Every ACBL sanctioned masterpoint club game must designate an active ACBL member as its manager who is a member in good standing whose dues or service fees are current. The manager may be elected, appointed, or hired. The club manager is accountable to ACBL for the enforcement of ACBL rules and regulations in all sanctioned games the club conducts. The club manager must supervise the following activities:
- Preparation and filing of the Monthly Financial and Masterpoint Report(s)
- Correspondence with ACBL on club game matters
- Application for sanction renewals and reporting any change of club managers or session changes on a form provided by ACBL. The signatures of the club manager or officer must be on the form when it is filed.
B. IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
CLUB IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
Each club holding ACBL sanctioned games receives an identification number, which should be included on all correspondence with ACBL.
GAME SESSION NUMBER:
For identification in filling out the Monthly Financial and Masterpoint Forms, all game sessions are assigned identifying numbers as shown in the Table below:
GAME SESSION IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
GAME SESSION NUMBER GAME SESSION NUMBER
Monday morning 1 Thursday evening 12
Monday afternoon 2 Friday morning 13
Monday evening 3 Friday afternoon 14
Tuesday morning 4 Friday evening 15
Tuesday afternoon 5 Saturday morning 16
Tuesday evening 6 Saturday afternoon 17
Wednesday morning 7 Saturday evening 18
Wednesday afternoon 8 Sunday morning 19
Wednesday evening 9 Sunday afternoon 20
Thursday morning 10 Sunday evening 21
Thursday afternoon 11 Other games, cruises, etc. 22
Games that start prior to noon are morning games; games that start from noon to but not including 6:00 p.m. are afternoon games; and games that start from 6:00 p.m. to but not including midnight are evening games.
C. SANCTION RENEWAL
In the fall, ACBL provides every club manager holding ACBL sanctioned masterpoint games a renewal application. The manager should indicate corrections, additions, or changes on the renewal application. The manager should then submit the application form to ACBL headquarters with the appropriate fees. Noted changes become effective January 1 of the year for which the sanction is granted. Unless otherwise noted and approved, renewals for club games must have the signature of the club manager. If ACBL does not receive an application for sanction renewal before January 31 of the New Year, the sanction will be canceled.
D. ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
An application for an ACBL club game sanction will not be accepted until the club manager signs the following arbitration agreement: SHOULD ANY DISPUTE, OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE, ARISE BETWEEN ACBL AND THE UNDERSIGNED CLUB, IT IS AGREED THAT SUCH DISPUTE SHALL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION OR SUCH OTHER METHOD OF BINDING ARBITRATION AS MAY BE AGREED UPON MUTUALLY BY THE PARTIES.
E. MONTHLY REPORT FORM The club must submit a report for each month by the sixth of the following month for the players’ masterpoints to be included in the next issue of the Bridge Bulletin and must include the appropriate remittance. If a club’s monthly report(s), with fees, are not received by the 10th of the following month, a late fee will be assessed.