Rules & Regulations Updates 1st Septembers 2018
If partner opens a non- forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2,3 cards in that suit, you say could be 0,1,2,3, as appropriate.
If partner opens 1NT you state the range. e.g. 12-14 or whatever the range is.
Transfers should be announced
The announcement is solely for the benefit of the opponents and partner is not permitted to use any unauthorised information gained from hearing the announcement.
A forcing 1C bid needs to be alerted
No Alert is required for a 5 card Major suit opening bid.
No alert is required for a Strong Acol 2 Club opening bid.
No alert is required for Stayman
No alert for bids over 3NT. Instead the declaring side alert such calls after the final pass but before the opening lead has been selected while the defending side alert such calls after the opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.
For the purpose of determining whether a double should be alerted or not, any double on the first round of bidding of a one or two level natural suit bid is deemed to be a TAKE OUT DOUBLE. All other doubles are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES. Any variations must be alerted.