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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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Mindless revoke
The revoke on trick 11 is established when declarer claims at trick 12.
Potential cheating method using Bridgemates
Don't let players erase scores. Instruct East to always ACCEPT, not accept an already ACCEPTed result.
Other as a logical alternative
You can always abstain and comment "Other: ..."
What does non leaping michaels show?
Marginally off-topic. what does 'minimum shape' mean? If your agreement was 6-4, 5-5, 6-5, (7-5, 8-5, 6-6, 7-6) but not 5-4, how would you respond to this poll?
To claim, or not To claim
> I think the rules are clearly against this kind of claim, In particular, Law 70D2: 'The Director does not accept any part of a defender’s claim that depends on his partner selecting a particular play from among alternative normal plays.'
Tanking to get a read
A violation of Law 74C7 would permit the tournament director to issue a disciplinary penalty to declarer, but I do not think this law allows us to adjust the score for the defenders.
MI (?) Ruling
In a number of auctions where the opponents' suit(s) are unknown, it is not unknown for double to be take-out of the last suit _bid_. In these Pass-or-Correct multi response sequences, some advocate double is take-out of the suit bid _or_ shows the suit bid; opener can only rarely ...
MI (?) Ruling
... for the purpose of alerting subsequent doubles.
What do you think of the director's actions?
>, in a four-table club game the Director may not have all that much else to do. But there is all the internet on the scoring computer.
What should TD Rule? Misinformation or Misbid or Extremely Serious Error
This seems all wrong. > after carefully explaining the UI laws to the pollees, The pollees should not be told of the UI and should not have to have any laws explained to them. We want to know what peers would bid on the auction without UI. > I’d make a ...
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