System Summary Form, 2017 MSJUSBC


Team: Koppel Last Updated Dec 10, 2017 at 17:49
Players: Jack Donaghue - Hunter McClain

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1 C= 16+ HCP
1 D= 10-15 HCP, 2+ Diamonds
2 C= 6+ Clubs, 10-15 HCP, sometimes have a five-card but not a six-card major
2 D= 3-4-1-5, 4-3-1-5, 4-4-1-4, 4-4-0-5 10-15 HCP
2NT= 4-8 NV, 8-12 Vul 5+/5+ minors
Namyats

General Bidding Style

Strong 1C; 1D could be short; Five card majors with 2/1 GF
1NT= 10-12 NV, 13-15 Vul
2 Major preempts can be 5 cards (If 5 cards, at least KJ10xx)
General style is middle of the road/light
Double tends to be penalty after first round
Overcalls may be four cards

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

NT:
Ace is a power lead at trick one asking for an unblock. Q shows QJ10x or KQ109x, asks for unblock of the jack, or attitude. Usual lead is fourth best. Second best from xxxx(x). Rely on judgement in the middle of the hand

Suits:
K from AK or KQ is asking for count; other leads standard; rely on judgement mid-hand

Defensive Signals

Upside Down count and attitude. Attitude shown first. Signals only made when we believe it will not cost a trick and will be more useful to partner than declarer. Count on opening lead of a king vs suit or when dummy wins with a jack or lower card. Suit preference at trick one when dummy is short. Suit preference when giving a ruff. Suit preference when we discard from a suit we already discouraged.