Address of this website

www.claygate.club

President — June Buckland

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Your Committee

Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 gavin@claygate.club

Treasurer — Muriel Hodder

Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 kay@claygate.club

Refreshments  Yvette Barton 📧 yvette@claygate.club

Membership — Pauline Harris 📧 pauline@claygate.club

TO BE AGREED — Julie Minards 📧 juliem@claygate.club

TO BE AGREED — Vicky Bevan 📧 vicky@claygate.club

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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:

  • Carol Wildig (Team Leader)

  • Gavin Wilson

  • Ruth Rettie 

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In 2018, Claygate will start rolling out the 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 will be 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.

2017 Archive
Many thanks to Muriel and Yvette ...

... and everyone else who helped to make it a great Christmas party.

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Many thanks to Muriel and Yvette ...
Claygate gets free advertising on EBU website
Claygate gets free advertising on EBU website

As you may know, this summer's Redesign-the-Scorecard project collapsed somewhat when it emerged that the only amount of 'personalisation' which the printers would countenance was the plonking of the club's name on the standard card.  Your chairman also failed to start a bidding war between AL Fleming and the EBU when he learnt that the EBU get their scorecards printed by Fleming.  So that is why we now have three years' supply of a new scorecard with CLAYGATE BRIDGE CLUB printed across the top.  If anyone would like a quantity of pink cards which could almost be used as a telephone message pad, please get in touch with me.

The upside is that this is the first personalised order the new EBU Bridge Warehouse has produced, so our scorecard now appears on the EBU website where our illustrious club's name is almost legible.

Gavin

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Monday's Results Finally Up
Monday's Results Finally Up

Your scorer for Monday evening who was down by the sea while some of the travellers were still in town is now back.  The handbagged travellers are now in his possession and  the results are on this website.  Bag searches before anyone leaves the room remain a possibility.

Best wishes

Gavin

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Surrey Sims next Monday 4th December: Bring 5.

Next Monday sees our only sims event of the year.  It is the Surrey Sims, with all our contributions going to Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the disabled. 

The entry fee will be £5 for members and guests alike.  Please support this event.  The winners across Surrey will win the Dorin Salver trophy.

Gavin

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Many Apologies for Monday Evening
Many Apologies for Monday Evening

We have received a big apology from the Day Centre Manager for the failure of the caretaker to arrive last night.  My apologies to all those of you who stood outside waiting for 25 minutes or more.

In compensation, next week's session (30th October) will be free to all members.

Sorry

Gavin

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Archive of Pages on this Website

In chronological order, with the most recent pages towards the top:

 

 

The Club's Famous Christmas Party is at 7 o'clock on 18th December.

The party-to-end-all-bridge-parties will be a members-only event starting at 7pm.

Entry will be free.

Normal bridge — i.e. duplicate pairs — will follow, and the results will be lodged with the EBU as normal.  So if confronted with a choice between another glass of Prosecco or the opportunity to earn Master Points, please make the sensible choice. 

There will be an arrow-switch at the end, so that we achieve a single winning pair, who will win a prize for their achievement.

Gavin

Here is the latest list of members likely to come to the Christmas Party. Please send an email to kay@claygater.uk if you also would like to come, or you've changed your mind.

Your Name
Likely Partner
Your Name
Likely Partner
Yvette Barton
Muriel Hodder
Kay Wilson
Gavin Wilson
Maria Christou
Elizabeth Adkins NEW
Kathryn McKimmie
Jacqui Joseph
Sue Rawlins
Mary Bushell
Tony Baker
June Rose
 
 
Pat McRobbie
Jenny Hancox
Stephanie Postlethwaite
Frances Allwork NEW
June Retter
Janet Adams
Bernard Harber
Margaret Harber
Rowena Austin Alison Blakely
Pam Harries
Rosemary Collin
Mike Mulligan
Sue Jackson NEW
Jack Morris
Margaret Morris
Nigel Barnes
Philip Chan
Wendy Stainer
Betty Bueno
June McKernan
Liz Gray
Thelma Scott
John Taylor NEW
Mary Blundell
June Buckland
Judy Reilly NEW
Pat Orton NEW
 
 
Kais Bahrani NEW
Terry Welsh NEW
Julie Gardiner NEW
Cynthia Lievens NEW
Pauline Harris
Sue Osborne NEW
Alison Innes NEW
Janet Johnson NEW
PROBABLY NOT NOW COMING
Kay O'Gorman NOT
Bob Edmonds NOT
Judy Hickman NOT
Grethe De Jager Tomten NOT
Ken England FALLEN Maurice & Joyce Grant NOT
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Help design a Convention Card for the Club

I'm trying to design a new A6-sized Convention Card for the Club. At this stage, I need your help not so much on the appearance of the thing, but on the boxes and questions that it contains.  Are there other systems / conventions etc that you think it ought to mention?

Gavin

gavin@claygater.uk

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Help design a Convention Card for the Club
Latest Committee Meeting Minutes now on this website
Latest Committee Meeting Minutes now on this website

The committee met for a couple of hours on Monday morning to discuss the Christmas Party, computerised scoring and other matters.  The minutes are now available here.

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Second Version of Claygate System Card

As ever, comments please to gavin@claygater.uk

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Second Version of Claygate System Card
CBC committee denies gender pay differential...
CBC committee denies gender pay differential...
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Missing Silverware: Claygate Multiple Teams Cup
Missing Silverware: Claygate Multiple Teams Cup

In the handover from the previous regime, I was given a bag containing three small cups. Each of them bears the inscription: CLAYGATE MULTIPLE TEAMS.

I cannot help but feel that there should be a fourth identical cup.  UPDATE: The fourth cup has now been located, along with the VICTOR LUDORUM trophy.

Could you have a look on your mantelpieces to see whether you might have one of these goblets? Perhaps you keep it it in your kitchen for an early evening sherry. Or perhaps it's been melted down for its nickel content.

Whatever the explanation, it would be useful to know.  UPDATE: Now two trophies have been found, this article carries less force.  But if you have another Claygate trophy, please let me know.

Gavin

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Enlarging the membership
Enlarging the membership
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Still only 2 an evening
Still only 2 an evening
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Claygate switches to 33 boards
Claygate switches to 33 boards

Although we duplimate 36 boards each week, and have space on the scorecard to score 36 boards, I've just noticed that none of the movements we use employs more than 33 boards.

So, as of now, we will duplimate just 33 boards a week. It will save a little duplimating time, and save a little ink on each answer sheet.  Over time, I hope this economy will be of some substance.

Gavin

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Please respect the Host system
Please respect the Host system

Please be aware of the date you are next due to be host at the club. In recent weeks we have had several no-shows because members were unaware of the host schedule.  It has been all the more traumatic because we have a new recruit who is joining on his own and is looking for partners. Last night he had to walk away.

The Host Rota will always be on the front page of this website. It is the best place for us to keep it up to date. The list of items on this page is above this article.  You can click on the headline that says 'Host Rota 2017', and it will take you down to that article.

The host system means breaking up your partnership for at most one evening per year, so that unaccompanied new arrivals can guarantee a game if they come. It's fundamental to generating growth in membership numbers.

If you cannot do the evening you have been allocated, please arrange a swap and notify kay@claygater.uk. 

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New 2017 Laws of Duplicate
New 2017 Laws of Duplicate

New worldwide laws of duplicate are being introduced this year, and Claygate will aim to operate under them from the 7th August session onwards. Half-day courses for directors have been scheduled by the EBU, but not all of them are nearby or ahead of the implementation date.  So please be patient with us overloaded directors as we digest the new laws and their implications.

Here is a summary of Andrew Kambites' summary, kindly sent to me by Joyce Grant. His full document is on the website at https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwol/bw.cgi?club=claygate&pid=display_page33

  • Law 7A instructs that a board shall be left in the centre of the table facing the right way.
  • Law 9: Dummy may try to prevent an irregularity (Law 9c) but if it has already occurred dummy must wait till the end of the hand (Law 9d).
  • Law 23 is new and deals with the concept of a comparable call. An example: South opens 1NT and North bids a 2♥ before West has a chance to call. East does not accept the bid so law 31 applies: West decides to bid 2♦. North/South do play transfers when there has been intervention. Under new law 31A.2(a), North is allowed to bid 2♠ without penalty. The 2♥ transfer showed spades, and now 2♠ shows spades. 2♠ is thus a comparable callthere is no unauthorised information left from the original call that the substituted call has not made available.
  • Law 66D clarifies the situation if there is a claim of a revoke which is disputed: if one side has mixed its cards, the director automatically rules in favour of the other side.
  • Law 68D: the old law rightly said that following a claim, play ceases. Now if all four players agree to the board being played out, it can be — but then no player can subsequently ask for the director to rule on the hand.
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Minutes of latest quarterly Committee Meeting now on this site
Minutes of latest quarterly Committee Meeting now on this site

The committee met last Monday 3rd July 2017, and the minutes are now available here for members to read. This was a meeting to keep things ticking over, rather than to take momentous decisions.

Gavin

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SCBA Green Point Weekend in Guildford: 23rd-24th September
SCBA Green Point Weekend in Guildford: 23rd-24th September

SCBA is pleased to be holding our premier events of the season, the Guildford Green Point Weekend next month. TheSwiss Pairs runs on the 23rd September and the Swiss Teams on the 24th September. Eeach event is £25 per player, £12.50 per Junior player.  These events attract players of all abilities. Attendance is often high.

For Printable Flyer - click HERE

Entry is online via the Surrey Website 

Direct entry for Pairs - click HERE

Direct entry for Teams - click HERE

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'Up for Debate': Should we divide into those who want hosting and those who don't?
'Up for Debate': Should we divide into those who want hosting and those who don't?

Hosting is a thorny issue for many clubs. Some clubs nearby don't have a host system, but we believe it benefits Claygate to be able to guarantee a game to anyone who turns up without a partner.

However, we hear some gripes over the months from members asked to host — particularly those who never use the host system themselves.  Some members say they are happy to host, so long as they don't have to partner so-and-so.  Some members travel a considerable distance to attend as host, and of course face a 50% chance that they will have to go home without playing.  If an established partnership is broken up for the evening when one of them is the scheduled host, it is often the case that their partner doesn't attend that evening  — so the club loses revenue through the absence of a partnership that would have otherwise played.

It is difficult to start a hosting system at a club that doesn't currently have one, because more than half the members would need to vote for such a proposal at an AGM. If Claygate abandons hosting, it could be hard to get it back.

Is there any merit in the idea of the club dividing into those who support the host system, and those who commit that they will never use the host system?  It would be possible to administer such a system. But it would mean that members' names would come around rather quicker on the rota, if a significant portion of members opt out.

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New version of the EBU's Blue Book now published
New version of the EBU's Blue Book now published

Each year the EBU publishes an update to its Blue Book which imposes restrictions on what you can bid and how it should be alerted and announced.  This year's version has just been published, and can be read or downloaded from http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2820.

The new items which have already caught my eye are:

  1. If you make a non-forcing suit opening -- such as 1♠  or a weak 2  -- and your partnership agreement is that responder can change suit without that response being forcing, then you will need to alert that response (although there are a few exceptions). For example, my agreement with partner is that 2 :2  is pass-or-correct.  From 1st August onwards we will have to alert that non-forcing response.
  2. The Extended Rule of 25, used to define 'strong' openings, has been ditched.  It was a bit too complicated. Instead we have the concept of controls, in which an Ace is worth two controls, and a King one. The definition of 'strong' has now been simplified to any hand containing 16+ HCP, or 12+ HCP and 5+ controls.
  3. Short minor suit openings will need to be announced as "may be" followed by the minimum number of cards in the suit.  So five-card major partnerships will need to announce 1♣  as "may be two" if opener could have just two clubs in their hand.  Furthermore if the 1♣  opener could also have a five-card diamond suit, that also needs announcing: "May be two and may have five diamonds".

Gavin

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'Up for Debate': Should we start bridge at seven?
'Up for Debate': Should we start bridge at seven?

Since time immemorial, play on a Monday evening has always started at 7.30pm. Some members have recently suggested we should start at 7pm instead.

The argument seems not to be about spending more time in the pub. It's about being able to go to bed earlier and seeing one's other half before they get into their pyjamas.  

On the other hand, a 7pm start would likely make the club less attractive to potential members who still have a job.  What do you think? Please talk it over with a member of the committee.

PROVISIONAL DECISION (27th June 2017)

A number of regular players have come up to me and said they would not be able to play if the start-time were brought forward to 7pm.  Given the precarious nature of membership numbers, I believe it best, for the time being, to leave the start-time at 7.30 pm.  My thanks to everyone who gave me their views on this issue.

Gavin

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New Claygate Scorecard coming
New Claygate Scorecard coming

For an experimental period, the club will be trying out a new A6-sized score card.  I felt it was important to design a card with the club's logo on it, because over the years, too many of the generic score card we bought from AL Fleming have disappeared from the closet at the Day Centre.

I also wanted to separate the score card from the system card, because most of the latter tends to be wasted if you play with the same partner and keep a separate system card.  We want Claygate members to keep a system card for each partnership, as the card is important to the implementation of various Laws of Duplicate Bridge.

The club has many copies of the old 'F56' System Card. If you don't already have a system card, you could use this to document your partnership agreements. Over the new few weeks, we will produce a new A6-sized System Card to complement the new score card. That will give you another option for your system card.

One word of warning: both sides of the new A6 score card will display your scores as you progress through the evening.  So when you're not filling it in, you should hide it beneath your bidding box or system card or, in some sophisticated instances, saucer.

As ever, your comments on this change are welcome.

Gavin

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EBU Rebate for those who were bridge obsessives during 2016-17
EBU Rebate for those who were bridge obsessives during 2016-17

Members who sat through more than 150 sessions (at any EBU-affiliated club) during the 2016-17 financial year are due a rebate from the EBU.  If the EBU knows your email address, you have probably already received an email on this topic.

To find out how much of a rebate you have received, log into the member’s area of the EBU website https://www.ebu.co.uk/members/ by using your username and password.

Rebates are being held on your EBU records as credits, which can be used to fund entry to EBU competitions or to purchase stuff from the EBU shop.

If the rebate you are due is worth more than £5, you can have the money transferred to your bank account. Please provide the EBU with your bank account number, sort code and name the account is held in, by contacting Julie Murray at julie@ebu.co.uk or on 01296 317 200.

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The 2017-18 Calendar is now available

The Club's Calendar for the forthcoming year has now been printed, and is available to members at the Club. The front features the events planned — including the Xmas Party and the AGM — and the back side contains a list of members and their preferred contact method.

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The 2017-18 Calendar is now available
Some cleaning up done
Some cleaning up done

The committee's laundering efforts continue apace.  We are pleased to announce that (we believe) all of this year's sessions have now been uploaded to the EBU.  So if your NGS grading is not where you would like it to be, this is no longer our fault.

And we are equally glad to report that all of the club's tablecloths have now been through Kay W's decontamination chamber — for which, many thanks. Monday evenings should smell a little sweeter.

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Results for Monday evening could take some time to be published.

The contents of all the travellers were entered into ScoreBridge last night, apart from those of boards #27 and #28, which were inadvertently taken to a member's home.  Unfortunately these two travellers have now been posted through the wrong letterbox in our street.  We don't know whether our neighbours are on holiday or simply out at work today.  But please don't expect any final result until this evening, at the earliest.  This is the third week in a row that the publication of the results has been late.  You deserve better than this.

My apologies

Gavin

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Results for Monday evening could take some time to be published.
Committee to return to full strength in a fortnight

Meanwhile this Monday you will be very ably looked after by Julie (director) and Carol (scorer).

Committee to return to full strength in a fortnight
ITV is on the look-out for friendly grandparents

I suspect ITV has emailed a number of bridge clubs in the area in the belief that some will contain 'lively, fun, chatty people aged 60 upwards who are grandparents'.

If you might be interested, please contact ITV directly.  The Committee will not be vetting applications.

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ITV is on the look-out for friendly grandparents
Host Rota 2017

If you cannot attend on the date you have been allocated, please try to organise a swap, and inform the Secretary, kay@claygater.uk, of the swap. If you need help finding a swap, please contact the Secretary.

In Surname Order


Fiona Brown — 4 September 
Dorothea Cave — 7 August 
Joyce Grant — 4 December 
Dorothy Green — 31 July  
Brenda Hall — 24 July 
Bernard Harber — 17 July 
Janet Johnson — 16 October 
Jacqui Joseph — 25 September 
Janet Kefford — 23 October 
Allen Lever — 10 July 
Annick Lever — 6 November 
Joan Low — 27 November 
Jill Melener — 20 November 
Elisa Money — 21 August 
Jack Morris — 18 September 
James Smith — 2 October 
Jenny Wood — 30 October

In Date Order

Allen Lever — 10 July 
Bernard Harber — 17 July 
Brenda Hall — 24 July 
Dorothy Green — 31 July 
Dorothea Cave — 7 August 
NO HOST — 14 August 
Elisa Money — 21 August 
Fiona Brown — 4 September 
NO HOST — 11 September 
Jack Morris — 18 September 
Jacqui Joseph — 25 September 
James Smith — 2 October 
NO HOST — 9 October 
Janet Johnson — 16 October 
Janet Kefford — 23 October 
Jenny Wood — 30 October 
Annick Lever — 6 November 
NO HOST — 13 November 
Jill Melener — 20 November 
Joan Low — 27 November 
Joyce Grant — 4 December 
NO HOST — 11 December

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Congratulations to Team Mulli-Rother-French-Spring

By an impressive 36-IMP margin, the only all-male team proved their worth in the nine-team contest that produces Claygate's entry for the Wanborough Cup.

Princess Alice Hospice Swiss Teams Sunday 30th April

This very special event — the annual Princess Alice Hospice teams competition — will take place this year at Twickenham Rugby Ground, because the Hospice itself is undergoing building works.  Appropriately the venue will be the Grand Slam Suite, and is a generous one-off offer by the RFU unlikely to be repeated once the Hospice is refurbished.

The event starts at 1pm on Sunday 30th April and includes tea. It costs £20 per person.  You will need to get a team of four together to enter.

We have set up a special tab on the left-hand side entitled 'Princess Alice Hospice ...'.  This contains the entry form and other venue information, which you can download and print.

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The Minutes of this week's Committee meeting are now on the website.
Choose your Team-mates for 10th April
Choose your Team-mates for 10th April

April 10th is Teams Night at the Club. This is the format in which you choose not just your partner, but the other pair that will make up your team.

We need to know in advance how many teams will be competing. Please email your team members to the Secretary, kay@claygater.uk.

MONDAY UPDATE: We now have just nine teams entering this contest.  For a club that sometimes has 15 tables — that is, 60 members playing — this is disappointing, and probably not financially viable.  The club must run events that members want   — not blindly continue tournaments which may have run their course — so this may be the last time we run this particular event.

At the time of writing, we are expecting just 36 people to arrive tonight.  If you want to try your luck as an unallocated pair, or even a singleton, please come along and see if other like-minded members have come.

Teams competing:

  1. Cynthia — Julie G — Betty — Elizabeth A
  2. Nigel  — Philip  — Sue J  — Sandra
  3. June B — Judy H — Rosemary — Ken
  4. David — Mike — John F — Jonathan
  5. Val N — Joan C — Rowena — Robin
  6. Pauline — Julie M  — Janet K  — Joan L
  7. Kay O — Mary Bl — June Ro — Tony B 
  8. Pam N — Jill L — Ian — Dorothea
  9. Muriel — Yvette — Kay W — Gavin
     
Possibly looking for others to team with:
 
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Next Committee Meeting: 10th April

The new committee has scheduled its inaugural meeting for the 10th April. As this is a new committee with an entirely new set of officers, we would expect much of this first meeting to be spent establishing that each of us is comfortable with what we have taken on, and agreeing and allocating tasks that are routine for a bridge club.  But if there is a pressing matter that you would want the committee to discuss at this meeting, please email the Secretary, kay@claygater.uk.

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Sorry! No host on Monday 3rd April
Sorry! No host on Monday 3rd April

Unfortunately there won't be a host this Monday evening, because I've only just learnt that the allocated member isn't renewing their membership.

So if you come on your own, you'll have to hope that another singleton comes too.

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Funeral of Jaime Bueno
Funeral of Jaime Bueno

The funeral of our former Chairman, Jaime Bueno, was held at Randalls Park Crematorium on Tuesday 28th March at 2.45 pm and afterwards at the Woodlands Park Hotel, Stoke D'Abernon.

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Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs at Wimbledon Bridge Club this Sunday

There are a few spaces left for the Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs, starting at noon at Wimbledon Bridge Club on Sunday 9th April.

Tickets cost £12.50 per person.

Prizes of £150, £60 and £30 will be awarded for first, second and third place.

You can book a place by visiting  www.wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk.

You can also give Louisa Spawls, the manager, a ring on 07766 547 532 if you need further information.

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Death of Kathy Tinson

We have heard that Kathy Tinson died several weeks ago, at the age of 94. According to club records, Kathy and her husband Eric were at their playing peak in the early 1990s. Kathy won the Individual Cup in the 1995-96 season.

Her funeral happened some weeks ago.

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AGM Minutes and 2016 Accounts now online

The Minutes of Monday's AGM are now on this website, in the 'General Meetings' section.  The summary accounts for 2016 are also now on the site, in the 'Financials' section.

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A Quick Thank you

May I say on behalf of the new committee: "Thank you for putting your trust in us. We will try hard not to let you down." Claygate is a thriving club, and the five of us want to prove that it can continue to flourish as a volunteer-run organisation.

Several of us are new to our roles, and until we have had a handover from our predecessors, we won't know what has to be done. What we can say is that we will endeavour to act according to three simple principles:

  1. We will aim to run each Monday evening as smoothly as possible.
  2. We will listen to any advice you have to offer.
  3. We will report back to you on what we are doing.

We are bound to make mistakes, and we ask in advance for your patience and understanding.  We also ask for your help, and not just in terms of moral support.  Whether you voted for us or not, now is the time to get behind this committee.  There are many tasks to be done, and we will gladly parcel up each task to suit your skills and energies.

I also want to thank (in advance) our director team led by Julie Gardiner, and our scorer team led by Carol Wildig. Not to mention our new honorary auditor, John McKimmie.

Many thanks also to the previous committee, who have guided this club out of difficult circumstances. I particularly want to pay tribute to Jaime. I'm not aware of the evolution of the club in the 17 years before I joined, but my belief is that no-one did more for the club, particularly on the technical side, than Jaime.

His name first appeared on the Club's Roll of Honour in 1985 as a Tournament Director. It was there a year later as winner of the Club Championships, with Alan Jones. And as we now know, his name is also on the 2017 Roll of Honour, not just as chairman but also as winner of the Club Championships. A quite remarkable record.

He did so much in terms of directing, scoring, devising and running club competitions, introducing computer-based scoring, and creating the club's BridgeWebs site.

We are indebted to him, and we will miss him greatly.

Best wishes

Gavin

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Jaime Bueno RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to inform members that our lovely Chairman, Jaime Bueno has finally lost his battle against cancer. Our thoughts and support go to his family at this very difficult time.    

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