ACBL Laws Commission Minutes
KANSAS CITY, MO 17 MARCH, 2001
Chip Martel, Co-Chairman
Karen Allison, Ron Gerard
Amalya Kearse, Dan Morse
Jeff Polisner, Eric Rodwell
George Rosenkranz, Peggy Sutherlin
Chris Patrias, Secretary
Gary Blaiss, Rich Colker
Marvin French, Olin Hubert
Alan LeBendig, Matt Smith
Linda Trent, Adam Wildavsky
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m.
Gary Blaiss explained that Ralph Cohen was unable to attend because of a sudden illness. All those present expressed their wishes for Ralph's complete and speedy recovery.
The minutes of the meeting in Birmingham were approved.
Bobby Wolff asked the Commission to discuss three concepts:
1) Should some partnerships always be held to a standard of mistaken explanation rather than mistaken bid?
2) Should an effort be made to regulate psyching of natural calls for those partnerships that may have implicit understandings?
3) Should the psyching of all conventional calls be barred?
The Laws Commission was generally not in favor of these items but favored the idea of allowing more leeway to a Sponsoring Organization in regulating partnership agreements.
The working version of the laws for Bridge On-Line were approved. It was suggested that the ACBL look at the work that the WBF has done in this area.
The Laws Commission would be in favor of a proposal to change Law 68.D. so that the play of the hand could continue under certain circumstances.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.