Club Management Focus: Spring 2017

County TD Training Course

Bookings are now being taken for the 2017 County Director's and County Refresher Courses. Please pass this information on to anyone at your club who is a qualified Club Director or previously qualified County Director.

It will be held on 16th - 17th September at the Coventry Hilton. The course fee for 2017 is £200 for residential delegates (one night dinner, bed and breakfast), and £170 for non-residential delegates.

This intensive course starts on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, with other sessions on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and afternoon, finishing at approx 3:30pm.

The County Directors' course is for qualified Club Directors who will normally have at least one year's experience of directing and some experience of organising events at County level. The prime objective of the course is to assess candidate's experience to become fully qualified County Directors, based on their performance in the exercises therein.

Participation is also a learning experience - those attending will; on completion of the course:

  • Have answered a pre-course test including topics from the Blue and White Books.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a county director.
  • Have a good understanding of the Laws and EBU Directives governing duplicate bridge.
  • Able to deal confidently with common table situations.
  • Have participated in an appeal.
  • Have dealt with harder judgement rulings.
  • Have a better understanding of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007.

The course is a mixture of table simulations, lecture and written assessment.

The County Refresher course is for those who have already attended and passed the County Course. The course content is identical to the County Course and participants will be 'unofficially marked' on the same scale so you can see how you have improved since you did the County Course.