Drew Cannell Bio

Drew Cannell is a Canadian writer, teacher, and professional who lives in Montreal.

Born: February 25, 1952 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Inventor and author of the “Panama Relay” bridge system.
  • Inventor of the “CRASHDAK” defense to Strong Club systems.
  • Panellist for British Bridge Magazines – International Popular Bridge
  • Monthly and Bridge Magazine since 1988.
  • Played, coached and captained for Canada and Panama in twelve World Championships.
  • Represented Canada at the Bermuda Bowl in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1985 – (The first Canadian team to do so).
  • Won North American Grand National Pair Championships in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Spring Nationals – 1986. (The first Canadian pair to do so).
  • Won bridge tournaments on five continents. Sadly missing Australia and Antarctica!
  • Numerous National Championships
    • Two Canadian Championships
    • Three NABC Championships
    • One CACBF Zonal Championship
  • Online director for OKBridge / e-bridge / Bridge Base Online.
  • International playing lessons online and face-to-face.
  • Direct and run bridge clubs.
  • Vu-graph commentator.
  • ACBL Diamond Life Master / WBF International Master / Central American and Caribbean Grand Life Master.


Email: drewcannell -at- hotmail.com