Bids must not be explained to partner.
All alerts and explanations must be made privately to opponents - not to partner or to the table.
All players in our Indi Tourneys must use the Acol bidding system :
- Unless a pair (when first arriving at a table) agrees anything different or additional, they will play the whole of the following basic system :
- A pair may play other bids including the following, but must agree to do so at the beginning of the round :
- A player may make any other bid which has not been agreed with partner (except a Psyche or HUM). In this case no explanation may be given to the bidder's partner and :
|Weak 1 NT = 12/14||4 Card Majors|
|Transfers to majors|
(except after X or overcall)
|2clubs = strong game force, or 23+ balanced hand|
|Weak other 2 bids (not benji)||Blackwood|
|Strong jump shift responses||Weak jump overcalls|
|Takeout X||Negative X|
|4NT over actual or effective NT opening is quantative slam invitation|
|None of the above bids need to be alerted. They should, however, be explained to opponents upon request.|
|benji (ordinary or reverse)||gerber|
|splinters||RKCB 0314 (or as agreed)|
|Unusual NT||michaels cue bid|
|unassuming cue bid||gambling 3NT|
|All of these additional bids must be alerted to opps (not to partner or to the table).|
- If the bidder expects the partner to interpret the bid using only 'common bridge knowledge', no alert or explanation shall be given to opponents other than "No agreement".
- If the bidder and partner have previous experience together which will help the partner to interpret the bid then the bidder shall give the opponents a full explanation.