fbpx

Contact

Need Help?

Check our Frequently asked questions below. If that does not answer your question, please use the contact form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the questions we are asked most frequently

Full membership is on a subscription basis and costs US $10 per month (local taxes in your area may also apply)

Each month you will have an email from our payment provider Fastspring. In that email is a link to update your card details.

Each month you will have an email from our payment provider Fastspring. In that email is a link to update your card details or cancel your membership. 

You can also use the form below, just include word ‘unsubscribe’ in the ‘Comment’ area.

This message means you are already register on this website and if you use the ‘reset password’ link you can reset your password and login with your new password.

After registering, you will receive an email to confirm your email address.

After clicking the confirmation link in that email you should be able to login.

If you are logged in, your username will appear in the top right of most pages.

If you still can’t login, try reseting your password. If still unable to login, then please use the contact form below and we will resolve the issue for you.

NOTE: On the old 60SecondBridge website you used your username to login, but in this new website you login with your email address.

Send us a message

Please use this form for general enquiries only. If you have a comment/question about a specific page or lesson, please use the comment form at the bottom of that page/lesson. That way we can easily see the page/lesson you are referring to.

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.