Case 7

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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