The regulations that spell out the specific rights of units and clubs holding sanctioned masterpoint games, in addition to those that appear in Chapters 2 and 3, are detailed in Chapters 4 and 5. All unit board members and officials, especially those serving for the first time, should acquaint themselves with the duties, responsibilities, and rights of ACBL units.  


ACBL policy calls for open competition among sanctioned club masterpoint games, subject to reasonable controls imposed by ACBL.


 A Unit Sponsored Club is a club which has any one or more of the following features: (a) a board which is the same as the unit board or which is appointed by the unit; or (b) a co-mingling of funds with those of the unit; or (c) a placement of funds in a unit owned account; or (d) the appointment of a club manager or director by the unit. The unit has authority over behavioral issues that arise at a Unit Sponsored club.