Pass out of Turn
This is the most common infraction at our club, and there seems to be a difference of opinion on the application of law among the (three) county TDs at our club. Assuming the POOT is in third or fourth seat, and it is not accepted, and the correct opener opens 1 of a suit, I understand that the responder cannot make his or her normal response, if this might include a hand that would open. I gather, from a senior EBU referee with whom I chatted, that one should allow 1C-(Pass)-1NT and even 1M-(Pass)-1NT - even though the latter excludes some hands that would pre-empt at the two or three level, but that is about all. After a cancelled pass 1X-(Pass)-1Y is not allowed, I believe. What is the EBU position please?