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  • "Common Bridge Knowledge" is to an extent based on the expectations and experience of the players at the table (and hence isn't really "common"). I wouldn't call a jump NT overcall Common Bridge Knowledge. Yes a lot of players know about it but it'…
  • Generally No. Opponents are only entitled to knowledge about NS's system. However, there may be other elements of the system which would have a bearing on possible meanings - either calls in similar situations or other calls not made (thus excludi…
  • @Mitch said: @JeremyChild said: ...This does not say that you are obliged to protect your opponents if they give misinformation. Are you suggesting that, if the opponents forget to alert a call, it's OK to knowingly misinfo…
  • Playing devil's advocate for a moment, and remembering that it is the system that opponents are entitled to know about, not what the actual call means. Under 4 A 6 If there is no alert and no announcement, opponents can assume that there is an unde…
  • Thanks @Robin_BarkerTD
  • @Mitch said: Manning goes through the simple options of Mitchell + Double (interwoven) Howell. For even numbers of tables, he also lists some double Howell alternatives to the Mitchell. pp 102-123 in the 1992 edition - don't know pp for the …
  • I have 25 pairs, aiming at 2 sessions and around 48 boards. A quick look at EBUScore shows it has the movements for 13 table all play all already in it - a switched Mitchell and a double Howell. Further investigation shows similar movements for ce…
  • @weejonnie said: There is no UI from the withdrawn bid, BTW - see Law 23b) Sorry yes - poor choice of words on my part. I should perhaps have said "knowledge of his partner's withdrawn bid". 23b says the (sometimes draconian) UI rules do n…
  • @Tag said: Regarding point 2, dummy can strive to prevent an irregularity by declarer. The irregularity hasn't been committed until declarer plays a card to the subsequent trick, so dummy can speak up until he does so. Interesting point a…
  • @Tag said: @JeremyChild said: @ais523 said: What about J8 AQ6 AKJ32 KQ5? That hand looks like a 3 overcall to me (at least, I can't think of an alternative call that seems appropriate in the situation, unless 3 ha…
  • @ais523 said: What about J8 AQ6 AKJ32 KQ5? That hand looks like a 3 overcall to me (at least, I can't think of an alternative call that seems appropriate in the situation, unless 3 has been agreed as a conventional call appropriate for this so…
  • @GrahamC said: Can't see how failing to alert the 2d has damaged anyone. There is some onus of oppos to ask questions. I certainly would if I was in the pass out seat. Experienced pairs are expected to protect themselves against weaker pai…
  • @dgemerson said: @JeremyChild said: Irrespective of North's reason for bidding 2C, the bid is deemed to strong in the NS system (Law 21B1b). South's 2D response should therefore be alerted, and since it wasn't, NS have committed a…
  • Irrespective of North's reason for bidding 2C, the bid is deemed to strong in the NS system (Law 21B1b). South's 2D response should therefore be alerted, and since it wasn't, NS have committed an infraction. Moreover, it seems likely that North ha…
  • 1) To state the obvious, 4C is a jump bid, so next player has to wait an obligatory 10s before calling. 2) Definitely bullying, covered under BB@B Looking at the misinforming of the opposition as to the laws: 3) Law 81C "The Director (not the pla…
  • @34264 said: Gordon Rainsford is, of course right I find this to be an almost universal truth
  • @Tag said: Note that if the defenders agree to play on at declarer's request, they may still dispute the result and ask for the director's adjudication after the hand is played out. Only if the non-claiming side requests play to continue will …
  • Actually I guess declarer's best option is to get defenders to agree to play on. Interestingly the requirement for claimer to face their hand comes when the claim is made - i.e. before the option to play on is available. Do the laws intend that it …
  • I think there is confusion about the meaning of supersedes here. The term Supersede is used only in Laws 18 and 19, and then with different meanings, neither of which are the true English meaning (replace, supplant). In law 18, the term Supersede,…
  • In principle I like the "worst possible outcome" idea, although I might amend it to "the opposition can determine the play of the cards", removing any onus on the director. My objection to this idea is that for very good reasons we encourage people…
  • I too have struggled with applying law 25A1, and I think there is some inconsistency between the law book, the white book and the commentary. 25A1 is quite clear, the issue is around the meaning of intended. Suppose I intend to bid 4H, but for som…
    in Law 25 Comment by JeremyChild January 23
  • @Mark_Brown said: 40B2(d): again, stating information that is available to everyone does not constitute "aids to his memory, calculation or technique". I'm going to dispute this one. Surely stating information available to every…
  • Scenario 2 : explanation There's a difference between "don't know" and "haven't discussed" their system. Don't know implies there is one, haven't discussed that there is not. When players say bids hadn't been discussed, they usually mean "nothing…
  • Scenario 1 : counting I have some sympathy with allowing this. I'm not sure 73A and B are relevant to this case - they're about communication of hidden information (how many hearts I have) not what is (in theory) available to everyone. 43A1(c) - …
  • I don't know what the situation is at other clubs, but our BB@B is a long way from what it should be. It is part of the director's role to manage this on the day, but it's not easy, and can't be done without the club doing its part. I also think t…
  • In terms of keeping noise down, have a three tier approach. Initially it's just a "Shhhh", which works most of the time (they been trained). Next, which usually occurs towards the end of a round, it's "Ladies and Gentlemen please keep the noise d…
  • As a playing director, if I hear the start of any ructions (usually a dispute rather than (yet) any bad behaviour) I usually call out "table N, if there's a problem call the director, if there isn't please, please settle down and continue playing". …
  • @16248 said: I have had a complete hand played without a dummy. Director was called afterwards. I have seen a table playing without a dummy and asked them what was going on.
  • @gordonrainsford said: While this would clearly be a mess with no easy satisfactory solution, perhaps leading to the board being deemed unplayable, I think it's clear this situation couldn't have been reached without an opening lead being face…
  • @Johnathan said: Now I know the NOS card should have been a major penalty and, because he followed to the OLOOT, I should have given declarer the option of lead penalties, which I did not! If I had given this option and declarer asked for, or…