President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 email@example.com
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧firstname.lastname@example.org
The Director team comprises:
The Scoring Team comprises:
Carol Wildig (Team Leader)
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.
Claygate plays duplicate bridge each Monday evening except Bank Holidays.
Members should plan to arrive between 1900 and 1915. Play commences at 1930, and should end by 2230.
Claygate is an entirely volunteer-run club, and many unpaid tasks are performed to achieve a successful evening:
The director runs the evening, and pays no table money. Members must always respect his or her decisions.
At the end of the evening, the scorer will take away the table slips and travellers, and produce the results at home by the next day. For that, he or she also pays no table money.
The duplimater duplimates 33 boards and produces around 20 copies of the 'answer sheet' each week at home (using the club's machine and printer), and brings them to the club. For performing that task, he or she pays no table money on the evening.
The host for the evening also pays no table money. This financial incentive is given because most members prefer playing with their regular partner.
Results scored throughout the year count towards the Victor Ludorum, which runs from January to December.
On the second Monday of each month from August through to February, Claygate runs the Club Championship', which is awarded to the pair with the best four results across those seven Mondays. The rules of this competition can be found on this website.
In April, the Club runs a Teams tournament for one evening, in which each pair can choose another pair to team with.
On one evening of the year, the sexes partition. Male pairs compete for the Christopher Blundell trophy, and female pairs compete for the Lisa Hill trophy.
There is no host for the evening on a club tournament evening.
The club also participates in one 'Sims' event each year — typically a charity event organised by the Surrey County Bridge Association.