That is remarkably difficult to answer! No doubt there are cases, though not very many. For example, the TD may not order the board redealt because there is a difficult ruling to make [though I have known it to happen!].
If the wrong pair played a board it would seem reasonable to redeal it with the right pair.
Of course redealing is a common solution if the hand has not been played: if a board is dealt, and it is found to have 14 cards in one hand, 12 in another, the board is cancelled and redealt. Law 13A3 covers this.
Actually, consider this: if the hand is played like that Law 13 requires that the result be cancelled. While an artificial score could be given [the first paragraph of Law 13 says it should be] in paractical terms a redeal would seem sensible.
OK, let me summarise: if there is a ruling which leads to the result being cancelled for any reason, then a redeal [if there is time] seems a sensible alternative to an artificial score. But if there is a result which is not being cancelled then it should stand, or be adjusted by an assigned score.
It si a very wide field, and I would prefer to answer specific cases. Was there some problem that led to this question, and if so perhaps you could let us know what it was.
|Later this year the English Bridge Union intends to bring out its new "White Book" which contains lots of strange regulations, and advice for TDs. This problem will be addressed there, and it will be available on the EBU web site. I shall be posting the URL here on IBLF since it is of use to TDs throughout the world. Did I mention that I am the editor? |