Opening Bids Only

These opening bids are a continuing evolution of the Precision bidding system and have been used by expert players. This version allowed the player to open the auction more frequently due to the various shapes being included in the 1 Diamonds opening bid.

Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 16 plus high card points Shows any shape.
1 : 11-15 high card points Shows various shapes.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Heart suit.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Spade suit.
1 NT: 13-15 high card points Shows balanced shape.
2 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5-card plus Club suit.
2 : 11-15 high card points Distribution: 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-4-0 and short in Diamonds.
2 : 8-10 high card points Shows 6 Hearts.
2 : 8-10 high card points Shows 6 Spades.
2NT: 22-23 high card points Shows balanced shape.

Continuances: All first responses to a 1 Club opening bid are considered natural. Any first response to a suit opening of 1 No Trump is considered to be forcing for one round.


Note: The forerunner and pioneer of the concept known as Precision is Mr. Chung Ching Wei. He was instrumental in the development and promotion of this bidding system, of which many variations evolved.

Note: A second bridge personality is Mr. Ronald Anderson in included owing to the authorship of the publication also shown below explaining the fundamentals of the concept.

Note: The picture below is a rare photograph of Mr. Chung Ching Wei, aka C.C. Wei. Date and location: unknown.


Note: Match Point Precision is a publication authored by Mr. Chung Ching Wei and Mr. Ron Andersen, (died July 3, 1997), with an introduction by Mr. Richard L. Frey. The First Edition was published by Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies in the year 1978. ISBN-10: 087643037X / ISBN-13: 978-0876430378.




If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.