Bridge World Standard

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Bridge World Standard (BWS) is a bidding system in the card game contract bridge, first developed and serially published in 1967-69[1] as BWS 1968[2] by The Bridge World magazine. Like the Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC), it was intended "for use by impromptu or casual partnerships" and "as a basis for discussion by those who wish to formulate their own system."[3]

The system was updated as the BWS 1984,[4][5] BWS 1994,[4][5] BWS 2001[6] and BWS 2017 editions.[7] It is based on majority preferences of poled[clarification needed] experts and readers of the magazine.

The system shares some similarities with Standard American and 2/1 game forcing, but with many advanced treatments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Editors (April 1967). "The Bridge World Standard". The Bridge World. 38 (7): 4–7.  through to The Editors (August 1969). "The Bridge World Standard, XIX". The Bridge World. 40 (11): 33–35. 
  2. ^ The Editors (April 1984). "The Bridge World Standard". The Bridge World. 55 (7): 19. 
  3. ^ The Editors, The Bridge World Magazine. The Pocket Guide to Bridge World Standard (2001 ed.). New York, NY: The Bridge World Books. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-9753419-2-6. 
  4. ^ a b The Editors (November 1993). "The Bridge World Standard—1994, V". The Bridge World. 65 (2): 19–26. 
  5. ^ a b The Editors (December 1993). "The Bridge World Standard—1994, VI". The Bridge World. 65 (3): 17–26. 
  6. ^ "Bridge World Standard 2001". The Bridge World. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bridge World Standard 2017". The Bridge World. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • The Bridge World magazine's main page for the Bridge World Standard system.