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  • Thanks, Steve. I take my hat off to anyone who understands this stuff, and your reply was nearly in simple enough terms for me to follow. I used to know how to upload the hand files via BCS, but I might struggle to remember it now. It's so much eas…
  • Black Topaz: "It is worth pointing out that Scorebridge gets the "small subfield formula" wrong." I imagine ScoreBridge is catering for games played in other jurisdictions which do not follow the English advice for scoring small subfields. It's a b…
  • I've done some research on what a rebid of three of a new major shows after a 2NT response to a multi. "The Mysterious Multi" (Horton and van Cleef) doesn't really mention it. A current discussion on Bridge Winners shows popular methods for playing …
  • No, the "mechanical error" referred to in law 25A2 is referring to the action of removing a bidding card from the box (or a slip of the pen or tongue using other means of bidding), not to any other sort of error. The "intended call" and "mechanical …
  • OK, I've seen the hands now. First of all, if we look at the auction from North's perspective, he's made a strong enquiry and heard a minimum weak two in hearts, signed off in 3 , and heard partner jump to 4 . This can't be a splinter in support of…
  • What you should have done is explain that West has the option of accepting the insufficient bid, and that if they choose to do so the auction proceeds from there with no further penalty, but if they don't it must be replaced by the original choice o…
    in Law 27C Comment by VixTD June 15
  • My answers are: 1) Yes 2) Probably, but it's difficult to know without knowing the hands and what 3 would mean to South 3) Yes, but only if there's no legal way for them to reach 4 4) If North's expression of annoyance conveyed UI to South (qui…
  • Ozdeniz: "Since....3H is alerted and explained by N verbally as 6-7 6cH , then 3H must be to play." Not to South it isn't. South has to assume that 3 means whatever it would mean in response to a multi-2 opener and a 3 rebid showing a good weak two…
  • Thanks, if it comes up again, I may try one of those options.
    in Swiss or Danish? Comment by VixTD June 7
  • TawVale: "I was TD and I instructed the Scorer to simply arrow-switch the pairs at Tables 4, 3 and 2 to obtain a realistic result. The Scorer went home and decided not to implement what I had suggested. He decided to treat the board as "fouled" a…
  • Abbeybear: "I'm a bit confused. Were they playing Granville responses to 1" Lord only knows what they were doing. I confess I've never heard of "Granville responses", but it seems to fit here. A certain number of players in this club play bizarre m…
    in Law 20F1 Comment by VixTD May 16
  • Robin: "I think the meaning of 1H=1S by UPH is the sort of thing that WBF minute covers, and does not have to be disclosed." Yes, I think so too, but I find it difficult to reconcile with the requirement to disclose your system generally. If we'd a…
    in Law 20F1 Comment by VixTD May 15
  • [Graham] " I was playing for time and pondering what to do if she admitted she hadn't noticed the 2H bid, and how to handle potential comparable calls to an Acol 2C opener." Even if offender tells you in private that she was trying to open an Acol …
  • [Gordon] "Sorry, whenever this has been discussed before, that's what was being suggested. But you can't use 12A1 to adjust because 25A allows the call to be changed." What I think I'd remembered was that it was agreed to allow offender to change t…
  • [Gordon] "I disagree! I know it has in the past been the case that PPs have been used in this way, but I do not think they should." I wasn't suggesting use of procedural penalties, I was thinking of a score adjustment under law 12A1. [Robin] "The …
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  • I'm more worried about this one: "The next step is to make an appeal. You should write to the club's Chief Director or to the assigned Appeals Director, clearly stating the nature of the decision you disagree with." The request for an appeal has …
  • We're having the same problem with our county knock-out cup. We introduced a repercharge this year (with the agreement of all teams) but are probably going to try some form of double-elimination format next year.
  • JeremyChild: "What's your basis for saying that? (Other that it seems reasonable, which is not how laws work.)" The common use of that term "break in tempo" indicates that there is a regular tempo of the game, and there are deviations from this. Th…
  • I think a significant break in tempo is an irregularity, but not an infraction.
  • If I understand you correctly then my original answer was correct, and there is no restriction on agreeing to overcall 1 with 2 on e.g. xxx x Jxxxx xxxx, so long as this tendency is properly disclosed.
  • Gordon: "I agree with this. I always make a point of asking "what did you say at the moment when you made the claim?" I always do this too, but I don't agree that we should never ask the claimer how they were intending to take their tricks, i.e. wh…
  • Thanks, Jeff. I'll remember that in future.
  • Probably not, although I document it on my convention card. I've seen this method given as "standard" in books on slam bidding, rather than as an option that partnerships can choose to adopt if they like.
  • [Gordon]: "What might partner have been thinking about? Well, this isn't a 0/3 decision in my opinion after I have reversed." Some partnerships have an agreement that responder has to bid on with the higher number of keycards even when it's obvious…
  • [Foxymoron]: "I am unclear what the current requirement is for a logical alternative. It was, for a while, 30% of those polled would select it (the so-called 70% rule), but now the guidelines are something like 20% would seriously consider it (accor…
  • [Martin]: "For myself, I rarely pause for thought and I am known for never underbidding. So, should I ever hesitate at some point in the future and then support my partners spades to the 3 level, it would not suggest that I was close to bidding 4S, …
  • [Abbeybear] "The problem is that if you poll on a forum like this, everyone will know that there is UI from something, and on a very simple auction such as this, it's odds on that it's a slow pass. But I guess the same applies when a TD bears down o…
  • It doesn't surprise me that EBUScore can't work out what's going on, but that's only because I've used it so much and got to know its limitations. Had I not been so familiar with it it would have been self-evident to me that if you tell it which pai…