The variation of the Moscito bidding system called Honeymoon Moscito was devised by Mr. Peter Buchen of Australia. This variation is based on the original Moscito System devised by Mr. Paul Marston and Mr. Stephen Burgess. This variation is different in that it combines a strong 1 Club with other openings, mainly showing Major suit holdings and complete but natural relay responses. Below is a chart for the opening bids for Honeymoon Moscito variation only.

Last Revision

Mr. Peter Buchen posted an online write-up of Honeymoon Moscito, which was last revised in March 1991. This information has only been preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

     

Opening Bids Only

Opening   Strength Distribution
1 :   15 high card points plus Any shape is possible.
1 :   10-14 high card points maximum Shows 3-3 distribution in the Major suits.
1 :   10-14 high card points Shows a 4-card plus Heart suit.
1 :   10-14 high card points Shows a 4-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT:   10-14 high card points Shows a balanced distribution with a 4-4-card distribution in both Major suits.
2 :   6-9 high card points Shows a 6-card suit either in Spades or Hearts.
2 :   6-9 high card points Shows a 5-5 distribution in both Major suits.
2 :   6-9 high card points Shows a 5-5 distribution in Hearts and an unknown Minor suit.
2 :   6-9 high card points Shows a 5-5 distribution in Spades and an unknown Minor suit.
2 NT:   6-9 high card points Shows 5-5-card plus distribution in both Minor suits.

It is important to remember that any or all responses to a 1 Club opening show Major suit holdings and are followed by Relay responses, and that all other opening bids are also followed by Relay responses.

 

 

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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