The fore-runner of the APBF was the Far East Bridge Federation, an organization founded in 1957 to administer bridge activities in the respective geographical area. The name was changed to Pacific Asia Bridge Federation in 1995, and further changed to Asia Pacific Bridge Federation in 2010 when Zone 4 NBOs were admitted as associate members. The APBF currently comprises of World Bridge Federation (WBF) Zones 6, the fastest growing Zone with Khunying Chodchoy Sophonpanich of Thailand as the President, Zone 7, and 10 NBOs from Zone 4. The APBF has 26 member NBOs, including Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.