[BLML] EBU Director exam 2009 question 8
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Thu Feb 7 17:21:57 CET 2013
On Feb 7, 2013, at 9:26 AM, Robert Frick <rfrick at rfrick.info> wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:22:59 -0500, Sven Pran <svenpran at online.no> wrote:
>> And what if he just bids 2D anyway? (before TD arrives if that makes any
> Or after?
> As I understand it, if he asks the director if he can change his call, the
> answer is no. But if then does it anyway, wouldn't L25B1 apply?
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>>> Peter Eidt
>>> Von: "Sven Pran" <svenpran at online.no>
>>>> Would it make any difference if the player instead of saying words to
>>>> the effect: "May I change my bid to 2D?"
>>>> Says words to the effect:
>>>> "I should bid 2D."
>>> no. After TD arrived there will be no chance for a 2D bid.
We can't make our rulings dependent on trivial semantic quibbles. It is absurd to argue that, "I change my bid to 2D!" versus "May I change my bid to 2D?" should produce opposite rulings. We either apply L25B1 to the situation or we don't, regardless of how (politely) the player phrased his intention.
I would argue that we should apply L25B1 in these cases, on the general principle that a non-offender shouldn't lose options by calling the director.
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