System Summary Form (SSF), 2021 Open USBC

Team: Onstott Last Updated Aug 17, 2021 at 16:46
Players: Greg Hinze - Josh Donn

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

All of our 2/1 calls after a major opening are artificial:
1.) All of our game forces start with 2C which relays opener
2.) A raise to 1 under our major shows a 3 card limit raise
3.) 1S (p) 2D shows 5+ hearts invitational or 6 hearts weak to invite

Our 2D opener is 3 suited with 0-1 diamond and 4-3 or 4-4 majors

Over our short 1D opener we play 2H/2S as 5 spades and 4-5 hearts weak/invite

After 1M-2C-(interference)
* DBL/RDBL = penalty
* other bids ignore DBL
* after overcall, bids are natural

General Bidding Style

We play precision with relay over 1M opener. We open all 11 counts and some 10s NV.
5 card majors
1D opening is 2+
1N opener is 14-16 except 4th and 3rd V is 15-17
Our preempts are sound V, and moderately aggressive favorable

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Opening leads:
2/4 vs suits including low from xx
4th from interest vs NT
honor leads are 2nd highest not necessarily touching or shortness
King is power lead vs NT, Q might be KQ or QJ
In the middle of the hand we lead attitude
We lead A from AK

Defensive Signals

UDCA standard suit preference
We usually try to signal what partner wants but our default order is Attitude then Count then suit preference
Trump suit preference