Members are reminded that the downstairs door should be kept closed after start of play - anyone who wishes to use the entrance during play should obtain the door combination from a committee member for re-entry.
In order to reduce noise levels :-
With immediate effect our club will no longer announce weak NT opening bids of 12-14 points. Any other strength 1NT opening bid mini or strong will be alerted.
Decision - Committee Meeting 1st September 2009.
Members are expected to help with returning equipment to the cupboard and load used crockery into the dishwasher.
The problem of slow play continues and your directors try to be as fair as possible to all but sometimes it may lead to a board not being played and averaged. The following suggestions have been made to help speed up play:
Georgina - PairsThis is a competition to find the most consistent pair in the club over the year. The winners are determined as follows:-a) The best 8 scores out of the first 12 times each pair play together.b) The pair with the highest average wins.Worthington - IndividualThis is a competition to find the most consistent player over the year. The winner is determined as follows:- Each member’s best 12 positions with a maximum of four results with any one partner to count. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by the highest average winning percentage.
This competition is a Pairs Rubber Bridge Knock-out. Entry notices are on the notice boards. Details are available from the organiser, Ross Worthington
The Steadman Trophy replaces the Chairman's Trophy and will be awarded to the highest ascender from their previous year's average. It will not be awarded to someone who has also won a major competition for the year.
Visitors are allowed to visit the club a maximum of 6 times in any one year. Visitors may play in competitions but are ineligible for trophies and prizes.
Sumultaneous events are £5.50 for members and £8.00 for visitors.
Visitors who wish to become Members have to complete a membership form which is to be displayed on the club notice board for a minimum of 3 weeks in order for members to see. If any objections to any prospective member are received then these will be referred to a committee meeting of at least 5 members to decide whether or not to accept the application. A one off joining fee of £5 is charged for membership along with the annual subscription of £24 (or £16 if joining after 1st January). Membership renewal is from 1st September.