INADMISSIBLE DOUBLES AND REDOUBLES
Offender’s LHO Calls before Rectification
If offender’s LHO calls before rectification of an inadmissible double or redouble the inadmissible call and all subsequent calls are cancelled. The auction reverts to the player whose turn it was to call and proceeds as though there had been no irregularity. The lead restrictions in Law 26B do not apply.
Offender’s LHO does not Call before Rectification
When A does not apply:
- any double or redouble not permitted by Law 19 is cancelled.
- the offender must substitute a legal call, the auction continues, and the offender’s partner must pass whenever it is his turn to call.
- Law 72C may apply. The lead restrictions in Law 26B may apply.
- if the call is out of turn the auction reverts to the player whose turn it was to call, the offender may make any legal call at his turn, and his partner must pass whenever it is his turn to call. Law 72C may apply. The lead restrictions in Law 26B may apply.
Irregularity Discovered after the Auction Period
When attention is drawn to an inadmissible double or redouble only after the opening lead has been faced, the final contract is scored as if the inadmissible call had not been made.