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Laws of On Line Bridge published by the WBF in 2001

(changes only, marked vs. relevant subsections of Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 1997)

Law 17 - Duration Of The Auction

Section E. End of Auction Period
  The auction period ends when all four players pass or when after three passes in rotation have followed any call the opening lead is faced (when a pass out of rotation has been accepted, see Law 34).*
New Footnote to Law 17E Service providers are encouraged to develop software permitting re-opening of the auction until the opening lead has been faced. When the software elected by the sponsoring organisation does not permit re-opening of the auction, the auction period ends after three passes in rotation have followed any call.