The bidding in an Auction deal was as follows:--
1st 2d 3d 4th
Round Round Round Round
North 1 Club 1 Heart 2 Hearts No
East 1 Diamond No Double No
South No No 3 Clubs
West No 2 Diamonds No
South claimed that his partner, having abandoned the Club declaration,
he (South) became the real Club bidder, and, having made the final
declaration, was entitled to play the combined hands.
Rule 46 provides that when the winning suit was first bid by the
partner, no matter what bids have intervened, he shall play the
This rule decides the case.
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