* See Notices for changes
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,
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
The following statement was issued by the ABF Management Committee on May 10,
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.
A full list of WBF Regulations, Rules, Codes and Policies can be found at