TABLE OF CONTENTS







 

PROMULGATING BODY AND APPROVING BODIES

PREFACE TO THE EUROPEAN EDITION

SCOPE AND INTERPRETATION OF THE LAWS

I.


CHAPTER I. DEFINITIONS

II.


CHAPTER II. PRELIMINARIES
1. - .LAW 1 - THE PACK - RANK OF CARDS AND SUITS
2. LAW 2 - THE DUPLICATE BOARDS
3. LAW 3 - ARRANGEMENT OF TABLES
4. LAW 4 - PARTNERSHIPS
5. LAW 5 - ASSIGNMENT OF SEATS

III.


CHAPTER III. PREPARATION AND PROGRESSION
6. LAW 6 - THE SHUFFLE AND DEAL
7. LAW 7 - CONTROL OF BOARD AND CARDS
8. LAW 8 - SEQUENCE OF ROUNDS

IV. ,


CHAPTER IV. GENERAL LAWS GOVERNING IRREGULARITIES
9. , LAW 9 - PROCEDURE FOLLOWING AN IRREGULARITY
10. LAW 10 - ASSESSMENT OF A PENALTY
11. LAW 11 - FORFEITURE OF THE RIGHT TO PENALISE
12. , LAW 12 - DIRECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY POWERS
13. LAW 13 - INCORRECT NUMBER OF CARDS
14. LAW 14 - MISSING CARD
15. LAW 15 - PLAY OF A WRONG BOARD
16. LAW 16 - UNAUTHORISED INFORMATION

V.


CHAPTER V. THE AUCTION

I.

PART I. CORRECT PROCEDURE
1. SECTION ONE. AUCTION PERIOD
17. LAW 17 - DURATION OF THE AUCTION
18. LAW 18 - BIDS
19. LAW 19 - DOUBLES AND REDOUBLES
20. LAW 20 - REVIEW AND EXPLANATION OF CALLS
21. , LAW 21 - CALL BASED ON MISINFORMATION
2. SECTION TWO. AUCTION HAS ENDED
22. LAW 22 - PROCEDURE AFTER THE AUCTION HAS ENDED

II.

PART II. IRREGULARITIES IN PROCEDURE
23. , LAW 23 - DAMAGING ENFORCED PASS
1. , SECTION ONE. EXPOSED CARD, AUCTION PERIOD
24. , LAW 24 - CARD EXPOSED OR LED DURING AUCTION
2. SECTION TWO. CHANGES OF CALLS
25. LAW 25 - LEGAL AND ILLEGAL CHANGES OF CALL
26. , LAW 26 - CALL WITHDRAWN, LEAD PENALTIES
3. SECTION THREE. INSUFFICIENT BID
27. LAW 27 - INSUFFICIENT BID
4. SECTION FOUR. CALL OUT OF ROTATION
28. , LAW 28 - CALLS CONSIDERED TO BE IN ROTATION
29. LAW 29 - PROCEDURE AFTER A CALL OUT OF ROTATION
30. LAW 30 - PASS OUT OF ROTATION
31. LAW 31 - BID OUT OF ROTATION
32. LAW 32 - DOUBLE OR REDOUBLE OUT OF ROTATION
33. LAW 33 - SIMULTANEOUS CALLS
34. LAW 34 - RETENTION OF RIGHT TO CALL
35. LAW 35 - INADMISSIBLE CALL CONDONED
5. SECTION FIVE. INADMISSIBLE CALLS
36. LAW 36 - INADMISSIBLE DOUBLE OR REDOUBLE
37. , LAW 37 - ACTION VIOLATING OBLIGATION TO PASS
38. LAW 38 - BID OF MORE THAN SEVEN
39. LAW 39 - CALL AFTER FINAL PASS
6. SECTION SIX. CONVENTIONS AND AGREEMENTS
40. LAW 40 - PARTNERSHIP UNDERSTANDINGS

VI.


CHAPTER VI. THE PLAY

I.

PART I. PROCEDURE
1. SECTION ONE. CORRECT PROCEDURE
41. LAW 41 - COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY
42. LAW 42 - DUMMY'S RIGHTS
43. LAW 43 - DUMMY'S LIMITATIONS
44. LAW 44 - SEQUENCE AND PROCEDURE OF PLAY
45. LAW 45 - CARD PLAYED
2. SECTION TWO. IRREGULARITIES IN PROCEDURE
46. LAW 46 - INCOMPLETE OR ERRONEOUS CALL OF CARD FROM DUMMY
47. LAW 47 - RETRACTION OF CARD PLAYED

II.

PART II. PENALTY CARD
48. LAW 48 - EXPOSURE OF DECLARER'S CARDS
49. LAW 49 - EXPOSURE OF A DEFENDER'S CARDS
50. LAW 50 - DISPOSITION OF PENALTY CARD
51. LAW 51 - TWO OR MORE PENALTY CARDS
52. LAW 52 - FAILURE TO LEAD OR PLAY A PENALTY CARD

III.

PART III. IRREGULAR LEADS AND PLAYS
1. SECTION ONE. LEAD OUT OF TURN
53. LAW 53 - LEAD OUT OF TURN ACCEPTED
54. LAW 54 - FACED OPENING LEAD OUT OF TURN
55. LAW 55 - DECLARER'S LEAD OUT OF TURN
56. LAW 56 - DEFENDER'S LEAD OUT OF TURN
2. SECTION TWO. OTHER IRREGULAR LEADS AND PLAYS
57. LAW 57 - PREMATURE LEAD OR PLAY BY DEFENDER
58. LAW 58 - SIMULTANEOUS LEADS OR PLAYS
59. LAW 59 - INABILITY TO LEAD OR PLAY AS REQUIRED
60. LAW 60 - PLAY AFTER AN ILLEGAL PLAY
3. SECTION THREE. THE REVOKE
61. - , LAW 61 - FAILURE TO FOLLOW SUIT - INQUIRIES CONCERNING A REVOKE
62. LAW 62 - CORRECTION OF A REVOKE
63. LAW 63 - ESTABLISHMENT OF A REVOKE
64. LAW 64 - PROCEDURE AFTER ESTABLISHMENT OF A REVOKE

IV.

PART IV. TRICKS
65. LAW 65 - ARRANGEMENT OF TRICKS
66. LAW 66 - INSPECTION OF TRICKS
67. LAW 67 - DEFECTIVE TRICK

V.

PART V. CLAIMS AND CONCESSIONS
68. LAW 68 - CLAIM OR CONCESSION OF TRICKS
69. LAW 69 - ACQUIESCENCE IN CLAIM OR CONCESSION
70. LAW 70 - CONTESTED CLAIMS
71. LAW 71 - CONCESSION CANCELLED

VII.


CHAPTER VII. PROPRIETIES
72. LAW 72 - GENERAL PRINCIPLES
73. LAW 73 - COMMUNICATION
74. LAW 74 - CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE
75. LAW 75 - PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS
76. LAW 76 - SPECTATORS

VIII.


CHAPTER VIII. THE SCORE
77. LAW 77 - DUPLICATE BRIDGE SCORING TABLE
78. LAW 78 - METHODS OF SCORING
79. LAW 79 - TRICKS WON

IX.


CHAPTER IX. TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP
80. LAW 80 - SPONSORING ORGANISATION

X.


CHAPTER X. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
1. SECTION ONE. RESPONSIBILITIES
81. LAW 81 - DUTIES AND POWERS
82. LAW 82 - RECTIFICATION OF ERRORS OF PROCEDURE
83. LAW 83 - NOTIFICATION OF THE RIGHT TO APPEAL
2. SECTION TWO. RULINGS
84. LAW 84 - RULINGS ON AGREED FACTS
85. LAW 85 - RULINGS ON DISPUTED FACTS
3. SECTION THREE. CORRECTION OF IRREGULARITIES
86. LAW 86 - IN TEAM PLAY
87. LAW 87 - FOULED BOARD
4. SECTION FOUR. PENALTIES
88. LAW 88 - AWARD OF INDEMNITY POINTS
89. LAW 89 - PENALTIES IN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
90. LAW 90 - PROCEDURAL PENALTIES
91. LAW 91 - PENALISE OR SUSPEND

XI.


CHAPTER XI. APPEALS
92. LAW 92 - RIGHT TO APPEAL
93. LAW 93 - PROCEDURES OF APPEAL

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APPENDIX 1
, , , 1997 Minutes of the meeting of the WBF Laws Committee Hammamet, October, 1997

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APPENDIX 2
, 1998.NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF THE LAWSBY THE WBFLC AT LILLE, 1998
1. 1. Psychic Bids and Plays
2. 92D ")" .2. In Law 92D there should be a comma after "contest)"
3. 3. Procedures for awarding assigned adjusted scores
4. " " 1214. About meaning of "average minus" where used in Law 12C1
5. ""5. Definition of "Convention"
6. 25.6. Purposeful corrections of call under Law 25B
7. , .7. Actions authorised in the laws
8. 2518. Footnote to Law 25B1
9. 20F1 20F29. Laws 20F1 and 20F2
10. 10. Asking questions
11. 8611. Law 86C
12. , 12. Information arising from possession of a Penalty Card
13. 13. Beneficial effect of a Penalty Card
14. 4014. Law 40E
15. , 15. Misleading correction
16. 1716. Law 17
17. 17. WBF Regulations applying when screens are in use
18. 18. Other odds

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APPENDIX 3
, , , 1999 .CODE OF PRACTICE, FIRST EDITIONWBF, LAUSANNE, NOVEMBER, 1999.
Foreword
Composition of Appeals Committees
Personnel
Withdrawal
Function of an Appeal Committee
Decisions of Appeal Committees
" "Appeal to "national authority"
Score adjustment
123Law 12C3
Instruction to Chief Tournament Director
Inclination of committee
Ethics
" ""Unauthorized information"
Use of unauthorized information
Discrepancies between explanations given and the related hands
Psychic calls
Disclosure of psychic tendencies
False carding by defenders
"""Special"
Action behind screens
Procedural penalties
Reporting of appeals

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APPENDIX 4
, 2000, MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WBF LAWS COMMITTEE, JANUARY 11TH, 2000,IN BERMUDA

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APPENDIX 5
, , - , 2000Minutes of the meeting of the WBF laws committee, Maastricht, aug - sept, 2000

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APPENDIX 6
, , - , 2001Minutes of the meeting of the WBF Laws Committee, Paris, October - November, 2001

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APPENDIX 7
. , , , 2000 WBF General Conditions of Contest, Modifications of Penalties when Screens are in Use, June, 2000


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