2 Clubs or red suits
Result: 2C NS -100
Statement of Facts and Ruling: South did not raise 2C, on the basis that her
partner's bid may not have been natural. This information arose
because of North's explanation of 1S.
It was ruled that South may have
acted on the unauthorised information arising from partner's explanation of
1S - an infraction under Law 16.
Score adjusted to NS -800.
North was a passed hand, South may have
South may well have been alerted to her mistake
when considering North's 2C bid - was it a cue raise ?
E/W freely admitted that given each had length in
clubs they would been unable to double for penalty. West has a
The alteration to a doubled contract is totally
Systemically 4C is not available (minor key
2C P 4C P
= penalties, as no takeout double of
of the Appeals Committee: Regarding the
The Tournament Director confirmed that South,
having UI, cannot pass by point of law.
Yes, the Appeals Committee assessed "may well
have" as 65% chance - leads to 4SX.
The Appeals Committee checked that East has a
penalty X of 4C available, due to failure to double 2C for
Verbal comment re 4C minor keycard: if South
without UI bids 1S as natural and takes 2C as natural, may bid 4C
whether minor KC or not.
Dismissed as unlikely any call less than 4C by
South. Checked EW can double game contracts for
(40% 4SX -300) = 120
(25% 4SX - 500) = 125
4CX - 800) = 240
(5% 5CX - 1100) = 55
i..e. 540 to E/W in keeping with recent WBF