September-October

International Fund Month*

Date: All September

Masterpoints:

  • 63.6% sectional-rated black

All sanctioned club sessions in September may be held as International Fund Club Games to support North American participation in international events. International Fund Games cannot be held during the months of January, April and May.

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Grand National Teams (GNT)

Date: Begins Sept. 1 (qualifying dates set by district)

Masterpoints:

  • Club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating
  • One-session unit qualifying games sectional rated red
  • Two-session unit qualifying games include percentage of gold for overalls.
  • District finals award gold for section firsts and overalls. Flight C is 25% gold for overalls. Other masterpoints in all flights are red.

Flights: Championship (Open), A (0-6000), B (0-2500), C (0-500 Non-Life Masters) District winners in each flight recognized on web site.

Final: Summer 2018 NABC

The second of the ACBL’s “grass roots” events begins again at the club level and continues through district qualifying events held as late as June prior to the finals. The ACBL does not reimburse teams to attend the finals, but check with your district for available district support.

2017-18 Conditions of Contest

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Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Month

Pair and Team Games

Date: October only

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional-rated black (pairs)
  • 5% gold to maximum .25 for winners remaining; 81.8% sectional rated black (teams)

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Canada Olympiad Fund Game

A special game to support Canadian teams in international events

Date: October 6 (Friday Afternoon)

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional rated black

*Hand records and analyses provided

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Erin Berry Canadian Rookie-Master Game

A special “pro-am” game pairing newcomers with fewer than 50 points with more experienced players. Date: October 18 (Tuesday)

Masterpoints:

  • 56% sectional-rated black

*Hand records and analyses provided For information: Please contact canbridge@rogers.com.

ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game

Participating Clubs


October 25 (Wednesday afternoon)

Masterpoints:

  • One gold point to section tops in each direction in each club, remaining points red/black at 81.8% sectional rating.
  • Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
  • District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places

Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin

*Hand records and analyses provided

See your score instantly after each deal played! Features for players include a booklet with complete analyses of the deals by national champion Larry Cohen.

Instant Matchpoint Game Conditions of Contest.

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November-December

ACBL-wide Charity Game

Participating Clubs

The spirit of giving is always in season. These games support the ACBL Charity Foundation and Canadian Bridge Federation Charitable Fund.

Date: November 21 (Tuesday evening)

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional-rated black
  • Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
  • District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places

Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin *Hand records and analyses provided

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ACBL-wide International Fund Game

Participating Clubs

These games raise funds to defray the expense of North American participation in international competition.

Date: December 20 (Wednesday evening)

Masterpoints:

  • 50/50 red and black at 81.8 % sectional rating
  • Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
  • District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places

Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin *Hand records and analyses provided

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Other Games

Championships

Club Championships

Date: Quarterly as scheduled by club

Masterpoints:

  • 63.6% sectional rated black

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Upgraded Club Championships

Date: As scheduled by club

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional rated black

Clubs earn one of these games for each 10 new ACBL members recruited.

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Club Membership Games

Date: As scheduled by club.

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional rated black

Only Life Members and paid ACBL members are eligible to win masterpoints in these games.

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Inter-Club Championship Games

Date: 24 available dates scheduled by the ACBL

Masterpoints:

  • Club black with club championship rating for overall across the field.

Hand records available online day after game Enjoy face-to-face play with the perk of across-the-field scoring through the Internet to determine overall rankings at all clubs that participate on the same date. Hand records include analyses by Deep Finesse on the maximum number of tricks per contract. Results, recap sheets and frequency charts also are posted. Click here for dates and other information.

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Unit Championship Games

Date: As scheduled by unit

Masterpoints:

  • 63.6% sectional rated black

Units often schedule monthly unit games and may schedule up to 24 per year.These games also can be used for games at special venues.

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Fund Raisers

Educational Foundation Games*

Date: All months except January, April, May and September

Masterpoints:

  • 63.6% sectional-rated black

Educational Foundation Games cannot be held during the months of January, April, May and September. Games support the continuing education and promotion of bridge.

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GNT Fund Raiser

Date: As scheduled by club

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional-rated black

These games help raise funds to send district Grand National Teams winners to the finals.

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NABC Promotional Games

Date: As scheduled by host district

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional-rated black

A game held at clubs in districts where an NABC is scheduled for the next three years. The district schedules a week for the games, and the ACBL sends this information to clubs advising them that the game may be held.

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Other Charity Games

District Special Foundation Games

Date: As scheduled by district

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional rated black

Charity Championship Junior Fund International Fund Educational Fund Grass Roots Fund A combination of all of the above not to exceed four sessions per year.

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Unit Special Foundation Games

Date: As scheduled by unit

Masterpoints:

  • 81.8% sectional rated black

Charity Championship Junior Fund International Fund Educational Fund Grass Roots FUNd A combination of all of the above not to exceed four sessions per year.

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Canadian Bridge Week—CBF National Championships

Canadian Bridge Week—CBF National Championships, Canadian Women’s Team Championship (CWTC), Canadian Open Pairs Championship (COPC), Canadian IMP Pairs Championship (CIPC), Canadian National Team Championship (CNTC), Flights: A (open), B (0-1000), Canadian Senior Team Championship (CSTC)

Finals: May 23, 2016- May 30, 2016

National championships in Canada begin at the club level and culminate with the finals during Canadian Bridge Week. The winning women’s, national and senior teams go on to represent Canada in international competition. Qualifying dates vary. Click here for more detailed information on the Canadian Bridge Federation website.

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* In the remaining eight months of the year (February, March, June, July, Aug., Oct., Nov. and Dec.) one game per month per sanctioned session may be a special game for one of the following funds:

  • Junior Fund
  • Charity Foundation
    • to benefit the ACBL Charity Foundation (Canadian Charity Foundation for clubs in Canada) or alternate to benefit a local charity organization
  • International Fund
  • Educational Foundation
  • Grass Roots FUNd

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A regularly scheduled club game held at a frequency other than weekly, may hold one special “fund” game every fourth game.