ACBL Club Director Course

Providence RI Fall 2014 NABC

Club and Cruise Directors Course (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24, 25, and 26)

This comprehensive course prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply ( Pre-register online by November 19 here, contact Joyce Stone at 662-253-3138 or send an email to

Fee: $50

Date: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – November 24, 25, 26

Time: 1-10 p.m. Monday with dinner break

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday with lunch and dinner breaks

9 a.m. – noon Wednesday followed by lunch break and testing

Club Director Refresher Course (Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2 and 3)

This continuing education course for club directors covers updates to Chapters 4 and 5 of the ACBL handbook. Participants must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2 and 3

Time: 9:00 am – noon, both days

ACBL Club Director Course

Palm Springs CA Regional (Sunday and Monday, December 14-15, 2014)

Fee: $80.00

Contact: Teri Atkinson

661-664-1678 or

Zero Tolerance Workshop and Club Director Refresher Course

Orlando Regional, Buena Vista Palace (Sunday and Monday, January 4 and 5, 2015)

Join TD Dan Plato for his insightful Zero Tolerance Workshop and Club Director Refresher Course.

Dan has been a director for 15 years, starting as a club owner/manager/director in Atlanta where his club was consistently in the top 10 attended clubs in the ACBL. He started work as a Tournament Director 11 years ago and most recently has moved to a full-time Headquarters position where one of his main focus areas has been developing and providing educational opportunities for both Club and Tournament Directors.

The Zero Tolerance workshop will assist club directors in dealing with conflicts within the club, recognizing types of inappropriate behavior, managing difficult players, assessing penalties where appropriate, along with guidance in avoiding the conflicts from ever arising.

The Director’s Update course will focus on intermediate and advanced ruling situations and improved delivery of rulings, while also dealing with issues faced by every club regarding conventions, alerts, conditions of contest, slow play, stratification, and ACBL regulations.

Fee: Free to all Unit 240 directors. $40 for both courses, or $15 for Zero Tolerance Workshop and $25 for Club Director Refresher Course.

Date: Zero Tolerance Workshop, Sunday, Jan. 4; Refresher Course, Monday, Jan. 5

Time: Zero Tolerance Workshop, noon – 4 p.m.; Refresher Course, 9:30 am – 5 p.m.

Where: Buena Vista Palace, 1900 N. Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830

Contact Susan Rowley, Unit 240 President, for more information.