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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

EBU MP Rank: 1 Star Premier Tournament Master

EBU TD Rank: Trainee Panel Director

EBU NGS Rank: King (59-61)

Now in Mid 50s, have been member of one bridge club for 40 years - and pretty well play in the one club (which means I don't get much chance of getting those valuable green and gold masterpoints). Widowed (Avatar is picture of late wife) 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!
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Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
At least the board will have good company in the trash. (And if I was to rule AV-,AV- I would rule AV,AV since both parties share the blame - note that this is only possible if no result can be obtained or if the results are numerous or not ...
Directors decision
e) When a player takes more than a normal time to make his call, it is not an infraction if he draws attention to the break in tempo. His screenmate, however, shall not do so. is a bit misleading - you could read it that if the player takes more than ...
Demanding revoke correction
You are correct - it is not established (unless East or West makes a claim). There are various rules regarding ability to change cards after the revoke is corrected (including the lead to the next trick), and, as you say there is a major penalty card situation. (Which is why it ...
Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
I agree you personally are in a difficult position, since you mightn't even be allowed to have an agreement what partner's call means in this situation. Law 40b2a(iv) - A regulatory Organisation (iv) may disallow prior agreement by a partnership to vary its understandings during the auction or ...
Demanding revoke correction
Anyone (other than dummy during play or if prevented by law) can draw attention to an irregularity - law 9. The laws on revoking give the specific rectifications - they are not designed to punish a side or give a NOS an undeserved trick per se, they are aimed at providing a ...
Demanding revoke correction
A slight simplification - if the TD determines that the player who revokes could have known that the infraction would damage the opponent then he awards an adjusted score. (72C) - this is in addiiton to Law 64C. Whether you make a contract or not is irrelevant - the question is whether you ...
Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
In the EBU - the opener would have had to alert the 2 call, not announce it as the auction is now competitive!
Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
On sunday (while playing) I had this auction: 1D : 2C : 1NT (partner) RHO had pulled out his pass card (which means the call has been made in EBULand) and then said - oh that is an insufficient bid. My LHO (also a director, although I was the PD of the event ...
Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
Yes - and (as above) he should make clear that there WILL be options.
Insufficient Bid over a 2NT Opening Bid
I usually start off by saying to the next person. "Right you have a couple of choices. I'll explain the options and the consequences and then you must make your choice without consulting your partner. First.." (Mind you after I have spent half an hour explaining comparable calls they ...
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