Stay connected

Regular contact with your players strengthens your relationship. With them more engaged, they are more likely to participate in your events. An easy way to stay connected is through email. Once a week or every other week, an email to … Continued

An environment for I/N players

Intermediate and newcomer players sometimes feel intimidated by the competitive environment of duplicate bridge. While the challenges of the game make it compelling, players’ insecurities can keep them from returning. It is key that they feel welcome and are encouraged … Continued

Reinforce bridge fundamentals

Handouts are often great companions to a lesson. These could be recaps, homework, club announcements or our new Rules of Thumb bookmark! Designed to reinforce bidding fundamentals, this printable bookmark is a quick reference for opening bids and responses. While … Continued

Come play with us

A good partnership is key to a successful game. At the ACBL, we want share our strengths with you and other bridge players. That is one of the reasons why we offer a membership. Together with clubs, teachers, units and … Continued

Night Life

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 The Club Manager and Teacher Roundtable at the Summer NABC offered a great collaborative environment. One of the topics that received particular attention during the discussion was encouraging more participation in evening activities. Popular suggestions included shorter games (12-18 boards) … Continued

Thank you teachers

Five years ago former ACBL President Craig Robinson went on a cross-country tour of bridge clubs. One of the greatest takeaways from his experience was what creates a thriving bridge community — an active beginner education program. Without trained, supported … Continued

Get the attention you deserve

One of the most cost effective ways to create top of mind awareness about bridge within your community is through public relations. Here are a few basic tips for getting the attention you deserve: Be newsworthy. Does your story or event … Continued

Become a valuable resource

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Earlier this year we discussed “Making an Impression” and the Membership Marketing Benchmark Report. In the post, we listed three ways the ACBL is engaging members and non-members to improve our retention and acquisition rates. Since then we have made … Continued

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