Updated on June 11, 2018
Old rule, New rule?
Did you know you must use an Alert Card even for announcements? This is from the ACBL website under definitions:
ANNOUNCEMENT. Part of the ACBL’s Alert procedure. An Announcement is
one word or a short phrase that tells the opponents directly the meaning of
partner’s call. When bidding boxes are used, the “Alert” strip is tapped also.
For example, after a natural 1NT opening bid, the partner of the bidder will
say aloud, “15 to 17.”
PBC WILL BE ENFORCING THIS OLD/NEW RULE