After your partner opens the bidding 0NE NO TRUMP
“I have 5 or more in the NEXT HIGHER SUIT!” Responder Bids the suit below their REAL Suit.
If your suit is ♥’s, bid ♦’s!
If your suit is ♠’s, bid ♥’s!
Opener(1NT) will alert (announce) to the opponents by saying – “Transfer”. Opener then bids the next higher suit when their turn comes
Responder —-PUT your hand in one of three categories based on your total points:
0 to 7 — NO GAME – RESPONDER IS THE CAPTAIN —you know partnership belongs in part-score.
SIGNOFF Transfer to your 5 card major then pass once Opener makes the transfer
With no LONG SUIT in your hand for a transfer, just pass opener’s one no trump! ****Remember you cannot show a long club suit as that bid (2c) over 1 NT, is used for Stayman
8 or 9 points – a game is possible if 1 NT opener has 17 points or possibly 16 points.
With a 5 card major, transfer with the intention of bidding 2NT on your next bid to show YOU HAVE 5 CARDS IN THE SUIT AND your point count of 8 or 9 points!
INVITE—-With a 6+ card major, transfer with the intention of repeating your suit at the 3 level with 8/9 points
With no length simply bid 2NT to invite NT opener to go to game with 17 points or pass with 15 pts.
These are invitational bids.
10+ GAME!!! Partnership belongs in Game.
With a 5 card major, transfer with the intention of bidding 3NT on your next bid – you are showing a 5 card major and 10 + pts.
With a 6+ card major, transfer with the intention of repeating your suit at the game level – 4 level.
With no length, simply bid 3NT.
Rebids by Opener:
*16 – accept with your OWN 5 card suit