VixTD

About

Username
VixTD
Joined
Visits
267
Last Active
Roles
Member

Comments

  • Sorry, they didn't copy as hyperlinks. https://bridgecompany.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a2066cdf8718775d71c4ec10&id=8bcebf39ca&e=87beef4957 https://bridgecompany.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a2066cdf8718775d71c4ec10&id=5c…
  • They include these links at the end of their marketing e-mails. bridgecompany.com bridgeplusmore.com bridgeplusinfo.com
  • 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…
  • I double-checked my adjustments because one of the players complained the website was showing one of his teammates playing his contract on the switched board. The scoring programme is showing that the teams have been arrow-switched so the scores are…
  • I put the scores back in, set the pair movements then put in the arrow-switches and averages. It all seemed to work fine, although for some reason the arrow-switches are not showing up on the website results. It may have been my mistake and I'll try…
  • I think the advice given to "Foxymoron" is correct, with the proviso that "allowed" should be read (as Dibbler says) as "allowed without forcing partner to pass". I think if it's your agreement to open, say x xx Jxx KQJxxxx 3 and with this hand …
  • Thanks, I'll try this when I'm next at the club (Wednesday) and report back. I suppose if necessary I could leave the scores unswitched and make a manual adjustment (in IMPs).
  • [ais523]: "Adjusted scores shouldn't be used in an attempt to penalise people anyway, that's not what they're for. If you think someone deserves a penalty, give then a procedural or disciplinary penalty, as appropriate. (However, for something like…
  • I agree with Abbeybear. Sequences 1 and 3 are normally game-forcing, so should be alerted if non-forcing (but not if played as only a one-round force). Sequences 2 and 4 are variously played as a one-round force or strong but non-forcing (2 may be g…
  • [gcd] "So,the one or two suggestions of “no alert” requirement will mean that the “doubling” pair may have information not obviously available to the opposition. That said,it may be a wider issue of EBU affilliated clubs not actively encouraging t…
  • If partner is expected to bid unless they have a hand particularly suited to defence, I don't think this should be alerted, but should be clearly marked on the convention card (under "Aspects of the system the opponents should note" on the front pag…
  • I tried to teach how to deal with this on a club TD course at the weekend, really to explain that if the wrong players start the board they should be allowed to finish it and keep the score obtained (provided neither has already played the board). T…
  • This happened to me a few months ago. I found it a lot of work, but I managed in the end.
  • [ais523] "People are suggesting that because it's what Law 93 requires. The Director in Chief is required to handle all the Law-based parts of the appeal (with the appeals committee only being able to rule as to facts and bridge judgement, although …
  • [Abbeybear] "If, however it is decided that the 3 bid should have been allowed to stand, then there has to be an adjusted score for an assumed number of tricks in that contract. Now in terms of the number of tricks, both sides are treated as non-off…
  • [GrahamC]: "Should the possibly weak (permitted to be 8 HCP, by agreement) 3rd seat 1h/s bid be alerted, as it is may be less than a normally expected opening bid? ...or sufficient mention "3rd in hand might be light" on convention card, preferabl…
    in Psyches Comment by VixTD October 2018
  • I think it would take an exceptional club to be able to form a committee of members with sufficient wisdom, expertise and impartiality to form a workable appeals committee. We had an appeal at our club a few years ago which was dealt with on the nig…
  • In applying law 53A I was trying to give declarer an advantage by giving them the choice of which card to accept as the lead. I didn't consider "social pressure", but I see what you mean, Robin. I'd be happy to apply law 49 to make the original lea…