A. TABLES AND CHAIRS

The sponsoring organization must arrange for sufficient tables and chairs. Tables are usually provided by the sponsoring organization, but hotels and convention centers usually have a sufficient number of chairs. However, arrangements to rent chairs may be necessary. If the space used is uncarpeted, rubber-tipped chairs should be used.

B. SUPPLIES

All essential supplies such as playing cards, boards, conventions cards, etc., are the responsibility of the tournament sponsor. The sponsor can make arrangements with the DIC to order supplies.

C. HAND RECORDS

Hand records are routinely provided by the Director in Charge for a fee. They are brought to the tournament by the director in charge. There will be a charge on the tournament invoice for only those hand records used.

D. PRINTOUTS OF THE HANDS

Copies of the hands, available for distribution to the players at the end of the session, are almost universally expected by tournament players. Printouts are routinely provided by the Director in Charge for a fee.

E. COMPUTERS

ACBL will provide the computers and printers used at tournaments through the tournament directors. There are no additional fees for the provision of this equipment.

F. BIDDING BOXES

ACBL encourages units and districts to provide bidding boxes. Bidding boxes are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization. They are not included with ACBL supplies. Units or districts wishing to have bidding boxes available for use at their tournaments may purchase them from Baron Barclay. Bidding boxes are used in all events at NABCs with the exception of the Intermediate/Newcomer Program where they are optional.

Handicapped players requiring bidding boxes will have preference when availability is limited. Non-handicapped players may use bidding boxes, if available, in events where such use is not mandated as long as no player at the table objects.

G. TIME CLOCKS

Any clocks available at regionals or sectionals for the convenience of the participants are the property of individual units or districts. They are available for purchase from Baron Barclay.