NOTRUMP BIDDING
SAYC by Ned Downey

Notrump opening bids are made with balanced hands and may include a five-card suit (major or minor).

  • Holding less than 15 HCP, balanced with no five-card major, open one of a minor planning to rebid 1NT.
  • 1NT = 15-17 HCP
  • Holding 18-19 HCP, balanced with no five-card major, open one of a minor planning to rebid 2NT.
  • 2NT = 20-21 HCP, balanced.
  • Holding 22-24 HCP, balanced, open 2C and rebid 2NT.
  • 3NT = 25-27 HCP, balanced.