[BLML] Can a complete designation become incomplete?[SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
rfrick at rfrick.info
Tue Feb 19 15:41:55 CET 2013
There is a reasonably easy resolution to this. (It uses Sven's thought for
how to fix the laws concerning a played card.)
When a player says "three", the designation is not yet finished. According
the Law 45C4(a), the play of the three probably is not yet compulsory.
However, Law 46B3(b) requires the player to play a three. So the player
must designate which three he intends to play, and now Law 45C4(a) kicks
in and the intended call cannot be changed.
So the player calls for a "three" from dummy when there are two threes. He
cannot change to the jack of hearts. (Richard, I now see, suggested
otherwise. Sorry about repeatedly asking you a question you had answered.)
A player says "three of" and stops. The player has said three and must
play a three.
Of course, if you as director let people change the designation of "three"
(or "low" or "spade"), then they can always just change the others.
This works like the Belgium regulation, except it allows a player to
change his designation when he does not finish the word (e.g., "thr"). It
fits the ACBL regulation. It leads to reasonable rulings.
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