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The all new Acol Daylong Tournament has just been launched on BBO. It's an 8-board game with robots that don't use the GIB 2/1 system, but instead play a simple and friendly version of Acol. So, if you've been putting off playing against the robots because you're not comfortable with the 2/1 system, then this is for you.

You can play whenever's convenient, at your own pace and you don’t need a partner as you're playing with and against advanced robots. Everything is alerted and explained. Click the bids to see what they mean before making a move.

With Daylongs you can take your time and have a break if needed, as long as you finish your boards by midnight GMT.

Further details

Relaxed Games on BBO

Every Wednesday at 2pm Hosted by the English Bridge School on BBO (Bridgebase-online).
The entry fee is just $3.50 per game and it is ideal for players still learning, or those who have completed Beginning Bridge Book One.

For each game:

  • Help finding a partner
  • Relaxed pace – help available throughout
  • An ideal introduction to duplicate pairs and online bridge

After play:

  • 12 Pre-dealt hands with commentary, suggesting recommended bidding
  • Follow up - review the hands with an instructor-led Zoom discussion (free)

You can register, find out more and see previous game results and get the Zoom link for free follow up advice at
English Bridge School Relaxed duplicate web page.

2023 West of England Congress


West of England Congress October 6th-8th 2023
West of England Congress October 6th-8th 2023


Click here to enter.

Need more information?

Current entries are here.

Download a Brochure

Need a partner or team mates? Let me know and I will try to help.

The Programme

Friday afternoon:1.45pm : Men's, Ladies' and Mixed Pairs
Friday evening 7pm: Championship Pairs (Blue Pointed)
Saturday Noon: Swiss Pairs (Green Pointed)
Sunday 11.30 am: Swiss Teams (Green Pointed)

Hot drinks and cakes will be available on  Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. and bar service will be available each day until 10 pm.
Please be aware that this will be card only as The Winter Gardens is now cashless.

The Winter Gardens offer a 20% discount to all bridge players to the Green House on Friday & Saturday. The Greenhouse will be open for Sunday lunches from 12 pm to 4 pm

Hotels & Car Parking

There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs, many of which can be found on the Somerset Tourist Board website:

The Royal Hotel  offers a special rate for bridge players.Tel: 01934 423100
Double/Twin @ £110 B&B
Single Occupancy @ £100 B&B
Single @ £85 B&B

The Lauriston Hotel 01934 620758  also offers a discounted rate of

£111 per room per night B&B for a Standard Twin/ Double 
£111 per night B&B for a superior Twin/Double.
£101 per night for a single

The York Hotel is adjacent to the venue and offers £99.95 per room per night B&B or £180 for a two-night  stay.  01934 41634

The Sandringham Hotel   Double/Twin @ £90 B&B Single @ £65 B&B. 01934 624891

All of these hotels are an easy walk from the bridge venue and the price includes parking.  Please ask for the bridge congress rate when booking.

Lewinsdale Lodge offers a special bridge price of £76 per night room only . Please phone    01934 632501


Limited parking (for disabled only – and which must be pre-booked) may be available at the venue on each day. Please contact the congress secretary.

The multi-storey car park next door to the Winter Gardens in St Margaret’s Terrace costs £5 for up to 12 hours and will remain open until the end of the congress on each day.  Non-residents can park in the Royal Hotel car park at a cost of £6 for up to 12 hours (prices correct at time of printing).  These are closest to the venue.  There are others within a short distance.