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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fearghals Law changes overview also Bridge Now ratings May 24

Today I attended the unveiling of the changes of the bridge laws in Templogue.
Fearghal O'Boyle lifted the veil on the changes in the LAWS of Duplicate Bridge published recently.

One major point was the lack of interest of most of the attendees to rush to look up a law as Fearghal mentioned various infractions. I expect most GAA referees of club senior standard have studied their rules from front to back and feed it back to their club mates. So our TDs should be moving forward in a similar manner.

John Royds gave a fine presentation on movements and the here to fore little studied balance in Howell and Mitchel one winner movements. John also presented a history of bridge movements and
his own experience of emailing a 90 something year old bridge movements legend.

SO all directors need to become COMFORTABLE WITH THE RULEBOOK.

The big change is in LAW 29 where bids and passes out of turn are now dealt with by playing bridge rather than poker. No longer do you have to punt 3NT because your partner is silenced. The offender just replaces his bid with a comparable bid and we play bridge.

The link below from English Bridge Union details the changes for those interested
http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/articles/new-laws-changes.pdf

There are many helps to this

1. EBL website has some exercises
2, EBU website has many assists
3. Fearghal does a monthly page in Irish Bridge Journal

There are many other LAWS and APPEALS pages like ACBL

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Meanwhile .. on http://bridge-now.com    here are the top 100 players

Igor Milevoj the recent top rating took a heavy hit this week dropping 80 points after a 58% week.


United States
jim me 
2258
Croatia
Igor Milevoj 
2195
Ireland
Karl Cashen 
2151
France
WBridge5 (Robot) 
2094
Patrick 27  2059
Belgium
Pierre DELVAULX 
2052
pietro serioi 2046
Poland
Marek.C 
2041
David Welsh  2017
MC51  2012
United Kingdom
Jim Wills 
2011
pinco pallino  2005
United States
John Horn 
1997
Ireland
pat cassidy 
1996
Poland
dr. Eddie 
1992
Italy
Terry 
1991
France
Bernard CARPENTIER 
1988
United States
Jinn 
1987
France
gilles lacroix 
1982
Kerostia 1979
Moldova, Republic of
Igor Bek 
1978
Ireland
Eamon Galligan 
1975
Netherlands
Jan Stavast 
1975
Taiwan
GrantK 
1968
Belgium
Tamara de Grady 
1965
B.J. O'Brien  1962
Moldova, Republic of
миша ройтман 
1953
Bulgaria
George Kissov 
1950
Ireland
Jeannie Fitzgerald 
1946
Ireland
Patricia A Kelly 
1942
Ireland
tom gilligan 
1939
France
Noëlle Delahaye-Levesque 
1926
Paul Johnson 1926
United Kingdom
Claude Martin 
1920
Etienne Delangre  1906
United States
Henry David 
1900
Belgium
zozo 
1899
France
Maurice Amar 
1894
Taiwan
Stanley Lin 
1890
Denmark
Jens Wamsler 
1888
France
GUIVARCH Jean François 
1882
France
Yves Costel 
1880
United Kingdom
Mr Bob 
1877
Max de Beer 1876
Graham Hazel  1875
Baile an Mhota  1866
United States
Bill Rasnick 
1855
Belgium
michel tourville 
1848
Canada
Allan McDonald 
1845
Canada
michel doyon 
1844
Italy
maxim68 
1844
Italy
Aldo Real 
1842
Alice Bayandor  1838
Italy
marcello martemucci 
1836
Tudor Trocan  1835
Franco Avezzano Comes 1833
France
Brigitte COUTHOUIS 
1833
India
Kailash Gupta 
1831
Fran Swift  1829
Belgium
Courtois Joseph 
1828
France
gerard clergeau 
1827
Faroe Islands
Art Vandalay 
1825
nahit 1824
France
Sboby 
1819
France
Catherine Dufour 
1817
Maire O'Keeffe  1816
France
Paule Amar 
1810
MargyJoy  1808
United States
Lynn High 
1806
Ireland
Michael Beirne 
1806
France
bgb37 
1806
Ireland
Tommy antonine@eircom.net 
1805
Belgium
Luc Vanderstichelen 
1805
United States
John Sawyer for Congress 
1802
France
birdy18 
1802