Want to coach a college team? We’ll fund you!

The ACBL Educational Foundation and the American Contract Bridge League are partnering to grow bridge on college campuses. We want to bring the joy and benefits of bridge to more schools and students. We’ll help with bridge supplies, coaching stipends and free ACBL first year Junior Memberships.

Work with a team of faculty, students and administrators interested in hosting a college bridge team or club. The coach may also be a local volunteer.

APPLY NOW to become a Coach!

ACBL can provide a bridge kit with cards, bidding boxes, boards, instructor materials, etc., as the program starts. Receive a stipend of $350 at the end of each semester (annual total = $700), after a brief progress report is approved. Aim at recruiting 10 students in the first three months. All participants should be ACBL members (we’ll refund the membership fee for new members under 26). Identify student leaders to assist with club formation, recruitment and scheduling.

Do you volunteer at the local unit?

Do you play with a college professor?

Would you like to mentor students?

Want to fund your alma mater’s bridge club?

ACBL district and unit members, alumni, teachers and all other bridge enthusiasts can help, by recruiting a coach or faculty advisor, or supporting the college team/club with:

   Bridge workshops
   Hosting games (bring pizza!)

Meet other teams, online or face-to-face, to play some bridge:

Schools with Bridge Programs


CBO Club

An exclusive club just for college students, powered by BBO. Compete with students from all of North America in daily 8 board tournaments, and win Masterpoints® and prizes in our twice a month special tournaments.

Want to participate? Questions or suggestions? Contact us at college@acbl.org.

Collegiate Bridge Bowl

The Bridge Bowl is a summer tournament for college students who enjoy bridge to play together and compete for scholarships. See results from the 2018 Bridge Bowl in Atlanta!