Invitational Pairs News!

Chicago's Premier Event - CCBA Invitational Pairs will be begin on Jan 23 at Winterfest (Friday Evening) and conclude on Saturday Afternoon.  Immediately following the event, the CCBA will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat buffet for $15 -- Tickets for dinner are required.

If you have 1300 or more masterpoints, you have pre-qualified. 

You may also qualify by scoring highly in a CCBA event the previous calendar year:

  • 1st in an unlimited, one-session event at a CCBA sectional
  • 1st-2nd in a two-session, unlimited event at a CCBA sectional
  • 1st in Flight B or Strata B of a CCBA Sectional event if the top Masterpoint restriction is 1000 or higher
  • 1st-2nd in the top bracket of a CCBA sectional knockout
  • 1st in the second KO bracket at a CCBA sectional
  • 1st-3rd of the District Grand National Teams, Flight A
  • 1st-2nd of the District Grand National Teams, Flight B
  • 1st-3rd of the NAOP, Flight A
  • 1st-2nd of the District NAP, Flight B
  • 1st in the Unit NAP, Flight B
  • 1st-3rd in unlimited events at CCBA Regionals
  • 1st-2nd in Flight B or Strata B of a CCBA regional event (with top Masterpoint restriction at 1000 or higher)
  • 1st-2nd in senior events at CCBA regional – Strata A only
  • 1st-2nd in the top bracket of a CCBA regional knockout
  • 1st-2nd in the second KO bracket at a CCBA regional (1st only if it is the bottom bracket)
  • 1st in the third KO bracket at a CCBA regional if it is not the bottom bracket

Please enjoy playing in the Crystal Lake Regionals and Sectionals, but remember that they are not CCBA sponsored tournaments, and placing in these events do not provide a means of qualifying for the CCBA Invitational Pairs.

You may search for names in the current qualification list.

Registration is now available and will remain open until Jan 19, 2015

752 Qualifiers!

There are 752 players eligable to play in Chicago's Premier event -- The Invitational Pairs.  Check to see if your name is on the list!

This list was uploaded on Dec 18 and is current for the 2015 event to be held in late January at the Winterfest Tournament.

Win Silver at Winterfest 2015

Winterfest Sectional will be held from Jan 23 to Jan 25 at the same location as the last few years -- Chevy Chase Country Club.  Located on Milwaukee just north of Lake Cook Rd in Wheeling IL.

All events, other than the Chicago Invitational Pairs, are open to every one, and no registration is needed!! Just show up, and purchase an entry from our friendly directors!

The premier event, the Chicago Invitational Pairs will begin on Friday night, and pre-registration and pre-qualification is needed.  Online registration is not yet available, and you can still register manually by calling Adrienne Cohen - (630) 941-0581.

Please join your fellow bridge players Saturday Night for an  all-you-can-eat buffet for $15, and the CCBA's Annual Membership Dinner at the game site.  Tickets are required and will be available until supplies last.  For 2015, seating will be more limited than in the past. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling Judy Riehs - (847) 215-7695.  Send checks to Judy (payable to the CCBA) at 731 Hapsfield Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.  Tickets can be picked up starting on Friday afternoon at the tournament site.

Sandwiches, chips and drink will be available during the Sunday Swiss event at no cost.

Tournament Chair Tom Dressing will answer questions by contacting him at (847) 215-0310 or by e-mail (preferred) tom at dressing dot org.

Help our players!

Many people have serious, and even life threatening, allergic reactions to scented lotions, perfumes, colognes and other scents. The CCBA and club owners seek your cooperation to avoid these situations by coming to all bridge events "scent-free."

Please help us by abiding to our new policy. Thank you for your consideration.


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