Finchley Games Club

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In the light of recent developments just a reminder of a few of the club Covid rules. Please do follow them.

Posted Tuesday 30th November 2021 19:15:20 by Graham Charlton

End of year plans

The last club meeting of the year will be on the 16th of December. We'll then return on the 6th of January. There will be no Silly Games Night this year (although don't let that stop you playing something slightly silly on the 16th).

Posted Tuesday 16th November 2021 21:38:43 by Graham Charlton


A quick update on the relevant results of the AGM that happened last week.

  1. The next AGM will take place at the normal time next year. I.e. in about 6 months.

  2. It was proposed that due to the exceptional circumstances and the general low attendance to roll over the existing committee for the time being. Voted on and passed. So that's Graham, Alan, Ian, Chris, Kristof, Jon and Charlie.

  3. It was proposed that to keep payments as simple as possible that the membership, although still required, would be free until the next AGM. Voted on and passed. Please fill out a membership form next time you're at the club.

  4. It was proposed that, whilst the club would still be losing money, that a simple weekly flat fee from those attending (whether members or not) would be charged. That fee is £3. Voted on and passed.

  5. There is a problem with the bank account not being a 'proper' bank account, so it won't interface with the payment device. It looks like we'll have to continue taking cash for the moment. Alan to investigate moving our account to something more modern.

  6. We spoke about a number of other items, mostly around getting new members and attendance back up. In general it was agreed that most of this was relevant but not really appropriate until the immediate threat of Covid had died down a bit more. We can revisit all this next AGM. A few points were taken away to investigate ready for that.

TL;DR - It'll cost you £3 a week to come to FGC from now on.

Posted Wednesday 3rd November 2021 12:45:23 by Graham Charlton


Since we've been reopened we've been running the club under emergency measures which puts us in an awkward spot with regards the club constitution. Especially as we're getting to the point where we need to be starting charging everyone again.

So the plan is:

Next week (28th October) - we will have an AGM. We'll be taking membership fees and will debate a few issues. Basically agree how we'll be running the club in the short term.

The week after (4th November) - we will start taking money again towards the hall hire. Exact numbers to be agreed at the AGM but we'd like to keep it simple. A flat rate for everyone, accepting that we'll continue to lose a small amount each week whilst numbers are down.

Next spring (whenever the AGM was normally supposed to be) - we'll have an EGM to debate everything properly. Fingers crossed things will have improved massively between now and then.

If you're not going to make it this week and have any concerns you'd like to raise please reach out to Graham or Ian before then.

Posted Saturday 23rd October 2021 12:39:21 by Graham Charlton



The bar at the FGC is operated by volunteers. As you can imagine at the moment, there is great difficulty in finding people to maintain the rota.

For that reason, there are some temporary changes to the way the bar operates at the FGC. Here are the new rules.

  1. The bar will close at 8:30
  2. Up to that point, the bar will operate normally.
  3. As 8:30 approaches, all glasses MUST be returned to the bar.
  4. It is perfectly permissible for members to bring their own glasses/containers for consumption beyond 8:30.
  5. A bin will be provided for bottles and other rubbish. Please use it.


It has been brought to our attention that there has been a breech of the COVID 19 rules in place at the FGC. They are in place for our safely and I urge you all to refresh yourselves as to what they are and to consider how you can perform the required test before attending (FREE lateral flow tests from here: )

The FGC operates primarily on trust and the good sense of its members to keep general regulation and enforcement as light as possible. The LAST thing we want to do during the pandemic is to bring in a system where we will CHECK if the rules have been followed. EVERYONE would hate to have to do this, not least the committee.

Posted Monday 4th October 2021 11:23:23 by Ian Pearson