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Jane, under ACBL rules the use of Mid-Chart MUST be included in tournament advertising. The only exception is

“The requirement for advertising does not extend to use in Flt A or higher brackets of KO”

Specifically KO, because of the longer match lengths, I'd imagine.

And I don't know that that one member actually knew–I was posting a theoretical, for reasons I stated earlier in this thread, asking “what if any is their responsibility to know?”
May 16, 2016
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Yes, I was the player who called the TD. They were eventually told they couldn't use their Mid-Chart stuff, but they'd been using it for the previous five rounds. I personally think they should have been disqualified from the event, and I'm still shocked they were not, and allowed to keep their overall placing.

I'm phrasing it like this at the suggestion of my partner, who is definitely the diplomat in our partnership :). He suggested not calling them out by name, at least at first.
May 16, 2016
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Also, in Mid or Super-Chart events here in ACBL land, when these methods ARE allowed, it is the pair's obligation to provide the ACBL suggested defense booklet. This pair did not even do that. So even if the methods WERE legal in the event–which they were NOT–the pair still would have not been living up to their obligations.
May 16, 2016
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Everyone in an event, whatever the rules are, should be playing by the same rules. This pair/team was not.

Whether Multi and other things they were playing SHOULD be allowed in the top bracket of an open Round-Robin Swiss is a totally different argument. For this event, they were not allowed. And a pair of this pair's level of experience had to, or SHOULD HAVE, known that, and played the methods anyway.
May 16, 2016
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They were caught at the start of round 6. In my opinion a team that has been deliberately playing multiple methods they knew, or should have known, to be against the rules of the event should be disqualified. Hasta la vista, baby.
May 16, 2016
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There's nothing to check out. If you're a World Champion and multi-time National Champion, you should be quite aware of what is and is not permitted under the GCC. Nothing to check out–you TELL your teammates “don't even think about playing this stuff.”
May 15, 2016
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The client was captain.
May 15, 2016
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There is no way they did not know their system was not permitted in a GCC event (Multi, 2H/2S were 2-11 HCP and weird, and transfer responses to a 1C opener–and that's just what was seen on their card in a quick glance.)
May 15, 2016
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If you are aware that their system is NOT GCC permissible, would that change your answer any?
May 15, 2016
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Banning these two for life is the only acceptable outcome.
May 4, 2016
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April 16, 2016
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No, if this law stands, and the ACBL insists on keeping headquarters in Missisippi, members hitting them in the pocketbook may persuade them otherwise.
April 12, 2016
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If this law is not overturned and ACBL stays in Mississippi, perhaps a boycott by members refusing to renew will make them think otherwise.
April 11, 2016
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A simple summation is all that is needed. You get caught cheating, you should be gone for life. No discussion, no circumstances, no nothing. Gone, goodbye, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
April 7, 2016
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They should be gone for life. Period.
April 7, 2016
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All I can say is, please bid like that against me at IMPS. PLEASE.
March 9, 2016
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Yes, there is. But only bidding 2D on this hand is ridiculous.
March 9, 2016
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Would you rather get passed possibly in 2D? Get real.
March 8, 2016
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A liar and a cheater. Who cares what he says.
Feb. 9, 2016
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I abstained because I know what works, from the person who gave me this hand…but don't you think it's VERY likely that West has five spades (at least)?
Feb. 7, 2016
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