Bmb Logo Header 250
Bmb Club White 30


Bmb Club White 30

Week 0200 : 22nd April 2024



This is a bid made following partner’s bid (usually an opening bid but sometimes a conventional enquiry). For example, in the sequence 1♣-Pass-1, the 1 bid is a response to the 1♣ opening bid. If the response is in the suit partner bid, it is usual to call it a raise rather than a response.

The range for a simple response at the one level is very wide. You can have as few as 5 or 6 points. With a hand unsuitable for a jump shift, you could have 20 or even more points. For a two-level response, the minimum threshold is higher, 9 or 10 points in Acol, but more in some other systems.

With the first hand, you respond 1 to 1 (or 1♣) but 1NT to 1♠. With the second hand, you respond 1 to 1 or 2 to 1♠.

Back to Glossary

Join the free Bidding Quiz Membership
For Access

The BMB Bidding Quiz is available for free by joining the BMB Bidding Quiz membership. Joining only takes a minute and is absolutely free - no card required.
Join Now