This is a concept which is a feature of the Blue Team Club, borrowed from the Neapolitan bidding system of Italy, which was a system devised principally by Mr. Eugenio Chiaradia. It had been played successfully in many World Championships by Mr. Pietro Forquet, Mr. Guglielmo Siniscalco, Mr. Massimo D’Alelio and Mr. Benito Garozzo. However, since 1965, Mr. Benito Garozzo gradually revised the Neapolitan and renamed it the Blue Team Club system.

Definition of the Concept

The concept states that a delayed game raise used during the bidding auction is used to describe the controls of the responder in the Minor suits. This concept further states that the opening must be one of the Major suits. The only requirement is that the responder has excellent support for the bid and rebid suit of the opener. The following bidding sequences should clarify this concept.

     

Bidding Sequence 1

North   South   Meaning
1   2    
2   4   Shows First or Second round control of Clubs, and denies First or Second round control in Diamonds.

Bidding Sequence 2

North   South   Meaning
1   2    
2   4   Shows First or Second round control of Diamonds, and denies First or Second round control in Clubs.

Bidding Sequence 3

North   South   Meaning
1   2    
2   4   Shows either rirst round control of Diamonds and Clubs, or second round control in Diamonds and Clubs.

Bidding Sequence 4

North   South   Meaning
1   2    
2   4   Shows First round control of one Minor suit, and Second round control in the other Minor suit.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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