System Summary Form, 2021 Senior USBC

Team: Fox Last Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:08
Players: Jim Fox - Jerry Helms

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Flannery: 2D opening shows 4S, & 5+H, 11-15 HCP

Over Opponents 1N:

2C - Relay to 2D; P for diamonds, major bid
shows major/minor two-suiter
2D - Transfer to hearts
2H - Both majors
2S - Spades
2N - Transfer to clubs
3C - Both minors
3D - Both majors
X - Penalty

General Bidding Style

2/1 GF
14+-17 NT (5-card majors frequent)
Weak two-bids usually 6-card suit
Pre-empts can be light NV
Middle of the road opening bids

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. NT: 4th best, Vs. Suit 3rd/5th
A from AK; coded 9's and 10's against NT and suits
In middle of hand: no coded

Defensive Signals

Upside Down Count and Attitude
Priority: Attitude, then count
We signal on a "need-to-know" basis.
Reverse SMITH vs. NT
Suit preference in trump suit