Re: Alert question ACBL land
- From: "raija d" <mustikka@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 19:34:27 -0800
"Steve Willner" <swillner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Stu Goodgold wrote:
In the ACBL, all calls above 3NT, starting with opener's rebid are not
alerted until after the auction is over, ie. are delayed alerts.
I just checked this with the Alert Procedures document,
and Stu appears to be correct. My memory is that the rule used to say
"bids" rather than "calls," i.e., passes, doubles, and redoubles (if
alertable at all) were always immediate alerts. Anybody know when this
got changed? Or is my memory just wrong again? (Nothing new if so!)
After the auction you should state '4C was an ace-asking bid'. The
opening leader can then ask questions if needed.
The same Alert Procedures document says "4C Gerber (any variety over
notrump) and expected responses thereto do not require an Alert of any
kind." I was surprised by this, too.
But a 4C bid that is not a jump from natural NT to 4C, is NOT Gerber.
Therefore, this 4C is not subject to the exclusion (if there is one; I
didn't find it, but that doesnt mean it isnt there, I just did not find it)
However, your 4C bid is not at all obvious. In fact, I would never
take it as ace-asking,
Me either, but the document seems explicit. Another one that fooled me
was 2C advancing a 1NT overcall (and also 3C advancing 2NT). The bid
isn't alertable if it's either natural or Stayman. You just have to ask.
(Unless the rules have changed yet again -- always possible!)