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Reverse Drury is a variation of the Drury convention. In keeping with the principle of fast arrival, it reverses the meanings of opener’s 2Diamond Suitand 2Heart Suit/Spade Suit rebids. After opening 1 Heart Suit in third or fourth seat and getting a 2club suit Drury response, opener can rebid as follows:

Opener’s Rebid Meaning
2Diamond Suit A normal opening bid (12+ points)
2Heart Suit A sub-minimum hand (10-12 points)
All other bids Natural, with normal opening values (12+ points)

After opening 1Spade Suit and hearing 2club suit:

Opener’s Rebid Meaning
2Diamond Suit A normal opening bid
2Heart Suit Natural, 4+ hearts, but does not guarantee a full opening bid
2Spade Suit A sub-minimum hand
All other bids Natural, with at least normal opening values

Examples

North South
Spade Suit864 Spade SuitAJ92
Heart SuitAKT Heart SuitQJ987
Diamond SuitA752 Diamond Suit6
club suitT83 club suitQJ2
West
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
2club suit (1)
East
Pass
Pass
South
1Heart Suit
2Heart Suit (2)
  1. Drury, showing 3+ hearts and 10-12 points.
  2. Showing minimum strength. (Playing “normal” Drury, this would show a sound opening bid.)
North South
Spade SuitK864 Spade SuitAJ952
Heart SuitK6 Heart SuitA98
Diamond SuitT83 Diamond Suit92
club suitA752 club suitKQ6
West
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass
North
Pass
2club suit (1)
3club suit (3)
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
1Spade Suit
2Diamond Suit (2)
4Spade Suit (4)
  1. Drury, showing 3+ spades and 10-12 points.
  2. Showing a sound opening bid. (Playing “normal” Drury, this would show a minimum hand.)
  3. A natural help-suit game try.
  4. Bidding game with good clubs.