Newswink 29 – Ye Olde Perimeter Rule Debate, by Sunshine

(2 March 1995)

The Individual Pairs (IP) is the last bastion for NATwA match play use of the Perimeter Rule. In Pairs and Singles tournaments, consensus is needed (and often reached) to invoke this rule over the old standard off-the-table rule. At the IP it’s the other way around, altho if Dave is playing, there’s sure to be a vociferous ‘discussion’ between Dave and Sunshine.

So, to rephrase an old commercial—if you come to the IP, expect the Perimeter Rule—and don’t leave the table without it.