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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

WINTER 2018-19 Playing Schedule Information

 Our play during winter holidays and storms depends on our access to the Gyms, travel safety for participants and the likely or expressed interest of enough of our players in participating on the normally scheduled or alternate playing days available.  

 Christmas and New Year's Eves each fall on Mondays and Christmas and New Years days fall on Tuesdays this winter. 

FAIRFIELD TTC:  Based on this year's holiday calendar and our past experience with player turnout during comparable holiday periods, we expect to meet without interuptions in Fairfield on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons throughout this December as listed on the homepage unless significant storms occur on those days.

The town of Fairfield has provided me keys for that gym and discretion to determine the advisability of meeting or canceling during holidays and most storms, except in the rare case of severe town-wide weather emergencies. Our usual practice is to meet in Fairfield whenever at least 10 or more players seem likely to participate.

However, this might be impacted by dangerous weather, like freezing rain or blizzard conditions that seems likely to arrive near Fairfield before or even during a session or a less severe but significant storm that coincides with a holiday.

  AND If severe winter weather occurs or is likely mainly north of the Parkway, as often is the case, we can usually open anyway. 

But this  may depend on the availablility of my authorized 'back-up' club helper who live near Fairfield and south of the Parkway, since I commute to Fairfield from near Bethany which sometimes gets significantly worse snow than Fairfield and the shoreline towns.


 Due to the holiday calender this year,we WILL MEET in Bethany on Sunday Dec 23rd and 30th.

**BUT we will NOT meet on Dec 16th due to a special event using the Bethany Gym that Sunday.** 

POSSIBLE Monday Play, especially on 3 day weekends :

Also, based on weather and likely player interest, substitute or make-up days for previously weather, holliday or other cancelled sessions MIGHT be re-scheduled, particularly during legal town Monday holidays in Bethany OR other Monday nights in Fairfield this winter, or in 2019 since the Gyms are usually not scheduled for other activities on those dates.

  As with possible cancelations during developing weather situations, those kinds of schedule changes are decided on relatively short notice and may not be reflected on our club homepage.

 This is why I have a more easily changed recorded schedule message phone lines for each club location which should be called when developing weather might affect our play.  Please call those numbers (listed above & on our homepage) from your cell phone and/or text my cell number (203-525-6I94) 60-90 minutes before any session during a winter storm. 

  Please note that based on differences in terrain and altitude, and how & when they clear roads and gym parking, while Fairfield roads are usually relatively clear shortly after, or even often during all but the most severe blizzards,  Bethany will usually require and notify me to cancel when plowable amounts of snow occur or are likely on a Sunday, especially in the afternoon or evening.


Since your local road conditions, and personal vehicle capabilities and winter driving skills may vary, please consult appropriate news or weather channels or websites and assume your own judgement and responsibility for deciding to travel even if we do open during any winter weather event.       


Posted by netta_ct at 4:35 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 25 November 2018 4:18 PM EST

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