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KwaZulu Natal Bridge Union

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Michaels Overcall / Schroeder Overcall

 

In KZN, an overcall convention that is commonly played is referred to "KZN Ladies Michaels" 

The convention consists of the following set of bids 

1) 1C overcalled 2C means 5+ diamonds and a 5+ card major
2) 1D overcalled 2D means 5+ clubs and a 5+ card major
3) 1H overcalled 2H means 5+ spades and a 5+ card minor
4) 1S overcalled 2S means 5+ hearts and a 5+ card minor 

This was referred to as Michaels during SAWBA, and the incorrect name was picked up by Sid Ismael (who was TD)
. He asked me to correct this among KZN players 

This convention is correctly called Schroeder. An explanation of what the bid actually means will suffice. 

The bidding sequences for Michaels overcalls are as follows 

1) 1C overcalled 2C means two 5+card majors
2) 1D overcalled 1D means two 5+card majors
3) 1H overcalled 2H means 5+spades and a 5+ card minor
4) 1S overcalled 2S means 5+hearts and a 5+card minor 

This can be referred to as Michaels, but again it is probably better to explain the bid.

 

 

 

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