Club Managers Newsletter

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Fall 2014 edition

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ACBL Club Game Results Program

If you are a club manager and already signed up for this program, Click here to log in and upload your club game results.

If you are a club owner/manager and want to take advantage of ACBL’s free online posting of club results program, Simply click on “Sign Up” button below and complete the short sign-up form.

You need not own your own website. You can post your game results using our Upload Manager and you and your players can view the results on the ACBL Website. Click on Sign Up button to participate in this program.

Resource Center

ACBL is proud to introduce its new online Resource Center, your one-stop shop for everything bridge! The ACBL Resource Center is designed to be a convenient, easy-to-use tool that allows members of the bridge community to order or download virtually anything they need to grow the game, support their clubs and improve their skills.

The Resource Center is the new hub for all things bridge, and contains all materials offered by the ACBL in one place. The best part – ordering online is as easy as shopping on Amazon, and EVERYTHING, including shipping, is free.

The Resource Center has materials for players, District and Unit officials, teachers and club owners to do anything from promote their club locally to get started for fundraising for next year’s Longest Day efforts.

Reminder to all Club Managers and Directors

Effective July 1, 2010, clubs are allowed to hold one “special fund” game per sanctioned session per month except for February (Junior Fund), April (Charity) and September (International Fund). In the designated months only, clubs may hold any or all of their sanctioned sessions for that fund.

During the nine months other than February, April and September you are allowed one special “fund” game per month per sanctioned session. You may choose one of the following funds: Junior Fund, International Fund, Educational Foundation or Charity. The regulation regarding the charity games to benefit ACBL/CBF and local charity did not change. Every other charity game may benefit a local charity.

The latest version of ACBLscore includes these changes. To download and install ACBLscore, click here.

Please contact Carol Robertson with any questions you have regarding the changes in the fund games.

For assistance with ACBLscore, you may contact Keith Wells.

Special Games for Clubs Chart

This chart provides you the masterpoint rating, how often the games may be held and ACBL sanction fees. Click here to view or print.

“The Rest Are Mine” (Newly Revised)

Or are they? When is a claim a claim? Is the 2 a minor penalty card or a major penalty card? Well, that depends. When does declarer’s card become a played card? When is a revoke not a revoke? Do you know all the answers? Are you sure?

Welcome to Ruling the Game, our latest online learning course. While designed particularly for club directors to polish their skills, the course also will benefit players looking for a better understanding of common rulings.

Click here for more information

Club Managers Handbook

Almost everything you need to know to run a club.

Convention Chart

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