This concept was developed by Mr. Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett in preparation for the 1997 Junior World Teams conducted in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This information was provided by Mr. Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett. The visitor can review his website for additional information, which is dedicated to supporting your bridge goals in every conceivable way - instruction, training, coaching, partnering, travel management, tournament selection and superior performance.

Note: The World Junior Teams Championship is a bridge competition for zonal teams of players up to about 25 years old. Since then this conventional method employed as a defense against a strong 1 Club opening continues to be revised.

Note: The oldest event, sometimes called the Junior Teams without qualification, dates from 1987 with some changes in definition. Today that is the Open u-26 tournament (Juniors) in contrast to the Open u-26 for women (Girls) and the Open u-21 (Youngsters). It has been held every two years, odd-number years to 2005 and even years from 2006. Competitors vie for the Ortiz-Patiño Trophy, presented by President Emeritus Jaime Ortiz-Patiño of the World Bridge Federation, who conceived the idea while serving as WBF President in 1985.

Note: The even-year tournaments officially constitute the World Youth Teams Championships for so-called juniors, girls, and youngsters. The entries are national teams, representing countries affiliated with the WBF via membership in the eight geographical zonal organizations. Moreover, they must qualify within their zones, usually by high standing in a zonal championship tournament that is limited to one team per member nation.

Note: The visitor can also find the Bridge Winners Profile of Mr. Geoffey S. Jade Barrett at the following source. As of 2013 Mr. Geoffey S. Jade Barrett publishes his biography as in the following excerpt: CEO of Tournament Bridge Services, LLC the largest professional bridge association in the world. Operator of the Great American Bridge Tour. Founder North American Youth Bridge Foundation. Over 25 years involvement with the Junior Players from many different countries. Listed in the Encyclopedia of Bridge as the "inventor of many unique concepts of the game."

     

This conventional method, employed after a strong, artificial 1 Club Opening, is unknown and the convention itself cannot be substantiated, verified or supported by any possessed written material. However, this conventional method has been brought to our attention and we would prefer to present this information rather than withhold it from our visitors.

This conventional method is employed by the defense after one opponent has opened the auction with an opening of a strong, artificial 1 Club. The defense mechanism is outlined in the schematic below:

Opener Opponent Meaning
1 Strong 1 Club opening bid promising 16 plus points.
Double This overcall promises a strong hand, either in values or in distribution.
1 1. Promises Diamonds and Hearts and a competitive hand, or
2. promises Diamonds and Clubs and additional values. Subsequent rebids clarify the holding.
1 1. Promises Hearts and Spades and a competitive hand, or
2. promises Hearts and Diamonds and additional values. Subsequent rebids clarify the holding.
1 1. Promises Spades and Clubs and a competitive hand, or
2. promises Spades and Hearts with additional values. Subsequent rebids clarify the holding.
1 NT This is a preemptive overcall promising a single-suiter to be named via subsequent bids.
2 1. Promises Clubs and Diamonds and a competitive hand, or
2. promises Clubs and Spades with additional values. Subsequent rebids clarify the holding.
2 Promises Diamonds and Spades.
2 Promises Clubs and Hearts.
2 Promises a good suit in Spades.
3 Promises a good suit in Clubs.
3 Promises a good suit in Diamonds.
3 Promises a good suit in Hearts.

The responses are dependent on the overcall and can differ per partnership agreement. If any visitors have additional information about this particular conventional method and would like to share it with our visitors, they are more than welcomed to contribute additional information and/or more precise information.

Note: Mr. Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett posted online the original version of the Whirlwind conventional method in the year 1991, which was co-authored with Mr. Norm Featherston and based on his concept of Featherston. This information has also only been preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

As additional information Mr. Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett has contributed much to the advancement of younger players participating in national and international tournaments. The photograph is from the year 2003 from The 2003 Irish Friendship Cup conducted in Dublin, Ireland. Standing in the winner's circle, with Mr. Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett as the coach, is Mr. Matthew LaHut, Mr. Tim Crank. Mr. Andrew Hoskins, and Mr. McKenzie Myers (from left to right). Additional information is on the website, which is no longer active.

The 2003 Irish Friendship Cup was hosted by the Irish Bridge Federation in the city of Dublin, Ireland. For addtional information the visitor can review the 4th I.B.U. Junior Bridge Friendship Trophy, Issues 2 & 3, of September 20, 2003. The tournament was conducted and hosted at the Regent Bridge Club in Dublin, Ireland. This issue has only been preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

     
     

The following photograph is from the year 2003 from The 2003 Irish Friendship Cup conducted in Dublin, Ireland. The second team achieved Bronze. From left to right stand Mr. Rob Meckstroth, Mr. Bob Fournier (npc), Mr. Jared Fournier, Mr. Jeremy Fournier, Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett (coach), and Mr. Matt Meckstroth.

     
     

 

 

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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