- Systems regulations
Extract from the Supplemental Conditions of Contest, Section 13:
Disclosure of Systems and Conventions
These Championships are Category 3 in accordance with the WBF Systems Policy and neither Brown Sticker nor HUM systems are permitted at any time.
Submission of Systems and Conventions
Convention Cards and Supplementary Sheets, fully completed will be required for each player in these events.
All participants in the Junior, Girls and Youngsters series are required to register their convention cards in advance so that the other teams can obtain them before the event.
They should be prepared using the WBF Convention card, in either Word or Excel – please note that preparing them on a Mac using pages will not work as they do not print correctly. Click here to download blank copies of the Word and Excel templates together with the Guide to completion of the Card.
Systems should be sent to the WBF Systems Administrator, Anna Gudge (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 20th July, but preferably earlier.
They will be published on a website set up for the purpose and the URL will be sent to the captains so that they can download their opponents’ systems. It will also be displayed on the WBF Website. NBOs are requested to ensure that the NPC’s email address is sent to Anna Gudge as soon as possible.
Captains and Coaches are asked to ensure that their players complete the card fully, in English, with supplementary sheets as necessary to clarify any specific bids and sequences.
Players should note that, in accordance with the WBF Systems Policy no HUM or Brown Sticker Systems are permitted in Youth events.
Players will be required to have two copies of their Card available for the opposition at all times.
Where a conventional sequence cannot be described adequately in the space provided on the WBF Convention Card, a reference number should be placed prominently at the appropriate place on the Card; a Supplementary Sheet bearing that reference number, and containing the complete explanation must be submitted along with the Card.
Penalties for non-submission of Systems
Any partnership whose duly completed original Card and Supplementary Sheets are not delivered as above requested (see 13.2 above), shall be required by the Head TD or the Operations Director to use the system described on the World Standard Card for not less than the first two days.
Psyching of Conventional or Artificial Opening Bids
The psyching of conventional or artificial opening bids is prohibited in any Category 3 event. This provision over-rides the current systems policy.