Laws of Duplicate Bridge
No not the little yellow Book. I was just wondering, between the three of us!, whether anyone has produced a shortened version solely for the New Bridge player?
The reason why I bring this up is because we have played in a several clubs recently and find that some of the most basic Laws and regulations are not understood by many players. For instance we have had an opening 2 Club bid "announced as ""20 to 22""; My partner has been told to remove the stop card even though 10 seconds have not elapsed; a pass card played before the stop card has been removed; a defender has held their card face down after their partner has led but before a card has been played from dummy; bidding cards removed from the table even though the lead card has not been placed face down on the table and searching looks as to why the lead has not been made! Obviously there are the usual unauthorised information exchanges during the bidding and play (we have all three of us seen them). Now I don't mind most of them because they usually give me authorised information which I make full use of. I then get asked "how did you know.....?". I also find that in some cases if you call the director it makes you feel like a "dragon" and upsetting the "local" way of doing things.
So I wondered if there was any way to make a general laws session within teaching so that all students are given the same laws structure with reasons why they are appropriate. I don't mean that we go through the likes of the revoke laws but more the ones that will protect them.
Any thoughts Martin and John? Or any one else that gets lost and finds this thread.