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.

2019 Archive
Proposed Agenda for next week's AGM

​​​​​​Subject to the approval of our Finance team, the AGM evening will be a freebie for all attendees.  Don't forget that the meeting starts at 7pm.

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  3. Matters Arising from Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Presentation of the Trophies
  7. Election of Officers and Committee
  8. Any Other Business

Kay Wilson (Secretary)
REMOVE: 12-MAR-19
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Barnes-Chan machine slips in at last chance to claim Championship victory

Congratulations to our habitual winning pair, Phil and Nigel, for another convincing top position in the 18-19 Club Championship.  Many thanks also to all of you who slugged it out for up to seven sessions to try to prevent the inevitable from happening:

FINAL TABLE
Final Position
Pair
Total Best Four Rankings
13-AUG-18
10-SEP-18
8-OCT-18
12-NOV-18
10-DEC-18
14-JAN-19
11-FEB-19
1.
BARNES-CHAN
8 from 4 sessions
1
2
-
-
2
-
3
2.
GRANT-GRANT
12 from 6 sessions
12
3
2
1
14
6
-
3.
RETTER-SMITH
19 from 7 sessions
6
6
7
3
9
23
4
4.
MULLIGAN-ROTHERHAM
23 from 6 sessions
2
-
9
9
8
3
13
5.
JACKSON-SIMPSON
25 from 6 sessions
21
14
10
10
4
-
1
6.
TAN-TAN
31 from 6 sessions
23
-
12
6
17
1
12
7.
WILSON-WILSON
35 from 6 sessions
6
15
4
16
10
-
18
8.
EDMONDS-MCDONAGH
36 from 4 sessions
16
-
-
4
-
10
6
9.
GARDINER-LIEVENS
37 from 5 sessions
4
-
11
-
6
25
16
10=
BLUNDELL-BUCKLAND
38 from 6 sessions
3
9
18
8
25
20
-
10=
BAHRANI-GREEN
38 from 6 sessions
14
-
19
19
3
19
2
12.
ADAMS-BUENO
39 from 6 sessions
13
8
-
12
6
14
17
13.
BARTON-HODDER
47 from 4 sessions
-
-
13
21
-
8
55
14.
MORRIS-MORRIS
52 from 4 sessions
5
-
-
-
15
13
19
15.
BORNHOFT-OSCROFT
55 from 6 sessions
23
-
16
20
27
8
11
16.
RAWLINS-WILDIG
59 from 5 sessions
20
-
8
11
20
-
23
17=
GRAY-OSBORNE
62 from 5 sessions
-
16
-
25
16
6
24
17=
LATTER-NORMINGTON
62 from 5 sessions
29
16
5
-
-
16
25
19.
HARBER-HARBER
64 from 6 sessions
27
20
21
23
19
4
-
20.
ORTON-REILLY
65 from 7 sessions
25
19
17
18
24
11
26
21.
EDWARDS-RETTIE
73 from sessions
22
12
15
24
25
26
-
22.
KEFFORD-LOW
82 from 4 sessions
-
22
-
15
23
22
-
Each pair's best four rankings are highlighted.
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Proposal to make Claygate an EBU Level Two club

At the most recent committee meeting, we discussed formally declaring Claygate a Level Two club.  There are just two levels defined for clubs by the EBU's Blue Book, and Level Four allows many more complex, artificial conventions.  (The Blue Book can be read online at https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/blue-book/blue-book-2017.pdf .)

My own experience is that everyone currently playing at the club uses only Level Two systems and conventions, and I feel this fits in well with our not insisting on pairs having system cards at the table.  The committee could be persuaded to allow the Two Diamond Multi, if any member would like to use that gadget.

Please get in touch, either face-to-face or by emailing gavin@claygate.club, if you have an opinion on this matter.

Many thanks

Gavin

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Your BridgePal number is now listed on this website

If you want to check your BridgePal number, it should now be listed at https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwom/bw.cgi?club=claygate&pid=display_page66

Let me know if you want me to change anything on the list.

Gavin

REMOVE: 4-MAY-19
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Cometh the AGM, 11th March

This year's AGM is scheduled for 7pm on Monday 11th March.

Please come along. The AGM is only as exciting as you make it.  If you would like to add an item to the Agenda, please send an email to kay@claygater.uk.  If you would like to stand for a committee position, please let Kay know.

At this distance from the meeting, there looks to be nothing too dramatic to report.  A provisional draft of the 2018 accounts is already on this website.  There are no plans to increase subscriptions or table money. All the existing committee members are happy to stand for re-election.  Our biggest structural problem comes from having just two regular directors. And with at least one committee member saying "Just one more year", the club needs an inflow of replacements to keep the committee thriving.

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Cometh the AGM, 11th March
Teams Event for Princess Alice Hospice on Sunday 12th May

This year's charity teams event, organised by Claygate's own Ian Cave, costs £80 per team, and will be held at Cobham Rugby Football Club on Fairmile Lane.

Refreshments are included.

The competition starts at 1pm and is expected to end at 7pm.

Steve Foster will be the director.

We have a few entry forms at the club, which will be available on Monday evenings. If you need one in the mean time, no doubt you can ask Ian or the registrar, Bill Stevenson, by email at either ianadamcave@gmail.com or billof23@gmail.com.

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Attention all Norths: a request for your help ...

We had four incidents on Monday evening of handsets needing to be replaced because they had lost contact with the WiFi signal.  The scoring team is trying hard to identify what is causing the problem. It could be a WiFi hardware error, a WiFi setting problem, a scorer error, a user error, or a number of other root causes.

Just in case one of the factors is user error, I will list a few recommendations here, day by day:

  1. Please don't switch the tablet on and off when you encounter a problem.  This is almost never the solution.  On the other hand, stopping and restarting the BridgePal app is often successful. I'll show you how to do this later this week.
  2. Don't put your coat and handbag on top of the WiFi router when you arrive.  It's hard to see how this could help.
  3. Please don't start other apps or switch to Elmbridge Free WiFi. You may feel confident you know Android, perhaps through your phone, but making the scoring handset different to all the others can only make things more difficult for the Scorer if there is a problem. 

Best wishes

Gavin and the rest of the Scoring team

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If your hand gets passed out, use the Pass button on BridgePal

A few Norths have been entering hands as 'Not Played' when what actually happened was that the hand had been passed out.  Please use the 'Pass' button to enter this contract; otherwise, you'll get the wrong score for the hand.

If your hand gets passed out, use the Pass button on BridgePal
Quite a lot to play for as Club Championship nears climax

There is just one more round left in this members-only tournament.  Remember that your pair needs to play at least four of the seven rounds to qualify. 

This league is compiled manually by the chairman, not automatically by computer.  So there is plenty of scope for error.  If you find a mistake, please let me know at gavin@claygater.uk before 1st February.

 

QUALIFYING PAIRS
Final Position
Pair
Total Best Four Rankings
13-AUG-18
10-SEP-18
8-OCT-18
12-NOV-18
10-DEC-18
14-JAN-19
11-FEB-19
1.
GRANT-GRANT
12 from 6 sessions
12
3
2
1
14
6
2.
MULLIGAN-ROTHERHAM
22 from 5 sessions
2
-
9
9
8
3
3.
RETTER-SMITH
22 from 6 sessions
6
6
7
3
9
23
4.
WILSON-WILSON
35 from 5 sessions
6
15
4
16
10
-
5.
TAN-TAN
36 from 5 sessions
23
-
12
6
17
1
6=
BLUNDELL-BUCKLAND
38 from 6 sessions
3
9
18
8
25
20
6=
JACKSON-SIMPSON
38 from 5 sessions
21
14
10
10
4
-
8.
ADAMS-BUENO
39 from 5 sessions
13
8
-
12
6
14
9.
GARDINER-LIEVENS
46 from 4 sessions
4
-
11
-
6
25
10.
BAHRANI-GREEN
55 from 5 sessions
14
-
19
19
3
19
11.
RAWLINS-WILDIG
59 from 4 sessions
20
-
8
11
20
-
12.
GRAY-OSBORNE
63 from 4 sessions
-
16
-
25
16
6
13.
HARBER-HARBER
64 from 6 sessions
27
20
21
23
19
4
14.
ORTON-REILLY
65 from 6 sessions
25
19
17
18
24
11
-
15.
LATTER-NORMINGTON
66 from 4 sessions
29
16
5
-
-
16
16.
BORNHOFT-OSCROFT
67 from 5 sessions
23
-
16
20
27
8
17.
EDWARDS-RETTIE
73 from 6 sessions
22
12
15
24
25
26
18.
KEFFORD-LOW
82 from 4 sessions
-
22
-
15
23
22
Each pair's best four rankings are highlighted.

PAIRS WHO WILL QUALIFY IF THEY PLAY THE LAST ROUND

PAIRS WHO WILL QUALIFY IF THEY PLAY THE LAST ROUND
Pair
Total Best Four Rankings
13-AUG-18
10-SEP-18
8-OCT-18
12-NOV-18
10-DEC-18
14-JAN-19
11-FEB-19
 ?.
BARNES-CHAN
5 from 3 sessions
1
2
-
-
2
-
 ?.
EDMONDS-MCDONAGH
30 from 3 sessions
16
-
-
4
-
10
 ?.
MORRIS-MORRIS
33 from 3 sessions
5
-
-
-
15
13
 ?.
ALLWORK-AUSTIN
34 from 3 sessions
18
-
-
5
11
 ?.
MCKIMMIE-MCKIMMIE
37 from 3 sessions
17
5
-
-
-
15
 ?.
ENGLAND-HARRIES
39 from 3 sessions
-
-
14
7
18
-
 ?.
BARTON-HODDER
42 from 3 sessions
-
-
13
21
-
8
 ?.
COATES-NORTH
67 from 3 sessions
30
-
-
13
-
24
 
Subs are now due

Around 36 members haven't renewed their annual subscriptions yet. Put it down to forgetfulness in the chairman's case.  Others may simply not have been aware, as our communications officer (aka the chairman) has been busy doing other things. We will endeavour to provide an up-to-date list at the next few club sessions, so that you can rectify the situation where needed. 

REMOVE: 4-APR-19
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Council Ban on e-Cigarettes and Vaping inside council buildings

The committee has received notification from Elmbridge that 'the council's policy is to prohibit the use of all e-cigarettes and vaping devices in ‘No smoking areas’ in all council buildings. This means that smoking inside a council building will not be permitted.'  

Our apologies to members affected by vaping or its banishment.  We hope members will understand that all we can do is to abide by the rules.

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