Duplicate Bridge laws 2017
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 Effective March 2017. 
 Comparison of Laws 2007 and 2017 - Here  
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  TABLE OF CONTENTS  

 Cover page  

 Preface to laws of Duplicate 2017  

 Introduction  

 DEFINITIONS 

 Laws 1 to 6 - PDF  

 LAW 01  THE PACK 
   A- Rank of cards and suits 
   B- The face of the cards  
   C- The backs of the cards  

 LAW 02  THE DUPLICATE BOARDS    

 LAW 03  THE ARRANGEMENT OF TABLES  

 LAW 04  THE PARTNERSHIPS  

 LAW 05  ASSIGNMENT OF SEATS  
   A- Initial position  
   B- Change of direction of Table  

 LAW 06  THE SHUFFLE AND DEAL  
   A- The Shuffle  
   B- The Deal  
   C- Representation of both Pairs  
   D- New Shuffle and New Deal  
   E- Director's option on Shuffling and Dealing  
   F- Duplication of Board  

 LAW 07  CONTROL OF BOARDS AND CARDS  
   A- Placement of Board  
   B- Removal of cards from Board  
   C- Returning cards to the Board  
   D- Responsibility for procedures  

 LAW 08  SEQUENCE OF ROUNDS  
   A- Movement of Boards and Players  
   B- End of Rounds  
   C- End of last Round and last session  

 LAW 09  PROCEDURE FOLLOWING AN IRREGULARITY  
   A- Drawing attention to an irregularity  
   B- After attention is drawn to an irregularity  
   C- Premature correction of an irregularity  

 LAW 10  ASSESSMENT OF RECTIFICATION  
   A- Right to determine Rectification  
   B- Cancel of enforcement or waiver of rectification  
   C- Choice after an irregularity  

 LAW 11  FORFEITURE OF THE RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION   
   A-  Action by the Non-Offending side  
   B-  Penalty after the forfeiture of right to rectification  

 LAW 12  DIRECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY POWERS   

 LAW 13  INCORRECT NUMBER OF CARDS  

 LAW 14  MISSING CARD  

 LAW 15  WRONG BOARD OR HAND  

 LAW 16  AUTHORISED AND UN-AUTHORISED INFORMATION  

 LAW 17  THE AUCTION PERIOD  

 LAW 18  BIDS  

 LAW 19  DOUBLES AND REDOUBLES  

 LAW 20  REVIEW AND EXPLANATION OF CALLS  

 LAW 21  MISINFORMATION  

 LAW 22  END OF AUCTION  

 LAW 23  COMPARABLE CALL  

 LAW 24  CARD EXPOSED OR LED DURING THE AUCTION  

 LAW 25  LEGAL AND ILLEGAL CHANGES OF CALL  

 LAW 26  CALL WITHDRAWN, LEAD RESTRICTIONS  

 LAW 27  INSUFFICIENT BID  

 LAW 28  CALLS CONSIDERED TO BE IN ROTATION  

 LAW 29  PROCEDURE AFTER A CALL OUT OF ROTATION  

 LAW 30  PASS OUT OF ROTATION  

 LAW 31  BID OUT OF ROTATION  

 LAW 32  DOUBLE OR REDOUBLE OUT OF ROTATION  

 LAW 33  SIMULTANEOUS CALLS  

 LAW 34  RETENTION OF RIGHT TO CALL  

 LAW 35  INADMISSIBLE CALLS  

 LAW 36  INADMISSIBLE DOUBLES AND REDOUBLES  

 LAW 37  ACTION VIOLATING OBLIGATION TO PASS  

 LAW 38  BID OF MORE THAN SEVEN  

 LAW 39  CALL AFTER THE FINAL PASS  

 LAW 40  PARTNERSHIP UNDERSTANDINGS  

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 LAW 41  COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY  

 LAW 42  DUMMY'S RIGHTS  

 LAW 43  DUMMY'S LIMITATIONS  

 LAW 44  SEQUENCE AND PROCEDURE OF PLAY  

 LAW 45  CARD PLAYED  

 LAW 46  INCOMPLETE OR INVALID DESIGNATION FROM DUMMY  

 LAW 47  RETRACTION OF A CARD PLAYED  

 LAW 48  EXPOSURE OF DECLARER'S CARDS  

 LAW 49  EXPOSURE OF A DEFENDER'S CARDS  

 LAW 50  DISPOSITION OF PENALTY CARD  

 LAW 51  TWO OR MORE PENALTY CARDS  

 LAW 52  FAILURE TO LEAD OR PLAY A PENALTY CARD  

 LAW 53  LEAD OUT OF TURN ACCEPTED  

 LAW 54  FACED OPENING LEAD OUT OF TURN  

 LAW 55  DECLARER'S LEAD OUT OF TURN  

 LAW 56  DEFENDER'S LEAD OUT OF TURN  

 LAW 57  PREMATURE LEAD OR PLAY  

 LAW 58  SIMULTANEOUS LEADS OR PLAYS  

 LAW 59  INABILITY TO LEAD OR PLAY AS REQUIRED  

 LAW 60  PLAY AFTER AN ILLEGAL PLAY  

 LAW 61  FAILURE  TO FOLLOW SUIT-INQUIRES CONCERNING A REVOKE  

 LAW 62   CORRECTION OF A REVOKE  

 LAW 63  ESTABLISHMENT OF A REVOKE  

 LAW 64  PROCEDURE AFTER ESTABLISHMENT OF A REVOKE  

 LAW 65  ARRANGEMENT OF TRICKS  

 LAW 66  INSPECTION OF TRICKS  

 LAW 67  DEFECTIVE TRICK  

 LAW 68  CLAIM OR CONCESSATION OF TRICKS  

 LAW 69  AGREED CLAIM OR CONCESSION  

 LAW 70  CONTESTED CLAIM OR CONCESSION  

 LAW 71  CONCESSION CANCELLED  

 LAW 72  GENERAL PRINCIPLES  

 LAW 73  COMMUNICATION, TEMPO AND DECEPTION  

 LAW 74  CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE  

 LAW 75  MISTAKEN EXPLANATION OR MISTAKEN CALL  

 LAW 76  SPECTATORS  

 LAW 77  DUPLICATE BRIDGE SCORING TABLE  

 LAW 78  METHODS OF SCORING AND CONDITIONS OF CONTEST  

 LAW 79  TRICKS WON  

 LAW 80  REGULATION AND ORGANIZATION  

 LAW 81  THE DIRECTOR  

 LAW 82  RECTIFICATION OF ERRORS OF PROCEDURE  

 LAW 83  NOTIFICATION OF THE RIGHT TO APPEAL  

 LAW 84  RULINGS ON AGREED FACTS  

 LAW 85  RULINGS ON DISPUTED FACTS  

 LAW 86  TEAM PLAY  

 LAW 87  FOULED BOARD  

 LAW 88  AWARD OF INDEMNITY POINTS  

 LAW 89  RECTIFICATION IN INDIVIDUAL EVENT  

 LAW 90  PROCEDURAL PENALTIES  

 LAW 91  PENALIZE OR SUSPEND  

 LAW 92  RIGHT TO APPEAL  

 LAW 93  PROCEDURES OF APPEAL  

 The 2017 Laws will be used at the World Championships this year.

 The WBF has set a deadline of September 30th, 2017 as the latest possible  date for Zones and NBOs to commence using the new 2017 Laws of  Duplicate Bridge.

 Regulating Authorities are free to select an earlier date. 

INDEX for Law 2017   - Here  
 This is a trial. Linking hundreds in this Index page would take days. 
  The following is only a copy of Duplicate Bridge Laws 2017 published recently by Law committee of World bridge  federation.  We state that this is only a copy and this has no legal sanction. 
  This is not an official document for interpretation of Duplicate Bridge Laws.
  Our copy published here is for the purpose of players getting to know the Laws.  Also, for others > for reference and 
  discussion of the laws.

Comparison of Laws 2007 and 2017 
By Laurie Kelso WBF Laws Committee Secretary
 in ABF newsletter of May 2017. 

 "Over the next few editions of the ABF Newsletter I will be covering some of the more important/interesting changes
  to specific laws.  

 There are now fewer automatic penalties (rectifications) and Directors have been given greater discretionary powers (in  order to  achieve more equitable ‘bridge’ results). While the material effect of many of the laws is unchanged, the actual  wording and  sentence structure has been reworked with a view to increased clarity. Although the main impact of the new  laws will be felt by  Directors, here a few preliminary items of player interest: 

 Dummy will now be permitted to prevent any player (previously it was just declarer) from committing an irregularity.

 When a player has given wrong information about a partnership agreement and becomes aware of it during the auction,  he is  no longer obliged to rectify it immediately, but may instead wait until the auction is completed.

 When a player makes a claim or concession, that player is now required to face his hand and both sides (all four players)  may  now agree to continue play, rather than summon the Director. However, if they do agree to play on, then the table  result will  stand. Alternatively if they elect to call the Director then all play ceases and the claim is adjudicated as per  the current laws.  More to come".

2017 BRIDGE LAWS  
 Welsh Bridge Union has prepared 2017 Bridge laws with Flow Charts.  - Here  NEW  (101 pages ) 
 We, Editor BridgeIndia.com website, offer our THANKS to Mr Neville Richards, President of Welsh Bridge 
 Union for offering us the 2017 Laws book for publication in our website.  Examples of flow chart - view > 
 Laws10 to16,20 and many more. Kindly note that this is a copy of WBF Laws 2017 with flow charts and  this is to be used as a guide and not as a substitute for Laws 2017 published by WBF

 FLOW CHARTS  
 Law 09 > Procedure following an irregularity - Here  
 Law 13 > Incorrect number of cards (total=/+)- Here  
 ( If the total number of cards < 52 see Law 14)   
 Law 14 > Missing card ( Total less than 52 ) - -  Here  
 Law 15 > Wrong Board or hand - - - - - - - - - - - - Here  
 Many more Flow charts to come