It has been brought to our attention that match start times are sometimes being ignored and some players are turning up long after the start time published. The rules state games can be claimed where teams are late and not fulfilling their games on time, but I don't think any of us want to start claiming games as we are all here to enjoy our matches and the evening.
A suggestion is, where a team player, players are late try to play the games you can before they arrive at least avoiding people sitting around waiting and late finishes. Please advise the committee when this arises, and then we can monitor whether it is just traffic etc or the same players always turning up late and affecting lots of matches.
We must realise that sometimes it is unforeseen circumstances at work or bad traffic and we should all try to cater for those occasions.