Congratulations to our newly crowned Club Champion, Emile Lawy!
Well done also to our five Overall Ladder Winners for 2018: Lucy Gardner (Mon-Wed Evening Ladder), Emile Lawy (Tues-Thurs Evening & Daytime Ladders), Bijan Dolatabadi (Weekend Ladder) David Karp (Social Ladder) and to our Improvers of the Year, Nina Berezowski and Julia Fintz.
Please see below for a complete list of all our 2018 Ladder Winners.
The Acol Bridge Club is excited and honoured to present “An Evening with Zia Mahmood”.
This unmissable one-off event featuring the world’s most famous bridge player will take place at 5pm on Sunday 27th May at the Acol Bridge Club in West Hampstead, London and is certain to be of great interest to all who play and love the game of bridge.
During the evening, the legendary Zia will talk about his life in bridge and impart some of his invaluable wisdom. Guests will have the opportunity to question him and to play and discuss some interesting and challenging hands specially prepared by him for the occasion.
You are welcome to attend either on your own or with a partner. Or why not come along in a group of four and book a whole table?
Tickets start from £60 and include a welcome drink, a delicious buffet supper concocted by our resident MasterChef, Noorul, and unlimited wine and soft drinks throughout the evening. The event is bound to be very popular so please secure your tickets without delay.
To get you in the mood and for a chance to win yourself a free ticket for the event, try your hand at this bridge problem, posed by Zia:
Your right-hand opponent opens with a bid of 7♠ and you hold:
What do you lead? And why?
Please, write your answer as a comment to the video with Zia on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AcolBC/ or if you don’t have a Facebook account send us an email to
The prizes are:
2 x Single tickets for the evening with Zia on the 27th of May with value of £65 each
3 x Books personally signed by Zia
*If you win ticket and cannot attend, you can give it as a gift to a friend
We will accept answers received via Facebook or email by midnight on the 20th of May.
Winners will be announced on the 21st of May on our Facebook page.
Bridge Weekend at Hever Hotel (6th - 8th September 2019)
- Players of all levels welcome, with or without a partner
- An action-packed and fun-filled weekend of seminars, duplicate competitions and supervised bridge for players of all levels.
- Return transport available from the Acol
- Accommodation in four star hotel
- Non-bridge playing partners welcome