System Summary Form (SSF), 2019 Michael Seamon Junior USBC - U26

Team: Hallerman Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 at 14:39
Players: Gan Yang - Shaowu Li - Tak Chun Wong

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1C = 11-14 BAL or 11-21, 4+C. May have 5D.
Transfer responses after 1C opening
1C-(1D)- Dbl = 4+H; 1H = 4+S; 1S = no 4cM
1C-(1S)- 2D! = 5+H; 2H = 5+D

1D opening = 4+D, non-BAL hand (can have 2 doubletons depending on values)

2D opening = 18-19, BAL, denies 5cM and 6cm
Artificial puppet-style continuations after 2D

Modified Muppet stayman after 2NT opening

Gambling 3NT; no outside honors

1M - 3(M-1) = 13-15 any splinter

1D-1M-1NT! and 1M-1X-2C! = Gazzilli

General Bidding Style

Preempts can be 5+, generally solid preempts except 3rd seat, where anything goes.

We do not raise 3rd seat preempts without good reason.

Sound overcalls, takeout doubles are solid (exception for shape)

We generally invite solid and accept light (for games and slams)

We rarely make psychic bids, but if one of us do, it is usually Gan Yang.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Opening Leads:
- Ace for attitude, K for count
- T/9s = 0 or 2 higher honors
- 3rd/Low (for odd no. of cards) for suited, 2/4 for NT
- generally small from 3 small (includes Txx)

Defensive Signals

Count: Reverse
Attitude: Reverse
Discards: Lavinthal

Default priority on partner's lead: ATT-CT-S/P
Default priority on declarer's lead: CT-ATT-S/P
On lead of A/K, we signal S/P when dummy indicates as necessary.
We do not play smith echo.
We show count following suit when it is obviously needed.
We play count returns for suited and attitude returns for NT contracts.
We generally do not signal on discards but if we do it is on the first discard and is lavinthal.
When in doubt we do not signal.
We echo trumps when necessary (ruffing S from xSx).