Offending Side result after 'gambling' action by N/O - clarification please
Been looking at WBF Commentary on 2017 Laws page 6 (law 12 score adjustment)
Team B bid 4S over 4H after BIT. 4S would be -2 if left in. Team A then bid 5H as a gambling action which is doubled two off.
WBF says "Team B(offenders) not allowed to gain from infraction so receive a score based on expectation if irregularity not occurred"
After the infraction but before N/O's gambling action Team B were set to score -100.
Without the infraction Team B (offenders) were set to score +100
The WBF Commentary says the offenders should be given the score of +100 as if the infraction never occurred
Puzzled because Law 12 C 1 (e) says "..... gambling action, which if unsuccessful it might have hoped to recover through rectification" then immediately Law 12 C 1 (e) (i) follows and says "the offending side is awarded the score it would have been allotted as the consequence of rectifying it's infraction"
In this case isn't the rectification of the infraction (bidding LA suggested by UI) to let 4S-2 stand?
In which case shouldn't team B (offenders) be given a score of -100 on this hand, rather than the (better for them) score as if they had never made an infraction in the first place?
If the WBF commentary is right doesn't it encourage using UI knowing that (a) TD might not be called and (b) TD might give you the score you would have got anyway if opps gamble?
Peter Bushby Suffolk