OTHER OPENING BIDS

  HCP see Note Min length CONVENTIONAL MEANING SPECIAL RESPONSES Notes
1 9+

4

  Splinters.

1.1

1 9+ 4  
1 9+ 4   Splinters
2NT = game-forcing Jacoby

1.2

1 9+ 4  
3 bids 0+ 6 3NT = solid minor    
4 bids 0+ 7      
*(Please enter your normal HCP range in the HCP column. Please tick box if you have any special agreements involving different values in particular positions (e.g. light openings in third seat) and include further details under Supplementary Details).

DEFENSIVE METHODS AFTER OPPONENTS OPEN

Opponents Open A Natural One of a Suit CONVENTIONAL MEANING SPECIAL RESPONSES Notes
Simple overcall 7+,  5+ cards    
Jump overcall Weak, 6-card suit    
Cue bid Michaels   1.3
1NT Direct 15-18 As 1NT  
Protective 11-14  
2NT Direct 2 lowest unbid suits    
Protective 20-22 As opening 2NT  
Opponents Open With DEFENSIVE METHODS SPECIAL RESPONSES Notes
Strong 1♣      
Short 1♣/1 Treat as natural    
Weak and Strong 1NT Landy: 2 shows both majors 2 shows equal length  
Weak 2 Dbl for take-out; 2NT=16-18    
Weak 3 Dbl for take-out    
4 bids Dbl for take-out    
Multi 2 Dbl: 13-15 or 19+; 2NT=16-18    

SLAM CONVENTIONS

Name Meaning of Responses Action over interference
Roman Key Card Blackwood 1430 5=1/4, 5=0/3, 5/=2/5 without/with trump queen. 5NT asks for # kings Dbl=0/3, pass=1/4, etc
Minorwood Over an opening 1NT/2NT, 4♣/ is RKCB in the bid suit
 
COMPETITIVE AUCTIONS

Agreements after opening of one of a suit and overcall by opponents:

Level to which negative doubles apply

3

Special meaning of bids

 

Exceptions/other agreements

 

Agreements after opponents double for takeout:

Redouble 10+ New suit Forcing Jump in new suit Fit-jump
Jump raise Pre-emptive 2NT Good raise Other  
Other agreements concerning doubles and redoubles:
Doubles are for take-out unless: we have a fit; we have pre-empted; we are doubling a naturally-bid NT
 
 

OTHER CONVENTIONS

Fourth-suit forcing [but 1 is natural]
1NT rebid = 15-17 with 2 checkback. 2NT jump rebid is 18-19, with 3 checkback.
After 1X-2Y, 2NT rebid is game-forcing, 3NT = flat 15/16
Unassuming cue-bids (show good raise of partner's suit or very strong hand)
Directional asking bids
 

SUPPLEMENTARY DETAILS [1]

(Please cross-reference where appropriate to the relevant part of the card and continue on back if needed)
1.1 Splinter jump shows support for partner [min 4] with typically singleton in bid suit. A splinter bid can be an immediate response, opener's rebid, or an unnecessary [to be forcing] bid at any stage of the auction.
1.2 Over 2NT, opener rebids 4-major if minimum, 3-new-suit as trial bid, 4-new-suit as splinter.
1.3 Minor-suit cue-bid shows at least 5-5 in the majors. Major-suit cue-bid shows at least 5-5 in other major + unspecified minor.
1.4