AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE
The ACBL comprises 25 regional districts, each of which elect a member to serve on the Board of Directors, which in turn hires the chief executive officer. The board is the league’s legislative body with responsibility for establishing the regulations for tournaments and play. The districts are composed of 308 units whose board members elect the national director for their district.
IN PROCESS: 25 Districts will be combined into 13 Regions which reduces the size of the Board of Directors. District 22 has been combined with District 23 (Los Angeles) to form one region.
ACBL CANCELS TOURNAMENTS THROUGH APRIL 2021
It is the right thing to do. The safety of our members – the community most at risk for COVID-19 – and our employees is of paramount importance to us. At this time, we cannot ask players or staff to travel and risk exposure.
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Unit 533 is a member of District 22.
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ACE OF CLUBS:
The Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs contest recognizes achievements at the club level. Only masterpoints won at the clubs are counted for the Ace of Clubs race The masterpoints totals exclude points won in Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs).
The Mini McKenney contest recognizes the ACBL members who win the most points during a calendar year. ACBL-wide leaders are recognized by the Bridge Bulletin.
Any games that are run on BBO that are Support Your Club (SYC) games or in the various Virtual Clubs will award black points. Black points count towards all of the regular “races”. There are two types of SYC games. There are the traditional pair games and one daylong event that runs each day. Since both award black points, both count towards Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney races.
BBO also runs pair games and daylongs (now 6 different daylongs every day). All of these games award traditional online points which are “unpigmented” and do not count towards any races except the annual online points race.
Our games evolved from our bridge education programs and focus on supporting newer and advancing players. As a courtesy and to save time, we encourage self-alerts/explanations of bids that may not be familiar to newer players. Claims are discouraged.
Expected systems are Standard American or 2/1 Game Force. ACBL Basic+ Convention Chart.