L5 – Strong Openings

If you open your hand and you have 20 or more HCPs then this hand is “strong” . You will be looking to make “game” , or even a “slam”. These pages will tell you how to proceed. Simply open the bidding with :-

TypePoints Range Bid
23-24Bid 2C then 2NT
25+Bid 2C then 3NT
Unbalanced20-22 or 8-9 playing tricksBid 2D,2H or 2S
23+ or 10+ playing tricksBid 2C , then Suit


  • 5% of hands fall into the “Strong” category