See the divisions and responsibilities of ACBL administration and governing bodies, the policies they support and other official documents.

ACBL Units & Districts
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ACBL Districts

Currently, there are 25 geographically defined districts as shown on the map on the left. Each district has a representative on the ACBL Board of Directors. Begining in 2022, the 25 districts will be combined into 13 regions.

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ACBL Units

Our 300+ units supervise and promote bridge within their boundaries. They have the exclusive right to host sectionals in their territory and may conduct other special games such as unit championships. Each unit receives a share of ACBL membership fees. We encourage units to use these fees for programs to increase membership and enhance the enjoyment of the game for all members.

When applying for a charter and to remain a unit in good standing, a unit must agree to comply with ACBL Bylaws, rules and regulations.

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District and Unit Websites

(Unit websites are listed under their corresponding district)

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Support for Units

Support for Units

Building A Unit Board Building A Unit BoardSanction Applications Sanction ApplicationsHandbooks for Units Handbooks for UnitsMarketing Solutions by Pianola Marketing Solutions by Pianola

ACBL Board of Directors

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.

ACBL’s Board of Directors supervise and regulate the business, property and affairs of the ACBL, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the Certificate of Incorporation or the ACBL Bylaws. The Board employs an executive director to manage and conduct ACBL business in accordance with policies and regulations established by the board of directors.

District 1

Leo Weniger

Eastern Canada
District 2

Flo Belford

Ontario, Manitoba, Bermuda
District 3

Carlos Muñoz

Eastern New York (not New York City), Northern New Jersey
District 4

Joann Glasson

Central New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Southern New Jersey
District 5

Brian Ellis

Western PA, Eastern OH, Western NY, Western MD, Northern West VA
District 6

Margot Hennings

Most of Maryland, most of Virginia, D.C., and part of North Carolina
District 7

Michael Kovacich

Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, part of southwest Virginia
District 8

Georgia Heth

Illinois except for Chicago, St. Louis and some of the rest of Missouri, and the Paducah, Kentucky area
District 9

Jeff Overby

Florida and Puerto Rico
District 10

Larry Sealy

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas
District 11

A. J. Stephani

Central and Southern Ohio, Central and Southern Indiana, Kentucky and Southern West Virginia
District 12

Dennis Carman

Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Indiana and northwest Ohio
District 13

Suzi Subeck

Chicago and suburbs, Wisconsin and upper Michigan
District 14

Deana Liddy

Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
District 15

Warren Smith

Southwest Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Western Arkansas & Northern Texas
District 16

Paul Cuneo

Most of Texas and all of Mexico
District 17

Cindy Shoemaker

Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, Southern Nevada, Eastern Utah, West Texas and Wyoming
District 18

David Johnson

Wyoming Alberta Saskatchewan Utah Montana Idaho
District 19

Tim White

Alaska, BC and Washington State
District 20

Laurie Rowe

Oregon, part of Washington, part of Idaho, northern California and Hawaii
District 21

Stu Goodgold

Northern California and part of Northern Nevada
District 22

David Lodge

Southern California
District 23

John Jones

Los Angeles California
District 24

David Moss

New York City and Long Island
District 25

Carole Weinstein

New England

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council (AC), formerly known as the Board of Governors, composed primarily of five members from each district, reviews reports of actions taken by the Board of Directors.

Questions? Email AC Chair Doug Couchman.

Current AC Members Current AC MembersAC Meeting Minutes AC Meeting MinutesTeachers and Club managers Committee Teachers and Club managers Committee

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ACBL Committees

Committees assist ACBL by recommending policy, actions or alternatives for Board deliberations. There are five types of committees: Committees of the Board, Committees of the Corporation, Special Committees, Management Committees, and Other ACBL Bodies.

ACBL Laws Commission

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.

Laws Commission Members Laws Commission MembersLaws Commission Minutes Laws Commission Minutes

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.

C & C Committee Members C & C Committee MembersC & C Minutes C & C MinutesC & C Procedures C & C Procedures

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.

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Anti Cheating Commission

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Aileen Osofsky Goodwill Committee

The ACBL Goodwill Committee was organized in 1955 with John E. Simon as chair and Louise Durham as co-chair. Aileen Osofsky became chair in 1985 and has expanded the committee’s endeavors, taking on the promotion of active ethics, awareness of those with disabilities such as hearing loss, support for junior programs and naming of a goodwill member of the year.

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ACBL Policies and Governing Documents

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