The WBF System Card must be used at all WBF Championship events. The systems regulations for specific events can be found by clicking here where you will find the Supplemental Conditions of Contest for that event and there are additional regulations in the WBF General Conditions of Contest. Players should also refer to the WBF Systems Policy for further guidance.
The System Card is two-sided, and when completing it players should ensure that it prints on just two sheets of paper – a front and a back. Note that Supplemental Sheets (A4 or letter size) should be provided, cross referenced to the cards, for any explanations that do not fit easily onto the form. Players must ensure that their forms do not use very small fonts, and are easily readable.
The System Cards must be prepared using the Word or Excel Templates which can be downloaded from the links below. Cards which differ from these will not be accepted.
Players with Mac computers should not to use “pages” to create their cards as these will not print accurately and it is or even impossible to convert them to PDF properly.
A link is also provided below to the Guide to Completion of the System Card which may be of use when filling the card in to ensure that all relevant information is included.
Note that many events prohibit the use of Brown Sticker or HUM systems. Please ensure your system does not include these if you are participating in such events (details are in the Systems Policy). Written defences are only permitted against such systems – again, information about that can be found in the Systems Policy.
If Brown Sticker (BS) Conventions or HUM Systems are to be used by players, particular attention is drawn to the Conditions of Contest for the event to ascertain they are permitted and at what stage of the event. Special forms are required for BS Conventions and links to blank forms for use for Opening Bids and Overcalls are below together with a PDF document of instructions for each type of form. Brown Sticker and HUM systems are NEVER allowed in Youth or Senior Championships.
A4 format Documents
- Blank WBF System Card – A4 Word Format
- Blank WBF System Card – Excel Format
- Brown Sticker Opening Bid Instructions
- Brown Sticker Opening Bid Form – Word Format
- Brown Sticker Overcall Bid Instructions
- Brown Sticker Overcall Bid Form – Word Format
- WBF Guide to completion of the WBF System Card
- The WBF Standard Card
American Letter Size Documents
- Blank WBF System Card – American Letter Size PDF
- WBF Standard Card – American Letter Size Word Format
- WBF Standard Card American Letter Size PDF format
- Blank WBF System Card – American Letter Size Word Format