The O'Carrot Club opening bids represent the newer version of the Carrot Club opening bids. This version was developed by Mr. Sven-Olof Flodqvist, who played it with Mr. Svante Ryman, Mr. Hans Gothe, and Mr. Lars Andersson in order to satisfy certain sponsoring bridge organizations, which declined to accept the original version (Carrotski Club) under their Rules and Regulations policies. The schematic below shows only the opening bids. The picture represents Mr. Sven-Olof Flodqvist from the year 2002.

     

Opening Bids Only

Bids Strength Meaning
1 : 11-13 high card points Shows a balanced shape, or
  17+ high card points Shows various shapes.
1 : 11-16 high card points Shows a 4 plus Diamond suit, distribution: 4-4-4-1; or Club canapé.
1 : 11-16 high card points Shows a 4 plus Heart suit, distribution: 4-4-4-1; or Club canapé.
1 : 11-16 high card points Shows a 4 plus Spade suit, distribution: 4-4-4-1; or Club canapé.
1 NT: 14-17 high card points Shows a balanced shape.
2 : 11-16 high card points Shows a 6-card plus Club suit or distribution: 5-4 in Clubs and unspecified Major suit.
2 : 5-10 high card points Shows 6 Hearts or Spades, or distribution: 5-5 plus in Minor suits.
2 : 13-16 high card points Shows a 5-card plus Heart suit, 4-card plus Club suit.
2 : 13-16 high card points Shows a 5-card plus Spade suit, 4-card plus Club suit.
2NT: 13-16 high card points Shows a 5-card plus Diamond suit, 4-card plus Club 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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