Hello, this is my first post here, I hope I'm not posting "out of order".
Question: How is 'hosting' a guest player normally organised, is this common practice?
I recently had an experience where I turned up for the first time at a supposedly 'friendly' club without partner (my regular partner had recommended the club but wasn't able to partner me on that day). The club advertises itself as "we always guarantee you a partner".
As it turned out no other 'singles' turned up so the organiser/TD partnered me. This didn't turn out very well - partly my fault, but not all of it!
I now don't think it's a good idea to go to a new club without partner.