[BLML] Delayed challenge to a claim [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Robert Frick rfrick at rfrick.info
Thu Nov 7 07:16:05 CET 2013


On Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:07:36 -0500, Richard HILLS  
<richard.hills at immi.gov.au> wrote:

>> UNOFFICIAL
>
>> Declarer claims, saying dummy is good (diamonds and clubs). After the
>> hands are put back in the board, but before starting the next hand, the
>> defence contests the claim, noting that clubs are blocked and declarer
>> will end up in his hand.
>>
>> So what happens?
>>
>> It depends now on what declarer has in his hand. The question is, in
>> case of doubt, which is certainly the case tonight, who gets the  
>> benefit of
>> the doubt?
>>
>> The rules seem clear that it is defending side. Even though they kind of 
>> created the problem.
>Richard Hills:
>(1) The non-claimers did NOT create any irregularity whatsoever. A non-
> claiming side has a RIGHT to delay acceptance of a claim under Law 69A.
>(2) Law 70A’s prescription on “Doubt” merely states that “...any doubtful
> point ++as to a claim++ shall be resolved against the claimer...”. If  
> there is
> doubt as to the cards played to tricks BEFORE the claim, then the  
> relevant
> Laws are Law 65D and Law 85.

I don't see how L65D is relevant. Can you explain? To recap, the players  
have put their cards back in the board and the defenders are now  
challenging the claim.



>>
> (3) A competent Aussie Director would carefully take the time to re-
> construct the doubtful tricks before the claim.
>
>> So, it can be do the defenders’ advantage, if they want to dispute a  
>> claim,
>> to wait until the hands are shuffled and put back in the board?
>Richard Hills:
>(4) Giving an unthinking immediate ruling in favour of the non-claimers
> on the doubtful facts of the pre-claim played tricks is a Director’s  
> Error.
>Lord Melbourne (British Prime Minister 1834, 1835 – 1841):
>“When in doubt what should be done, do nothing.”
> UNOFFICIAL
>
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