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The Junior Award Scheme - Platinum level




The skills which must be displayed to achieve this level are:

Bidding
Show the ability to use judgement - not just stick strictly to point counts
Bid a slam using cue bidding as part of the auction
Use competitive and responsive doubles in an auction
Use fourth suit forcing correctly, understanding the alternative responses
Use and understand Weak Two openings
Use transfers in response to a 1NT and 2NT opening
Cardplay
Count winners
Demonstrate an elimination play in either a suit or no trump contract
Demonstrate a safety play
Perform a trump promotion in defence
Understand basic distributional percentages
Demonstrate a dummy reversal
Playing
Play outside school in a club or school competition
Continue to demonstrate excellent etiquette and behaviour at the table



The guidelines for teachers for assessing this level of the scheme are available here.