I ran a Teams event after Christmas Dinner last year which was enjoyed by the members. Previously my (small (but long standing)) Bridge Club had an annual Teams event but it was always difficult for the Director as he would not know until 5 minutes before if he had full tables and then the Teams would be whoever was sat at that table at that time . . . all a bit random . . it eventually fell off the events calendar. Last Christmas we contrived to have full tables by 1. knowing who had paid for the meal and 2. my partner and I dropping out/in to make it full tables. And, I ‘chose’ the teams pairing up strong pairs with weak pairs . . . All good.
In my past (Bridge) life playing Teams we had scored the events (each) Team at the table afterwards and last year I spent a lot of time printing up score sheets and instructions on how to score and it all fell apart as most just couldn’t handle it and I ended up inputting the travellers into the scoring software and producing the results. This year I’ve got 9 Tables and I am planning an American Whist Down 2 Board / 18 Boards and skipping the scoring at tables and just having them fill in travellers.
Any tips / observations?