SSCBA Sim Pairs - 15th August
Should you require a partener for either Monday or Wednesday afternoon please seek Sam`s assistance by phone, 07931702776, text or email.
It would be much appreciated if everyone could help in small ways at the start (getting scorecards etc out) and end of sessions (loading the dishwasher), don't leave the director to do everything!
If you would like to try your hand at scoring or directing please contact Terry Maltby or Michael Metcalf, more volunteers for these duties are always needed.
At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.
A host system runs on Tuesday evenings whereby if you arrive at the club without a partner not later than 7 p.m. then the "stand by" for that evening will be called in to play with you.
2018 EBU Master Point Promotions
Master (5,000 MPs)
County Master (2,500 MPs)
District Master (1,000 MPs)
Club Master (200 MPs)
For 2017 and earlier entries see website. See also the leader board.
A number of members sadly have health issues effecting their immune systems. Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections. Super clean hands too at all times please to prevent any infection passing via the cards.
Mr President, before I comment on the club itself, I would just like to thank all those who have given their time freely to support the club. Without their help this club would have failed a long time ago. I do not intend to mention them by name, but thanks especially to those on the committee and those who help elsewhere with all our bridge sessions and teaching.
It is through the work of the teaching that our membership has increased.
And thanks to our competitions secretary Mike for all his work with club competitions and our social events.
The club finances have been carefully managed by Michael Seavers (who as you know is unable to be here today) but my especial thanks to Ann & Paul for all their help in completing the corporation tax and to Paul for his work in helping Michael prepare and submit our accounts. And of course to Cliff Tayar for all his help with approving our accounts. Thank you Cliff
One notable success was with the competition, “Children in Need” for which our club raised £196; Geoff Davies & Robin Adey were the winning pair of our heat and worldwide over 19,000 players competed in 535 heats. Our balance sheet is healthy and we are able to keep our club subscriptions at £12.50 and table money at £2.50. Membership should have been renewed not later than 30th April and your committee agreed that any member paying later would still be charged at £12.50 i.e no concessions for “half year” members. Only new members who join part way through the year would – for that year only – receive some proportionate discount. In order for the club to complete its submission to the County and to notify the EBU of those previous members who are not renewing their subscription it is important that we do receive subs from all those outstanding who wish to remain as members.
Our dinner yesterday evening again remained at £16.00 per head and we had 48 attending – which is a little short of our record 53 in 2008.
Your committee wishes that the club remains affiliated to the EBU.
Now some new items to report.
The committee continues to comprise 4 committee members together with our webmaster (a valuable member). I am most grateful to the support of those on the committee and to the four now seeking re-election. I am really pleased that they wish to remain for a further year. Those seeking election to the committee are members who wish to serve in an “official” capacity, whilst others may prefer to help the club on a more informal ad hoc basis. We are grateful for all their help. And as I said earlier I also propose to help train others to play a more active role as TDs, scorers and assisting with the duplimating of boards.
At the EGM, on Sunday 4th March, it was agreed that some titles be changed and so I propose that we consider these for election. Also it was not made clear at the EGM (for which I apologize) that 4 committee members would also be elected, and so before we as a collective committee stand down we should formally approve these positions and ask for any other nominations later in the agenda. But just for clarification permit me to outline these proposals. It has been the view of your committee that the title “Captain” could be replaced by “Chairman”. This role will then be of a more general, overall responsibility, for the running and supervision of all aspects of the club. Then new titles are also proposed for that of “Club Captain” who will manage all the bridge sessions; that of “House Manager” to ensure the club room etc is well maintained. And as the club now offers more emphasis on some of our social bridge events it is our intention to put forward for election a Social Events Organizer.
Captain, 13th May 2012