I agree with the readers articlec DONE DEAL in Dec2011 Mr Bridge. Our Club is a community organisation built up over 5 years to now 90 members. We start at 6.45pm - have a refreshment break of max 10 mins and a committee ruling on behalf of members is that we should finish by 10pm. We are not a highly competitve club and many play for mainly social reasons. However one qualified director insists that we play at least 27 boards now we are getting 10 or 11 tables and puts great pressure on slower players timing many out and causing discontent - does it really matter if we only play 24 boards - we are not EBU affiliated - do not issue master points, we just want a happy bridge club?