I have just posted a hand where there seems to be UI. I think that the information I gave should be sufficient, but I was upset by other things relating to the same round:
Firstly, in the board I described, North opened 1
, and alerted her partner's jump to 4
. Now, while alerting that bid, North was looking directly at her partner's face, the whole time. Anyway, noticing her stare, I looked at South (the 4
bidder), and his body language was definitely saying that she shouldn't have been alerting. He sat back, with a confused look on his face.
To me this action, of watching your partner's face while you alert, seems completely unethical, although I won't mention the "c" word - i suppose in her defence, she could argue that she wants to get as much UI as possible, so as to be as ethical as possible about not taking advantage of it. However, even if this kind of thing is unethical, i can't see what can be done about it. It was my word against their word when i mentioned it to the director, and he believed them.
After this board, we still had to play three more boards against the same pair, and they were pretty rude to us from then on. It seemed they were annoyed that I had called the director, and thought I was accusing them of cheating. North, in particular, wouldn't stop glaring at me, which I found very off-putting. Again, even if this kind of thing is unethical, i can't see what can be done about it (although is this related to "Zero Tolerance" in the ACBL?)
In any case, I shrugged it off and carried on with the session - but was horrified, and very disappointed, when it transpired that this pair were the winners over the 90 board tournament!
I wasn't going to mention the names of the pair in question. I will just comment that I am a Regional Master, and was playing in a national tournament in Coventry, UK, this past weekend.