The UNITED STATES BRIDGE FEDERATION was formed in 2001, for the primary purposes of selecting and supporting United States teams in International Competition and supporting the World Bridge Federation in its efforts to obtain Olympic recognition for bridge. After making a significant effort to promote bridge as an Olympic Sport, including sending a team to the Salt Lake City IOC in 2002, USBF now focuses primarily on selecting teams for International competition, by holding the United States Bridge Championships for Open, Women, Senior and Junior teams, and on providing training and support for United States teams in International competition. USBF was originally formed by ACBL and ABA . It now receives support for United States International Teams from the ACBL International Fund and Junior Fund. It is otherwise self-supporting, with support coming from membership dues, contributions and entry fees for the USBCs.
USBF Board Minutes are available in PDF format for meetings before 2015 here and for meetings in 2015 and 2016 by clicking on the date of the meeting you're interested in 1/19/15, 3/16/15, 6/15/15, 8/10/15, 10/28/15, 11/30/15, 1/27/16, 3/14/16, 7/25/16, 10/26/16, 11/28/16, 1/16/17
USBF elections are run according to Election Procedures, which are subject to review and revision by the Board.
Appeals and Grievances are handled by USBF Appeals & Grievance Committee in accordance with USBF Appeals, Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures.
USBF Recorder is Jack Oest. The Recorder reviews recorder memos filed by members about things that took place at USBF tournaments and recommends action if he deems it appropriate.
Members may be removed or membership refused in accordance with Membership Procedures.
USBF operates in significant part through its committees, which make recommendations to the Board.