2.1.5 OPENER'S REBIDS AFTER A "REGULAR POSITIVE NT" RESPONSE 2.1.6 OPENER'S REBID AFTER AN "UNUSUAL POSITIVE" RESPONSE Notrump raises are natural 1NT, 2NT or 3NT 1C Notrump Raises Simple bid in a suit shows 5-card or longer suit 1NT, 2NT or 3NT 1C Simple Suit Bid Simple bid in clubs is Stayman 1NT, 2NT or 3NT 1C Simple Bid in Clubs Rebid in NT shows no good trump suit is apparent and the singleton is well stopped 2H, 2S, 3C or 3D 1C Notrumps Name a good trump suit if possible 2H, 2S, 3C or 3D 1C Simple Suit Bid
2.2 OPENER BIDS 1NT Use normal partnership bidding methods keeping in mind the lower HCP spread of opener’s hand. 4-Way Transfers, Stayman and Lebensohl over interference may be applied. Opener shows a balanced hand with 13 to 15 HCP without a good 5-card major.
Use normal partnership bidding methods. Can use 2/1 bidding here. Can use Bergen raises, splinters, etc. Normal Conventional Bids 1D, 1H or 1S With a MAXIMUM OPENING BID (14 to 15 HCP): Make a jump raise of responder’s suit. Bidding a new 4-card suit by reversing is OK. Jump in NT (balanced hand). Jump rebid your major suit if 6 or more cards. Simple 1/1 Bid 1D, 1H or 1S Max Hand Rebids With a MINIMUM OPENING BID (11 to 13 HCP): Make a single raise of responder’s suit . Bid a new 4-card suit without reversing. Bid NT as cheaply as possible. Rebid your major suit as cheaply as possible. Simple 1/1 Bid 1D, 1H or 1S Min Hand Rebids
3NT > With a super-solid 6-card diamond suit with 6 sure NT tricks and 11 to 13 HCP bid a NT game. Signoff.
4H, 4S, 5C or 5D> Signoff.
Forcing Resp > 2NT is a FORCING RESPONSE
Of 2NT used to inquire about opener’s hand
Opener Bids 2D Shows 11 to 15 HCP with 4-4-1-4 or 4-4-0-5 shape and shortness in diamonds and no 5-card major.
The following are opener’s step responses to a 2NT FORCING RESPONSE: 3H = 4-4-1-4 shape and 11 to 13 HCP. 3S = 4-4-1-4 shape and 14 to 15 HCP. 3NT = 4-4-1-4 shape with the singleton Ace or King of diamonds. 4C = 4-4-0-5 shape and 11 to 13 HCP. 4D = 4-4-0-5 shape and 14 to 15 HCP.
Used only when 1C was opened and responder bid a REGULAR POSITIVE SUIT response.
Used after a Trump Asking bid has been answered by responder.
After responder has answered a Trump Asking Bid, a new suit bid by opener at the cheapest level is a Control Asking bid. Opener wants responder to shows controls in the newly bid suit by step responses.
Responder’s step responses indicate the following:
One step = POOR controls - no Ace, King, void or singleton.