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Robin Barker
Robin Barker
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May 9, 2012
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about me

Started playing bridge at Cambridge University in the 1980s.  Started directing at national level (EBU) in the 1990s.  Some directing at zonal level (EBL) in 2000s.  Now (2010s) National TD for EBU and still playing: mainly in teams knockout competitions.

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Laws interpretation
> Is there an official document stating which laws apply to online bridge? World Bridge Federation Code of Laws for Bridge played Electronically ('Online Bridge') is available at http://www.ecatsbridge.com/Documents/laws_appealhttp://bridgewinners.com/s/online_laws/default.asp. It is dated 2001 so is very out of date with ...
A simple sequence, but what does it mean
Online, 2 shows that opener thinks responder has spades.
Correction Period in the 2017 Laws
There is no time limit in Law 79C2:2007. The difference is that under 2007 laws there had to be a regulation (written in advance?) to allow a later correction; under 2017 laws all that is needed is Tournament Organiser approval.
Your Ruling Please
It is not uncommon to rule that a pass was unintended if the player says they want to display the stop card (and their intended call was a skip bid).
Who is unethical?
The TD might decide there is a demonstrable bridge reason.
Opponents words cause misplay
Barry: I think "73E2" should be "73F2" (until the 2017 laws become in force).
An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
Richard: the text of White Book section 1 was in the predecessor of the Blue Book but was moved to the White Book to make the new Blue Book smaller.
An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
Richard: the regulations are in the EBU White Book. 1.6.4 Law book options Certain laws have Regulating Authority options. Those applicable to EBU events are: (f) Under 40B3, a pair is NOT allowed to vary its understandings by prior agreement during the auction or play consequent on a ...
TD decision
Not sure if the BITs suggest bidding over Pass. I don't think there is a logical alternative to 4
Majors - Minors ?
I suspect that South is at fault and there was no misinformation: results stands. Penalty for the organisers for not providing writing pads and requiring their use. :)
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