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  • I would not use 'Benji' unless 2C is stronger than one bids and weaker than 2D. If I can help it, I would not use 'Multi' (without immediate qualification) unless it refers to 2D which may be weak in a major and has strong options. I don't think '…
  • @Randhl said: I was really not bothered about the bidding just curious about the director's ruling Letting play continue was right. The artificial adjusted score would only be appropriate if this a fielded psyche or an illegal psyche or an…
  • There is no time limit in Law 79C2. Subject to approval by the Tournament Organizer, a scoring error may be corrected after expiry of the Correction Period if the Director is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the record is wrong. If the c…
  • Something should be done to get East/West to have an agreement about their take-out doubles, and to disclose that agreement if it is unexpected. Having a discussion with East/West, with a view to recording the hand, may be that something, even if t…
  • Both players have UI: one from the explanation, one from the wince. The wince suggests bidding, so we need to see if Pass of 2D is a logical alternative. As far as openers rebid goes: when I played strong twos. 2M - Pass or 2S or 2NT was negative…
  • @GrahamC said: What is dummy allowed to say during the play of the hand? What are defenders allowed to say during the play of the hand? Dummy can attempt to prevent irregularities - to do so, dummy must speak up before the irregularity ha…
  • @Simmoal said: It was after selecting the 'Set all player EBU Details' button. All I can think of is that the EBU Database was missing or corrupt, or the attempt to access the internet to read NGS failed in an unexpected way.
  • @JeremyChild said: Actually I guess declarer's best option is to get defenders to agree to play on. Declarer can't suggest that defenders play on. Do the laws intend that it is "played on" with claimers hand faced? Surely not (and that'…
  • What was the last button you clicked before this error appeared?
  • I don't understand the problem. The defenders have objected to the claim, so they call the TD, who applies Law 70B. The director can require the remaining cards to be faced and then rules. Once the claim is found to be faulty, the defence will …
  • If declarer is happy to play the hand with thirteen penalty cards then the law should take its course. If declarer expresses the opinion that they won't enjoy having to think about the play of 3 (sometimes 4) hands then I would waive the penalty ca…
  • I think this is the same as passing a cue bid having decided to sign off in game (rather than make further slam tries): 'loss of concentration' not 'mechanical error'; and therefore not Law 25A.
  • The TD courses can teach the importance of good behaviour from the players and the need for some level of control from the TD. It is much harder to teach the skills necessary to achieve that - often the type of person who is interested in the logi…
  • Jeremy: I suggest announcing the range and "but there's more to say". But I don't suppose opponents really care about the range or the distributional constraints - when has the precise nature of a natural 2NT ever affected whether the opponents wil…
  • I don't think they would get as far a trick 13 without someone noticing there was no dummy.
  • I had problems this morning, came here to see if any one else had, saw nothing and read another thread ...
  • In apply Law 24 and Law 50 to the defender's exposed card, one might (depending on the relative experience of the two sides) apply 'unless the Director designates otherwise' and designate the defender's card as not a penalty card (because it's expo…
  • This observation does not solve the problem for the moment, just indicates what the laws/regulations could usefully say. Law 36C says When attention is drawn to an inadmissible double or redouble only after the opening lead has been faced, the …
  • You could have renumbered the pairs and arrow-switched the boards played at table 11 in round 1.
  • Emails to @ebu.co.uk are now getting through.
  • JeffreyS's method will do instant IMPs. I don;t think EBUScore provides 'instant match points', This requires a preset frequency table (for each board).
  • @michael said: And yes - a Mature grade playing with someone who is not yet Evolving will not impact their grade. Which appears as a 'stop' sign in the NGS column of the Mature players sessions on My EBU.
  • @JeremyChild said: @Robin_BarkerTD said: Or the director can decide that in hindsight the ruling that the call was comparable was erroneous - and rule director's error and apply Law 82{something} It doesn't necessarily have…
  • The non-offending side may need to call the TD and say they were damaged - or don't like the outcome. The director can decide that 27D/23C applies and make a ruling. Or the director can decide that in hindsight the ruling that the call was compara…
  • The User Movements are in a text file which can be anywhere but by default is C:/EBUScore/Pairs/PSUserMovements.txt You can copy this file to anywhere on another computer and link to it from Main menu -> Administration -> User Movement Fil…
  • We do not expect players to know the laws - we do expect them to call the TD (especially a non-playing TD) when things go wrong. It does not take much bridge experience to realise that taking a board with an exposed card to a new table who have not…
  • Sometimes the law does not arrive at a result commensurate with the severity of the original mistake. Sometimes the law has to be applied as it stands and there is no 'bridge result'. West has UI. Probably has UI (who told them they had not bid d…
  • I agree. The player was carefully avoiding taking any advantage rather than thinking that Pass was (necessarily) a logical alternative.
  • If presumed declarer is inexperienced (and likely to take the option that partner declares) and the wrong opponent knows which suit is the 'killing' lead, then the wrong opponent's opening lead could satisfy Law 72C.
  • Are the two sessions simultaneous? Is so, we would call them two events not two sessions. You want to score two events using one computer and one bridge-mate server with the Bridgemates all on the same section. You have to write a movement which …