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What is Normal?

Law 70 - Contested Claim or Concession

...C. There is an outstanding trump

...3. a trick could be lost to that trump by any normal* play

* For the purposes of Laws 70 and 71, “normal” includes play that would be careless or inferior for the class of player involved.


Spades are Trumps

Dummy, on lead has A and A

Declarer claims the last 2 tricks without making any further statement.

a defender has a small trump and no diamonds.


Could not leading the Trump Ace in this 2 card ending be considered "Normal"?

Yes - Not leading the Trump Ace is careless but a possibility
No - Not leading the Trump Ace is beyond careless
Depends on the level of player - For some players it would be a possibility but for some it would not

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