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Club Directors Update Course

The ACBL no longer subsidizes the Club Director Update Course at regional tournaments. We have begun online club director education and will devote resources to developing this program. In a survey of club officials, the response was overwhelming for the ACBL to provide online club director education. A similar response favored online education for ACBLscore. The first course, ACBLscore for Beginners is available.

Register for ACBLscore for Beginners This link takes you to Click on the shopping cart to the right of the course name and follow the instructions to complete your purchase. When you register, you will be e-mailed a User ID and Password. You then will return to the site to order the course.

About ACBLscore for Beginners This document contains information about system requirements, Frequently Asked Questions and contact information. You may want to begin here.

Tournament managers may schedule an in-person Club Director Update Course by contacting Joyce Stone in the Bridge Administration Department. She will work with you and the Tournament Department to ensure that a qualified instructor is available. Requests must be made six months in advance for scheduling purposes.

Click here for the current schedule of courses. Contact for more information.


The ACBL has launched a major initiative to bring bridge education to current and future club directors – saving the time and expense of travel to director courses. Our first online course, ACBLscore for Beginners, shows how to install the program, set up club information, score club games and send electronic reports. It is available now for just $20. Once you register for ACBLscore for Beginners at, you have 30 days to complete the course.

The second online course is Ruling the Game for $25. While designed particularly for club directors to polish their skills, the course also will benefit players looking for a better understanding of common rulings. Register for Ruling the Game at