WHAT REALLY HAPPENS BEHIND
THE SCENES :
" All those in favour of excluding wealthy bridge sponsors from the list of nominations, raise your hands....."
( Footnote : It is a common feature of nearly all committees that they can be dominated by one, or just a few, ruthless individuals. These powerful figures will not allow other committee members to deflect them from fulfilling their secret motives and personal agendas. Indeed, they will go to incredible lengths to get their way, adopting a multitude of unscruplous and underhand tactics in the process. The cliche " not much you can do when your hands are tied " is one which immediately comes to mind. )