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Canadian Championships Update

The team captained by Pamela Nisbet defeated Ina Demme’s sqaud in the final of the Canadian Women’s Team Championship, earning the right to represent Canada in the Venice Cup at the World Bridge Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, starting Aug. 29.

In the Canadian National Team Championship, the final will feature the teams captained by John Carruthers and Nicholas L’Ecuyer.

In the CWTC, Nisbet (Karen Cumpstone, Joan Eaton, Barbara Clinton, Kismet Fung, Susan Culham) won the match against Demme (Hazel Wolpert, Lesley Thomson, Linda Wynston, Karen Turner, Karen Billet), 137-121.

In the CNTC, Carruthers won its semifinal match against Rayner 134-128, while L’Ecuyer defeated Marcinski 183-152.

The contests are being played in Penticton BC under the auspices of the Canadian Bridge Federation. More information is available at