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Club Affiliations

Bridge at the Village is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). The ACBL divides itself into administrative districts—25 districts in North America (Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, and several island nations near North America) and one district for the rest of the world (e. g., US military bases, diplomatic communities, and expatriate communities). Districts cooperate with the ACBL headquarters professionals to sponsor North American Bridge Championships three times each year. They also collaborate with “Units” (see, below) to organize and administer Regional Tournaments and support other ACBL activities within their geographic areas. We are a club in ACBL District 7 which serves Georgia, North Carolina except Dare County, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and western Virginia.

The ACBL subdivides each district into smaller administrative organizations called “Units.” Units collaborate with clubs to administer Sectional Tournaments. Within District 7, we are a member of ACBL Unit 153 Charlotte. Unit 153 includes Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union, Montgomery, Anson, Richmond, and Scotland Counties in North Carolina. The Charlotte Bridge Association in Charlotte, NC is the largest bridge club in our unit. We are the extreme eastern end of Unit 153. We are bounded to the north and east by Unit 119 in North Carolina and to the south by Unit 160 (South Carolina except for Beaufort and Jasper Counties).

Bridge at the Village also falls within the geographic area of the MidAtlantic Bridge Conference (MABC), a cooperative effort jointly sponsored by ACBL District 6 and ACBL District 7. The MABC coordinates Regional tournaments throughout District 6 and District 7.

Beginning with the game on Monday evening February 13, 2012 Bridge at the Village uses the computer-dealt hands, hand records, and hand analyses from The Wednesday Game. After each evening's play, you may find the hand records (with Deep Finesse double-dummy play analyses) and The Post Mortem—analyses of four to six interesting hands from each week’s session on the web. They appear both at The Wednesday Game and on the Bridge at the Village results web page.