The origin of this conventional method is unknown. Source is Trinity College. There is a Trinity College Bridge Club and this particular conventional defense method against an opening No Trump by the opponents is part of the curriculum. The designation is presumed to be named for one of the college students and/or alumnus of the Trinity College, and developed by him.

Abbrieviated Version

Another, shorter version of Randy Against No Trump is presented by Mr. David Stevenson. This shorter version is very similar to the Randy conventional defense method employed by Trinity College, but it is not known whether or not the origin is identical. The absence of the 2 No Trump response by the intervenor to show both Minor suits is remarkable. Source is David Stevenson.

The conventional defense method is based on the Landy conventional defense method developed by Mr. Alvin Landy.

Guidelines when neither the intervenor nor the advancer is a passed hand:

Double: Penalty. Partner must pass. See below for passed hand.
2 : Landy (Stayman), promising at least a 4-4 distribution in both Major suits. See below for passed hand.
Pass: Shows no support, 6-card plus Club suit.
2 : Asks for longer / better Major suit. Forcing.
2 : To play. Not constructive.
2 : To play. Not constructive.
3 : To play. Not constructive.
3 : To play. Not constructive.
4 : To play. Not constructive.
4 : To play. Not constructive.
2 NT: Invitational.
3 : Enquiry.
Continuations:
3 : With a minimum.
3 : With a good hand and 5 Hearts.
3 : With a good hand, 5 Spades and 4 Hearts.
3 NT: With a good hand and 4-4.
2 : Shows 5 plus Diamonds and a 4-card plus Major suit.
2 : Pass or correct.
2 : Pass or correct.
3 : Pass or correct.
3 : To play, no support.
2 NT: Enquiry.
Continuations:
3 : With a minimum, and length in Hearts.
3 : With a minimum, and length in Spades.
3 : With a good hand, and length in Hearts.
3 : With a good hand, and length in Spades.
3 NT: With a good hand and 4-4-5-0 !
2 : Natural, showing 5-cards plus in Hearts.
2 : Natural, showing 5-cards plus in Spades.
2 NT; Unusual, showing at least a 5-5 (distribution) in both Minor suits.
3 +: Any and all higher bids are natural and preemptive.

Guidelines when either the intervenor or the advancer is a passed hand:

Double: By a passed hand is the Landy conventional defense method.
Pass: Penalty.
2 : Asks for the longer Major suit. Forcing. By equal length in both Major suits, then bid 2.
2 : To play, no support.
Other responses as to Landy 2.
2 : By a passed hand shows a 5-card plus Club suit and a 4-card plus Major suit.
2 : Enquiry.
2 : With a minimum and Hearts.
2 : With a minimum and Spades.
2 NT: With a good hand and Hearts.
3 : With a good hand and Spades.
3 : With a good hand and 4-4-0-5 !
2 : Pass or correct.

 

 

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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