Counting your cards
Tournament director was called to a table the other night. A problem arose when it was discovered towards then end of the game
that East had started with 14 cards and West had started with only 12 cards. North/South were in their contract and had committed no foul.
TD rules as follows -
(a) East/West from the previous round who misplaced the cards were given a warning
(b) East /West who found the problem were awarded Average Minus as they have a
responsibility to count their cards before looking at same. Had one of them done so
the error would have been discovered and fixed,
(c) North/South were awared an average as they were not involved in the problem.