You cannot do anything about a Private members club which decides to exclude you. They are entitled to exclude anyone they wish provided they are not doing it on the usual prejudicial grounds of race sex gender or suchlike.
If they took money from you to join the club and you then spent money going to a tournament which you could not subsequently attend, you would only be able to claim any of that consequential loss if they were aware, when you joined the club that you were doing so to be able to attend this tournament and that if your membership was rejected, you would have already bought the tickets and hence would suffer loss.
The reason why they didn’t want you in the club, as I explained earlier, is not relevant.
If they are not about to refund whatever you have lost, then you will have no option but to take them to the Small Claims Court and let a judge decide the issue.
The problem is whether the judge would find that your potential loss with regard to the tournament was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of them taking your money without letting you join the club.
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