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An announcement is a way to inform the opponents the meaning of some calls which is usually treated differently by different people (e.g. the range of 1NT opening).

An announcement is made by the partner to the one making announceable call, by saying the word/phrase required by regulation.

ACBL Edit

The following has to be announced:

  • The range of 1NT opening;
  • Any level of transfer to and after a NT opening, by saying the word "transfer";
  • short minor openings, by saying "may be short";
  • Forcing or semi-forcing 1NT response, by saying the word "forcing" or "semi-forcing".

EBU Edit

The following has to be announced:

  • The range of 1NT opening;
  • When a 1NT opening "may contain a singleton";
  • Precision 2, by saying "intermediate";
  • weak two openings, by saying "weak";
  • strong two openings, by saying "strong, non-forcing" or "strong, forcing";
  • Stayman;
  • Jacoby transfer to majors, by saying "hearts" or "spades".

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