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Address of this website

President — Mary Blundell

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Your Committee

Chairman — Gavin Wilson 

Treasurer — Rowena Austin 📧

Secretary — Fay D'Abo

Membership — Pauline Harris 📧

Refreshments  Julie Minards 📧

Refreshments  Vicky Bevan 📧

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The Director team

The Director team comprises:

  • Rowena Austin
  • Gavin Wilson
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The Scorer team

The Scoring Team comprises:

  • Gavin Wilson

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Claygate now uses a wireless scoring system called BridgePal, which runs on smartphones and tablets.  The implementation team today consists of Gavin Wilson and Carol Wildig, but more volunteers are very welcome.  We will provide as much help and training as each North needs to enter the scores into the handset.

Further information about BridgePal can be found here.

Club Values
Proposed Statement of Club Values: first draft

​The list below of unspoken values of the Club was endorsed by the Committee at their meeting of 10th April 2017: 

  1. Above all else, Claygate is a friendly, helpful club.
  2. Each member plays by the rules, as he or she understands them.
  3. The rules of bridge as authorised by the EBU — that is, as contained in the yellow 2017 Laws Book, the Blue Book and the White Book combined — are vast. Players should not use their superior knowledge of the rules and remedies to their own partnership's advantage.
  4. Each player should bend over backwards to avoid gaining an advantage from a mistake made by his or her side.
  5. Every player should respect and abide by the decision of the evening's director, even if he or she disagrees with it.
  6. We all have things to learn about the game, our partners, our opponents, and the roles we play at the club. Everyone makes mistakes.
  7. There should never be any unpleasantness. Discussion, yes; argument, never.
  8. Players should come to the club confident that they will have a good time.
  9. One's score should never be more important than behaving well.
  10. Deception may be a legitimate ploy in some aspects of the game, but players who employ it should recognise the ill feeling it can cause among opponents.