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                         (AND OTHER ,MULTI-CLUB EVENTS)


07 JAN 2004    MAKING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS 
  
14 DEC 2003   THE REVOKE PENALTY      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Revoke Penalty - By John Mcilrath
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Firstly , could we please get rid of the myth that there is a "two trick penalty".
Often I get to the table and players say "well, that's two tricks to them". How wrong
they are!

So, what is the penalty? Remember that penalties are only for established revokes.

(Click here to read Law 63 about establishment of revokes.....Chris)


Once the revoke has been established there is a transfer of 0, 1 or 2 tricks to the opponents.
Let's look at each one.

The questions I ask the player who revoked are:

    A. Did you win the trick on which you revoked?
    B. Did partner win the trick on which you revoked?
    C. Did you or your partner win any subsequent tricks?
    D. Did you win a later trick with a card that you could have played on the revoke trick?

Answers:

    A. YES - Transfer 1 trick plus one more if the offending side wins any subsequent trick
         NO  -  Consider answers to questions B,C and D

    B. YES - Transfer 1 trick and check answer to question D
         NO   - Consider answers to questions C and D

    C. YES - Transfer 1 trick and check answer to question D
          NO   - Consider answers to question D

    D. YES - If answer to this question is YES, transfer one additional trick
          NO  - No further penalty

Remember that you cannot transfer more tricks than have been won by the offending side
from the time of the revoke. In other words, there is no penalty if the offending side did not
win the revoke trick or any subsequent tricks.

Exception:  Very occasionally the transfer of tricks does not sufficiently compensate the non-offenders.
                     In this case the director may give an adjusted score.

 

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MAKING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS - by Michael Lawrence
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Do you know your partnership agreements? Here are some questions focusing on commonly misunderstood areas of bidding. Note We are not giving suggestions!

1. Can you open 1NT with a 5 card major?

2. Can you open 1NT with a small doubleton?

3. How do you sign off in clubs if partner opens 1NT and you have:
         Spades 74   Hearts 92  Diamonds J82  Clubs J109864   ?

4. How many points does responder have when the bidding goes
         1NT - 2C  - 2D  - 2H  ?

5. If your partner opens 1NT and is doubled, what does it mean if you bid 2C?


6. The bidding starts:
                                  1C   --  1H
                                  1S  --   3C

          Is 3C forcing or invitational to 3NT/5C?

7. The bidding starts:
                                  1C   --  1H
                                  1S  --   3H

        Is 3H forcing or invitational to 3NT/4H?

8. The bidding starts:
                                  1C   --  1H
                                  1S  --    3S

        Is 3S forcing or invitational to 3NT/3S?

9. The bidding starts:
                                  1C   --  1H
                                  1S  --   2NT

        Is 2NT forcing or invitational to 3NT or 4S/4H?

10. If you respond 2D to partner's 1S bid, do you promise another bid?

11. In third seat, what is the weakest hand you will open?

12. In third seat, will you open a weak 2 bid with a 5 card suit?

13. If you use strong 2C bids, how does the responder show a really bad hand?

14. How do you answer Blackwood if you have a void suit?

15. What does your 1NT bid show when a 1H bid is passed around to you?
                  i.e.  1H  --  Pass  --  Pass  -- 1NT

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