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ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations

The purpose of the Code of Disciplinary Regulations (CDR) is to provide a fair hearing to every ACBL member charged with a disciplinary infraction. However, it is to be understood that disciplinary proceedings are not criminal or civil trials in that they do not involve personal liberty but rather the privileges of membership in the ACBL or continued participation in ACBL sanctioned events. The CDR also applies to non-members of ACBL when participating in ACBL sanctioned events.

Click here to view the full Code of Disciplinary Regulations. The document includes a linked table of contents.

Latest Changes

Click here to view changes effective April 2013.
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Flow Charts and Pamphlets

Flow Chart - Complaint Received by Organization
Flow chart - Complaints Received at a Tournament
Flow chart - DICs and Tournament Disciplinary Chairmen
Flow chart - Unit and District Recorders
Flow chart - Unit and District Disciplinary Chairmen
Flow chart - Appellate Chairmen
How to handle complaints pamphlet

Sample Letters


Charge Letter View/Download Word Document
Pre-Hearing Letter to Person Charged View/Download Word Document
Pre-Hearing Letter Complainant(s) View/Download Word Document
Pre-Hearing Letter to Committee Witness View/Download Word Document
Post Hearing Letter to Person Charged View/Download Word Document
Post Hearing Letter to Complainant(s) View/Download Word Document
Post Hearing Letter to Memphis View/Download Word Document


Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Committee Forms

Hearing Report - Tournament Disciplinary Committee View/Download Word Document
Hearing Report - Unit or District Disciplinary Committee View/Download Word Document
Hearing Report - Appellate Committee View/Download Word Document
Hearing Report - Club Barring Appeal, Unit Disciplinary Committee View/Download Word Document