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Canadian Bridge Federation Hall of Fame
The CBF Hall of Fame highlights the accomplishments of Canadians who, through their playing record or their contributions to the advancement of bridge in Canada and around the world, are deserving of this honour.

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Each Inductee can be found listed in the menu at right.


The Canadian Hall of Fame Love-In PDF Print E-mail

by Linda Lee on June 2nd, 2010

linda.bridgeblogging.com  (with permission)

The induction of the first group to join the new Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame was a simple affair. Canadian bridge players wearing jeans, slacks and shorts crowded a good sized meeting room in the Markham hotel where the Canadian Team Championships are being held. Bruce Elliott was there along with Sami Kehela, Eric Murray and Sam Gold’s daughter from California (there to represent her father who passed away a few years ago). Bruce also represented his long-time partner Shorty Sheardown, the fifth inductee. One could not help but think that this year’s group was a fairly easy selection and over time the decisions for new members would get harder and perhaps a bit more controversial. As I sat in the room, I realized that I was there in a group of my friends. Fred Lerner had come down to find a team for the Seniors and had succeeded. Francine Cimon, a dear friend, sat next to me. Andy Altay, who went to high school with me, sat a row behind.  A row ahead of me, John Gowdy was enjoying himself immensely. I had known these people, the older ones at least, for forty years. This was a place I belonged.

Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame Class of 2010 PDF Print E-mail

By John Carruthers, Chair, CBF Hall of Fame Committee

The Canadian Bridge Federation decided last year to create a Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame. The CBF intends to recognize individuals for outstanding achievements as players and/or builders. Builders could include teachers, writers, administrators, and others.

Our Hall of Fame will be entirely online and may be accessed through the CBF website at www.cbf.ca after the first induction ceremony during the Canadian Bridge Championships in Markham, ON, May 29-June 5, 2010. All persons in the virtual Hall of Fame will have information about them such as: a biography, a list of their accomplishments, photos, articles by them, newspaper columns/clippings about them, and a bibliography of their writings.

Subsequent to the decision to create the Hall, the CBF formed a committee to recommend inductees each year. That committee is: John Carruthers, Alex Fowlie, Nicholas Gartaganis, Nader Hanna, George Holland, Eric Kokish and Joseph Silver.

For 2010, its first year of operation, the Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame will have the following people as its initial inductees:

Bruce Elliott
Sam Gold
Sami Kehela
Eric Murray
Percy Sheardown

These five people were unanimous choices of the CBF Hall of Fame Committee. Click here for PDF article as it appeared in the February 2010 issue of Bridge Canada.

CBF Introduces Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
At its 2009 annual meeting in Penticton, the CBF Board of Directors voted to create the Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will be maintained in a separate section of the CBF website, and will highlight the accomplishments of Canadians, who through their playing record or their contributions to the advancement of bridge in Canada and around the world, are deserving of this honour.