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Social Activities - 2011/2012

Wednesday 21st September
Sports Republic Open Evening and
Club Tournament

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Open Evening was postponed.

Also, the club tournament did not take place either. But there was an encouraging turnout after a quiet start to the season, and a good number of games were played.

Friday 4th November
Big Quiz Night

Before the event, there was much speculation that the Quiz Master might be Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, or Chris 'Millionaire' Tarrant, or Jeremy 'Eggheads' Vine. But on the night, who was in the Chair? None other than our very own Graham Munday with (as you can see below) his glamorous assistant, Mrs Munday. 

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There was a good turnout of 30+ members and guests who divided into six teams and bravely battled through the initial rounds.

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After the excellent half-time meal, the questions got harder, but eventually, results were announced; We thought it was Bingo came third with 96 points and Woodpeckers just nudged ahead with 98 points. The winners were a bunch of showoffs called Sidford Mix with 113 points.

However, the important number is the 180 (approximately) that the event raised for the club, helped by the generous donation of prizes for the raffle. 

Wednesday 14th December
Christmas Knockout Tournament

A useful number of members were present, ensuring a jocular evening for the last club night before Christmas. Pairs were divided into two round-robin groups, and the winners of each group then played in the final. The handicap system meant Ruth & David beat Ann & Chris 21 - 10 in an otherwise close match. Father Christmas was busy in Lapland, so his officially appointed representative, Graham Baker, dispensed presents to the players from his capacious container.

Saturday 25th February
Pub Games Evening

Six teams, six games. The daft, but highly enjoyable and oddly difficult challenges at the Blue Ball Inn included Table Skittles, Marbles, Dice, Bagatelle, Shove Ha'penny and Tiddlewinks. When the points were added up, the impressive Sexy Seniors were just nudged out of first place by the Sidford Hopefuls.

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Over thirty entry fees were collected, and a vast number of raffle tickets were sold. This raised around 135 for club funds, helped by the generous donation of raffle prizes by club members.

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Ann Povall proposed a vote of thanks for Graham, Debbie, Linda and others whose efforts made the evening a success, and this was enthusiastically seconded by those present.

Wednesday 28th March
End of Season Tournament

Over 20 players turned up for the last club night of the season, enjoying a mixed pairs Round Robin handicap tournament.

 Y'know over 50's disco nights? No? Me neither. But I'm told there are more women than men at those socials, so you get two ladies dancing, one pretending to be a chap.

Tournament night was the reverse, i.e. a shortage of women, so male pairs, presumably, made some arrangement between themselves.  Anyway, the eventual winners of this jovial evening were Linda & Luke.

Saturday 28th April
League Presentation Evening

The 2012 Exeter & District League Presentation Evening will be at The Isca Centre, starting at 7.30pm. See Graham or Linda for seating arrangements.

Tuesday 22nd May
Club AGM

This year, the AGM will be held at Sidford Tennis Club - the meeting will be called to order at 7.30pm. All Members are encouraged to attend. Please raise any agenda items with Linda before the 22nd of May.