OPENING LEADS

(For all the card combinations shown, clearly mark the card normally led if different from the underlined card). Hatch this box if using non-standard leads
v. suit contracts A K A K x K Q 10 K Q x K J 10 K 10 9 Q J 10
Q J x J 10 x 10 x x 10 9 x 9 8 7 x 10 x x x H x x
H x x x H x x x x H x x x x x x x x x x x x x x  
v. NT contracts A K A K x K Q 10 K Q x K J 10 K 10 9 Q J 10
Q J x J 10 x 10 x x 10 9 x 9 8 7 x 10 x x x H x x
H x x x H x x x x H x x x x x x x x x x x x x x  
Other agreements in leading, e.g. high-level contracts, partnership suits:
King requests unblock/count [against NT], count [against suit contract]
Ten not treated as an honour.

CARDING METHODS

   Primary method v suit contracts  Primary method v NT contracts
On Partner's lead High Encourage, Low Discourage
On Declarer's lead Count; high/low shows even number.
When discarding Natural, HELD
Other carding agreements, including secondary methods (state when applicable) and exceptions to above
McKenney where relevant
 

SUPPLEMENTARY DETAILS [2]

2.1 3-major shows maximum opener with 4-card support
2.2 Rdbl shows weak hand with long [min 5] suit; opener relays to 2♣.
2-suit shows weak hand, suit bid + higher suit, at least 4-4. Bidding continues till at least 4-3 fit located.
2.3 Ogust 2NT over 2/2♠  3♣/3 = min HCP;  poor/good suit ['good' = 2 of top 3]
3/3= max HCP;  poor/good suit. 3NT=AKQ of suit.
2.4 3 asks for 5-card major. 3 rebid denies 5-card major but promises at least one 4-card major. 3NT denies 4- or 5-card major. Following 3, if responder has a 4-card major, he/she bids the other,  i.e. 3 shows 4 spades, 3shows 4 hearts, 4 shows both. An immediate 3 response shows both minors.
 
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GENERALISED DESCRIPTION OF BIDDING METHODS
Benjaminised Acol
1NT OPENING AND RESPONES
Strength:  12-14

 Tick if artificial and provide details below:

Shape constraints:  May have any 5-card suit

Tick if may have singleton:

Responses: 2  Stayman [promissory]
2 Transfer to hearts [see 2.1] 2 Transfer to spades [see 2.1]
2 Strength enquiry [2NT min, 3 max] 2NT Transfer to a minor
Others 3-any-suit is slam try; 3NT rebid shows no slam interest, other rebid is RKCB reply
Action after opponents double:  Helmic [see 2.2]
Action after other interference:  Penalty double

TWO-LEVEL OPENINGS AND RESPONSES

  Meaning   Responses  
2 8 playing tricks, any suit, or 23-34 balanced 2 relay  
2 Game forcing 2 negative  
2 Weak, 5-9 NV, 6-10 Vul. Usually 6-card suit. Wider-ranging in 3rd position, 11-14 in 4th 2NT Ogust enquiry 2.3
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2NT 20-22;. 3=5-card puppet Stayman, 3/=Transfer;3=both minors 2.4

OTHER ASPECTS OF SYSTEM WHICH OPPONENTS SHOULD NOTE

4-card suits are bid up the line.