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Rui Marques
Rui Marques
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July 15, 2014
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EBL CHIEF TD, WBF Assistant Chief TD.

My views and opinions expressed on BW are purely personal and do not reflect EBL/WBF positions on the matters discussed.

Sometimes staying in the USA, Philadelphia, sometimes staying in Portugal, Cascais 

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How would you rule?
I agree that I went overboard on my comment above. But some decisions cause that effect on me sometimes. Maybe one thing to improve the general situation would be to create a pool of selectable people for ACs and have them take a course on the laws for acs specifically
How would you rule?
But there must be a way to stop the kind of AC decisions like the one from the OP
How would you rule?
An overstatement yes. Not big. If you take into account all the ACs at all the levels of the game, not big
How would you rule?
I didn't commentate on the ruling ( others did it perfectly). But the AC committee in this case is way out of line. When people show examples why ACs should not be abolished, they should consider that for each of those there's probably 10 of these... "Silly" is a ...
Does the quick bid by the opponent bar you? No Are you barred from the auction because partner broke tempo? No Should your opponent, allegedly a TD, said what he said? No, because he is just a player at the table and because HE IS WRONG. Should you bid 5D ...
TD case- Am I wrong?
If facts are correct, NS seem to have a concealed (and maybe only implicit) agreement, based on UI information.
TD case- Am I wrong?
Even on the 2016 Laws, the question asked (or not asked) is UI to partner, so 40B3 only applies to questions asked by the opponents or to the response by the opponent.
How would you rule?
The facts are so incomplete... Fill the gaps please.
Ruling help - the whole story
You may also find useful this updated version, presented in the Athens EBL TD workshop 2017:
Ruling help - the whole story

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