Noorul is the Acol's manager and a self-confessed bridge addict. He is renowned for his charm and patience towards all those who enjoy playing or learning the great game of bridge. Generally Mr Happy 364 days of the year, he is known to be a bit of a misery on Xmas day – the one day of the year the Acol is closed. When time permits, his culinary skills give the Acol an extra dimension that no other bridge club could hope to match.
Our First Viking, from Tromso in the far, far north of Norway. Instantly smashed the club record for downing a pint of lager (drinking is not an appropriate word for what Scandis do when confronted with a full glass of beer). A teacher by professional training and already National Pairs Champion, he has proved an excellent teacher and supervisor.
Frances runs the Tuesday/Thursday morning Supervised sessions and the Super-Duper Supervised Duplicate on Wednesday mornings, which are among the club’s most fun and successful. A professional bridge and private maths teacher, she has represented the English Ladies team in the Home International Series.
Sadly no longer officially working at the Acol, but a frequent visitor and someone you should all know!