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canape' bidding style   ORANGE  CLUB   canape' bidding style

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Bobby Wolff

Bobby Wolff

James Jacoby

James Jacoby

Robert Hamman

Bob Hamman

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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,5 MAJOR/6 clubs OK

    If 13-15HcP then incl 4+

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

2=12-16HcP,5+4,Flannery convention

2=7-11HcP,6+,<4CTRL,semi-solid

2=7-11HcP,6+,<4CTRL,semi-solid

2NT=21-22HcP,bal

3=12-16HcP,6+,solid

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3=5-10HcP,7

3NT=7card minor,Good

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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We know very little about Orange Club. We know it is a competitive approach challenging Blue Team. We know it is some kind of a predecessor to Hamway Club. We also know they used Flannery convention.

You will therefore see Orange Club as Blue Club with the exception of Flannery convention.

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Ira G. Corn, financier of the DALLAS ACES

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