ACBL Club Director Handbook

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Gives basic information necessary to run a really good duplicate game. Required for Directors class. Most current and only version available.

Table of contents:

Resources for Club Directors

Running a Club Game

  • Tips for Running Really Good Bridge Games
  • Run All the Games Your Club is Entitled to Run
  • Administration of Your Game

Starting Your Game

  • Stratifying Your Club Games
  • Handicapping Your Club Games
  • Pair Game Movements
  • Running Swiss Teams
  • Swiss Team Movements

Scoring the Game

  • Scoring Your Game
  • Matchpointing


  • How to Make Good Rulings
  • Common Rulings
  • When a Director Makes an Incorrect Ruling
  • Appeals


  • Overview
  • Opening 1NT or 2NT with a Singleton
  • Alerts and Clubs
  • Announcements
  • Alerts, Announcements and Reviews of the Auction
  • Definitions

ACBL Regulations

  • Active Ethics
  • ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy
  • Use of Bidding Boxes
  • Slow Play
  • Club Discipline

At Your Club

  • Tips for Creating a Pleasant Game Atmosphere
  • Setting the Stage at Your Club Game
  • Dealing with Difficult Players

Newcomer Program

  • Overview
  • New Players
  • Intermediate/Newcomer (I/N) Program

Bridge on Cruise Ships



  • ACBLscore Commands

Spiral bound 100 pages: Revised 2023