[BLML] Canberra Claim [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

richard.hills at immi.gov.au richard.hills at immi.gov.au
Wed Aug 5 04:12:25 CEST 2009


For the first time in a couple of years, I was invited to serve on
a Canberra Bridge Club appeals committee.

State Open Teams Qualifying, Match 6, Board 22, Dlr: East, Vul: EW

                          QJ4
                          986
                          QT53
                          KQJ
K6532                                        7
KQ74                                         A53
K6                                           A42
A6                                           T97532
                          AT98
                          JT2
                          J987
                          84

West declared 4H in the Moysian fit; a good decision by East-West
since the alternative 3NT contract is down one on best defence.

Details of the play are unavailable, but this was the four-card
ending (declarer having previously won 8 tricks and lost 1 trick)
with the lead in declarer's hand:

                          ---
                          ---
                          QT
                          QJ
65                                           ---
7                                            ---
---                                          4
6                                            T97
                          T
                          ---
                          J9
                          8

At this point declarer claimed, with the Law 68C statement,
"Conceding a club".

If this claim had occurred in a European Championship a decade
ago, as Chief Director Antonio Riccardi how could (not would)
you have ruled?

If this claim had occurred in a European Championship a decade
ago, as Appeals Committee member Grattan Endicott how could (not
would) you have ruled?

That is, is a split score of -620 NS / -100 EW ever conceivably
legal under Law 70A's "as equitably as possible to both sides"???


Best wishes

R.J.B. Hills, Aqua 5, workstation W550
Telephone: 02 6223 8453
Email: richard.hills at immi.gov.au
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