This is a form of the Polish Club bidding system used in northern Germany. The designation comes from the fact that the players are employees of a company called High Energy Physics Laboratory located in Hamburg, Germany. DESY is short for the name of the company in Germany, which is Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Laboratorium. Source is no longer active or online.

Note: The DESY Polish Club is a form of the Polish Club bidding system used in northern Germany. The designation comes from the fact that the players are employees of a company called High Energy Physics Laboratory located in Hamburg, Germany. According to the website of the DESY Bridge Group these bids are attributed to Katherine Wipf, Mr. Bill Murray, Mr. Doug Hasell, and Mr. Henk Uijterwaal. They were employees of a company called High Energy Physics Laboratory located in Hamburg, Germany. DESY is short for the name of the company in German, which is Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Laboratorium.

Note: The website did offer the visitor the chance to download their version of the DESY Polish Club bidding system, but the format was an internal company format. The present URL has been deleted, but the features of the bidding system were maintained on the website of Mr. Henk Uijterwaal, who lives in Rozendaal, The Netherlands. He has, however, not included the original version in his present website.

Note: These are the opening bids as defined in the very early days of the development of this variation on the Polish Club bidding system, around the year 1985. Source.

The opening of 1 Club has five multiple meanings, which are determined and clarified in rebids. The bidding sytem uses the opening of 5-card Major suits and a strong No Trump opening.

Opening Bids Only

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 12-15 high card points Shows a balanced shape (possible non-vulnerability), or
  12+ high card points shows distribution: 4-4-4-1 or 4-card plus Club suit, or
  19-20 high card points shows a balanced shape (possible unfavorable vulnerability), or
  19+ high card points shows various shapes.
1 : 12-16 high card points Promises a 4-card plus Diamond suit.
1 : 12-16 high card points` Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 12-16 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 16-18 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 22+ high card points Shows any shape.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Diamond suit.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
2 NT: 21-22 high card points Shows a balanced shape.

Revised and Updated Opening Bids

As of the year 1994 the members of the DESY bridge club revised and updated the opening bids for this variation of the Polish Club bidding system. For additional information the visitor and reader should review the link to the .pdf file below.

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 12-15 high card points Shows a balanced shape (possible non-vulnerability), or
  12-21 high card points shows distribution: 4-4-4-1; shows singleton, but not in Clubs if 12-17 points, or
  19-20 high card points shows even distribution; open 1 Club and jump to 2 No Trump, or
  12-16 high card points shows a normal opening in Clubs, or
  17-21 high card points shows a strong opening bid in Clubs.
1 : 12-17 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Diamond suit, or 4-4-4-1 distribution with a singleton in Clubs.
1 : 12-17 high card points` Promises a normal opening in Hearts and shows a 5-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 12-17 high card points Promises a normal opening in Spades and shows a 5-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 16-18 high card points Shows balanced distribution.
2 : 23+ high card points Shows these values by balanced distribution, or
  22+ high card points shows these values by unbalanced distribution, or
  Note shows any holding with sufficient tricks to make game without any support from partner.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Diamond suit.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
2 : 17-21 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
2 NT: 21-22 high card points Shows a balanced distribution.
3 :   Preemptive opening bid in Clubs.
3 :   Preemptive opening bid in Diamonds.
3 :   Preemptive opening bid in Hearts.
3 :   Preemptive opening bid in Spades.
4 :   Preemptive opening bid in Hearts.
4 :   Preemptive opening bid in Spades.

Note: This website has not been updated since the year 1994 and is presently not online. The information for this variation of the original Polish Club presented on this website has been only archived and preserved on this site in .pdf file format for future reference. The main contributors of this information are Katherine Wipf, Bill Murray, and Doug Hasell in collaboration with other contributors beginning in the year 1985.

Note: The website and the contents are maintained by Mr. Henk Uijterwaal, who lives in Rozendaal, The Netherlands.

 

 

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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