Woodgroves 2 club
by John-Hallvard "Woodgrove"


These responses are adjusted to fit with Woodgroves Multi. You can of course use this convention even if you don't use Woodgroves Multi, but then 3C/3D don't promise a side suit and 3NT shows a balanced 25-27 HCP.

Are you one of those who become afraid when you have 2 long suits and your partner opens with a strong 2C?
Maybe these responses are the answer to you prayers.

RESPONSES TO 2C OPENING:
2D: 0-5 HCP, or 6 HCP+ and waiting (may well be unbalanced).
2NT: At least 5-5 in the minor suits.
3H: At least 5-5 in H and C
3S: At least 5-5 in S and C
3NT: At least 5-5 in S and D

REBIDS AFTER 2C - 2D:
2H/S: Natural (After which a 2NT response = 6 HCP+).
2NT: Strong NT (20-21 / 22-24 / ?-?).
3C/D: 5+card with side suit.
3H/S: 5+card. Game forcing.
3NT: 9/10 playing tricks. Unbalanced hand.

FURTHER BIDDING AFTER:
2C-2D
3C-3D(asking for side suit):
Bid your side suit (3NT=D)

2C-2D
3D-3H(asking for side suit):
Bid your side suit (3S=H , 3NT=S)
NOTE! Because H rebid from the responder is conventional in this sequence (asking for side suit), 3NT shows hearts:
3NT=5+H (3S=5+S as usual)

You can read a more detailed version in word 6.0/95 here.