Authored by Mr. Mark Abraham and Mr. Griff Ware and published online April 20, 2009, the Short Club Variant consists of multiple opening bids for all four suits on the one level. The continuations allow the partnership to discover or reveal the relevant definition. Mr. Mark Abraham and Mr. Griff Ware have presented there bidding system online: Short Club Variant, Version: April 20, 2009.

Note: The website of Mr. Mark Abraham is named Mark's Bridge Bidding Systems.

Note: A write-up of the Short Club Variant, dated February 10, 2009, authored by Mr. Mark Abraham, Mr. Griff Ware, and Mr. Daniel Geomboux has only been preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

Note: A newer write-upof the Short Club Variant, dated April 20, 2009, authored by Mr. Mark Abraham and Mr. Griff Ware has only been preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

Note: Any contributed information, especially photographic material of Mr. Griff Ware and Mr. Daniel Geomboux would be greatly appreciated.

     
Opening Bids only from the Short Club Variant dated April 20, 2009
Bid   Strength   Meaning
Pass:       Denies the ability or desire to open with a bid.
1 :   11-14 high card points   Shows either a balanced holding of 2-4 Spades - 2-4 Hearts, 2-5 Diamonds - 2-5 Clubs, or
    11 plus high card points   shows a three-suited holding with 4-4-1-4, or
    11 plus high card points   shows unbalanced distribution with 0-3 Diamonds - 5 plus Clubs.
1 :   11 plus high card points   Shows either an unbalanced holding with 5 plus Diamonds, or
    11 plus high card points   shows an unbalanced holding with 4 Diamonds - 5 plus Clubs, or
    11 plus high card points   shows a three-suited holding with 4 plus Diamonds.
1 :   11-14 high card points   Shows either a balanced holding with 2-3 Spades - 5 Hearts - 2-3 Diamonds - 2-3 Clubs, or
    11 plus high card points   shows an unbalanced holding with 5 plus Hearts.
1 :   11-14 high card points   Shows either a balanced holding with 5 Spades - 2-3 Hearts - 2-3 Diamonds - 2-3 Clubs, or
    11 plus high card points   shows an unbalanced holding with 5 plus Spades.
1 NT:   15-17 high card points   Shows a balanced distribution. Note: a 5-card Major suit is expected; unorthodox shapes permitted).
2 :   18-19 high card points   Shows either a balanced holding (as above).
2 :   23plus high card points   Shows any game-forcing holding with balanced distribution.
2 :   5-9 high card points   Preemptive, (values are approximated), 4 plus Spades, 4 plus Hearts, undisciplined, but length disparity greater than one card is not permitted.
2 :   5-9 high card points   Preemptive, (values are approximated), 5plus Spades, undisciplined.
2NT:   20-22 high card points   Shows balanced distribution.
3(x):   5-9 high card points   Preemptive, (values are approximated), 6 plus (x)
3 NT:       Specific Ace ask.

 

 

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