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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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Lead out of turn accepted and then what
> Does anyone want to explain why the law should be like this? The impression we get is 1. The law commission want the laws to deliver a "bridge result" 2. The law commission did not want to introduce unauthorised information into insufficient bid (and calls out of rotation) rulings. So ...
Reduce UI
When the OP posted, it was still 11:50pm on 29 October in American Samoa.
Doubling opponent's Landy
Is it possible we want to declare a major suit contract?
What is the right thing to do?
I am not clear who "I" is in the poll options - who if allowing the change, it is another TD, or have I been flown in to make a ruling? If I was the tournament director for the session and I was an opponent (East) and it was my club ...
Director question
The relevant law is Law 70. In particular Law 70D1 and 70E1. 70D1. The Director shall not accept from claimer any successful line of play not embraced in the original clarification statement if there is an alternative normal line of play that would be less successful. 70E1. The Director shall ...
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
This is the English (EBU) regulation: "If you do not have two completed system cards, you will be provided with blank system cards to fill out before play may continue, receiving a score of average minus for any boards unplayed due to the time lost in doing this." We do ...
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
Or even technology which produced two copies of the same document with the names in "Name" and "Partner" boxes swapped.
Robin Barker's bidding problem: AT9 --- QJT632 AQJ6
Partner did explain his understanding of 2 but it was based on a different auction. I did not want to open up the discussion beyond determining the logical alternatives.
Robin Barker's bidding problem: AT9 --- QJT632 AQJ6
Partner (alerted and) explained 2 as artificial. I was asked my opinion on ruling when this hand bid again. I thought Pass was a logical alternative and it was (but that did leave the question of what was suggested).
Reporting an Unethical Incident
What would the TDs have done if one of them had been called to the table at the end of play?
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