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These pages are an attempt to inform bridge players of  the laws governing our game.  In particular, we will be looking at everyday situations where the TD is called.  These pages will be updated each month, so please come again!  

Always call the TD- do not take the law into your own hands.  However small an infringement is, always get the TD present before proceeding.  A typical situation: Your partner opens 1Hand you respond 1S.  Then you are informed that your bid is insufficient since your RHO has overcalled 2C, which you didn't see.  Do you automatically correct to 2S?  The correct procedure is to call the TD instantly.  He will give you various options and may even give you a chance to make a negative double!  Yes, this is allowed now - the Laws have changed somewhat in the last update.



Issue Date Topic
1 2 Aug 2014 Use of the STOP card
2 23 Aug 2014 The Revoke
3 20 Sep 2014 Failure to Alert
4 6 Oct 2014 on Penalty Cards
5 28 Oct 2014 Card played inadvertently
6 17 Jan 2015 When is a revoke established?
7 Feb 2015 The pre-alert
8 3 March 2015 Unplayable Boards
9 17 March 2015 Penalty Cards
10 April 2015 The Clarification Period
11 May 2015 Misinformation / wrong explanation
12 June/July 2015 When to alert / announce
13 August 2015 Missing a card at trick 10
14 September 2015 Opponent mishears and plays before dummy
15 October 2015 Missing card / When is a card played?
16 November 2015 2 x Unauthorized Information cases
18 30 Dec 2015 Announce/Alert + STOP usage
19 Feb 2016 Always count your cards first!
20 Mar 2016 Play in tempo
21 Apr 2016 Hesitations in Bidding
22 May 2016 Two spade queens in one hand
23 June 2016 Getting blood from a stone
24 July 2016 STOP card revisited
25 Aug 2016 Strong preempt? / Hesitation then PASS
26 Sep 2016 Unauthorized Information (again)
27 Oct 2016 Rules for opening at the 2-level
28 Nov 2016 12 and 14 cards - discovered late
29 Dec 2016 More on Hesitations


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