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canape' bidding style   NEAPOLITAN  CLUB   canape' bidding style


Here you see 2 original versions of Neapolitan Clubs. The early version was employed by partnerships Forquet/Siniscalco and Chiaradia/D'Alelio. The late version was employed by the partnership Antonio Ferro/Arturo Franco from around 1964.

The descriptions here are based on:

  • Edgar Kaplan, "The complete italian system of winning bridge", 1959

  • Charles H. Goren, "Goren presents the italian bridge system", 1958

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Early version

Pietro Forquet         Guglielmo Siniscalco

  Pietro Forquet      Guglielmo Siniscalco

Eugenio Chiaradia        Massimo D'Alelio

  Eugenio Chiaradia      Massimo D'Alelio

 1964 version

Arturo Franco

Arturo Franco

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Early version

1=17+HcP,ANY

1=12-16HcP,3+,reverse=strong

1=12-16HcP,4+,reverse=strong

1=12-16HcP,4+,reverse=strong

1NT=13-17HcP,semi-bal with

2=12-16HcP,6+ or 5++ a 4card suit

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2NT=8-12HcP,

    *7+,Semi-solid

    *7+,Semi-solid

    *7+,Semi-solid

3=8-12HcP,Good suit

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3NT=Gambling,long minor + side entry

4=5-10HcP,8

4=5-10HcP,8

4=8-12HcP,8,Solid

4=8-12HcP,8,Solid

 1964 version

1=17+HcP,ANY

1=12-16HcP,3+,reverse=strong

1=12-16HcP,4+,reverse=strong

1=12-16HcP,4+,reverse=strong

1NT=13-17HcP,semi-bal with

2=12-16HcP,6+ or 5++ a 4card suit

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2=7-12HcP,6 exactly

2NT=21-22HcP,bal,Stop all suits

3=8-12HcP,Good suit

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3NT=Gambling,long minor + side entry

4=5-10HcP,8

4=5-10HcP,8

4=8-12HcP,8,Solid

4=8-12HcP,8,Solid

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Leads:

Partner-suit: Odd/Even

TOP=Top of touching Honors

Else:Odd(3/5)/Even(2/4)

New-suit: Odd/Even

A=AKx,AKxx – 2 Honors

K=AKQ,AKJ,KQJ,KQT - 3 Honors

Touching Honors=Rusinow

Else:Odd(3/5)/Even(2/4)

Against NT: Odd/Even

A=AKx,AKxx – 2 Honors

K=AKQ,AKJ,KQJ,KQT - 3 Honors

Q=KQx,QJT,QJ9

J=QJT,JTx

T=KJT,AJT,QT9

9=T98,T9

Else:Odd(3/5)/Even(2/4)

Signals: order of priority
  • 1. Hi=Encourage
  • 2. Hi/lo=Odd
  • 3. Lavinthal

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  • Neapolitan Club

       Neapolitan Club     

    Reading interference handle: Disable 'Constructive' in 'Settings'

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