A recorder is an official of the sponsoring organization and the sponsoring organization assigns the recorder’s duties in accordance with the Recorder Regulations and Procedures. Generally, these duties are to receive, investigate and respond to players’ reports. Most often these reports concern matters of player conduct and ethics.

The recorder should be an experienced, knowledgeable bridge player who is tactful and apolitical. The recorder should be familiar with the “Laws of Duplicate Bridge”, the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations and the Recorder Regulations. See Appendices C and D.