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  • @16248 said: We have a player at our club who, when declarer, regularly takes his card and slowly and carefully places in on the table in front of him, vertically but not visible to the opposition. He then waits a few seconds before revealing …
  • I had one such instance last year. The player pretty much always either places his card on the table (if there are more cards to come to the trick) or clearly taps the card on the table. In this instance he detached a card, clearly intending to play…
  • Agreed, @JeremyChild but it also suggests a PP for passing on the wrong 13 cards. 14 cards could be viewed as the wrong 13 cards but the WB doesn't make it entirely clear what it means by "the wrong 13 cards". Obviously, I have received an appeal a…
  • Is there evidence that they have no agreement, though? Absent discussion on methods over 1NTx, I'd suggest that there's an implicit agreement that it's natural. West then panics and makes something up at the table, which East can't be expected to an…
  • Regarding West's 2H bid, intended as a transfer, did EW have a systems card indicating that 2H was a transfer? It's all well and good for W to bid 2H, thinking that it was a transfer, but is there any evidence that they have an agreement that it wa…
  • I gave an impromptu lecture on good behaviour at the table a few weeks ago, since we'd had a complaint from one member via email. It went down well and players were then effusively pleasant for the whole evening.
  • Is it possible that she missed the double?
  • a) Consider it a false-card and live with it. b) Misinformation... adjust the score c) Misinformation... adjust the score One practice I adhere to as declarer, when it's convenient and possible, is to wait a trick or two and then ask the person w…
  • @mikeindex said: Possibly of only marginal relevance, but I can't see how on earth 3NT makes on a Spade lead! East is end-played after South takes the top three clubs. If East leads a club after taking his first spade then South makes ten tr…
  • @gordonrainsford said: Is it clear to sit for 3NT* with the North hand if the double is asking for a spade lead? Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide... If it had been alerted, I'd have had no reason to bid again, expecting the defensive strength…
  • I should add that EW contend that the meaning is standard and that no alert was necessary.
  • Bear in mind that play prior to the revoke might also have been affected by defenders seeing a void in dummy. Note that Law 41D specifies how dummy should be laid out and deviation from this can lead to defenders being disadvantaged in the play.
    in dummy's revoke Comment by Tag August 20
  • I would have ruled in line with Robin's comment.
  • Does West know that it's a transfer? If not then there is no agreement that 2H means spades. If so, then East simply misbid and, since West didn't act on UI, there should be no adjustment and the contract should stand. What does their system card sa…
  • Everyone uses different evaluation methods to their partner's.
  • No alert. Opponents should ask whenever they're interested in knowing.
    in Alertable? Comment by Tag July 31
  • As with many situation with partner, a simple "You should have been counting" should suffice.
    in Dummy’s rights Comment by Tag July 30
  • I'd suggest putting the form of scoring on one of the summary screens when the movement is selected or before BCS is launched. We play IMPs pairs once per month and the scorer for the following session often forgets, or has no reason even to conside…
  • My first question is why South bid 3C? A poll would determine whether passing 2H is a logical alternative. What would 2H mean to South in this auction, without partner's explanation of "both majors"? If we accept that he's not passing 2H then he ha…
  • Simply put, it means that the non-claiming side may still ask for a director to adjudicate the point of claim if they dislike the way it played out.
  • Well, while our sympathies are with the claimer, and he is clearly on the non-offending side with regards to the revoke, he is not of the non-offending side for making what might be considered a faulty claim.
    in multiple revokes Comment by Tag July 1
  • Tricks won prior to the revoke are unaffected and are never transferred. I recall once having a trump winner, which would be the setting trick. I watched mine and partner's plays like a hawk, to ensure that we got the trick before either of us could…
    in multiple revokes Comment by Tag June 30
  • When it comes right down to it, you can rule pretty much whatever you want and then advise the players that they can appeal if they wish. Before I took the EBU directors' course, I used to direct at our weekly gentle Weds morning session. The sessi…
  • This reminds me of a time when I got a complete top for a pass-out. Except for us, the whole room was in 1NT-1. My partner had missed an Ace in her hand and, so, had passed. By the time she noticed the extra Ace, we were all putting our hands away. …
  • In EBUScore, simply enter the score obtained by pairs 8 and 3, who played the board. Now match up pairs 9 and 5 and give them 60/60 on the board. Without the foul-up, you would have two entries 8/9 and 3/5. Simply type over the pair numbers, such t…
  • Good solution, Barrie
  • Maybe partner would have doubled, maybe not. Just score it up as director error. As an aside, did you inform North that he was barred from bidding again after the substitution of the pass?
    in Law 27C Comment by Tag June 15
  • I've once used the 2NT bid with a relatively weak hand which had seven decent diamonds and five hearts. If partner had come back with 3C, showing hearts, I was going to bid 4H. She came back with 3D, so I passed it. We explain that the 2NT bid doesn…
  • Sure: five good hearts, three little spades and, for whatever reason, an unwillingness to stop at the three-level.
    in Wake Up Comment by Tag June 13
  • Can we allow him to "wake up" after the alleged outburst from South, which makes it clear that he's had a forget?