Cheats Xmas Lunch 17 December 2006
A great time
was had by all and he Cheats Christmas Party included everything from
great food, a fun atmosphere and an opportunity for a bit of out of
season competitive spirit.
Thirty six Aquarius SC members, including 10 juniors,
arrived at lunchtime for what was to be a very enjoyable afternoon. The
clubhouse looked particularly jolly having been decorated for the event
with maritime flags. Nigel Knowles' culinary skills were put to the
test when he expertly cooked a superb four course meal for everybody
(Jamie Oliver look out!).
The lunch was followed by a games tournament including
darts, bar billiards and table tennis. Six teams of four were put
together, and all of the games were played in the most sportsmanly way.
The darts match was particularly closely fought with Bryan Clements adjudicating expertly to achieve a very fair result.
The table tennis table held together in the end, despite some late
adjustments. Most of the adults seemed to surprise themselves with
their latent table tennis skills, and the ping-pong ball was only seen
flying out of the clubhouse door once or twice.
As usual the
bar billiards was particularly popular, but it was obvious which
players had been practicing their skills for the tournament. Again, a
very fair result was marked up on the scoreboard.
Winchester led his team to overall victory in the tournament. The
winning team were awarded a big box of chocolates for their sporting
efforts, and they generously shared them around.
I should have added the many youngsters who acted as waiters plus all those who helped setting up.
Serving: Helen Barnet and Linda Wheeler
in the kitchen - Gordon, Maureen and Linda
in the bar - Stuart and Mandy
Cakes: - Rose
Helen & Don Barnet plus Stuart laid the tables