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Check your bidding system

Check your bidding system

There are many bidding systems in bridge and variations within each system. At Sky Bridge Club we like to keep things simple, although you can still select 4 or 5 card majors, weak or strong notrump, weak or strong 2 bids and choose whether or not you’d like to use transfers.

Here’s some more information:
Bidding systems

16 Comments

  1. crunchie says:

    Top score at the moment until one of the gamblers doubles. Kept them tom7 tricks when I let the second diamond go sailing through (the danger with this normally is algorithmic partner starts discarding winning long suit if you play the patience game). Redealt and went up with the King straight away and made one less through more sensible play from declarer.

    I guess those letting west make it are not unblocking the heart suit.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  2. pavsko says:

    The fifth trick can be done by playing clubs in the end so that North win his Q and then he can use his fifth J to win the fifth trick.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  3. ted11 says:

    Pavsko is correct.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  4. cora says:

    took me 3 goes to get top score… Easy when you know how… 🙂
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N X
    P P P

  5. normie616 says:

    took them down 1 trick in their 3 N/T contract may try again looking at the cards i reckon i could better it Cheers
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  6. felday says:

    Took them down two by leading a trump.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    X 2 2 P
    4 P P P

  7. fishy says:

    Took them down 1 will try again
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  8. whizkid says:

    down one doubled. four hearts and a club.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 1N
    2N P 3N X
    P P P

  9. jb4400 says:

    Down 1
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  10. judyjunkin says:

    Defending we set them one trick. Possibly if we had worked on the clubs earlier we might have gotten another trick. Was pleased to set them, but should have doubled for a better finish. Greedy.!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  11. dominicref says:

    Finesse failed at trick 1, but after I won lead back I cashed the Ace and re-led Hearts. Returning partner’s original lead worked out nicely – they went one down.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N P
    P P

  12. carolecat says:

    Took them down one doubled. Not sure I can remember exactly what I did. Strangely, I seem to be able to figure out defense more easily than offense nowadays.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 P 1 P
    2N P 3N X
    P P P

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