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  • @16248 said: I want two sessions, both using Bridgemates set to A, so one session starts at a table not numbered one. (I don't want to change the Bridgemate assignments.) When someone says they want two sessions, it is generally understood…
  • As I now understand it, you have 16 tables for one session of bridge but you want to split the field into two different sections and have both sections playing different events and not combining their scores together, and you want to split the two s…
  • I had one player choosing an option saying he was choosing it because it was the only option he had never chosen before!
  • If you have 16 tables frequently enough to not want to reset half the bridgemates frequently for two sections, then you can compose a new movement that combines the two sections into a single section, except that I don't think you can then have diff…
  • Indeed, or alternatively: "This is our only forcing opening bid, always strong!"
  • In 2017, the old Law 23 was moved to 72C to make way for the Comparable Calls Law, but before 2007, Law 23 was actually titled "Damaging enforced pass" and it specifically dealt with the situation in the OP. In 2007, Law 23 was made more general but…
  • The Frances Hinden article linked in the first post in this thread I was looking for it recently. Could a link be put from https://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/publications please, as it is very useful. Thanks
  • @ais523 said: So the conversation would go "2C!" "What does 2C mean?" "8 playing tricks or 20+ HCP" "How is it anchored?" Many readers of this forum would understand that last question but the vast majority of ordinary players in ordinary br…
  • @JeremyChild said: Extending these numbers, you would have to poll at least 13 people initially to potentially get a "no LA" outcome that would not change. How many of us do that? Interesting post - Thanks, Jeremy. As Gordon also suggested,…
  • "But this was Swiss and I needed an answer, if only for the purposes of assignments." While it is ideal, it isn't at all essential. You usually have to wait till players have finished their match before you can poll anyone, and you may well hold up…
  • " ... there is a lot of variance in the results when you only poll 5 people." Indeed. Let's say we want to know if passing is a LA to action. I would want at least three to say "pass" before I stop after polling just 5 people. My personal record i…
  • "Why did you double?" If I had a penny for every player who tells me "Because I am a very aggressive bidder!", I'd be a rich man! In the OP case, we have someone who is insufficiently aggressive to open this routine Ro19 hand in 1st at LA at Teams…
  • @MikeK said: I know (from somewhere) that the Aggregate options are not favoured by the EBU. White Book 3.7.1 is probably where you saw it. The method is, nevertheless, still used by the counties near me in their County Leagues of teams of e…
  • The information that I have been given is that NS are 59% and 60% NGS and EW are 46% and 48% NGS, but I wasn't told that the 2 bid wasn't alerted, though I am not sure that that is likely to matter too much. I wouldn't expect West to alert the 2NT …
  • Does not 2.4.4 apply rather than 2.4.2? As the pair actually completed half the session, their scores stand and artificial assigned scores are awarded for the remainder of the session. Now there is no issue with the scoring program. Had the pair no…
  • I first met Rob about 40 years ago at Sheffield University BC (before we moved on to Sheffield BC) and we had been great friends ever since with common interest not just in bridge but in TD-ing, and we ran many events together. I estimate that he wa…
  • @ais523 said: (which implies that maybe the rules effectively resolve to "an opening 3NT is always alertable"). That used to be said of a 2 response to a 1NT opening before announcements were introduced, as the argument was that natural 2 re…
  • @Goujeers said: "used to be a decent club player" With this the only evidence of previous form, it would suggest around 50% to 58%, but the player might still be a bit rusty from not playing for so long. I would suggest assigning 55% as err…
  • You should err on the high side of any doubt, especially if a player has chosen to keep their grade private.
  • BB 3ZC3 says "Usually this does not cause a problem". That means that sometimes it does cause a problem. I have been summoned to a table where there is an argument because North has claimed that West, after passes by East and South had tapped the ta…
  • White Book 1.4.1 "A partnership may not use any agreement to control a psyche." I am not sure that I have ever dealt with a Drury-related psyche, but I have in the past seen psyches of strong balanced 2NT openings in 3rd seat with a weak hand and …
  • @Robin_BarkerTD said: It is legal to agree to open 1S with 5 spades and no points. You clearly mean overcall rather than open, and I agree that it is not automatic to rule that there has been a psyche as you say.
  • Fielding a psyche is not itself illegal, but .... Law 40C is the relevant law. The White Book tells us how to apply this Law and is excellent in the way it does so. While fielding a psyche leads to an adjusted score when the non-offending side …
  • @495670 said: If the psyche was ruled to be fielded, an adjusted score may be appropriate but only if the fielded psyche led to North making a different bid. Did you mean North? If the fielded psyche led to North making a different bid, it w…
  • I did look at Bridgewinners and couldn't see what you mean. In fact I was unable to find any discussions at all on EBU Tournaments. Certainly not in the last month anyway.
  • When scoring Multiple Teams events in ScoreBridge, there is an option that can prevent the event being graded, and I recollect that the option occurs when the the xml file is being created. It asks if the event is without change of line-ups or pola…
  • "So when I play Benji and hear my partner call "2 Clubs" I will alert and say "8 playing tricks in an unspecified suit. If the suit is not clubs then the hand may not be strong, or 21/22 HCP"." You and a relatively very small number of others who…
  • @495670 said: .... if it's true that lower ranked players .... are more able to exceed their expected score ... Please see section FR5 on Page 38 at https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/miscellaneous/ngs/full-guide.pdf While I haven't looked in…
  • Am I right in thinking that the double was asking for a lead of dummy's first bid suit that just happened on this occasion to be spades? Blue Book 3H2 specifically says that a double that asks for a spade is potentially unexpected and must be alerte…
  • ... last night I managed to play 2 games as declarer, he the rest. Do you mean that you never defended?