QBA Director Proficiency Test May 2019
Please do not cut and paste laws from the law book. Please answer in your own words, perhaps by writing what you would say and do at the table for a given situation. Quoting a law number is not a ruling.
Please give your name and email address and the name of your bridge club.
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1. You have 8 full tables and want to play 28 boards. What movement do you use?
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2. You have 5½ tables and want to play 27 boards. What movement do you use?
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3. You have 10½ tables and want to use boards 1-30 only. What movement do you use?
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4. You have 11½ tables and want 30 boards in play. What movement do you use?
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5. You are running a New England Relay movement for 6 teams.The tables are set up as shown above. Which table shares boards with Table 2?
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6. In your New England movement above, to which table do EW pairs move after playing at Table 3?
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7. Refer to the above score sheet from a duplicate pairs session using a Share and Relay Mitchell. How many matchpoints does Pair NS2 earn?
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8. Referring again to the score sheet above, how many matchpoints does Pair EW7 earn?
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9. What is a major penalty card?
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10. Declarer claims the last four tricks in her spade contract. A defender says, “Play it out.” Dummy says, “No,” and calls the director. Is this within the laws? Give the number for the law on which you have based your answer.
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11. East calls you to the table. He says, “I thought for some time about whether to accept partner’s cue raise (bidding an opponent’s suit to invite game). I decided not to bid game but passed instead of bidding 3S. I was never intending to let partner play in diamonds.” Do you allow a change of call?
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12. A defender realizes that she has only three cards in her hand when all the other players have four cards remaining. The missing card is on the floor under the table at which the board was previously played. How do you handle this situation?
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13. An auction has started as above. You have explained all the options to West and he does not wish to accept the 2D insufficient bid. In an uncontested auction, South’s 2D would show 0+ points and 5+ hearts. How do you rule if the offender corrects to 3H which according to the NS system shows 5+ hearts and 10+ points?
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14. You are called to a table after a hand had been played out. EW claim that North revoked on the third trick when he over-ruffed declarer to win that trick. The revoke is confirmed. How many tricks do you transfer as automatic trick adjustment if NS won two later tricks as well?
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15. Dummy appears to be void in diamonds so declarer ruffs and wins the opening lead of the ♦A. A singleton diamond appears in the dummy from under the hearts before trick 10. Declarer makes 13 tricks. Do you transfer any tricks as automatic trick adjustment?
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16. Following on from Q15, had the defenders been allowed to win the first trick they could have cashed the ♣A and the ♣K as well as winning the ♦A. Declarer had been able to discard his losing two clubs on dummy’s long hearts. What adjusted score do you award?
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17. South passed when North was dealer. West does not accept the pass so it is cancelled. North opens 1D. At his turn, South bids 1S (natural 4+ spades 6+ hcp) How do you rule?
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18. In the auction shown above, 2H shows 6+ hearts and 0-5 hcp. Does 2H require an alert when playing under the QBA Regulations?
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19. South withdraws a call that specifies hearts and spades as part of the rectification for an infraction. During the legal auction he shows a heart suit. East becomes the declarer. What lead restrictions are available to declarer the first time North is to lead to a trick?
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20. South is the presumed declarer however East faces the S6 as the opening lead. South announces that he does not accept the lead. What options are available to him to restrict the lead from West?
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