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Stand-by/Host System

Stand-by/Host System

  • A revised stand-by system is to start in January 2016.
  • The stand-by system is beneficial for all manner of reasons as it allows all visitors and members to attend the club in the full knowledge that they will be guaranteed a game of bridge.
  • The stand-by system is available on the following sessions: Sunday evening; Monday afternoon; Monday evening; Tuesday morning; Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening. Please Note: there is currently no stand-by system on the Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening or Saturday evening sessions.
  • As voted at the AGM, it will be a condition of membership that ALL full members go on the Tuesday evening stand-by list. (It is expected that this will currently be every 18 months – 2 years for each member.)
  • The stand-by list will be posted in the club and on the web site.
  • It is up to each member to check when they are on stand-by and initial the list to show they have seen it.
  • Any member who cannot attend their stand-by session has the option to swap, or get someone else to do it, but it is their responsibility to arrange this.
  • Exceptions to being on stand-by can be made for unusual circumstances. A committee member can provide details of this.

When you are on stand-by, or wish to use the system, you need to be at the club by 7:15 on the Tuesday evening in order to be seated by 7:25 so that the director can organize the movement. If you are on stand-by and two people turn up then they will play together and you will be free to leave. If your usual partner wants to come, it would be as if they had come to use the stand-by system, and if another player comes then you would go home and your partner would play with them.

A stand-by member will not pay for the evening's play: if they do not play, they will get a voucher for a free session to be used on any of the sessions held on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening or Saturday evening. Please ask the director for your voucher before leaving.

Please be aware that members have different levels of experience. Whether you are a stand-by player or have come to use the system, you should enjoy the evening with your new partner.

November 2015
Normal Host Rota
Permanent hosts
Sunday evening: Des King / Clive Wood
Monday afternoon: Des King / Clive Wood
Monday evening: Margaret Wilkinson
Tuesday morning: Des King / Clive Wood
Wednesday evening: Des King / John Gooch / Clive Wood
First Thursday evening each month:   Clive Wood
 
 

Tuesday Evening Host Rota 2019

January

February

March

April

8th

Clive Wood

5th

Mutsumi Birtwistle

5th

Eileen Bryan

2nd

Edward Crews

15th

Sharman Fanning

12th

Hugh Bishop

12th

Lesley Burton

9th

David Davies

22nd

Margaret Belcher

19th

Marian Hardman

19th

Trine Kienstra

16th

Linda Davies

29th

Wigan & Dist Teams

26th

Wendy Booth

26th

Margaret Chambers

23rd

Ladies & Gents Pairs

 

30th

Pamela Davis

May

June

July

August

7th

Margaret Wilkinson

4th

Margaret Elmer

2nd

Bob Barrett

6th

Sandra Gray

14th

Sharman Fanning

11th

Ray Emanuel

9th

Carol Forshaw

13th

Wendy Green

21st

Susan Edwards

18th

Anne Marie Evans

16th

Ellis Gibbons

20th

Pauline Gregory

28th

John Elmer

25th

Chris Evans

23rd

John Gooch

27th

Ruth Blakeman

 

30th

Bridget Gray

 

September

October

November

December

3rd

David Antill

1st

Hilary Hibbert

5th

Lilian Houghton

3rd

Trevor Johnson

10th

Jacqui Harte

8th

Jeff Hibbert

12th

Pamela Houghton

10th

Christmas Party

17th

Peter Lester Cup

15th

AGM

19th

Patricia Hughes

17th

Allan Jolleys

24th

Lynn Hayes

22nd

June Holland

26th

Alwyn Jeffreys

 

 

29th

Pat Holleron

 

 

Please initial your name on the sheet in the club to acknowledge that you have read this and that you know the date you are responsible for on the rota

Joan Prescott - Dec 2016

PLEASE NOTE - It is the responsibility of each member to find a replacement if they are unable to attend on the night.