System Summary Form, 2017 Women's USBC

Team: Wittes Last Updated Apr 15, 2017 at 20:06
Players: Cheri Bjerkan - Rozanne Pollack

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opening shows short D, 11-15 (4414,4315,3415,4405).
1D opening shows 2+Ds 11-15.

Transfers after 1M-(DBL) and (1x)-1M-(DBL)

General Bidding Style

Precision 1C (16+) (may have less with shape),
5-card Majors (may have 4 in 3rd & 4th),
1D=2+D 11-15,
2C=6+C 11-15,
Variable NT's: 1st and 2nd NV = 10-12, 1st and 2nd V = 14-16, 3rd and 4th = 15-17.
2/1 game force.
Weak 2's in Majors.
Light initial action.
1 level overcalls may be light.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. suits 3rd from even, low from odd (may lead high from 3 small in raised suit).
Attitide in the middle of the hand.
4th best leads vs. NT.

Defensive Signals

Standard attitude,count, and suit preference.
We tend to give attitude, then count, then suit preference.
A from AK unless 5M level +.
Regular Smith echo vs NT.
Odd-Even 1st discard.
With shortness in the dummy, low or high tends to be suit preference.