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Another UI situation...

North
Qxx
QJ98
Qxxx
Kx
South
Kx
xx
KJ10xxx
AJx
W
N
E
S
1
P
1
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

This hand was played in a sectional A/X Swiss.

North had a long pause thinking about how to invite.

He had 2 choices:

1) Invite with 2NT shows he has stoppers in both unbod suits.

2) Invite with 3D, shows the D support and if partner pass, 3D is a much better contract.

 

South raised to 3NT swiftly and all passed.

West first lead club small and declare gets 9 tricks after forcing out DA and SA.

If you are the director and defense raised the issue of the long pause by North,

how would you rule?(or how do you think the director should rule?)

 

Lastly, this is not a bidding poll.

Half of the players would not invite with North hand, half of the players would not bid 3NT with South hand.

They made the bid, we are not criticizing their bidding.

We just want to know if you think the long pause caused an UI issue.

 

 

There is no UI issue, since North made a bid to invite.
There is an issue, North took advantage of the pause and bid 3NT with minimum hand. I will rolled the contract back to 3D.
Not sure, I will survey other experienced players in the same event and seek their opinions before making a decision.
Something else. Please comment.

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