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Robin Barker
Robin Barker
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May 9, 2012
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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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The Ace of spades is missing
Result at the other table is irrelevant. A should always have been in dummy (Law 14B2 and 14B4), auction stands, play continues. If dummy revoked or defence were damaged by not seeing A then we can adjust (using Law 41D and Law 12A1). (Law references corrected.)
Club policy legal?
When I make a bid, its "tactical", when the opponents do it, its "psychic".
Lead out of turn
Two reasons to accept the lead and become dummy and have partner play the hand: 1. I am a pro and partner likes declaring 2. I am a client and I pay partner to play the hands and play them well
How does one go about this?
> How does one go about this? How about not changing the poll after people have voted.
Department of Large Penalties
Presumably you were happy with the 1700 on another board in the same event. (Not the same event, another mixed event.) Opponents overcalled 2 on AJ9632 and a side Q and could only manage two trump tricks.
Department of Large Penalties
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Is this (non) ruling correct?
Presumably the card also had 2N 3N "transfer to 4C". Can we rule (based on what is on the card) that they sometimes forget one agreement but never forget the other?
Is this (non) ruling correct?
The agreements [3NT = 54M or to play in NT; and 4NT = to play] are presumably permitted but the alert of 3NT will wake-up responder to both agreements. If players were asked what they would do on the auction 2N=3N=4S-? they might think that opener was 4-4 in the ...
Ian Wilson's lead problem: QJ2 97 T62 J8742
I find the description of 1NT unhelpful - what hands do not respond 1NT?
Director, please!
2 was legal (East is allowed to be confused) 2 was legal: so adjusting to 2 by NS is not an option for the Director. NS were probably misinformed but I am not sure what information they are entitled to and what they would do differently.
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