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  • "Yes, as a discard. Some people might call it 'reverse DODDS'! Only if they wished to ensure that no-one had the faintest idea what they were talking about
  • Speaking as the dissenter referred to I've little doubt that quite a few, even a majority, would protect.I would have asked some other players in the top half of the field as the match took place near the top of the field. The doubt I expressed was …
  • Rather than having two programs, one with simpler features it might be, perhaps, possible to have a simpler version which is the same in programming terms but offers the option to run off some features so that less experienced scorers see only a lim…
  • At a slight tangent when clubs send emails to all they often seem to forget the Bcc function which in these complaining days they ought to use.
  • One problem with Bridgewinners is that threads, unless they are phenomenally popular, disappear down the list so after a week or so you won't be able to easily find them. I saw a couple of threads over a month ago and they certainly had some contrib…
  • And enough constructive suggestion that some changes are very likely for 2020.
  • A 3C bid won't be "alerted as 5 card Stayman" it will just be alerted. You know it is not normal Stayman because this would have been announced but it could, for example, be Baron. Its another "you know something they may not" so why not tell them.
  • A lot of French events (Le Touquet & La Baule being 2 examples) benefit from local sponsorship. In the case of Le Touquet it always used to be the Casino. Not sure if it still is. In the case of La Baule from the local authority and local busine…
  • I don't think it is true that EBED has dropped support although a plan was,as said, shelved in March. Book 1 has been revised and brought up to date. Book 2 will follow and developing the third year course is also in the planning. I agree that there…
  • I can remember two occasions when this reared its ugly head. One was a player (experienced and good) who psyched and had it recorded and said he had not done it before in this partnership. Only at dinner did the pair who had called the TD find out t…
  • To be exact the directives were yellow and the booklet on systems/conventions that were licensed was green (this was in the late 80s and until 1992) Earlier in the 70s and 80s it was one yellow book called the L&E yearbook. The first OB was 1993…
    in BB=OB? Comment by Jeremy69 August 30
  • Well your side know something your opponents don't so why would you not alert?
  • There was a disagreement in a national event a few years ago. Something to do with who explained which bids in a sequence. The upshot was that, after the TD had been called to umpire the explanations, calm threatened to return until one player des…
  • I agree that a. it is alertable and b. it is right to explain what it is if asked or at the end of the auction (not a legal responsibility if you aren't asked). It isn't automatic to play 3NT here as meaning no 5 or 4 card major. Some would bid 3D w…
  • You can't (legally) ban psyching A player can psyche with success occasionally without there being anything wrong although it does upset some players. If said player psyches habitually against weaker players then maybe he is not suite to the club …
    in Psyches Comment by Jeremy69 March 9
  • A pair of (leading) opponents did not have a system card between them in a Gold Cup match last season. One of them produced his laptop and displayed his card on that. I preferred they explained their methods and the laptop was used to keep up to dat…
  • Whilst there may need to be some questions about this hand I don't believe people who play even semi regularly and claim this sort of thing. Even if they have never explicitly discussed it there will be, as someone else has said, an implicit agreeme…
  • And worse we like to be different in different parts of the UK. Take the English & Welsh rules on alerting doubles compared to the Scottish ones.
  • I think it is not allowed and it should have been picked up so there will be an apology/explanation in the next magazine edition.
  • At present clubs are free to have a constitution or not. A look at club websites shows a lot who either don't have pone or perhaps don't publish one. Of course the EBU recommends to a. have one b. make sure it has sensible disciplinary procedures …
  • I think this "The regulating authority … may restrict the use of psychic artificial calls" means that a regulating authority could not allow a player to pysche a strong, artificial 2C opening or a Multi. Indeed there was such an EBU regulation in th…
  • The reason for having a defensive element in these bids called strong is because the use of the word undefined suggests high card strength and deters some from coming in over it when it would be to their advantage to do so. Part of your problem may …
    in Strong Twos Comment by Jeremy69 May 2018
  • He shouldn't need to ask. System cards should have been exchanged at the start of the round. Can't see why he shouldn't look (open to correction).
  • Why would you need a restricted area? If you are like most counties then the attendance for an AGM doesn't represent a great % of the membership. Is there anything confidential and why would you mind anyone finding the website seeing? To answer your…
  • A team mate of mine had the auction 1C 1H 3NT all pass. The 3NT was alerted and explained as usually having a long solid or nearly solid minor (2NT would have been 18-19). The opening leader was rather disconcerted when he discovered that the opener…
  • Thank you . I think that is very helpful
  • On issue 5 accounts are published on the EBU website (see http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/official-documents/accounts-2016-17.pdf). This is not only figures but has also an explanatory commentary. Can you assist with what else is wanted? Incidentally…
  • I'll defer to those who know more than I but AFAIK a. there is absolutely no compulsion to use EBUScore. The whole point of USEBIO is that it will accept files from Scorebridge and any other program which meets a few basic rules as to format and th…
  • I think it should be alerted. The relevant part of the Blue Book is 4b1(b) which says 4 B 1 Passes and bids Unless it is announceable (see 4D, 4E, 4F and 4G), a pass or bid must be alerted if it: (a) is not natural; or (b) is natural but has a …