The originator of the Woodgroves Multi 2 Diamonds conventional method is Mr. John-Hallvard Woodgrove of Norway. He has posted this information online at his website.
Note: Mr. John Hallvard Skoglund has also posted online a detailed write-up of Woodgroves Multi 2 Clubs, which is located at this website. This information is posted in the English language. This information is also only preserved and archived on this site on this web page for future reference. The student with questions should direct himself to Mr. John-Hallvard Woodgrove.
Mr. John-Hallvard Woodgrove was the Norwegian Champion in Junior with Jørgen Molberg in the years 1990 and 1991. Presently he Is the Deputy Chairman of NBF Østerdal and authors bridge-related articles for the daily bridge column in Østlendingen.
Woodgroves Two Clubs
Written and posted online by the author Mr. John-Hallvard Woodgrove of Norway.
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 3/3 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 2? Maybe these responses are the answer to you prayers.
Responses to a 2 Clubs Opening Bid
2 : Shows 0-5 high card points, or 6 plus high card points and waiting (may well be unbalanced). 2 NT: At least 5-5 distribution in both Minor suits. 3 : At least 5-5 distribution in Hearts and Clubs. 3 : At least 5-5 distribution in Spades and Clubs. 3 NT: At least 5-5 distribution in Spades and Diamonds.
Rebids After 2 Clubs - 2 Diamonds
2 : Natural (after which a 2 No Trump response equals 6 plus high card points. 2 : Natural (after which a 2 No Trump response equals 6 plus high card points. 2 NT: Strong No Trump (20-21 / 22-24 / ?-?). 3 : Shows a 5-card plus Diamond suit with a side suit. 3 : Shows a 5-card plus Club suit with a side suit. 3 : Shows a five-card plus Heart suit. Game forcing. 3 : Shows a five-card plus Spade suit. Game forcing. 3 NT: Promises 0/10 playing tricks. Unbalanced hand.
After 2 Clubs-2 Diamonds or 3 Clubs-3 Diamonds (asking for side suit). Bid your side suit (3 No Trump = Diamonds).
After 2 Clubs-2 Diamonds or 3 Diamonds-3 Hearts (asking for side suit). Bid your side suit (3 Spades = Hearts; 3NT = Spades).
NOTE: Because Heart rebid from the responder is conventional in this sequence (asking for side suit), 3 NT shows Hearts; 3NT = 5 plus Hearts; (3 Spades = 5 plus Spades as usual).
If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.
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