ACBL and WBF bodies establish and regulate laws within
parties must adhere to their copyright restrictions
are established, published, governed, and regulated by jurisdictional
bodies. The American Contact Bridge League controls North
America and has developed two sets of Laws, one for Duplicate play, the
other for Contract Rubber Bridge players. BridgeHands
provides a copy of these laws, numerous indexes, and many other supporting
The World Bridge Federation also has established a similar set of laws to
govern play outside North America, supported by many nations.
BridgeHands will publish these laws at a future date.
greatly appreciates the Laws jurisdictional bodies allows us to share a copy
of their copyrighted materials here with their express permission.
If you wish to copy information owned by these sources, you must
contact the originator and obtain permission to do so.
Start with Index
Extra guidelines for organizations
BridgeHands Laws main index
page begins with primary indexes:
Index & Detailed Laws and Contract
Chapter 4 (Clubs),
5 (Units), and
handbooks provide guidance for Duplicate organizations.
Lots of extra rules are here to support serious
documents include Duplicate
(regulations based on proficiency), how to complete the
Convention Card, WBF
Convention Card Instructions,
(Casebooks) at NABC events,
charged by the ACBL, Director guides:
Club Director's Handbook, and
Easy to use and find supplemental information with
BridgeHands has very handy cross-references between the ACBL
Tech Files. BridgeHands
Encyclopedia also incorporates the Laws index by alphabetical terms.