- An announcement is one word or a short phrase which tells the opponents
directly the meaning of partner's call. When bidding boxes are used, the "Alert"
strip is tapped also. The color blue on the convention card indicates a
call requiring an "Announcement." Announcements are required in the following
1. After a
natural one notrump opening bid.
EXAMPLE: A 15-17 1NT opening bid is made. The partner of the bidder will say
aloud, "fifteen to seventeen."
4. After a
non-forcing opening 1 or 1 for which the
opener could have fewer than three cards in the suit opened.
After the opening bid, the opening bidder's partner says, "May be short."