And another question about TD/spectator
I turned up at club and partner's car had broken down, so he could not make it to play, so I agreed to be non-playing TD.
Sitting where I could only see one hand, that of East at table 5:-
The bidding went:-
E S W N
1S P 2C P
2D P 2H! P
4C! P 4H P
6C P P P
2H was alerted (presumably 4th suit forcing but no-one asked).
4C was also alerted and simultaneously announced as "I'm taking that as asking for Aces".
What's a fellow to do? Nobody called me to the table, do I turn a blind eye?
Fortunately, the result was minus 3 for a 0% clear bottom.
I did speak to West during the coffee break about alerting above 3NT.