I can't agree more with Dave here.
The reason why I am in favor of South here is because I can put into his shoes.
There were times I was playing with clients, and I had to make pre-balancing decisions based on the bidding as I know, partner may ...
could have opened something different on 1st seat since it was unclear it was our hand.
once opened 1♣, and opponents did not overcall, it may well be our hand. rebid at minimum level and expect partner to bid again.
I think so.
Partner has 2nt,3♣,4♣, and 4nt to choose from, and he picked 5♣.
Given this vulnerability, he has no reason to assume I have any cover cards for him.
I would be shocked if he doesn't have like a 6-6 in minors.
I was also considering 1nt.
1.Opening 1S may run into rebid problem.
2.And short suits are strong that 1nt can better describe the hand.
3. 3 card in ♥, I can handle the transfer.
But still, not my style,
I still go for 1♠
I am not sure if I have got my point across, or if I have followed.
I am sure you know the law very well, and I am not getting into deep discussion here.
Firstly, you deny there would be a link between the infarction and the table result ...
If I were the TD, and Kit, or Jay had made this bid, I have no doubt but to let the table stand.
But here, the player, based on what he did and wrote, was inexperienced, and certainly wasn't competing in a competent field.
The player here ...