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

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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.

Common Infringements
Infringement 1: Putting the bids away before the defender has chosen her opening lead
This is a rule that varies from country to country. In the USA for example, the bids are returned to the bidding boxes as soon as the third consecutive pass is made.

But in England, in events regulated by the EBU, the following applies:

At the end of the auction the calls should remain in place until the opening lead has been faced and all explanations have been obtained, after which they should be returned to their boxes.  (WHITE 1.6.2)

It is important that declarer and dummy do not inadvertently give the impression that they are using unfair means to make it difficult for the defence to choose an opening lead.
Infringement 1: Putting the bids away before the defender has chosen her opening lead