These opening bids represent the devised and developed version by Mr. Dennis Yovich of Perth, Austalia, and are based on the Carrot Club bidding system. The inclusion of the Weak Two openings, called Optimal Twos, devised by Mr. Avon Wilsmore, also of Perth, Australia, added to the effectiveness of these opening bids since the real suit was concealed from the opponents and/or showed a particular two-suited distribution.

Note: Mr. Dennis Yovich co-founded Electronic Bridge Accessories, which was formed in December 1994 together with Mr. Martin Wilcox in Australia to market a range of innovative electronic and other accessoris for duplicate bridge players, bridge clubs. and also National Bridge Organizations.

Note: Any additional information as to the two bridge personalities, especially photographic material, would be greatly appreciated.

Opening Bids Only

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 9-11 high card points Shows balanced shape, or
  17+ high card points Promises a 4-card plus Diamond suit.
1 : 11-16 high card points Promises a 4-card plus Diamond suit.
1 : 11-16 high card points Promises a 4-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 11-16 high card points Promises a 4-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 13-17 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 11-16 high card points Promises a 6-card plus Club suit.
2 : 6-10 high card points Promises 6 Hearts, or
  6-10 high card points Distribution: 5-5 plus in Clubs and Diamonds or Clubs and Spades.
2 : 6-10 high card points Promises 6 Spades, or
  6-10 high card points Distribution: 5-5 plus in Hearts and Clubs or Hearts and Diamonds.
2 : 6-10 high card points Promises 6 Clubs, or
  6-10 high card points Distribution: 5-5 plus in Spades and Diamonds or Spades and Hearts.
2NT: 13-16 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Diamond suit, 4-card plus Club suit.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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