Following the success of the darts evening Gavin, the steward, had another experiment to get more folk into the club. The darts and dommies season is all through the winter period. But it has untapped potential for the summertime too, as Gavin proved. The proposed tournament was an elimination from a basis of sixteen players to find the eventual winner and offered a first prize of £40 and second prize 0f £15 to tempt the out of season player. The game was “Fives & threes”. Entry ticket was £5 which included a serving of sausage and chips. Who could ask for more?
The evening attracted about 15 players of a wide range of abilities. Here is a picture of the first round with everyone busily concentrating on their dots.
Dommies is not a quick game – it needs lots of thought and head scratching to ensure the best progress up the pegboard – so the evening progressed steadily and the bar staff were under only gentle pressure. That is, until a crowd of members of a touring cycle club invaded the bar for their annual visit. Then they needed reinforcements from the floor which slowed the tournament down a bit. All in a day’s work as they say.
By about 9.15pm a number of players had been eliminated and the action was getting serious for those that remained. That was just the time to serve the sausage and chips for some light relief and also for the charming young ladies to go round with the raffle tickets. A nice array of prizes had been assembled.
In the end the second prize was won by Rob.
And the first prize was taken by Andrew. Here he is captured in his moment of glory as he is presented with his prize and congratulated by amiring fans.
The evening was a lot of fun and ended quite late but was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks to all who took part and to those who helped and especially to Gavin for his bright idea.
Events Coming Up Soon
Summer BBQ – Saturday 23rd July 7.00 for 7.30pm
Beefburger or sausage, Baked potato and salad. Vegetarian option available £7.50
Please book in adavance with the Steward (Gavin) 07867 615947
Come and enjoy your BBQ up in the secret garden.