Posted 2012-January-09, 19:53
I ♦ bidding the suit below the suit I'm actually showing not to be described as a "transfer" for the benefit of people unfamiliar with the concept of a transfer
Posted 2012-January-09, 22:38
I have come to realise it is futile to expect or hope a regular club game will be run in accordance with the laws. -- Jillybean
Factor in Alzheimers, and I can not recall a bad result from aggessive action in this situation. -- Aguahombre
Posted 2012-January-10, 04:16
Do you say as you're handing it to them "We need to pre-alert some of our system, it's written on the front here" *point to section*. That would seem to save time while also obeying the spirit if not the letter of the rule. If they want they can ask you to tell them anyway - which is also fine.
Posted 2012-January-10, 06:33
If your opponents playing the methods you described in an earlier post were doing this then they were not following the letter of the regulation either. The smaller old-style card is not permitted when playing level-4 conventions and the larger one has a space for things opponents should note on the front.
Posted 2012-January-11, 00:35
Since our CC doesn't have a place for this stuff, many players with pre-alerts have index cards (sometimes laminated) that they place on the table in front of the opponents. They also verbalize them as required, but the cards make things easier.