Playing at our local 'low key' Bridge Club - none of display Convention Cards.
My partner and I play that third to bid after two passes can open 'light' in 1 of a suit, with as few as 9 points. [I've read that this may be called 'adding a King' and is not uncommon practice].
So when this situation arises I alert my partners opening bid of one of a suit. This raises a few eybrows to say the least. I try to explain that as I am aware that this may be opening with as few as 9 points then the opposition should be aware of it too. So far so good - well sort of.
But now we come to the situation when there has been two passes and my partner also passes. By inference I'm now thinking that he must have less than 9 points. So I have been alerting his pass. Now if alerting his one of a suit bid raised eyebrows then alerting his pass has the said eyebrows positively jumping up and down.
People took this matter to a higher authority - well a player who moves in higher Bridge Circles - and the opinion seems to be that I should not alert the pass.
In the grand scheme of things this is very trivial I know. I wondered if any of you have any thoughts on or are aware of the correct way to proceed.