[BLML] Questions about L16B2

Harald Skjæran harald.skjaran at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 23:14:03 CET 2009


2009/12/28 Marvin French <mfrench1 at san.rr.com>:
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> L16B2 gives an RA the right to require a TD call at the time of UI
> creation if a player considers that it "could well result" in
> damage. That includes a majority of UI for suspicious people like
> me.
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> 1. Has any RA done so? I'd like to know that.

The Norwegian Bridge Federation's LC has not. And I'm pretty sure it
never will, for the reasons you mention below.

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> 2. Why would the Drafting Committee provide this option for a
> situation in which no irregularity has occurred?  (My guess is that
> they thought--or were told--that  the ACBL might want to adopt this
> option, as they did in the 1997 Laws).
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> If this option is adopted, then the RA would require that a
> contestant call the TD at most instances of an opponent's UI,
> whether during the auction or during play. Every time a defender
> plays out of normal tempo when I'm declarer, I would be required to
> call the TD if I considered that it  might influence their partner .
> Imagine the chaos if this option were to be adopted and enforced.
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> Grattan, why not get rid of it at the next WBFLC meeting?
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> Marv
> Marvin L French
> San Diego, CA
> www.marvinfrench.com
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Harald Skjæran


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