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Ian Grant
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Sept. 14, 2015
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about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1!C (11+hcp, no better bid)

Natural 1!D, 5 card majors, weak NT.

Multi 2!C, 2!D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H, normal weak 2S.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ian Grant's bidding problem: A732 KQ84 KT97 7
Your partner may be expecting support for all unbid suits, mine isn't.
Announcement Required?
I would argue that most of the checkboxes are useless, unless you play pretty much standard American or 2/1. I can't even begin to put my system on a standard ACBL convention card (but then a large proportion of it is disallowed anyway).
Announcement Required?
....and what about the "I had to double I had an opening hand " crowd which seems to be prevalent on the weaker club nights ( at least in EBUland)?
Every silver lining has a cloud
Not my arithmetic, heard about it second hand and didn't check.
Announcement Required?
How? "May, or may not, have support for all unbid suits at the time of the double and may not be stronger than a simple take out double" I.e they have 13 cards and didn't want to go quietly.
Every silver lining has a cloud
I think the England Ladies did rather well on this hand, there was 35 imps riding on Catherine leading the correct suit. Snatched victory (by 1 imp) on the very last hand against the Netherlands.
Comparable psychology
You can't benefit from the infraction, so would face some sort of adjustment later.
English tournament entries
The Hythe Imperial is a very nice hotel not too far away. Hythe also has a very good Gurkha restaurant.
English tournament entries
I have to say that this Northerner would prefer Folkestone to Eastbourne; at least you can do day trips to France whilst the Seniors strut their stuff. I share Jeremy's concerns re Brittania Hotels though; (very) faded glory doesn't do it for me.
Mini-bridge summer school
Someone started a rumour that they were teaching transfers at the school...
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