More Helpers Needed
The Skandinavia Benelux Bridgefriend Club
with its tournaments and Team Matches
at BBO, and with several other activities, is expanding in size and activity.
We started 1. Jan. 2004 and we now have
over. 4000 members. In the club we have achieved a very good atmosphere and a
a good attitude, based on friendship and bridge ethics. In fact, good
behaviour is a must, and based on SB’s rules players who fail on behaviour
rules will get penalty
It is a big job to organize this club
and all its activities, so we need more help of volunteers. We need help in
MANY ways. Maybe YOU have a special skill that you think could be of benefit
for the club? If you feel you could contribute to this, please contact the
SB and specify what you THINK you can do.
Will will then conrtact you.
Our tournaments at BBO are growing and
growing in participation. We now and then have to put limits on participation
because we don’t have enough volunteers to help out in the tourneys.
Pity...... But we do put limits on the tourneys so that the registered
staff can be able to do their ‘job’ in a satisfactory way, AND that the staff
have FUN of doing it. ( If too few helpers, it would be more of a stress
situation and the fun would go away. We are all different in the way of
being, and we WANT differences in our tourneys. But it must all be based on
Friendship and good bridge ethics. Our Club and tournament rules are also
based on this.
We run our tournaments with 2 kinds of
helpers: TDs and Hosts. BOTH are equally important for
our tournaments. Some helpers fit better for being a TD, others fit best to
be a Host. We need you BOTH.
Host: Our host’s main job is to be a ‘communication’ link for the
tourney. In other words: Inform the players about our tournament
specifications and to be a host for the tournament: to make everyone
TDs: Our TDs ( Tournament Directors) will be doing regular directing
duties. Subbing, adjustments , help at a table where TD is needed etc.
For assisting our staff in what has to
be done, KjellH, the founder of SB, has developed special software.
SB_Bridgefriend. ALL staff should have this installed and use it.
There you can do member search, place your
personal notes on subjects, report players with not acceptable behaviour, a
Text motor for easy maintaining , copy and paste functions, Staff News where
you can read or post articles of general interest for our staff, special
sections for Country Contacts, Tournament Management, Team Match Management,
Mixed Pairs assistance, Tournament and Team Match result capturing,
calculations and posting at our web server, Calendar system for signing in to
help out in a tourney, Help functions, statistics, web browser functions,
admin etc. etc. etc.
This has proven to be of GREAT help for
Yes, we need a lot more help. And we
need helpers who are willing to help on OWN INITIATIVE. If we have to
beg and beg you to help out, and mostly get NO as an answer, you are NOT who
We expect Hosts and TDs to help out in
a few tournaments per month. Not much, right? J But really, that is
all we ask. And if you have problems helping out in a period, just let us
know, and it will be of NO PROBLEM.
We have the system ready for you. Can
you afford a month ( I think you can ) J , then let us know
that want to help out, and we are several in the SB_Staff group who would be
pleased to assist you in getting started.
Just send in the contact form: Contact SB
It is required that you are a member of
Skandinavia Benelux Bridgefriend Club, and it is an advantage for you if you
have played in our tournaments for some period, so you know the lovely atmosphere
we have in our Friendship Club. In your contact us, write a few lines
about yourself ( treated confidential in staff administration) – and what you
THINK you can contribute with – In the contact form, you will see keywords
for some of the ‘sections’ we might benefit from your assistance-
Just keep in mind: We are all
KjellH ( bbo name)
General manager of Skandinavia Benelux