Theory and Conventions


M J Bridge



Bidding in the slam zone

All beginners and many improvers will benefit by reminding themselves of

an approach to bidding slams

Following that there are a number of general considerations relating to slam bidding:-

some underlying principles

And finally there is a consideration of some of the conventional agreements which you may choose to select from as aids to accurate slam bidding.

Blackwood etc.


serious and non-serious 3NT

trial bids

other 4NT

5NT conventions


forcing pass

four of a minor

five of a major

relays, asking bids,denial cue-bids, spiral scans etc.

Beginner and above

This page last updated 10th Aug 2019

Context  -  Acol bidding - the auction continues.