Board of Directors
The ACBL comprises 25 regional districts, each of which elects a member to serve on the Board of Directors, which in turn hires the organization’s Executive Director. The board is the league’s legislative body with responsibility for establishing the regulations for tournaments and play and the overall budget and administration of the league. The districts are composed of approximately 300 units whose board members elect the national director for their district.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors, composed primarily of five members from each district, reviews reports of actions taken by the Board of Directors.
The ACBL Laws Commission, in cooperation with the laws committee of the World Bridge Federation, prepares the laws under which both duplicate and rubber bridge games are governed. The commission consists of between nine and 15 members appointed by the president of ACBL with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Competition and Conventions Committee
The ACBL Competition and Conventions Committee reviews conventions, convention charts, the alert procedure, convention cards, conditions of contest and any other competitive aspect of bridge. Recommended proposals for change are forwarded to the ACBL Board of Directors for approval.
Ethical Oversight Committee
The Ethical Oversight Committee acts upon charges brought by ACBL Management as the ACBL disciplinary body in cases of alleged cheating by the use of signals, other unauthorized information, other forms of cheating, or serious breaches of ethics, in accordance with the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. League Counsel, the ACBL President and the District Director (for the district of the person charged) are to be notified of a decision to hold an ethical oversight hearing.
The handbook provides members, organizers of sanctioned bridge games and elected officials responsible for the administration of bridge with details of the rules and regulations and policies and procedures of the ACBL. The handbook is updated after each meeting of the ACBL Board of Directors.
The Codified minutes contain the regulations of the ACBL Board of Directors currently in effect, organized by subject matter.
Ethics and Discipline
ACBL Binding Arbitration Agreement