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Stand-by/Host System

Stand-by/Host System

  • A revised stand-by system is to start in January 2020.
  • The stand-by system is beneficial for all manner of reasons as it allows all visitors and members to attend the club in the full knowledge that they will be guaranteed a game of bridge.
  • The stand-by system is available on the following sessions: Sunday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. Please Note: there is currently no stand-by system on the Wednesday afternoon, or Saturday evening sessions.
  • As voted at the AGM, it will be a condition of membership that ALL full members go on the Tuesday evening and Thursday evening stand-by list. (It is expected that this will currently be every 7 months for each member.)
  • The stand-by list will be posted in the club and on the web site.
  • It is up to each member to check when they are on stand-by and initial the list to show they have seen it.
  • Any member who cannot attend their stand-by session has the option to swap, or get someone else to do it, but it is their responsibility to arrange this.
  • Exceptions to being on stand-by can be made for unusual circumstances. A committee member can provide details of this.

When you are on stand-by, or wish to use the system, you need to be at the club by 7:15 on the Tuesday evening or Thursday evening in order to be seated by 7:25 so that the director can organize the movement. If you are on stand-by and two people turn up then they will play together and you will be free to leave. If your usual partner wants to come, it would be as if they had come to use the stand-by system, and if another player comes then you would go home and your partner would play with them.

A stand-by member will not pay for the evening's play and including free tea or coffee ; if they do not play they will get a voucher for a free session, to be used on any of the sessions held on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening or Saturday evening. Please ask the director for your voucher before leaving.

Please be aware that members have different levels of experience. Whether you are a stand-by player or have come to use the system, you should enjoy the evening with your new partner.

January 2020
Normal Host Rota
Permanent hosts
Sunday evening: Des King / Clive Wood
Monday evening: Mike O' Leary
Tuesday morning: Des King / Clive Wood
Wednesday evening: Des King / John Gooch / Clive Wood

 

 

Please initial your name on the sheet in the club to acknowledge that you have read this and that you know the date you are responsible for on the rota

Judith Peace - Dec 2020

PLEASE NOTE - It is the responsibility of each member to find a replacement if they are unable to attend on the night.

Tuesday and Thursday evening Host Rota for 2020

 

 

Stand-by Rota 2020
January

Tuesday

Thursday

7th

Trine Kinestra

2nd

David Antill

14th

Des King

9th

Bob Barrett

21st

Angela Leyland

16th

Championship Pairs (4)

28th

Wigan and District Teams (not seeded)

23rd

Terry Beddows

   

30th

Mutsumi Birtwhistle

 

February

Tuesday

Thursday

4th

Hilda Lowe

6th

Hugh Bishop

11th

Roger Luckhurst

13th

Ruth Blakeman

18th

Ray Mann

20th

Championship Pairs (5)

25th

Christine Marlow

27th

Wendy Booth

 

March

Tuesday

Thursday

3rd

Paul Mercer

5th

Eileen Bryan

10th

Freda Neacy

12th

Joan Cann

17th

Maria Nicholson

19th

Championship Pairs (6)

24th

Noel O'Donahoe

26th

Presidents Cup

31st

Mike O'Leary

   

 

 

 

April

Tuesday

Thursday

7th

Win ONeil

2nd

Joyce Cartwright

14th

Robert Palmer

9th

Margaret Chambers

21st

Ladies and Gents Pairs Competition

16th

Championship Pairs (7)

28th

Angela Parker

23rd

Eddie Crews

   

30th

David Davis

 

May

Tuesday

Thursday

5th

Judith Peace

7th

Joan Diggles

12th

Joan Prescott

14th

John Elmer

19th

Bette Purcell

21st

Championship Pairs (8)

26th

Margaret Wilkinson

28th

Margaret Elmer

 

June

Tuesday

Thursday

2nd

Jean Rosser

4th

Sharman Fanning

9th

Judith Ryding

11th

Mixed Pairs Championship

16th

Di Seabrook

18th

Championship Pairs (9)

23rd

Barbara Seddon

25th

Carol Forshaw

30th

Mike Shinn