GENERAL APPROACH
SAYC by Ned Downey

 1NT: 15-17 HCP may include a five-card suit (major or minor).

  • Normally open the higher ranking of equal length suits five cards or longer.
  • Major Suit Openings show five-card suits (or better).
  • Minor Suit Openings:
    • Longest suit of unequal length minors.
    • Higher ranking of equal length suits of four cards or more.
    • Holding 3-3 in the minors, open 1C.
  • Strong artificial 2C opening.
  • Weak 2 opening bids in diamonds, hearts and spades.