L3.3 – Opener’s Rebid

You have opened in a suit (12-19 HCP) and partner has responded, in a new suit (this makes it a FORCING bid) you MUST bid again,  but what ?

Always plan your second Bid 

Just Good advise

Remember Bridge is a partnership game 

Sometimes !!

1. Rebidding your own suit

A) When you rebid your own suit at the lowest level

  • 5 card suit or longer
  • Not more than 15 points
  • It is NOT a forcing bid

B) When you make a “jump”rebid you show :- 

  • 6 card suit or longer
  • 15 points or more
  • It is NOT a forcing bid

C) When you make a “jump”rebid to Game :-

  • Exceptional Length
  • Strength for Game , even if partner only has 6 HCP
  • This is a “Sign off Bid

2. Rebidding partner’s suit

A) When you rebid partner’s suit at the lowest level

  • 4 card support , or more
  • not more than 15 points
  • (N.B. you can add points on for a FIT)

B) When you jump rebid partner’s suit

  • 4 card support , or more
  • 16-18 points
  • (N.B. you can add points on for a FIT)

C) When you jump rebid partner’s suit to Game

  • 4 card support , or exceptional support
  • 19 points or more
  • (N.B. you can add points on for a FIT)

Any rebid of your own or Partner’s suit is a LIMIT BID 

So, It’s NOT FORCING