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Bridge: Two level preempts

WBF "Brown Sticker" regulations

The general rule in licencing weak openings seems to be that at least one suit is specified, although EBU level four (for example) permit variation of this (and the Multi 2D is of course widely used.

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Current WBF regs ...

2.3 Brown Sticker Conventions and Treatment
The following conventions or treatments are categorised as 'Brown Sticker':

a) Any opening bid of two clubs through three spades that:
... i) could be weak (may by agreement be made with values below average strength) and
... ii) does not promise at least four cards in a known suit.

Exception The bid always shows at least four cards in a known suit if it is weak. If the bid does not show a known four card suit it must show a hand a king or more over average strength. (Explanation: Where all the weak meanings show at least four cards in one known suit, and the strong meanings show a hand with a king or more above average strength, it is not a Brown Sticker Convention).

Exception A two level opening bid in a minor showing a weak two in either major, whether with or without the option of strong hand types, as described in the WBF Conventions Booklet.

b) {snip overcall definitions ..}

c) Any 'weak' two-suited bids at the two or three level that may by agreement be made with three cards or fewer in one of the suits.

d,e) {snip psych controls; strong opening, and Brown sticker defence ..}

This page contains methods outwith the above WBF regulations.

I have a page Mainstream two styles and of accepted exotic methods. There is an index for specific subtypes.

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