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Unauthorized Information: Level 2

The following auction came up during the Open B-A-M teams:

South
J10
AKQJ10x
98x
xx
W
N
E
S
1
4
P

I was sitting south and took an extremely long time to pass 4.

Clearly my hesitation restricts partner from bidding again when its a close decision.

Lets say my partner does balance with a 5m bid.  Since I know that the directors will roll the auction back to 4 if my partner doesn't have a clear cut bid, it seems free to play partner for a pure bid.

Isn't this unauthorized information too?

I went to the directors to discuss the situation and they said that there is no way to prevent south from taking advantage of the situation.  They also said that I was thinking on an uncommon level and that the room wouldn't get that deep into it.  I feel like I don't spend a lot of energy thinking about ways to manipulate the rules, so I find it hard to believe that most expert players wouldn't see this situation and come to the same conclusion as I did.

Have you seen similar situations?  Do you think you would be aware of this information if you were in my chair?

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