### Lesson 4 - New Zealand Contract Bridge Association

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© Copyright Reserved New Zealand Bridge Inc. 2014
Prepared by Amanda Smith
Lesson Four
Responder’s New Suit Bids
Ranking of the Suits
No Trumps
Spades
Hearts
Diamonds

Clubs



MAJOR suits
MINOR suits
Finding a Fit
 A Fit is 8+ cards in one suit between the two
hands
 If there is a fit in a major suit, then this will be
the trump suit
 If there is no fit, then choose No Trumps
Basic Rules for Responder’s bids
 You must have enough High Card Points
6
or more
½ the
amount of
points you
need to
open
Limit Bids by Responder
 Support partner’s suit
 Bid No Trumps … this is the bid of last resort
These are limit bids
… they are NOT FORCING
New Suit Bids by Responder
 Bid your own suit at the one level if you can
OR
 With 10 + points AND 5+ cards in the suit, bid your
own suit at the two level
These bids are unlimited … … they are FORCING
… partner MUST bid again
Partner Opens 1 … what do you bid
No fit in hearts, with 6+ points
Bid 1 … bid own suit at 1 level
Partner Opens 1 … what do you bid
No fit in hearts, with 10+ points
Bid 2 … bid own suit at 2 level
Partner Opens 1 … what do you bid
No fit in hearts
Cannot bid own suit at 1 level
Not enough points to bid at the 2 level
MUST bid 1NT … the bid of last resort
Basic Rules for Opener’s Rebid
 Agree partner’s suit if you have a fit
 Bid another suit (if you can)
 Bid your suit again (with extra length)
 Bid No Trumps
AND AT THE SAME TIME
 Describe the quality of your hand
MINIMUM, NEARLY GAME or GAME
What type of hand have you got?
18 - 19
GAME
16 - 17
Nearly Game
12 - 15
Minimum
MINIMUM HANDS – 12 - 15
DO NOT bid past your
original opening suit
12 - 15
Minimum
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1NT
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
PASS
2
BARRIER = 2
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
2NT
3
3NT
4
3
PASS or 4
4
PASS
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
2
1NT
2
2
2
2
2
PASS
2
BARRIER = 2
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
2NT
3
3NT
4
PASS
4
PASS
PASS
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – MINIMUM HAND
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
2
1NT
2
2
2
2
2
PASS
2
BARRIER = 2
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
2NT
3
3NT
4
PASS
PASS
PASS
PASS
What type of hand have you got?
16 - 17
Nearly Game
12 - 15
Minimum
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1NT
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3/4
2NT
3
3NT
4
4
4
4
PASS
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1NT
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
2NT
3
3NT
4
3
4
PASS
PASS
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – NEARLY GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1
1NT
2
2
3
1NT
PASS
2NT
2NT
2NT
3
3NT
5
3NT
3NT
PASS
PASS
What type of hand have you got?
18 - 19
GAME
16 - 17
Nearly Game
12 - 15
Minimum
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1NT
2
2
2
4
2 / 4
2 / 4
2 / 4
4
2NT
3
3NT
4
4
4
4 *
PASS *
* Interested in slam
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1NT
2
2
2
4
2
2
2
4
2NT
3
3NT
4
3
4
4 *
PASS *
* Interested in slam
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open 1
Opener’s Rebid – GAME
Open
1
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
RESPONDER
OPENER’S REBID
1
1NT
2
2
2
4
3NT
3NT
3NT
4
2NT
3
3NT
4
3NT
4
PASS *
PASS *
* Interested in slam
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