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When to call the Director

At Evesham we have Directors who volunteer to organize and run our duplicate sessions whilst playing themselves. Their time is obviously stretched to the limit to cover both playing the hands and Directing if we make lots of calls for assistance. Do not be afraid to call the Director if a problem has occurred at your table, it is better to get advice immediately before mistakes are compounded and the wrong action taken by players in error, but call him for the right reasons.

Generally the Director should be called when there is an irregularity in the bidding or play as outlined in the EBU guidelines. Such as the following examples:

  1. When there is a defender's exposed card
  2. When an opponent has corrected any information he or his partner has given - and this includes saying that something should or should not have been alerted.
  3. When there is any bad behaviour.
  4. When there has been an insufficient bid.
  5. When there is a dispute over a claim
  6. When a player can't (or won't) answer questions about the meaning of a call (or play).

There are times, however, when players can assist the Director by following set procedures and with common sense which makes for a smoother session for everyone. Here are some examples which we can all follow:-

  1. North should check that they are playing the correct opponents and the correct boards after each movement.
  2. Whenever North enters a score, East should check it thoroughly. Specifically check that the information is correct: Contract, Tricks Taken, and the correct score recorded.
  3. Boards should not be passed from one table to another until the director tells E/W to move. I know people are trying to be helpful but with two sets of boards on the same table, there is always the chance of the wrong boards being passed to the next table.