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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Member Since
Oct. 30, 2013
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Bridge Director
about me

I'm the Chief TD and Chief Executive of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my posts are usuallyy my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

United Kingdom

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World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Must be that damn Atlantic again - I remember encountering the word 'conurbation' in Geography lessons, which I gave up at about age 13.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It's reasonable that they signed off, but their choice of trump suit was more questionable.
Club UI problem
If you are concerned about the players' obligations, 73C1 may be closer to the mark.
Club UI problem
Yes. Now it needs to be implemented, which is what this thread is about.
Club UI problem
Even the small number of responses you would get within an hour would be likely to be more helpful than making a decision without other input.
Club UI problem
The thread has been worthwhile in indicating the importance of polling, since without it the ruling would vary greatly depending on who gives it.
Club UI problem
I don't know what it showed before, but the hesitation is certainly marked now.
What was the right thing to do?
For those who don't play 4S as keycard, wouldn't it be normal to pass to deny a spade control and to allow partner to redouble with first round control?
Club UI problem
Why is polling impractical? You can poll players here.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Yes there is one already.

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