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  • I must agree - unless there is any evidence of UI, then we have to accept the result. West, of course, may have intended to call 1 and called 1 by mistake. Unfortunately he cannot correct the call once partner has responded, and he must not indicat…
  • Just to check - whilst you can export (or import) single sessions, you can't import multi-sessions because you have to create the lines from the earlier sessions, they aren't stored automatically? It also looks like you can't export single sessions/…
  • I had a similar problem - I was able to copy over the bws to a amemory stick, startup EBUscore and then rename the bws file to the session EBUscore created (after having deleted the original). You should still have the bws file that was created by t…
  • I suspect that "that call and all subsequent call stand" means that the call is made and is subject to the appropriate law (insufficient bid/ call out of turn), otherwise if someone who was obligated to pass did in fact breach that obligation then t…
  • I think so to: Law 24 applies the Director shall require that every such card be placed face up on the table until the auction ends. Information from cards thus exposed is authorized for the non‐offending side but unauthorized for the offending s…
  • Suppose the bidding went 1H : 4H : 4NT : 5S: 7H and you held an Ace and thought there had been a breakdown in communication and so doubled. It turns out that 4NT was RKCB for Kings and the Queen of trumps as the 4H call denied an Ace. Wouldn't you …
  • If it was merely pre-emptive then I think that would come under 'general bridge knowledge' (that is also open to interpretation, especially if the hand could be as weak as the one illustrated), but if the agreement is that it denies a singleton, voi…
  • I think raising with 3 cards is probably matters generally known to bridge players. and thus exempt (40B5(a)). If you have an agreement that 1NT specifically denies 3 card support then that should probably be alerted - but not if it just means 'prob…
  • I think that this is just a situation where expediency has to rule. The problem is that the law is pretty clear - If a player asks then he has to be told about relavent alternative calls that were not made. (Obviously you don't have to volunteer the…
  • If dummy leads out of turn the next player has the option of accepting it. - I have never seen such a law broken so often with so little call to the Director. If the player does make a call that is demonstrably suggested by the UI and there is a LA…
  • Alert : A notification, whose form may be specified by the Regulating Authority, to the effect that opponents may be in need of an explanation. (Definitions) Also - see law 20F During the auction and before the final pass any player may request, …
  • Fair enough - -but IMHO too few people raise BIT queries about bidding too fast. Of course many of them are pretty obvious 1S - P - 3S - P - 4NT ... BUT it can easily happen over a pre-empt. 3C - Instapass - P - (Do I protect or not? - partner hasn'…
    in BIT Comment by weejonnie June 13
  • Provided it does not have a potentially unexpected meaning, then it would not be alertable. Law 40B5a (a) When explaining the significance of partner’s call or play in reply to an opponent’s enquiry (see Law 20) a player shall disclose all specia…
  • Seems a clear case of misreading the law. IFF a club is played to a trick it must either be an honour or the penalty card. In the words of Warner Bros "That's all folks" - (Other than the UI considerations - 50E).
  • @Martin said: Hey James I think that this is the crux of the issue as a director who is not present at the time of the alleged infraction - there seems to be an assumption of guilt. why would the director be called if there were not a he…
    in BIT Comment by weejonnie June 13
  • Did you lor your misses let your opponents know that you had an agreement to take action over the 2 call? Once the bidding goes 1 - P - 2 then you should alert your miss's pass as 'forcing'. They might then bid 1s - 2S on much stronger hands know…
    in BIT Comment by weejonnie June 13
  • The problem occurs if a pair who should have played the board (but who could not) were not going to play the board anyway - as already discussed in aprevious forum. In the case of the full movement you can put in a fictitions 12 V 10 AV+ AV+. If no…
  • @ais523 said: In that case, I guess the next question is as to what test will be used to determine whether a side ended up better off as the result of an infraction. Suppose a side makes illegal use of UI to change a 100%-to-make 3NT into a 40…
  • OK seems resonable - so the NOS keep their 6NT and the OS presumably 3NT+2
  • I assume that saying "No questions" is a remark in 74A2 A player should carefully avoid any remark or extraneous action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game. Again "car…
  • @timanderson said: @weejonnie said: MAking the NOS suffer playing in 6NT is including an outcome that could not have been achieved in a legal manner. Well, it could have been achieved in a legal manner, if there had bee…
  • Yes - but almost always it is an honest (albeit misguided) effort to speed up the process. Judge Jeffries (or The Secretary Bird) might impose a DP under Law 74, but unless any indication of attempting to provide UI is suggested by the other side, I…
  • There is no reason why the offenders should not get a good score. They are getting a less good score (3N+3) than they would have done (6N). The concern is: should the revoke in the 6NT contract be applied in the 3NT contract. "(b) The Director in …
  • The words are 'usually have' - so it does allow exceptions. Sometimes you do have high card values but have no sensible bid in your system e.g. a 3-3-3-4 12 count. (You can convey this to partner by pausing before passing of course - TIC). Equally y…
  • Difficult to see what it could suggest.
  • The EBU is only the RA for its own events , I believe. Clubs can do what they like (providing they do not break the actual laws of bridge) under law 40B. There is an article in the "Director Please' series by Mike Swanson when the protagonists go to…
  • I suppose you could issue an additional DP to the OS, if their actions have caused distress to the opponents. But I can't think of any reason to make allowances for such. (In fact the law (12B2) specifically states the director cannot award an adju…
  • I assume you mean law 73C C. Player Receives Unauthorized Information from Partner 1. When a player has available to him unauthorized information from his partner, such as from a remark, question, explanation, gesture, mannerism, undue emphasis, …
  • Perfectly permissable.
  • It is assumed that players have no agreements on how to bid freakish hands. And yes I have read the same statement. See https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum/uploads/editor/nq/6a4mxkcr83ki.pdf On the hand given, I would certainly allow the opening 2 as the h…
    in 2C opener Comment by weejonnie June 2