Strong Pass Marston-Burgess circa 1985

 

P

13+ any

1C

8-12, 4+H, may be canape

1D

8-12, 4+S. Not 4H

1H

0-7 or a flat 8

1S

8-12 Both ms

1NT

9-12, flat, no M

2C/D

8-12 no 4M

2H/S/NT

RCO 2 suiters 8-12

 

 

Responses

 

To Pass

 

1C 0-7 any. Now 1D = 19+ any

1D 13+ reverse relay

1H 8-11 4+H

1S 8-11 4+S not H

1NT 8-11 flat no M

2C/D 8-11, 6 card suit

2H/S/NT 8-11 rco 2 bids

 

To 1C

1D Inv relay

1H GF relay

Rest nat nf

 

To 1D

1H Inv relay

1S GF relay

Rest nat nf

 

To 1H

Pass Nothing to say syas Nothing about S

1S Relay 18+ Now 1NT = min, rest = natural 5-7

1NT 16-18

2C Transfer to H 12-15

2D Transfer to S 12-15

2H/S 4 in that suit with a long minor, 12-15

2NT 12-15 ms

 

To 1S

1NT Relay

Rest natural nf

 

 

 

 

To 1NT

2C Relay

2D/H Transfers

2S Inv raise

2NT Pick a minor

3? Pre empt

 

To 2C

2D Relay

Rest inv natural

 

To 2D

2H Relay

Rest inv Except for 3C which is a transfer to H!!!! NB

 

 

After relay responses

Use symmetric relay if desired, else you can bid naturally.

After an invitational relay, 1 step shows a min. Rest are natural and max.