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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Now in Mid 50s, have been member of one bridge club for 40 years - and pretty well play in the one club. Widowed with one youth and nearly retired.

I like to think that I am a highly ethical, polite and considerate to partner and opponents.


United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Overcalling a multi 2D on a six card spade suit - only to find that that was the suit intended.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a pack of 6 mixer drinks in an EBU magazine competition
Regular Bridge Partners
Professor WJ Zakrzewski
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Don't play in any.
Favorite Conventions
My own!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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An unusual alert situation
Pretty well sums it up. It is not (yet) an offence to occasionally forget your conventions - and opponents are entitled to know what the calls mean. The TD is just doing his best to minimise UI - he can't stop it in this situation. At least it stops the "I ...
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
I don't think the twitching per se is unethical - taking note of it and 'waking up' would be.
TD please
I think that if you have an agreement to show an 8-card second suit you should alert the first call (canape)
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
I didn't think so - but nice to get corroboration.
Free Advice
Partner has certainly not made use of any BIT - it looks like he applie The Law assuming a 6-card suit when the UI suggests the OP hasn't an obvious 2 overcall i.e. may be shorter in the suit. Now consider what would have happened if the North ...
A Director Call Protocol?
As a TD I really appreciate physical indications of the table whence the call originated. Players will be attended to quicker as well.
A Director Call Protocol?
Put it in the CoC - problem solved.
Which Slam?
3N - 5H (XB) - 5N (1 Ace) - 7D (Maybe 7N from N since 5H will show a heart void and unlikely to be two voids)
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
Well you might have missed an alert card (not your fault) or forgotton which call was alerted (your fault)
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
Does 20B include 'explanation' of calls - or is that a different process (20F). 20B (review) During the auction period, a player is entitled to have all previous calls restated when it is his turn to call, unless he is required by law to pass. Alerts should be included when responding ...
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