Reverse Drury is a variation of the Drury convention. In keeping with the principle of fast arrival, it reverses the meanings of opener's 2 and 2/ rebids. After opening 1 in third or fourth seat and getting a 2 Drury response, opener can rebid:

2 A normal opening bid (12+ points)
2 A sub-minimum hand (10-12 points)
All other bids   Natural, with normal opening values (12+ points)


After opening 1 and hearing 2:

2 A normal opening bid
2 Natural, 4+ hearts, but does not guarantee a full opening bid
2 A sub-minimum hand
All other bids   Natural, with at least normal opening values


Examples

NorthSouth
864SAJ92
HAKTQJ987
DA7526
CT83QJ2

West    
Pass
Pass
All Pass

North    
Pass
2 (1)


East    
Pass
Pass


South    
1
2 (2)

  1. Drury, showing 3+ hearts and 10-12 points.
  2. Showing minimum strength. (Playing "normal" Drury, this would show a sound opening bid.)


NorthSouth
K864SAJ952
HK6A98
DT8392
CA752KQ6

West    
Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass

North    
Pass
2 (1)
3 (3)


East    
Pass
Pass
Pass


South    
1
2 (2)
4 (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.

See also

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