Bidding Guide 2Z04 by Richard Pavlicek
|each Ace||4 points|
|each King||3 points|
|each Queen||2 points|
|each Jack||1 point|
|any combination of 4 aces and tens||1 point|
|each Void||3 points|
|each Singleton||2 points|
|each Doubleton||1 point|
Do not count these points in partners bid suit unless a trump fit is known to exist in some other suit.
Do not count if the singleton is a king or queen. Add only 1 point for a singleton jack (in effect you are counting the singleton as 2 and ignoring the 1 HCP for the jack).
Do not count if doubleton is K-Q, K-J, Q-J, Q-x or J-x.
|5th trump if you did not promise 5||1 point|
|each trump over 5||2 points|
|each side suit card over 3||1 point|
These points are added to your previous total, which already includes both HCP and distributional points.
|each Void||2 points|
|each Singleton||1 point|
|each card over 4 in your longest suit|
|if headed by the queen or better||1 point|
Add your total points to the points shown by partner to determine a bidding goal.
|25 points or less||stop as low as possible|
|26-32 points||game in 3 NT, 4 or 4|
|29-32 points||game in 5 or 5|
|33-36 points||slam (any 6-bid)|
|37+ points||grand slam (any 7-bid)|
Use instead of point count for preemptive bids and for bidding extremely freakish hands.
|A-K-J or A-Q-J||2.5 tricks|
|A-K, A-Q-10 or K-Q-J||2 tricks|
|A-Q, A-J-x, K-Q-x or K-J-10||1.5 tricks|
|A, K-Q, K-J, K-10-x or Q-J-x||1 trick|
|K-x, Q-x-x or J-10-x||0.5 trick|
|each card over 3||1 trick|
© 2002 Richard Pavlicek