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Law 79C2 “Subject to approval by the Tournament Organizer, a scoring error may be corrected after expiry of the Correction Period if the Director is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the record is wrong.”

Law 79C2 has no time limit, unless the Tournament Organiser imposes one.

The EBU had extended the correction period for scoring errors (Law 79C1) from the last session to the end of office hours two days after the event. But this is also the time limit for corrections allowed by Law 79C2.
10 hours ago
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The default on the website is not to display evolving grades but they can be shown. There is a member option to not have your grade made public (whether “mature” or “evolving”) and no option on the website to see those hidden grades.
July 13
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At the moment https://www.ebu.co.uk/ngs show ~40 A, ~120 A or above, and ~300 A or above. If you include those who have not played enough boards for their grade to be mature, the numbers are approx 60/160/400.

But those numbers are just the public numbers: members can keep their grade private, and they will not appear. (As pointed out below.)
July 12
Robin Barker edited this comment July 12
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If the UI misleads partner then the action suggested by the UI is unlikely to be successful.
July 10
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This “gadget” was known in 1980s - we perhaps thought we had discovered it.
July 8
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4 hearts, 2 diamond ruffs, 5 trumps. (What Kieran said)
July 6
Robin Barker edited this comment July 6
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> I don't understand the distinction between “meanings” and “hands” either.

In pseudo-mathematical (naive set theory) terms, “meanings” are properties of hands, something that a hand can meet or fail to meet (e.g. this hand has 5+ hearts, that hand is not 15-17 and balanced). In naive set theory, “properties on a universal set” and “subsets of the universal set” are equivalent concepts. A property is identified with the subset of those things that have the property.

The language of Law 23 does not translate well in these terms. Sets of hands can be subsets, but meanings are not naturally (sub-)sets.
July 4
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> Is it legal to respond to a question by asking a question of one's own?

You can try something like “The meaning of 2 depends on the meaning of 2” (pause) “If 2 shows the majors then 2 shows …, if 2 shows another specified two-suiter then 2 shows …” (pause) “If 2 does not show hearts then 2 is natural” … until the opponent tells you what 2 is, or indicates that you have explained enough.
July 3
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I would not ask what 2 meant but give the explanation of methods you gave in OP. Then the opponents can form an opinion as to whether partner knew the opponents' agreement and what partner meant by 2.

I have UI that partner did not ask, so I bid as if partner knew what 2 was, according to our agreements.
July 3
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> … whether the Double is truly a “comparable call” & if not, what is?

This suggest's the OP thinks there must be a comparable call; but the laws do not expect that there will always be a comparable call.
June 27
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Not in ACBL
June 20
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Their agreement before last night and the fact that they have already had an accident are part of their understanding.
June 18
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East is going to tell him “it might be Ds or Hs and couldn't remember as they had just changed their system that ngith and had an earlier accident with it already”. So there is no agreement that 2D is a transfer.
June 18
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> I don't like the fact that a hesitation can automatically condemn a partnership to a no-win situation.

What's the alternative, allow them to win when the hesitation suggests the winning action.
June 11
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If declarer says he thought he was in 7NT, a normal line is to cash 4 clubs discarding hearts, and now declarer is off on a ruff (even if South “discards” a spade, declarer would not know to over ruff).
June 11
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moved
June 11
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The two options are not exclusive: there can be a regulation that the bidding cards remain on the table; while, in practice, players routinely pick them up before the opening lead.
May 31
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The EBU is not the tournament organiser for regional or local competitions. There are county associations and there are clubs (and some intermediate organisations for various leagues) who are tournament organisers for events below national competitions. Most of the organisations follow EBU regulations but
* they don't have many appeals
* they don't keep many deposits
* they may not know how to account for retained deposits
May 30
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I would apply Law 25B to the substituted 1C call.
If the Pass was intended to apply over 1C, then 1C is accepted and the auction continues (Law 25B1), but there is unauthorised information (Law 25B3).
Otherwise (including if 1C was substituted after the Pass), the 1NT bid stands, and 1H is insufficient, and …
May 29
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