In this area of the website you will find conditions of contest for ACBL events. There is one page of general conditions which apply to all ACBL events and separate general conditions applicable to Pair, Swiss, B-A-M and KO events. Additionally, specific events have other conditions of contest which apply only to them. At the bottom of the page are the appendices which are referred to in some of the conditions of contest.

Please check to be sure you have read ALL applicable conditions for any event you are going to enter. If you have additional questions please contact the ACBL Tournament Department.

General Conditions Spring NABC Summer NABC Fall NABC Other Events
All Events Kay Platinum Pairs von Zedtwitz LM Pairs Nail Life Master Open Pairs North American Pairs
Pairs Lebhar IMP Pairs Bruce/Young LM Pairs 0-10,000 Swiss Grand National Teams 2014-2015District GNT CoCs
Swiss Teams Vanderbilt Spingold Whitehead Women’s Pairs STaCs
B-A-M Teams Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs  Wagar Women’s KO Mitchell Open BAM Progressive Sectional
KO Teams Rockwell Mixed Pairs Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss MM Sternberg Women’s BAM Collegiate Championship
Bracketed Teams Silodor Open Pairs Wernher Open Pairs Baze Senior KO
Smith LM Women’s Pairs Freeman Mixed BAM Blue Ribbon Pairs
0-10,000 KO Roth Open Swiss Mini Blue Ribbon Pairs
Jacoby Open Swiss Bean Red Ribbon Pairs Senior Mixed Pairs
Machlin Women’s Swiss 0-10,000 Open Pairs Reisinger
0-10,000 Swiss Mini Spingolds Keohane NA Swiss
NABC+ Fast Pairs  0-10,000 Mixed Swiss Super Senior Pairs
0-10,000 Fast Pairs
NABC+ Mixed Swiss
0-10,000 IMP Pairs

Appendices

Appendix B – Vanderbilt & Spingold Seeding Points

Appendix BSR – Senior KO Seeding Points

Appendix BW – Wagar Seeding Points

Appendix C- KO Bracketing

Appendix D – Knockout Team Tardiness Penalties

Appendix EWS – Women’s & Senior KO Team Slow Play Penalties

Appendix EVS – Vanderbilt & Spingold KO Team Slow Play Penalties

Appendix F – Permissible Conventions at NABCs

Appendix G – Special Conditions Pertaining to the Use of Bidding Boxes and Screens

Appendix H – KO Handicapping

Appendix J – Electronic Device Policy

Appendix M – NABC+ Masterpoints

Appendix R – Ribbon Event Eligibility

Appendix S – Security Regulations Pertaining to the Spingold, Vanderbilt and Wagar KOs