These opening bids were devised and developed by Mr. Steve Starkey of Pecs, Hungary, and are based on the principles of the Precision bidding system. Source.

Note: Any additional information, especially photographic material, as to the bridge personality for Mr. Steve Starkey would be greatly appreciated.

Opening Bids Only

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 16+ high card points Shows any shape.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 3-card plus Diamond suit.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 13-15 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Club suit, but a 3-card Diamond suit or less.
2 : 7-10 high card points Distribution: 5-5 plus in both Minor suits, or
  11-15 high card points distribution: 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-4-0; Diamond shortage.
2 : 7-10 high card points Promises 6 Hearts.
2 : 7-10 high card points Promises 6 Spades.
2NT: 22-23 high card points Shows balanced shape.

Note: All continuances are per partnership agreement, but normally following the guidelines of the original Precision bidding system devised by Mr. Chung Ching Wei.

Note: Mr. Steve Starkey is the developer also of the Schizo Club bidding system, which can be reviewed in the following .pdf file.

 

 

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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