• A Sectional may be scheduled and sanctioned at any time provided the tournament can be included in the tournament listings in the Bridge Bulletin at least one month prior to the tournament and all rules and regulations regarding conflicts are met.

• If a sanction application is submitted less one year in advance, the Unit loses its claim to the dates.

• All Sectionals have the same status and the same rules and regulations apply.

• A sanction application to hold a Sectional will automatically be forwarded through TourneyTRAX to the Unit Tournament Coordinator (UTC). Once the UTC approves the tournament it is automatically forwarded to the DTC. Once the DTC approves the tournament it is automatically forwarded to the ACBL Tournament Department.

• Approval of Sectional sanction applications will be made one year out, or immediately upon approval if received less than one year out.

• Questions concerning scheduling and other conflicts for Sectionals will be resolved by the Unit(s) and the District Organization involved.

• Districts and Units perceiving a conflict with other Units or Districts must notify Management or the Arbitration Board within 30 days of the tournament posting on the website.

• When a Unit perceives a conflict between its Sectional and a tournament in another District, the Unit Tournament Coordinator shall work through his District Tournament Coordinator to initiate the processes of conflict resolution in the same manner that Regional conflicts are resolved.