System Summary Form (SSF), 2016 Women's USBC

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Teri Smoot-Joanne Merry-Mary Ose

Team: OSMO Last Updated May 8, 2016 at 15:32
Players: Teri Smoot - Ginny Curtis - Mary Ose

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation


General Bidding Style

Opening bids can be as light as 11 hcp in first and second seat. In third seat, they can be weaker (~8 hcp) especially at favorable vulnerability. Usually no more than 7 losers in first, second, and fourth seat.

Can open four card majors in third and fourth seat but will usually have several honors in the major suit and full opening bid.

Open 1NT with 11-13 hcp (14-) in first, second, and third seat when NV. (14+) 15-17 when V and in fourth seat.

With 44 or 45 in minors will usually open 1D (may open 1C if hand justifies a reverse to 1D later).

May well open 1NT with five card majors if shape and hcp justify that (will usually have a weaker major and NT'ish shape with outside stoppers). Rarely open drastically off shape hands 1NT.

A 2C response to 1M shows either a game forcing hand or a hand with a three card limit raise. Over 1S, 2C is a relay to either 2D (showing four+ hearts in opener's hand) or 2D (denying four hearts). Over 1H, 2C is a relay to 2D only. After opener bids the relay suit, a bid of 2M shows a three card limit raise while any other bid show a game forcing hand.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Primary signal to partner's play is attitude (upside down; low encourages) unless obvious suit preference situation (e.g., dummy has shortness in led suit after lead of ace or king). Primary signal to opponent's play is count. Use BOSTON signals to when breaking new suit (even on opening lead from three --or more -- small).

Defensive Signals

Upside down attitude but standard current count. Use Reverse Smith Echo against NT contracts only. Also use Trump Suit preference against suit contracts (also on lead).

Spot card and honor leads standard and the same during the hand (to the extent possible). Lead 3rd and 5th but might lead low or high from any holding depending on desire for switch of suit by partner.

Generally lead A from AK when we want partner's attitude towards suit. Will lead K from AK if we want count in suit (suit contracts) or an unblocking action (against NT). If partner leads K from KQ, will still give count/unblock unless location of A obvious.