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Canada Master Point Press Women’s Team

I am very happy to announce that an agreement has been reached between Canadian Bridge Federation and Master Point Press (MPP) to sponsor our Canadian Women’s Team to the World Championship in Sao Paulo this year. We will now be known as the Canada Master Point Press Women’s Team.

This arrangement will be beneficial to both parties. Ray and Linda Lee of MPP, the leading publisher of Bridge books in the world, have also generously agreed to sponsor a Canadian Team in future World Championships, be it The Open, Women or Senior Team.

Karen, Pamela, Barbara, Joan, Kiz, Susan and I would like to say a huge big thank you to Ray and Linda for their support.


Linda LeeAugust 1st, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Ray and I and the staff of Master Point Press wish the best of luck to “our” team in Brazil. Ray and I will be there the second week to cheer you all on. Looking at the list of teams both of us have picked Canada Master Point Press Women to make the round of eight.

We hope that out action in sponsoring a team will encourage other Canadians to help out our national teams. The system at the moment is inadequate to provide reasonably funding. All teams have to pay a significant amount of the cost out of their own pocket. This was highlighted to me when I talked to one of the women on the second play team at the trials. She told me she was glad she lost because she didn’t have the money to go to Brazil anyway. She couldn’t afford it!

Something has to be done and at MPP we hope to be part of the solution

MichaelAugust 2nd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Well said Linda, it is our hope that you have opened the door and others will follow your fine example.

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