Important ACBL Announcement

Dear Member,

Due to the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus, the ACBL is canceling the 2020 Fall North American Bridge Championships, scheduled for November 26-December 6, 2020, in Tampa FL.

With this same concern, ACBL will not staff any sectionals or regionals with tournament directors for the remainder of 2020. This removes any possibility for face-to-face tournaments awarding ACBL masterpoints® during the balance of the year.

It is the right thing to do. The safety of our members – the community most at risk for COVID-19 – and our employees is of paramount importance to us. At this time, we cannot ask players or staff to travel and risk exposure.

ACBL management and the Board of Directors found this a difficult decision to make. However, the facts are clear, and we must act based on the well-being of our membership and our staff.

We will continue to offer chances to play and win black, silver, red and gold masterpoints on Bridge Base Online. Details of ongoing and special events along with Virtual Clubs can be found at

Joseph Jones
ACBL Executive Director
June 18, 2020


Important ACBL Announcement — 13 Comments

  1. Where does one go to learn Bridge? I’m 56 and retired. I used to watch my grandmother play and I’ve always wanted to learn.

  2. Doaty I have sent your question to Ed Kinlaw, who teaches beginner lessons. The lessons cover about 20 weeks of topics, and he starts in March and September. I don’t think it will be happening this year, but he may do something online. I’m sure he will contact you soon. I don’t expect the live lessons to begin again until next March. Feel free to download the Friendly Bridge teaching manual. Thanks, Linda MacCleave

    • Joan, ACBL will send them to you in about an hour if you have given them permission to do so. If you don’t get it, check the website and click on the link to get to the results.

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