1 Waldemar Frukacz
Vlad Grodecki
825 $3600
2 Ray Grace
David Smith
350 $2400
3 Menachi Ghassan
Jon Robinson
375 $1170
4 Darren Wolpert
Nick L'Ecuyer
750 $990

Entry total
24 pairs at $150 per pair - $3600

Auction total $12,000

Section top in the players pool payed $640. Section top winners were Frukacz-Grodecki and Wolpert-L'Ecuyer.

The First Canadian Bridge Federation Calcutta raised approximately $2000 towards sending our International Teams to play for Canada.


The reception/auction is now scheduled for SATURDAY morning at 11 AM at DOUBLES. A light brunch will be offered. Game time will be 1:00 PM Saturday. Doubles Duplicate Bridge Club is located at 5801 Yonge Street (Yonge and Cummer). The entrance is at the rear of the Newtonbrook Shopping Centre.



by Leo Weniger

The CBF is pleased to announce that the 1st CBF International Fund Calcutta will take place as part of Bridge Week on Saturday, July 10th at Doubles Duplicate Bridge Studio, 5801 Yonge Street, Toronto starting at 11:30 am. This will be preceded by a reception and auction on the evening of July 9th.

This event is a fundraiser for the International Fund, which subsidizes the Open and Women's teams that represent Canada at the World Championship events annually.

The Calcutta is being held the day before the start of Bridge Week to be held at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto. Calcutta players can get a $99 rate at this hotel by calling (416) 789-5161 and mentioning Canadian National Bridge Team Championships.

Being so close to the rest of Bridge Week a stellar field, including former Canadian Champions, is expected. Many CNTC and CWTC players will be using this as practice for those events.

The Calcutta is an open event and everyone is welcome to play.

The entry fee for this two session event is $150 per pair and there will be cash awards for the top 20% of pairs overall in each session (no awards for overall placings at the end of the event). This will come from the Players Pool made up of entry fees minus game expenses. A placing in the top 20% in 1 session should pay back the entry fee. Payouts of the Players Pool will be made that day.

On Friday night at 8:00 pm there will be a reception, followed by the Auction of all the pairs at 9:00 pm. Opening bid will be $300. If no one bids on a pair, they MUST buy half of themselves back for $150 and that pair goes into the "Field" Pool which will be auctioned off as one entity at the end of the Auction. Pairs are entitled to buy back up to 50% of themselves but do not have to buy back any of themselves. Payouts will be made to the owners of the top 25% of the field based on the score at the end of the event. The payout will be the Auction Pool minus the reception expenses minus 15% for the International Fund. Winners will be paid by cheque approximately two to four weeks following the event.

High standard of play, ethics, deportment and dress are expected. All decisions of the Directors will be final. This will be a non-smoking event.

IMP Pair scoring, comparing to a datum arrived at by deducting the top two and bottom two scores, will be used. The field will be seeded based on the purchase price for each pair. Time limits will be enforced. Only ACBL General Chart Conventions and carding will be allowed. Bidding boxes and screens will be used.

Entry forms and cheques for $150 made out to "CBF 1999 Calcutta" should be sent to Eric Sutherland, 324 Glen Park Avenue, Toronto,ON M6B 2E5 by July 2nd. Late entries will be accepted, if the movement allows, up to 8:00 pm on July 9th, if accompanied by cash or CERTIFIED cheque. Eric may be reached for more information by calling (416)-784-9548 (H) or e-mail suthee2@tdsecurities.com

This will be an exciting event and we hope that you will take part by playing and taking part in the Auction or kibitzing some of Canada's finest players. We hope you will be a part of Canadian Bridge Week and support the CBF International Fund.

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