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“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

If we could vote, I would vote no second chance for adults, whether they cheated alone or with another person. So what if they could be rehabilitated. They had no business cheating in the first place and they knew it.

Give the young ones a second chance, as Peg Kaplan and others have suggested. They may have cheated because they thought it was fun or funny to trick their peers. And that behavior can be changed with education.
Dec. 14
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Ray, I think this director just lacked the experience to handle the situation, and will do better next time.
Dec. 7
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Ever the voice of reason, Peg.

Love your comic relief, Giles.
Dec. 7
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Edward, you are not the only one to whom my post was not clear. Is this the unclear part?

“At this point, I called the director and told him the 4D bid had been announced as a splinter.

I expected the director to address the fact that there was an announcement and that there was now Unauthorized Information (UI) to be addressed.”
Dec. 7
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John,

According to East, she believed her 4D bid to be a strong jump shift, showing at least five diamonds (minimum length) and at least 16 hcpts (minimum hcpts). So, she lacks the extras of which you spoke.

It's a moot point now, but I think it inappropriate for an east who understands that she had information to which she is not entitled, to rebid diamonds.

If I were in the east chair, I think it would be inappropriate for me to take further action. But without help from the director, my mentee would be unaware of any such obligation.
Dec. 7
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Michael, did you add a question at the end of your post, or did I overlook it earlier? Whatever the case, I did tell the director, after the game, what I had expected to occur when I called.
Dec. 4
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Thanks, John, John, Ray, Ed, and Stuart for your new contributions to the discussion.
Dec. 4
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Not sure we speak the same language, Ed. I think I could use a translator.
Dec. 4
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Agree 100%, Ed. I misspoke.

Good recommendation, Greg.
Dec. 4
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Peg, once again, thanks for your input.
Dec. 3
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Alex, thank you for your thoughtful response.

I definitely would not have called on a novice pair. But I did not consider this pair a novice pair.

I did not know for sure what their agreement was, regarding the 4D bid, but I did suspect she had something other than a splinter when rho began thinking about her next call.

My rho seemed worried, though she did absolutely nothing improper. And, at this point, I may have been influenced by my diamond and heart holdings. In fact, I think I was.
Dec. 3
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Michael,

I see that you all agree that my time to call on the announced, rather than alerted, splinter has run out.

Where can I read the rule? I am asking you and Ed, both, hoping that one of you will see this question and answer it here.

As I mentioned in my request to Ed Reppert, one poster found it odd that a certified director could be unaware of any such law or regulation.

I have read the new law book several times in an effort to learn the new laws, but do not remember seeing such a rule.

Calling when the announcement was made would mean constant director calling on stuff that doesn't matter, so I would never choose to do that.

People speak of two-way shots, and waiting to call at the end of the hand would feel like one to me.

Thanks.
Dec. 3
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Ed,

Thanks for all your thoughtful posts.

I am taking the word here of so many directors who said I called at an inappropriate time. I have checked a few laws and do not find one that says that the time has run out for me to call on the announced, rather than alerted, splinter.

One poster thought it odd that I don't remember running across such a law, but I still cannot find it.

Can you point me to the law that tells me when that time to call on that specific irregularly ended?

Thanks.
Dec. 3
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John, the CA and CQ were both on sides.
Dec. 3
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Yes, David. It is true that I am a certified director and that I thought it was appropriate to call when I did, however odd you may think it.

I don't understand your other conclusions, but I am glad that you are able to eat dinner each evening.
Dec. 3
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Thanks, Ian, for your input. I like your take. I wish that it were totally true and I wish that rulings could be totally impersonal, but that was far from the case here.

I teach my beginners that one does not call the director on a person, but for help with a situation. And these players accept rulings as part of the game and are not intimidated by having me called to their table.
Dec. 3
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Bill, thanks for your input. To answer your two questions:

1) “do they really have an agreement that this auction shows a splinter”

West had taught East that a 4D bid in response to partner's opening major suit was a splinter. I don't believe that it was clear to her that this bid applied in competition.

(2) what East's plan was after jumping to 4D.

In addition to splinters, they also play strong jump shifts, and East thought that strong jump shifts applied over her rho's 2S weak-jump overcall. I'm unsure of her plan.
Dec. 3
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Been there, done that, Richard, teaching to those who have never played a card game and who begin with no concept of a suit, a trick, or a trump.
Dec. 3
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John, the hesitation was totally irrelevant, except that it suggested to me that we might be dealing with UI if rho happened to rebid a 5-card suit.
Dec. 3
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Thanks, Richard.
Dec. 3
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