System Summary Form, 2019 Mixed USBC


Team: Byrnes Last Updated Apr 29, 2019 at 10:14
Players: Gloria Bart - Les Bart

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Flannery 2D opener = 4S and 5H, 11-15 HCP's
1M-3M = Mixed Raise (4+trumps and 7-9 HCP's); also after our Major suit overcall
Support Doubles and redoubles below 2 of responder's suit, including after 1D

General Bidding Style

Reasonably sound opening bid style
2/1 Game Force with strong (15-17) NT
Open 1C with 3-3 minors; open either with 4-4 minors
3NT opener=Gambling, no side A or K in 1st or 2nd seat
Weak 2H and 2S may be good 5-card suit
Good/Bad 2NT in competition

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Opening Leads:
4th best from an honor (jack or higher)
2nd best from a suit headed by the ten or lower
Top of a doubleton
Honor Leads:
A from AKxx
10 implies a touching and a higher card, or shortness
Jack denies a higher honor.

Leads in the middle of the hand: if dummy has unsupported honor 10 or 9 is zero or two higher

Defensive Signals

Attitude: UDCA

Trick One Defense - On trick one we play obvious shift vs suit contracts; Discouraging means we have a decent holding in our agreed upon obvious shift suit

Priority in general is attitude, then count, then current count (UD) with count violations to be suit preference (std)

May give suit preference in the trump suit (std)