(Old 1997 Law Removed)
A sponsoring organization conducting an event under these Laws has the
following duties and powers:
- A. The Regulating Authority
- 1. T he Regulating Authority under these Laws is
(a) for its own world tournaments and events the World Bridge Federation.
(b) the respective Zonal Authority for tournaments and events held under
(c) for any other tournament or event the National Bridge Organization in
whose territory the tournament takes place.
2. The Regulating Authority has the responsibilities and powers specified
in these Laws.
3. The Regulating Authority may delegate its powers (retaining ultimate
responsibility for their exercise) or it may assign them (in which case it
has no further responsibility for their exercise).
- (Old 1997 Law)
to appoint the tournament Director. If there is no tournament
Director, the players should designate one of their own number to perform
- B. Tournament Organizer
- 1. The Regulating Authority may recognize an entity, designated the
“Tournament Organizer”, which subject to the requirements of the
Regulating Authority and these Laws is responsible for arranging and
preparing a tournament or event. The Tournament Organizer’s powers and
duties may be delegated, but the responsibility for their performance is
retained. The Regulating Authority and the Tournament Organizer may be the
2. The Tournament Organizer’s powers and duties include:
(a) appointment of the Director. If there is no appointed Director, the
players should designate a person to perform his functions.
(b) to make advance arrangements for the tournament, including playing
quarters, equipment and all other logistical requirements.
(c) to establish the date and time of each session.
(d) to establish the conditions of entry.
(e) to establish the conditions for bidding and play in accordance with
these Laws, together with any special conditions (as, for example, play
with screens – provisions for rectification of actions not transmitted
across the screen may be varied).
(f) to announce regulations supplementary to, but not in conflict with,
(g) (i) to arrange* for the appointment of any assistants required for the
Director. (ii) to appoint other staff and prescribe their duties and
(h) to arrange* for entries to be accepted and listed.
(i) to establish suitable conditions of play and announce them to the
(j) to arrange* for scores to be collected, results tabulated and an
official record made of them.
(k) to make suitable arrangements for the conduct of appeals under Law 93.
(l) any other powers and duties conferred in these Laws.
(Old 1997 Law)
to make advance arrangements for the tournament, including playing
quarters, accommodations and equipment.
* It is normal in some jurisdictions for the Director to assume
responsibility for some or all of the tasks that the Tournament Organizer
is here required to arrange.
- C. (Old 1997 Law Removed)
- to establish the date and time of each session.
- D. (Old 1997 Law Removed)
Conditions of Entry
- to establish the conditions of entry.
- E. (Old 1997 Law Removed)
- to establish special conditions for bidding and play (such as written
bidding, bidding boxes, screens - penalty provisions for actions not
transmitted across a screen may be suspended).
- F. (Old 1997 Law Removed)
- to publish or announce regulations supplementary to, but not in
conflict with, these Laws.
- G. (Old 1997 Law Removed)
- to make suitable arrangements for appeals to be heard.