Lead-directing double of 3NT
A simple question - should it be alerted?
The auction, North deals and opens
1S - p - 2H - p
3D - p - 3NT - p
p - Dbl - 4S - p
p - Dbl - all pass
Partner (South) with her singleton diamond was concerned that a diamond lead would be a disaster in 3NT and pulled to 4S, which was the suit that (by agreement) East was asking for. 3NT makes, 4S went one off. I feel that we lost out due to MI and that we'd have sat for 3NTx if the double had been alerted and explained.
After the hand EW said that the double of 3NT was asking for a Spade lead.
The director accepted that I could post up on here for opinions, since we were playing against his team
It's Board 1 from this session, team 7 Vs team 5...