Definition of Acol in English:
A British system of bidding designed to enable partners with weaker hands to find suitable contracts.
- Hugo Pollack's Bridge On One Page provides a one-page summary for beginners of a bidding system based on Acol.
- The Acol bidding system has no preference for suits and the No Trump opening can be either weak or strong.
- The distinction between Acol and Benjaminised Acol is explained, and common variants seen in Britain are mentioned.
1930s: from Acol Road in Hampstead, London, the address of a house in which the system was devised.