Mailshot 16: May 2020
1. The bidding proceeds 1C by partner and your RHO goes 3C.
This is promptly alerted and explained as "Both Majors,
ghestem." It continues -
1C - (3C) - P - (3H)
P - (3S) - All Pass
It transpires at the end that 3C was actually Spades + Diamonds, the bidder
made a mistake. The correct bid was 2C. In the meantime, you were cold for
3H and 3S went -2 for 100 to you. 3H would have been -5.
The 3C bidder had: K109xx, xx, AKJxx, x
DIRECTOR! What ruling do you expect?
2. Player opened 1NT in 3rd seat with
Ax Bidding went 1NT - 3NT.
3NT made on the nose after a small spade was led, away from A-Q-10-6.
A heart lead beats this by 2 tricks.
DIRECTOR! Your ruling?
3. A couple from Europe come to play at your club (they are on a cruise
liner and disembarked for the day). Players have a convention card
and asked the TD to look over it and to approve it. You scan the CC
and all looks fine. You get to carding and see:
a) They lead smallest from xx in suit contracts;
b) They make roman signals on honour leads (A or K).
[roman = odd likes, even dislikes with suit preference]
As the TD, what do you tell the pair?
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