to Peter Kirk and Diana May –
top score of 71.54%. Well done!
Returns: Welcome back from the
South – Wayne and Mandy Mawhinney, Howard and Diane Laufer, and Ed
Leatherland. Sure hope you brought some warm weather with you -
Anderson has a
series of 3 lessons upcoming related to Two Over One. Contact him for
Events: Week of
April 23-27 – Spring Club Championships – Swiss Teams.
Milestones this month: New Club
Masters: Don and Joanne Jones.
Deviating from Partnership Agreements:
Frequently a player is faced with an unusual hand that requires
“creativity” in bidding. No bid from the partnership system addresses
the peculiarities of the hand before him. Some select “the least lie”
to describe the hand they hold, others hope for the best and make a bid
they know violates their partnership agreement. Their hope is to
perhaps find out further information on partner’s holding before making
their next call.
From Law 40.c. Deviation
from System and Psychic Action
1. A player may deviate from his side’s announced understandings
always, provided that his partner has no more reason to be aware of the
deviation than have the opponents. Repeated deviations lead to implicit
understandings, which then form part of the partnership’s methods and
must be disclosed in accordance with the regulations governing
disclosure of system. If the director judges there is undisclosed
knowledge that has damaged the opponents, he shall adjust the score and
may award a procedural penalty.
2. Other than the above, no player has any obligation to disclose to
the opponents that he has deviated from his announced methods.
expands upon this:
Partnership Understandings – General Guidelines: Players agreements,
whether implicit or explicit, must be available to your opponents.
However, a player may make any call or any play (including an
intentionally misleading one that departs from commonly accepted or
previously announced conventional practice) without prior announcement,
provided it is not based on a partnership understanding. In other
words, a player may make any bid that will fool partner and his
asked an old man: “Even after 70 years, you still call your wife –
darling, honey, luv. What’s the secret?"
man: “I forgot
her name and I’m scared to ask her.”