What should I bid? (March 2017)


What should I bid? (March 2017)

The best submission for March came from Brian Thorp. He wins a voucher of $30 funded by TBIB, toward any purchase made at the Bridge Shop or Paul Lavings Bridge Books.

You are West at nil Vul with

West North East South
1  1 1 Pass

What should you bid next?
Would it make any difference if it were a teams event?

Playing matchpoints in the local club Seniors Day.
Our 1NT opener is 15-18; also playing better minor.
The 1 response shows 5+ Spades.


Hi Brian,

It appears that you have two options; either 1NT or 2. Each has its own flaws (1NT with a singleton, 2 with only five diamonds), and I guess it is usually up to your partnership agreement on how often (if at all) you can rebid 1NT with a singleton. My preferred style is that I prefer not to have a singleton, but if I do have one, it will be a singleton honour, so on this hand, I would rebid 1NT.

Given that it’s matchpoints, that would be an even more reason to bid 1NT as it is usually a better score than playing in 2-of-a-minor.

Kind regards,

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