2018 Games

December 2018

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
ACBL-wide International Fund Game December 17 (Monday afternoon) Participating Clubs 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
These games raise funds to defray the expense of North American participation in international competition. Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

2019 Games

January 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
Junior Fund Month All Month Contact your club for schedule 63.6% sectional-rated black All sanctioned club sessions in January may be held as Junior Fund Games. Junior Fund Games cannot be held during the months of April, May and September. Players earn extra masterpoints while helping the Junior program for youth up to age 26. Junior players have their own special events as well. Check them out at acbl.org/juniors.
ACBL-wide Junior Fund Game January 22 (Tuesday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 81.8% sectional-rated black
Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places
These games raise funds to support Junior programs. Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

February 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
ACBL-wide International Fund Game February 2 (Saturday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 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
These games raise funds to defray the expense of North American participation in international competition.Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.
ACBL-wide Charity Game February 20 (Wednesday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 81.8% sectional-rated black
Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places
The spirit of giving is always in season. These games support the ACBL Charity Foundation and Canadian Bridge Federation Charitable Fund. Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

March 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
ACBL-wide Senior Pairs March 11 (Monday afternoon) Participating Clubs 72% sectional-rated black
Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places
This event is for players who have reached 60 years of age as of the day of the event. (One age-ineligible pair is allowed. The pair is not eligible for Masterpoint awards.) Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

April 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
Charity Month All Month Contact your club for schedule 63.6% sectional-rated black All sanctioned club sessions may be held as Charity Games during April. Charity Games cannot be held during the months of January, May and September. Games support the ACBL Charity Foundation and Canadian Bridge Federation Charitable Fund or may support local charities.
ACBL-wide Charity Game April 3 (Wednesday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 81.8% sectional-rated black
Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places
District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places
The spirit of giving is always in season. These games support the ACBL Charity Foundation and Canadian Bridge Federation Charitable Fund. Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin.
Hand records and analyses provided electronically.
Helen Shields Canadian Rookie-Master Game April 10 (Wednesday) 56% sectional-rated black Hand records and analyses provided.
Info: Please contact canbridge@rogers.com.

 

May-June 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
Grass Roots FUNd Month* All May Contact your club for schedule 63.6% sectional-rated black All sanctioned club sessions in May may be held as Grass Roots FUNd Games. Grass Roots FUNd Games cannot be held during the months of January, April and September. Funds raised will be returned annually to the individual district in which those funds were raised to help fund Grand National Teams and North American Pairs.
North American Pairs (NAP) June 1-August 31 Contact your club for schedule 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: A (Open), B (-2500), C (0-500 Non-Life Masters)
District winners in each flight recognized on website
Final: Spring 2020 NABC
A highly prestigious “grassroots” event, the North American Pairs starts at the club level in June, July, and August. Club-level qualifications may be earned at any club in any unit in any district. A player may qualify as often as desired and with as many different partners as desired. Unit-level qualifiers are optional and held after Sept. 1 and before the district final, which may be held after the unit final until the third week in January. At the district final, both players must have qualified at the club level and must be members of the parent district. A fixed amount prize will be awarded in all flights as follows:
1. Districts are entitled to three pairs in Flight A (Open) and four pairs in Flights B (0-2500) and C (under 500 Non-Life Master).
2. First place qualifiers will receive $700 per person; second place qualifiers will receive $300 per person; third and fourth place qualifiers will be invited to participate in the national level finals, but will not receive a prize.
3. In the event of a tie at the district finals, the qualifiers will receive the total of the awards for the tied places, divided by the number of players involved with the tie.
4. Invited defenders will receive $700 per person.
5. No individual may collect two concurrent prizes.
The monetary award will be available on site. Qualifiers must play in the national level event until eliminated to receive the award.
There will be no entry fee for the national level of the event.
Some districts do provide additional funding. Check with your district to learn whether or not they provide additional funding. Conditions of Contest will be available Summer of 2019.
Worldwide Bridge Contest Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 Participating Clubs:
Friday
Saturday
50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating Hand records and analyses provided electronically.
Top ACBL winners recognized on website and the Bridge Bulletin. It’s the event played around the world! Join us for the Worldwide Bridge Contest sponsored by the World Bridge Federation. This international competition is scored across the world using the Internet to give an overall winner. The Friday and Saturday games are separate events. Each participant receives an electronic booklet. The WBF will award prizes based on world matchpointing. The two top district winners by percentage receive bonus awards. Additional recognition comes from the WBF.
Click here to learn more at the Worldwide Bridge Contest website
Canada Olympiad Fund Game June 12 (Wednesday afternoon) Contact your club for schedule 81.8% sectional-rated black Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

July-August 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
ACBL-wide Summer IMG July 8 (Monday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 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 digitally. See your score instantly after each deal played!
ACBL-wide Junior Fund Game August 6 (Tuesday evening) Participating Clubs 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 electronically.

 

September 2019

Game Date clubs Masterpoints Details
International Fund Month* All Month Contact your club for schedule 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.
Grand National Teams (GNT) Begins Sept. 1 (qualifying dates set by district) Contact your club for schedule 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 website.
Final: Summer 2020 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. The 2019-2020 GNT Conditions of Contest will be available Summer 2019.
ACBL-wide International Fund Game September 12 (Thursday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 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 electronically.

 

October 2019

Game Date clubs Masterpoints Details
Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Month All Month Contact your club for schedule 81.8% sectional-rated black (pairs)
5% gold to maximum .25 for winners remaining; 81.8% sectional rated black (teams)
Pair and Team Games
ACBL-wide Senior Pairs October 4 (Friday afternoon) Participating Clubs 72% 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 electronically.
Canada Olympiad Fund Game October 10 (Thursday Afternoon) Contact your club for schedule 81.8% sectional rated black Hand records and analyses provided electronically.
Erin Berry Canadian Rookie-Master Game October 21 (Monday) Contact your club for schedule 56% sectional-rated black A special “pro-am” game pairing newcomers with fewer than 50 points with more experienced players. Hand records and analyses provided.
Info: Please contact canbridge@rogers.com.
ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game October 31 (Thursday Daytime– start times are from 10 AM through 3 PM local time) Participating Clubs 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 the 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.

 

December 2019

Game Date Clubs Masterpoints Details
ACBL-wide International Fund Game December 16 (Monday Daytime: starts between 10 AM and 3 PM (local time) Participating Clubs 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
These games raise funds to defray the expense of North American participation in international competition. Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin. Hand records and analyses provided electronically.

 

Other Games

Championship Games

Game Date Masterpoints Details
Club Championships Quarterly as scheduled by club 63.6% sectional rated black
Upgraded Club Championships As scheduled by club 81.8% sectional rated black Clubs earn one of these games for each 10 new ACBL members recruited.
Club Membership Games As scheduled by club 81.8% sectional rated black Only Life Members and paid ACBL members are eligible to win masterpoints in these games.
Interclub Championship Games 24 available dates scheduled by the ACBL 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. 2019 Games coming soon!
Unit Championship Games As scheduled by unit 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.

 

Fund Games/Fund Raisers

Game Date Masterpoints Details
Educational Foundation Games* All months except January, April, May and September 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.
GNT Fund Raiser As scheduled by club 81.8% sectional rated black These games help raise funds to send district Grand National Teams winners to the finals.
NABC Promotional Games As scheduled by cdistrict 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.

* 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

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

Other Charity Games

Game Date Masterpoints Details
District Special Foundation Games All months except January, April, May and September 63.6% sectional rated black – Charity Championship
– Junior Fund
– International Fund
– Educational Fund
– Grass Roots Fund
A combination of all of the above not to exceed 4 sessions per year
Unit Special Foundation Games As scheduled by unit 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 4 sessions per year

 

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)

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. For more information, please visit the Canadian Bridge Federation website.