American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)Back to HomeAbout ACBL Youth4Bridge
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Our Organization

Founded: 1937
Chief Executive Officer: Robert Hartman
Headquarters: Horn Lake, MS
Membership: 167,000+
Employees: Headquarters staff: 59; tournament directors: 170
Annual Dues: $39 ($29 for first-year members)
Annual Budget: $15 million

The ACBL's Mission:

The mission of the ACBL is to promote and sustain the game of bridge and serve the bridge-related interests of our Members.

The ACBL Supports:

• 3 million tables of bridge in play annually in clubs and tournaments and an additional 300,000 tables online
• 3200 bridge clubs
• 1100 bridge tournaments annually

The ACBL Certifies:

• Bridge directors and teachers
• Player achievement through masterpoints

The ACBL Sponsors:

• Three North American Bridge Championships annually, each attracting up to 8000 players
• The School Bridge Lesson Series Program for more than 4000 children annually


The Bridge Bulletin magazine, the world’s most popular bridge publication.
The ACBL Bridge Series for bridge instruction.
Learn to Play Bridge Free Software
Laws of Duplicate Bridge
Laws of Contract Bridge