament director may require a member to be part of a stratum or higher category than his/her number of points, if that member is deemed to have more points.

To the following persons and others for whom the spirit of the description applies, it is important to determine the number of masterpoints that correspond to their experience:

  • Non-members of the ACBL: they may be beginners with very limited experience or advanced players with a lot of experience.
  • Members who are not in good standing: they may have a still active member number, and they may not have accumulated points for a certain period of time while continuing to play on a regular basis.
  • Members whose ACBL points are well below their experience:
    • experience acquired before becoming a member;
    • little play in affiliated bridge clubs, but more in non-affiliated clubs, accumulating little master points;
    • members who come back after a long hiatus, and that could not recover the points in their record;
    • play on various websites;
    • experience gained in other countries.
 Determine a number of masterpoints that corresponds to the experience:
  • Assess the number of points that would have been obtained using the experience and frequency of play (eg. 30-50-100 per year).
  • Another method could be to assign a number of points equivalent to those of partners if the level is similar, or adjust accordlingly if the experience is greater (or less).

The director of the tournament or the League can help clarify the situation.

The successful implementation of the ACBL rules is based on cooperation of all players. Compliance will be appreciated by playing partners and all players. Failing to register in the appropriate category, the concerned pair or team will become ineligible to the overall ranking of the event.