System Summary Form, 2021 Open USBC

Team: Reynolds Last Updated May 13, 2021 at 00:42
Players: Tom Reynolds - Lance Kerr

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

WE DO NOT OPEN 1M with 8-11HCP and 4M

1D is forcing 15+HCP in 1st and 2nd

2C thru 2S are weak two bids

new suits at the two level in response to 1M are constructive but not forcing

many relays and transfers after interference

1C (ART)-1H(NF)-1S (ART) showing 0-1 or 3+H and 13+ support points

General Bidding Style

Forcing Diamond 15+HCP
Short Club (0+ Clubs) 11-14HCP
1H/1S 5+ 10-14HCP, 1M-1NT may be strong and start of a relay, new suits NF
1NT 14-15HCP

Many relays
Transfers after interference

1D-1H=7-10HCP art, 1D-1S=0-6HCP, 1D-1N+=11+HCP
1C-1D=GF or no 4M, 1C-1M=NF, 1C-1N=4M4M, 1C-2M=3-9HCP, 1C-2m constructive nF
1M-1NT may be strong and start of a relay

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3 and 5th vs suits
4th vs NT
10 promises one higher than J or short

Defensive Signals

UCDA, 10 one higher than J or short