President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧email@example.com
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.
The minutes of the meeting of 6th August 2018 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
The club is surviving, and trundling along nicely, despite the acute shortage of regular directors. GW is drawing up the 2019 Director & Scorer schedules.
Claygate Lawn Tennis Club ran a successful charity event on 18th November to which the bridge club lent some equipment. As a marketing tool, each combatant who is not already a member was given two vouchers entitling them to two free sessions at the bridge club to use when they felt they would be ready.
The club remains solvent. One new member has joined. Welcome Dilwyn!
The Treasury team would like to trial the option of the electronic payment of subscriptions by members.
Satisfaction with BridgePal continues to be positive. Some members have problems with the tablets because they make contact with the screen using their nails rather than their fingerpads. A few members appear to be fiddling with the devices as they wait for the next move — scorers called to solve handset problems often report that other apps have been activated on the handset, or that North has tried to switch to the Elmbridge Free WiFi router. Please don't do this.
At the aforementioned charity event, which was run in the afternoon, the computer switched itself off without warning and ran a Windows Update mid-tournament. Fortunately the players were very tolerant of this 15-minute interruption — Julie got them to play without keying their scores in until the end of the period. It had never occurred to GW that the computer would ever be used in the afternoon. He has now scheduled 'Active Hours' so that Windows Update can only occur in the morning.
This remains the №⓵ long-term problem at the club. GW has written to both the SCBA chairman and the EBU chief executive about this pervasive issue. The club will of course reimburse any member who wishes to train to become a director, provided they go on to direct at Claygate.
It was agreed to run it along very similar lines to last year's. It will be a members-only night of normal bridge, though we might decide to have a single winning pair through the use of an arrow-switch. The chairman has very kindly agreed to donate prizes for the winners. Apart possibly from the sausages, there will be no hot food — heating up food complicates the operation immensely.
The committee agreed that the next meeting should take place at 1000 on Monday 25th February 2019 at Torrington Close.