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Proper Framing a Director Call for a Teachable Moment: UI

West
KJ7
Q108643
KQ43
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
P
2
P
2
P
3
P
3NT
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Club game vs Flight C pair who could very easily be district GNT champions

2 was alerted 

At the conclusion of the auction and before the opening lead South asked about the alert and was told 4 card limit raise.

South asked if they were playing reg. or reverse Drury.  Declarer stated that 2 was an offer to play and not forward going. 

Both convention cards state 2 way rev. drury.  When West looked at her convention card she acknowledged that she didn't remember their agreement.

When West's hand came down as dummy North called the director.

Q1.  Assume the 3 call was made in tempo.  Opener's hand KT9xx Q9 A72 A98.  Is 3N reasonable?

Q2.  Before the director arrived East offered that maybe his partner forgot so he thought 3N might make.  

 

I typically never call the director at a club game, but this pair could easily win a trip to Atlanta.  They show a lot of promise and I wanted to have the irregularity addressed for them.

Q3.  When the director comes to the table what is the best way to frame the problem?  It was clear to NS that West was uncomfortable with the alert and didn't know what to do over 2.  

I did not want to use the word "unauthorized information", but in retrospect, think that using the word might have gotten the director to consider the relevant laws.  16 or 73.  The word sounds very legalistic.  

The director didn't seem to have any problem with the opponents' auction.  That's a 'horse of a different color'.  I'm not sure if coddling less experienced players is helpful in the long run.  

Q4.  If EW were to claim that their opening bids in first and second seat are very sound would that change your opinion re. Q1?  

How would you frame a conversation about  UI, tempo, logical alternatives, UI, self-serving statements? Given that 'at the table' is probably not the best venue  how/when would you approach these players?  

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