Hello to Mr Bridge . Your advise please . I have recently played at my local club ( 7 Tables Duplicate ) on one hand I am South last to bid all other players have passed. I hold 12 points but only by virtue of holding 2 Aces with no back up in those suits and no5 card suit. I have always been advised to beware of bidding in this situation and Passed out on this deal. However all other pairings made a bid of some sort West and East played once each and North and South twice each. Scores were all over the place ! however we as North/South on this hand were awarded a Bottom 0 points and asking the scorer the reason I am told that because we did not bid we are bottom and East/West are top 12 points ??
Don't really understand why only N/S are penalised because E/W didn't bid either. Would have considered an Average to be more equitable . I await your response with keen interest.