Arrow Switch round
Last night I played at a club where the director decided to arrow-switch on the first round of the session which bacame confusing to all concerned. For East west became north south on the first round and then entered the names on the bridgemate as east west pair and switched to east west in subsequent rounds. Thoroughout the evening the bridgemate were showing wrong names on the display. The questions are : Does by playing arrow switch in this way negate the value of "balance" in the movement ? Is it better to play arrow switch round(s) at last 1/2 rounds of the session as it is generally is the norm ?Does it matter ? Is there a specific guidance in the regulations as to when an arrow-switch round should be played or should you rely on the scoring programmes to tell you if it can cope with the movement ? Would appreciate comments on this please.