Members will be aware that, in recent weeks, results have been presented on two bases:
- as per normal (and duly reflected on our website and filed with the EBU) and
- on a stratified basis (for internal consumption within SHBC).
The objective was to demonstrate the differences between the two systems, specifically in the allocation of master points. Pending the resolution of scoring issues with the EBU and other inconsistencies, the committee has decided to suspend the trial scheme approved by the members in this respect at the AGM in June 2022. The committee will meet again on 4 October, but it is unlikely that the issues will be resolved by then. Thank you for your understanding.
2. Dates for your diary
Thursday, 17 November, 2022 - Lupus Charity Day with maybe a handicap tournament and prizes to be presented by Bill Buss
Thursday 5 January, 2023 - Christmas/New Year Party (details to follow in due course)
3. Bridge cloths
Many thanks are due to Ken King for the splendid new bridge cloths which he donated to SHBC - much appreciated, Ken.
4. Buddy system
Viv Morris has volunteered to operate a buddy system for members, visitors, etc without playing partners and, accordingly, she has been co-opted as a member of the committee.
5. Forthcoming SSCBA events
Three face-to-face events are scheduled over the next few weeks - in Henfield (5 October), Tunbridge Wells (29/30 October) and East Grinstead (5 November) - as detailed on SHBC and SSCBA websites.
6. Other news
Membership numbers, attendance at sessions and finances are all in good shape - thank you for your support.
Alan R Middleton, Chairman