|Our Club's Hosting Rota
Claygate Bridge Club depends on its host system to encourage new players to join the club. Having a host for the evening means that unaccompanied new arrivals can guarantee a game if they come.
Every member of the club — except for the very frail and members of the committee and directing teams — should expect to be summoned for hosting service, but no more than once a year. Yes, if you have an enduring partnership, it will mean breaking your partneship up for an evening per year. But it is fundamental to generating growth in our membership numbers.
Where is the Hosting Schedule published?
The Host Rota will always be published and maintained on the front page of the club's website at www.claygater.uk. It is the best place for us to keep it up to date.
If you cannot host on the day that has been allocated to you, it is your responsibility to arrange for another member to perform your duty. You can usually achieve this through a swap of allocated dates. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any change to the the schedule, and we will update the website as swiftly as we can.
Hosting Procedure: On the Day
- If you have been allocated the job of host for the evening, it means that you should turn up to the club on your own by 7.15pm.
- If one other player has turned up without a partner, then you as the host should play with them.
- If more than one player turns up without a partner, then the members who are not hosts should pair off. The host will get whoever (if anyone) is left over.
- If the host does not get a partner for the evening — which will usually happen whenever there is even number of unpaired members turns up — then we regret that the host has to go home.
- Whatever happens, the host will get one free evening's play at the club: either on the evening they are host or, if they didn't play on that evening, the next Monday they play.
- REMOVE: never