[BLML] interesting dWS case [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Robert Frick rfrick at rfrick.info
Fri Dec 31 18:46:00 CET 2010


On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:50:23 -0500, Grattan <grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk>  
wrote:

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>
> Grattan Endicott<grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Dehn" <blml at arcor.de>
> To: <blml at rtflb.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [BLML] interesting dWS case [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
>
>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Thomas Dehn" <blml at arcor.de>
>>> To: <blml at rtflb.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:01 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [BLML] interesting dWS case [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
>>>
>>>
>>> >> >
>>> > I still think that the dWS is wrong. Not because of
>>> > what TFLB says, but in practical terms.
>>> >
>>> +=+ I am in doubt as to what dWS is or its implications.
>>>       However, from what (little) I have read of this topic
>>> the reference to TFLB is misplaced since wherever this
>>> episode occurred it was not in a competition played
>>> under the Laws of Duplicate Bridge.
>>
> ..........................................................................
>> There exist two philosophies on how to deal with defects
>> in a law.
>>
>> 1. "This law is a bad law, but nevertheless I will follow it literally"
>>
>> 2. "This law is a bad law. I will violate it, and do something sensible
>> instead".
>>
> +=+ If a tournament is specified to be played under the Laws
> of Duplicate Bridge there is a contract between the entrant
> and the tournament organizer that the specified laws will
> be applied.
>      As to your item (2.) you are surely not suggesting that
> there are Directors so arrogant and bumptious as to replace
> the appointed law with a substitute of their own devising?
>                                         ~ Grattan ~   +=+

I know maybe you are just tongue-in-cheek here. But in case you are not --  
as far as I know, the claim laws and UI laws are too incompetently written  
to be actually followed.


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