System Summary Form (SSF), 2018 USBC

Team: Molson Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 03:06
Players: Janice Seamon-Molson - Tobi Sokolow

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opening is a weak 2 bid in a single major. The point range is 4 - 10 depending on vulerability. If next hand passes, all major suits bid at any level through 4H is pass or correct. The bid of 4C says bid your suit as a transfer. The bid of 4D says bid your suit. 2D pass 3D is natural and forcing.
Over a major suit overcall x = pass or correct. Over a minor suit overcall or NT = X = penalty
Over pass or a 2-level overcall 2NT = show hand
3C = any minimum over this 3D says bid your suit as a transfer and 3H/3S are pass or correct. 3D/3H = heart/spades med strength. 3S/3N = hearts/spades maximum.
2D - p - 2S(pass or correct)= 2NT = weak with H, 3C = med with H, 3D = Max H

Opening 2H show both majors 4 - 10 pts. Vul will always be 5/5. Not vul could be 5/4 (either way) 2NT asks for description. 4C/4D = RKCB in corresponding major. Penalty double apply.

Opening 2S shows 5+/5+ with S and a minor. 2NT asks for minor.

General Bidding Style

Standard 2 over 1 style with 14+ - 17 NT. We open all 12 point hands and 10 or 11 points with shape. We play 5 card majors but in 3/4 seat it may only be 4. With 4-4 in minors we open whichever we chose. We play Walsh style so 1C p 1D p 1N could contain one or both majors. We play 2 way checkback regardless of minor opened. All invitational auctions start with 2c over NT rebid. Jumps are GF. 1c - p - 2D = 5 spades and 4+ hearts not invitational 1m - p - 2H = invites in NT. 1m - p - 2S = mixed raise in the minor

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs Suits, Standard honor card leads
A from AK until 4S level then K from AK.
Leads against NT are Rusinow.
We lead 3/5 against suits and 4th or 2nd against NT.
After opening leads, we tend to lead attitude through declarer.

Defensive Signals

Signals are standard. We use smith against NT and some trump suit preference. Our normal signals at trick one are attitude against suits and when possible count against NT (dummy wins first trick)