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club reopening – Booking and rules

Club Re-Opening, Table Booking Details & Correct Link for Town Hall Recording
These are the details you will need to book to attend club nights and where to find more information
Following the result of much planning we have been allowed to reopen the club. This is not going to be the return of “Normal” Club nights, there are some major changes and compromises we have had to make in order to make this possible. All of these changes are to enable us to run club nights socially distanced and to reduce the risk of infection.
In order to attend Club nights you will need to book in advance. To book in advance please go to the following link and fill in the information required, we need the information for Track and Trace:
Booking is possible 7 days before a club night and there are only 18 tables. Initially only bookings for club members will be approved, if you are a non club member and make a booking it will be cancelled and we will respond explaining why. We will look at allowing new members once we see how popular club nights are, this will be reviewed at the next committee meeting. If you don’t have a booking you will not be allowed into the club night.
Club nights will run from 18:30 and your game will need to finish by 22:30. This is to allow the club night manager and deputy to setup all of the tables and tidy up afterwards.
When at a Club night please be aware of the following:
  • The club Night will be run by a Manager and a deputy – Both of these positions will be filled by committee members who will be in a rota. Their word on the club nights is final.
  • Masks are required at a club night – This is in line with government guidance and applies unless you have a valid medical reason. You will need to bring your own mask as Winnersh Parish Council are not providing them. You are welcome to bring any other PPE e.g. gloves and visor if you wish to.
  • Do not attend a club night if you are symptomatic and/or have a positive test – I hope this is common sense by now but if you are symptomatic or have had a positive test and have been told to self isolate do not attend the club. Please let the committee know if this is the case.
  • A game can only take place between 2 members – Only 2 members will be allowed per table, there are no exceptions allowed.
  • Your table will be setup for you when you arrive – All tables are 6×5 foot and will be setup with a green cloth and 2 chairs. Do not move your table, all tables will be placed in accordance with social distancing.
  • Please bring Terrain where possible – There will be limited terrain available, the cupboard will be unavailable however we will put popular terrain outside.
  • Please bring your own drinks and refreshments – The Kitchen is closed and there will be no shop available.
  • You will not be allowed to circulate to other tables – If you want to chat to another member not at your table both of you will need to go outside.
  • There will be hand Sanitiser provided by Winnersh Parish Council – These are dotted throughout the building and there is cleaning supplies to sanitise tables. Please do bring your own supplies if you want them at your table.
The above Please read the guidance document that details how club nights will run and the restrictions in place –
Winnersh Parish Council have worked with us about reopening and have given us guidance on how the night needs to run. They have then approved our plan to setup club nights. If you want more information on the Government guidance that Winnersh Parish Council are working to please Click on link
The current plan is certain to change and will either get more restricted to the point there will be no club nights or as restrictions ease we will be able to move more towards “Normal”. We will communicate changes as quickly as possible though mailing list, Facebook and the website however with Government policy changing so fast please do bear with us.
The parish council have offered more bookings of the hall to us as there are reduced numbers possible on any one night. With these bookings we can try to run more club events and one idea has been to do Club Sundays. All of the same restrictions would apply on a Sunday. If you are interested please pop a mail to warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk and let us know. If Club nights are popular we may try to put one on and see what the reception is.
If you have any feedback on club nights, the booking process or any other part of the process please let us know.
Apologies – Correct Town Hall link below
Apologies to all who tried to join last night with the link sent out on the previous mail, must have had a moment when putting the mail together as the link was wrong.
The below link is to view the recording from last night:
Many thanks and hope you are staying well.
Chris Watling
Wargames Association of Reading Chairman
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Good News! – Club Re-opening

Good News!

Winnersh Parish Council are allowing us to resume club nights under very specific conditions, we will be having a virtual town hall on Wednesday 09/09/2020 at 8PM to brief on how club nights are going to run. The first night will be 16/09/2020, in order to attend this night and future nights you will have to book. Details for how to book will be made available at the town hall, mailed to members and on the website and social media afterwards.

To join either mail warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk or details will be in the private WAR Club Game Group.

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Postponement of Warfare 2020 to 2021

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of Warfare 2020 to 20201 due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 regulations.  We have held on for as long as possible in the hope that the situation for events of this size would normalise, however we now need to make a decision in order to give everyone time to plan their activities in November.

We are moving on to making sure Warfare 2021 will be a success. Warfare 2021 will be on the weekend of November 27th and 28th.  We will have the same Ascot Racecourse venue as was planned for this year and we are committed to making the most of the venue that will combine all the good things we have had in the past along with all of the new things we had planned for this year.

Thank you for your support of Warfare 2020. If you have already been kind enough to send us a deposit or pay for a tournament ticket for 2020 we will roll over your deposit and ticket to 2021. If you feel unable to commit to joining us next year, we will naturally return your deposit or refund your ticket.

Thanks to everyone who has either helped with the planning for this year or who has provided encouragement over the last few months.  Looking forward to a massive Warfare in 2021.

Tournament and Trade organisers will be in contact personally but if you have any queries please mail warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk<mailto:warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk>

 

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Club Virtual Town Hall – 5th August 8pm

On the Wednesday 5th of August at 8PM  there will be a Virtual Town hall,

We will be briefing on the current status of Warfare 2020 and providing an update on when the club will be reopening. There will be a vote introduced in the meeting, you can vote during the meeting and afterwards.

There will be Q&A during the meeting and there will be a recording available on the joining link afterwards.

 If you wish to join the details are in the private WAR Club Game group on Facebook or on request by emailing warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk

 If you are unable to join the event there will be a recording and voting will available afterwards.

 Many thanks

Chris Watling
WAR Chairman

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Please sign up for club updates

+++ Club Members +++
 
Hi All,
It has become increasingly apparent that posting on Facebook and the website is not enough to get everyone at the town halls and see announcements as a lot of our members don’t use Facebook. To this end we have setup a mailing list using a company called mailchimp. The basic version we have signed up for is free and includes settings to make it GDPR compliant.
 
In order for people to register they need to sign up using the below link. At which point we will check them against the membership list and if they are not there we will offer them to pay and join or we will boot them off the list.
 
http://eepurl.com/g_kaz9
 
We plan to use the list so that we can announce what’s happening with the club re opening, Warfare and town halls.
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Club Virtual Toen Hall – 8th July 8pm

On the Wednesday 8th of July at 8PM  there will be a Virtual Town hall where the committee will update the members on where we are with regards restarting club nights and on planning for Warfare 2020 and what the current situation means. WAR club members can put questions to the committee on a live text Q&A as part of the event.

 If you wish to join the details are in the private WAR Club Game group on Facebook or on request by emailing warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk

 If you are unable to join the event there will be a recording available afterwards.

 Many thanks

Chris Watling
WAR Chairman

 

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Club Virtual Town hall – Wednesday 8th April 8pm

Club Virtual Town hall – Wednesday 8th April 8pm

As announced last week there will be a Virtual Town hall where the committee will update the members on what the current COVID situation means for the club and on planning for Warfare 2020. WAR club members can put questions to the committee on a live text Q&A as part of the event.

 

If you wish to join the details are in the private WAR Club Game group on Facebook or on request by emailing warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk

If you are unable to join the event there will be a recording available afterwards.

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COVID-19 and the club

Dear All

Following the most recent government guidance regarding social gatherings and the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 the club will be closed until the end of March, this includes weekend events. At the end of the month the decision will be reviewed. If guidance changes before then we will review the decision earlier.

 At present we are planning for Warfare 2020 taking place in November to go ahead as planned.

 We will post further announcements on the club website and Facebook page, any questions please contact warclub@wargamesreading.co.uk. If you know of any club members who don’t have access to either of these sources please pass the message on.

 Kind Regards

 Chris Watling
WAR Chairman

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Club Open Days 2020

Club Open Days 2020

In addition to the regular Wednesday night gaming, the club runs a number of Sunday Open Days. These are held monthly from January to October, and the dates for 2020 are:

(These will be confirmed by the 2020 committee in January 2020)

  • Club open day Sunday’s 9:00 – 17:00
    19 January
    23 February
    22 March
    19 April
    17 May
    28 June
    26 July
    23 August
    18 October

We Also will have 3 Tournament Weekends next year where we will hold 40 to 80 player tournaments at the club over the weekend (more details to come

  •  Tournament Weekends (tournaments only)(Fri 18:00 – midnight / Sat 9:00 – midnight / Sun 9:00 – 17:00)24 – 26 January MESBG doubles tournament
    3-5 July Bomt Action tournament
    25-27 Sept TBC (possibly FOW)