Tuesday 18th: Winter Handicap Pairs (for prizes)
All Monday evenings & all remaining Tuesdays in Feb: ordinary duplicate pairs
Best wishes for your bridge, everyone. Visitors are welcome every evening we are playing (would need to join to play in a club championship event).
Bridge shall be played at the Club on Monday and Tuesday evenings, excluding public holidays and closures of the Club's premises. The EBU’s regulations shall apply to all bridge played at the Club.
Play shall commence promptly at 19.30 and shall conclude at about 22.30 (except in the case of special events such as a Christmas party) although in all cases subject to the discretion of the Director.
To ensure that play can commence promptly at 19.30, all members, visitors and guests intending to play are required to be seated by 19.25. Members are encouraged to arrive early and assist in setting up the room for bridge. The Director shall be entitled to refuse anyone permission to play if they arrive after 19.25.
The Club guarantees that it will use its reasonable endeavours (but without involving it in any expense) to ensure that any player (apart from host) turning up before 19.25 without having arranged a partner for an evening when an ordinary duplicate pairs session is scheduled to be played shall be provided with a partner. No such guarantee applies to teams events or evenings at which a club championship or other special event will be played. To achieve this guarantee, wherever practicable, each member is expected to agree to be a host (such to be on a day when they usually play), on average on about one evening every 12 to 18 months. The host will not be required to pay table money if he/she plays on the evening for which he/she volunteered to be host, or on the next evening he/she plays at the Club should he/she not be required to play on the evening for which he/she volunteered to be host.
North is responsible for collecting table money at his/her table and for ensuring that the table slip for names and pair numbers is completed.
The Director shall aim to ensure that between 24 and 27 boards are played on a Monday night and between 21 and 24 boards are played on a Tuesday night, except in circumstances of special events such as a Christmas party or an introductory or supervised event. Players are required to play at a pace that will ensure the appropriate number of boards is played. Slow play will not be allowed and may be penalised.
On Monday evenings players shall be entitled to use any convention permitted at EBU Level 4. On Tuesday evenings players shall be entitled to use any convention permitted at EBU Level 4.
The director may insist that regular partnerships are required to offer to opponents two completed Convention Cards that set out clearly the system, conventions and carding methods used by the partnership. In the absence of such an insistence of the director, regular partnerships, and in any event Ad hoc partnerships are required to fill out the Convention Card printed on the scorecards. Players or partnerships failing to offer Convention Cards may be penalised.
North is responsible for ensuring that the correct boards are being played against the correct pair at each round.
North is responsible for completing the traveller or entering the Bridgemate details and score (as the case may be) for each board and East is responsible for ensuring that the Bridgemates entry is correct or the traveller has been completed correctly (as the case may be). At the end of the evening’s play, North is responsible for ensuring that the Bridgemates and/or travellers are handed to the Director.
At the end of the evening’s play, where physically able, all players are expected to assist in returning the boards, bidding boxes, tablecloths, tables and chairs to where they are stored when not in use.
Smoking is prohibited in the playing area.
Players are permitted to drink alcoholic beverages purchased from the bar and non-alcoholic beverages, but must return their glasses to the bar and their mugs to the kitchen where they should wash them.
Players are expected to behave in a friendly and courteous manner to their opponents and their partners and the director, and to comply with the requirements of EBU Best Behaviour at Bridge.
Players should not discuss hands between boards and those who finish a round early should not converse at a volume which disturbs play at neighbouring tables.
During each year the Committee shall publish on the club website and/or on the club noticeboards details of a calendar setting out the planned programme of events for Monday and Tuesday evening bridge for such periods as the Committee may determine. The Committee may revise the programme at any time and shall publish any changes in similar fashion.
The programme of events shall include the following championship competitions which shall only be open to be won by Members (although in their discretion the relevant Director may allow others to play) and for which trophies will be awarded (and the Committee may also decide that prizes should be awarded) to relevant Members:
Appeals, Correction Period, Director in charge, and Directors
Adopted by the Members at an AGM held on 21st April 2008 and subsequently revised by the Committee (most recently on 21 November 2018).