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 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment
960May 9, 2023Susan

I am in favor of this rule change as an example of good sportsmanship and would support the partner who has a different view to clearly state his/her call in agreement or in disagreement therefore doubt.

960May 9, 2023Susan

I am in favor of this rule change as an example of good sportsmanship and would support the partner who has a different view to clearly state his/her call in agreement or in disagreement therefore doubt.

960May 11, 2023Mary

While appreciating the reason behind this suggestion, having also witnessed player reluctance to overrule a partner, I do not support this suggested change. My reason is a concern that such a change would actually move the game away from good sportsmanship rather than toward it. In my opinion the rule book language added in 2023 which advises players they should not question or comment upon an opponent's line call is great. I have even casually referenced this new language during recreational play. The rule change being proposed herein would move the game away from that edict by condoning the questioning of line calls, albeit to the partner of the player who made the initial call. Perhaps there is a better way to highlight a player's responsibility to overrule a partner's line call with which they do not agree, such as including that responsibility in the sportsmanship section which speaks to calling faults on oneself.

 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment