REBIDS BY THE 1 OPENER



Note: This page is incomplete - only the rebids after a major-asking bid are developed.

If you opened 1 and your partner made a first response (or your opponents have bid, keeping the bidding open), you should have a pretty good idea of where you are going. Your first responsibility is to show a 4-card major suit (if asked for), support for your partner's major (if bid) or indicate the nature of your hand otherwise.

If your partner has made a major-asking bid (i.e. 1 after a pass by LHO, Double after a suit bid by LHO and Redouble after Double by LHO).

 

You have Your bid with no interference If opponents interfere
4 hearts, 0-3 spades, 13-16 DP 1 (forcing) (a) If opponents bid , you should bid NT, return to (with 5+ clubs) or pass, as your combined points and heart control allow.

(b) Bid minimum level as far as combined minimum combined points allow.

(c) If RHO bids , use the negative double: over 1 (any time), over 2 (15-16 DP).

(d) Pass or return to (you need 5+ clubs for this) otherwise.

4 spades, 0-3 hearts, 13-16 DP 1 (forcing) (a) If opponents bid , you should bid NT, return to (with 5 clubs) or pass, as your combined points and spade control allow.

(b) Bid minimum level as far as combined minimum combined points allow.

(c) If RHO bids , use the negative double: over 1 (any time), over 2 (15-16 DP).

(d) Pass or return to (with 5+ clubs) otherwise.

4 hearts and 4 spades, 13-16 DP 1 (forcing) (a) If opponents bid , use the negative double: over 1/2 (any time), over 3 (15-16 DP).

(b) If opponents bid , use the negative double: over 1 (any time), over 2/3 (15-16 DP).

(c) Otherwise bid minimum level as far as combined minimum combined points allow.

(d) Pass or return to (with 5+ clubs ) otherwise.

Balanced hand, no 4-card major, 13-16 HCP 1NT 1NT if possible, with an honour in opponents' suit. Pass otherwise.
Long club suit, no 4-card major, 13-16 DP 2 Minimum bid up to 3 level. Pass otherwise.
5+ clubs, 4+ diamonds, 13-16 DP Do not show your diamonds, just bid 2 Minimum bid up to 3 level. Pass otherwise.
4 hearts, 0-4 spades, 17-20 DP 2 (forcing) (a) If opponents bid , you should bid 2 with 4 spades, and 2NT (with 17-18 HCP), 3NT (with 19-20 HCP), return to or pass, as your combined points and heart control allow.

(b) Make a jump bid in as far as combined minimum combined points allow: 2 (any time), 3 (19-20 DP).

(c) If RHO bids , use the negative double: over 1 (any time), over 2/3 (19-20 DP).

(d) Pass or return to (with 5+ clubs) otherwise.

4 spades, 0-3 hearts, 17-20 DP 2 (forcing) (a) If opponents bid , you should bid 2NT (17-18 HCP), 3NT (19-20 HCP) return to or pass, as your combined points and spade control allow.

(b) Make a jump bid in as far as combined minimum combined points allow: 2 (any time), 3 (19-20 DP).

(c) If RHO bids , you may use the negative double: over 1H (any time), over 2/3 (19-20 DP).

(d) Pass or return to (with 5+ clubs) otherwise.

Long club suit, no 4-card major, 17-20 DP 3 3 bid over any bid up to 2NT, 4 after (if possible).
5+ clubs, 4+ diamonds, 17-20 DP 2 Minimum bid up to 3.
Balanced hand, no 4-card major, 19-20 HCP 2NT 2NT if possible, with an honour in opponents' suit. Pass otherwise.