2017 Law Book
a member asked me what I would do if the wrong player opened the bidding - bid out of turn. I explained part of the answer when "move" was called and offered to complete the explanation at tea.
Referring to 2017 law book, I was asked what I was looking for, so explained BOT and was promptly advised that the offender and their partner could not bid again. "that is not quite right", then she replied well your book is out of date and XXXX knows more than you and has a new ruling in his book. I assured her that 2017 was the latest and then her partner, a retired TD, joined in and said it was written in 2016 and must be out of date and XXXX is correct. Now you all know this is stupid, especially as I had not asked for their opinions in the first place, but I would like to ask how often is the law book reviewed and rules changed.
I think XXXX is mis-reading the rulings and the TV Videos 3/4/5 cover the issue.
One query on this subject, when the offender cannot make a comparable call, the video states that his partner must pass for one round.
Video 4 comparable calls says that if the offender cannot find a CC, then their partner is barred from bidding for the rest of the auction, which is a slight difference to passing for one round.
Can anyone answer my two questions please?