The UNITED STATES BRIDGE FEDERATION was formed in 2001, for the primary purposes of selecting and supporting United States teams in International Competition as an NBO member of the World Bridge Federation and the North American Bridge Federation. USBF now focuses primarily on selecting teams for International competition, by holding the United States Bridge Championships for Mixed, 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 after 2015 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, 3/13/17, 5/30/17, 6/5/17, 7/24/17, 9/26/17, 3/12/18, 7/30/18, 9/4/2018, 10/31/2018, 12/6/2018, 1/28/2019, 2/12/2019, 3/8/2019, 3/25.2019, 7/22/2019, 12/14/2019, 1/14/2020, 7/3/2020, 8/6/2020, 8/18/2020, 8/24/20, 8/26/20, 9/6/2020, 2/3/2021, 2/10/2021, 2/18/2021, 3/17/2021, 3/25/2021, 8/23/2021, 8/29/2021, 9/21/2021, 1/12/2022, 3/14/2022, 5/30/2022, 6/20/2022,1/5/2023, 3/31/2023, 9/12/2023, 9/20/2023
USBF elections are run according to Election Procedures, which are subject to review and revision by the Board.
Disciplinary matters are handled by the USBF in accordance with USBF Guidelines for Adjudicatory Hearings.
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.