These opening bids were devised by Mr. S. G. Bose Mullick of New Delhi, India, and which were published in his book The Relay Club in the year 1975. They are the result of the study of several other opening bidding sequences and/or requirements such as the French Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Monaco opening bids, all of which employ the use of canapé and relay sequences.

Note: The title of the publication may also be: The Relay Club, Bridge: A Natural Relay System, published by Allied Publishers in the year 1975. ASIN: B000J56B54.

Note: Not much is known about this author and any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Note: Source. Information from Mr. Rene Steiner, Düsseldorf, Germany. Presently off line.

Opening Bids Only

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 17+ high card points Shows any shape.
1 : 10-16 high card points Promises 4+ Diamonds, or
  15-16 high card points Shows balanced shape.
1 : 10-16 high card points Promises 4+ Hearts.
1 : 10-16 high card points Promises 4+ Spades.
1 NT: 12-14 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 10-16 high card points Promises 6+ Clubs, or
  10-16 high card points Distribution: 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-5-0 with 4-5 Clubs.
2 : 10-16 high card points Distribution: 5-4 plus in both Major suits.
2 : 10-16 high card points Promises 5+ Hearts and 4+ Clubs.
2 : 10-16 high card points Promises 5+ Spades and 4+ Clubs.
2NT: 10-16 high card points Distribution: 5-4 plus in the Minor suits.

 

 

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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