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ABF Regulations*

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ABF / NZBridge

The 2007 Laws of Duplicate Bridge provide for the Regulating Authority (c.f. the ABF/NZ Bridge) to select certain Law options and to regulate their usage within its geographical region. Regulating Authorities are further permitted to provide regional interpretation and guidance as to the application of such options and regulations.

The document below contains a joint ABF / NZBridge interpretation of those Laws:

ABF/NZBridge Laws Interpretation, Regulation and Guidance (June 1, 2011)


ABF Policies

WBF Laws, Rules and Regulations

The 2007 Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge were adopted by the WBF in October 2007. The ABF adopted these new laws on June 1, 2008. The ABF has assigned the power under Law 80 to regulate events (other than ABF events) to the State Association for 5 years.

Copies of the new laws and information about them is available at the following locations:

Anti-Doping Regulations

The following statement was issued by the ABF Management Committee on May 10, 2010:

In January 2009 the WBF adopted a new set of Anti-Doping Rules under the revised (2009) World Anti-Doping Code (the "Code"). These rules are available on the WBF website at

In line with its obligations under these rules the Australian Bridge Federation draws the attention of its international players to their obligations under these rules. In the future all players playing in ABF and Licensed events will be required to comply with the Regulations.

WBF Regulations

A full list of WBF Regulations, Rules, Codes and Policies can be found at

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