Acol is not an acronym, but a village in Kent that gave its name to Acol Road, NW6.
The Acol Bridge Club is based in the road which in turn gave its name to the bidding system used in the game of bridge worldwide.
The club was founded in the early 1930s at 15 Acol Road and had a group of distinguished bridge players including Jack Marx and S.J. ’Skid’ Simon.
During this time, Marx and Simon developed a new bidding system that brought them immediate success and domestic domination. They called their new system Acol.
In the early 1950s the club was relocated to its current premises at 86 West End Lane