3¦Show 5-5 or better - or - Continuations see 3¦ opening bids
If Opponents intervene
a) Before responder who now bids as follows:
PASS if intended bid is either 2H or 2S and these bids cannot no longer be made
*¦** If a forcing 2N was intended.
b) Before opener's rebid
PASS if indicates weak major OR he can call the major if the bid is available
*¦** If a balanced hand of 19-20. Partner continues with FULL puppet: i.e. every bid is a transfer.
3mi If a 2 suiter C-H or D-S
If intervention prevents a natural 3C or 3D bid then with 5-6 LTC a bid of 4C or 4D may be used competively
Opener's rebid after a 2NT response
3H shows a weak 2 in Hearts
3S shows a weak 2 in Spades
Shows a Balanced 19-20HCP. This bid is forcing at least to the
4-level. Treat this like a 2N Baron bid - bid up the line.
3¦Show 5-5 or btter - or - Continuations see 3¦ opening bids
Following any Heart or Spade rebid (weak major 2)
Opener is weak and usual continuation is PASS
With appropriate values raise to 3 or 4 level
may have no support (singleton or void) but has a 6+card suit
alternative and values in the suit. Bids his suit at the 3-level
If intervention precedes responding to 2D PASS weak * Gives the message of able to make a forcing 2NT response and promising minimum support in both majors too - a limit bid to 3 in either Major
2NT is still available for a game invitational hand opposite a weak 2 opening
If RHO intervention (or from LHO) precedes opener's rebid
Double shows holding of the strong balanced hand or it may also be a
3-suited hand in the 3-suits other than that of the intervention if the
intervention is higher than their normal 3C/D bid.
If the normal bid is still
available he may choose to use it - not obliged unless partner chose
2NT or equivalent bid. This is the normal style in Betaacol - Exception
being in 2C sequences.