[BLML] Error in the Law book, Auction begins when?

Grattan grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Aug 4 22:33:06 CEST 2009

Grattan Endicott<grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk
(also <gesta at tiscali.co.uk - temporarily or
              perhaps permanently suspended)
" A vacuum can only exist, I imagine,
  by the things which enclose it."
                  ~ Zelda Fitzgerald  (1932)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sven Pran" <svenpran at online.no>
To: "blml" <blml at rtflb.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 5:09 PM
Subject: [BLML] Error in the Law book, Auction begins when?

>I have accidentally discovered a discrepancy in the 2007 law book:
> Definitions:
> Auction  - 1.  The process of determining the contract by means of
> successive calls. It begins when the first call is made.  2. The aggregate
> of calls made (see Law 17).
> Law 17:
> A. Auction Period Starts
> The auction period on a deal begins for a side when either partner 
> withdraws
> his cards from the board.
> During the Norwegian Bridge Festival I had a player that exposed all her
> cards after withdrawing them from the board but before the first call on
> that board was made. I ruled according to Law 17 and Law 24 that all her
> cards were exposed during the auction period, and consider this the 
> correct
> ruling in spite of what has been written in definitions about when the
> auction begins.
> But I certainly hope that this discrepancy will be resolved ASAP?
> (Grattan?)
> Regards Sven
+=+ The distinction between the commencement of the Auction Period
and the commencement of the Auction was intentional. It was done by
                     ~ Grattan ~   +=+

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