About Us

About Us


Established 8 years ago to provide a highly effective online Bridge Game education environment, 60SecondBridge lessons now have more than 20,000 views each month.

Using the latest eLearning techniques and integration of the Bridge Online game engine, the 60SecondBridge Club aims to provide the easiest and most effective way to learn Bridge online with short precise lessons, interactive glossaries, learning games, practice hands, competition hands and unlimited Bridge play. 60SecondBridge membership is US$10 per month (local taxes may apply).

Lee Asher-Simpson
Lee has 25 years experience as an IT teacher and now works in web development. She has post-graduate qualifications in eLearning and adult education.

Lee has played bridge at a senior level for over 30 years and has worked as a bridge teacher in a private bridge club operated by Grand Master bridge players. She still plays bridge at her local bridge club and particularly enjoys playing Teams Bridge.

Dennis Asher
Dennis is a website and game developer with over 25 years experience in web and software development. He is also a ‘Beginning Bridge’ player so apart from his technical roles on the website also provides Lee with an initial ‘beginners view’ feedback of new lessons and activities.🙂

We are both based in beautiful Arrowtown:

73 Centennial Avenue

The Acol Bidding System

*If you live in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand Acol is the most widespread system Acol has the following characteristics:
  • It is a natural system: most opening bids, responses and rebids are made with at least 4 cards in the suit bid, and most no trump bids are made with balanced hands.
  • It is a four-card major system: only four-card suits are required to open 1 or 1, unlike Standard American and many other systems where five-card suits are typically required.
  • It makes extensive use of limit bids: limit bids describe the hand so closely, in terms of high card points (HCP) and shape, that the one who makes the limit bid is expected to pass on the next round, unless partner makes a forcing bid.
  • Understanding and correct use of limit bids and forcing bids is fundamental to applying the system: all no trump bids below the level of 4NT are limit bids, as are all suit bids that merely repeat a suit already bid by the partnership; changes of suit may be forcing or not depending on the approach bids.
  • The level of the 1NT opening bid influences other bids: the normal choice is between a “weak no trump” (12–14 HCP) and a “strong no trump” (15–17 HCP).
  • All 1 of a suit opening bids then promise at least 4 cards in the bid suit
  • Notrump follow-up conventions include Stayman, Jacoby transfers Blackwood and Gerber Convention.